I live near nothing, I really need some help finding a pain doc who will rx meds and due trigger point injections. I have had six major pelvic/abd surgery and now I have adhesions and severe pain. My pain doctor retired and his practice has changed the doc there said I should not get trigger point injections they are not indicated, he's wrong. I could travel to Harrisburg, Reading, Philly, Allentown, Scranton Hershey. I have been searching but no luck. Anyone able to recommend a doctor or clinic? There was a local doctor who lost her license for rx to many narcotics recently. I was at my pcp today and he actually said did you read the paper? I said no he told me about this doctor and I said what does that have to do with us? He said he will no longer be giving pain meds, gave me a months worth and said good luck... Unbelivable I am hearing from other people that they are either being precribed a lot less or are being told to find a Pain management doctor. Problem is they are not writing for meds. Some of us need meds I hate it but I am one of them. I would appreciate any input. Thanks.
I'm sorry - I hear you. I wish I had an answer for you, but I don't. There are so many people like you searching for someone to please give them their pain meds! I feel for you - and am very concerned that this is my future also. I didn't want for no one to answer you - we know how hard it is. Doctors have decided not to prescribe pain meds, and you suffer because of it. I wish I had an answer for you - I truly do. - ElizaJane
hi ksrocr2,I live in pa,not too far from philly.that's the way things work in PA. YOUR PCP will start you on the proper course of medication then ask you to go to a pain management dr.Are there any hospitals in your area? cause most of them have pain management clinics or doctors who can point you in the right direction.you said you live near nothing, where is nothing pa? lol just kiddin.maybe you can ask your pharmasist if he or she knows a doctor who can help you with the kind of treatments your looking for. but pill mill doctors in pa dont last to long. and thank god for that. i know just how you feel,but finding a doctor when your last one died creates a major problem.get all your medical recordes and your pharmacy recordes first thing... pete
I am having the same problem as you are and i also am from pa. you don't say what part you are from just nowhere.
I have neuropathy and a couple other painful illnesses but the neuropathy is the worst. I also lost my dr and can't seem to find one.
I went to a pain clinic and now i an having problems with them because they like to test for back problems it seems and not what i have.
I wish i could help you and i feel your pain, believe me! but were both in the same situation here.
all this bad stuff going on with dr and prescription drugs being given to the wrong people for the wrong reasons does not help people like me and you that really need medication.
wish i could help.
good luck! If i have any I'll let you no but let me no where nowhere is..lol
I live in PA and I'm having a very hard time finding a doctor for my husband for his pain meds he was on oxycodone 15 and they cut him down to the tens and told him to with draw with out help he can't even get out of bed he hurts so bad and its hard on are son and i can some one please help us find him some one to give him his pain meds back at least when he had then he could work and do family actives.
Dr. John Johnson, pain management in yeagertown, pa. Phone number 717 242 3900. You need a referral from your doctor before you can make an appointment. YOU MUST bring your pill bottles to EACH appointment otherwise they will not refill your meds until your next appointment. They only refill the meds once every 30 days, NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXCUSES, they have heard them all and they will NOT make any exceptions. When you get the address of the place and are driving there, it is past the CVS Pharmacy, about 2 doors down on the left, there is a real little sign by the front by the road that says PAIN MANAGEMENT. Good luck.
I have neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and in both feet plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, tarsel tunnel , arthritis, and tendonitis. I went to a pain mngt dr who was a rhuemtologist and he gave me drugs but not pain meds. baclofen and Sulfasalazine, did not help me at all. His next step was putting me on Humira, which I know two people who was on that and they encountered cancer from the results of taking that drug.
With that note, I discontinued going back to that dr. Ive tried anesthesia injections in my feet and legs , did NOT help, then I tried Cold Laser therapy and a chiropractor , NONE of it helped. I utilized all my savings, and any money I saved for Christmas . Now I'm broke and I am still in chronic pain and fatigued. I am using CBD oil, and essential oils and vitamins, supplements such as turmeric, vit d,b, calcium magnesium, etc.
I was suggested to try getting nerves burned in the spine and also injections in the bspine and muscles, but Im afraid to go this route m because of the long drive to get there. And you cannot drive after the injections. So im stuck for now
My pain mgmt. doc in Lebanon PA is retiring. I am on a very low dose pain med. 5 mg oxycodone. Never have abuse it, scripts always last longer than the 30 days. I have a little over a month to find a new doc. I know for a fact my old pain mgmt. doc will not prescribe pain meds... I don't want to do the injections, I already get 12 injections in my neck every three months. I need to find a doc who is willing to write scripts. I can probably get my family doc to give me the muscle relaxers and anti inflamatories but have no idea where to go for pain meds. I have terrible mid back pain. Some days better than others. I just need the script to take the edge off. If anybody knows of any docs around the Lebanon/Harrisburg area please let me know. TYIA.
Presently state law hinders the issuance of pain meds in the state. This is further regulated by state medical agencies, and overly - and misleadingly - regulated by the CDC ... not the FDA (which is a violation of law and overstepping of CDC). All pain doctors are going pill free. They are all promoting shots and therapy. Which pretty much turns us with chronic pain into cash cows for a pseudo specialty medical profession. Worse, if you try to drop a doctor without their consent, they can FIRE REPORT you. Which means you will be blacked flagged and unable to get pills from anyone for any reason. This is something that is being done privately among doctors and allowed by PA State Board of Medicine and their requirements. There are no opions to no longer see a pain management doctor. You have to get their permission to so another doctor or to obtain a reference to another doctor.
The regulations to track who is prescribed what and when has them fearful of legal actions and actions from the state. In short, you will find NO doctor who will option out for a 'pill solution' to pain. UPMC and the state board have yet to answer my questions regarding how they are going to deal with those of us with Chronic pain and the elimination of pain pills. My condition cannot be solved through therapy or surgery. So now I have to return to 800MG Motrin and other over the counter solutions, which are worse for me, but what are my choices when the state removes them?
It may be possible that you can get patches, and even be possible that you get daily or weekly injections for pain - but I have yet to see a doctor go that route. Try to ask your doctor for patches and to refer you to a specialist. If you are under a specialist care you can side-step the requirements as long as you are under specialist care. If the doctor refuses to refer you to anyone, get their license number and call the state medical board. I would also advise you to get a lawyer that might take up the fight for you.
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