i have kyposcoliosis lumbrosacral, L5-S1 spondylolisthesis grade 2, and radiculopathy, and hepatitis c. After 4 LONG YEARS, i finally got my acceptance letter for disability (ssd,ssi) today. Over the years i have been on many different pain medicines. I want to be able to express what medicines have helped and not helped to the pain management md i will be trying to find in the future. I don't want to be overly "forceful or opinionated", on what medications i want for pain, but at the same time i don't want to just blindly do what the doctor ordered and suffer in pain. What is the best way to find a pain clinic that is not AFRAID to prescribe strong pain medicine. There is no cure or surgery for me. and i will probably end up in a wheelchair per surgeon. The only thing for me is getting as much pain relief as possible thru pills, pumps, and shots. Any questions or ideas to help me find a reputable and empathetic pain management clinic will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance for your help!!! jane