What should I do I have even asked to release me so I can find someone to help me but still no answer but I dont think I can even find someone to help and their pain management wants to do another surgery for a nerve simulator but I am done with surgeries I live in winchester va and just want to stop this take my meds and not have a hard time to get them and live my life because without them it hurts so bad I do nothing with my wife anymore which puts a lot of strain on a mariage expecially since they wont let me know if I am able to be disabled which who will hire me on oxycotin and other such pain meds. Now the other opinion I got says the Dr messes me up by not solving the problem the first time with one or two surguries I am at six stuck with no help because he said there is nothing he can do. His advice is a pain management program and pain meds and all the pain managements here want to do is surgury. Give me a break I cant keep affording surgeries even with good insurance.
I have had two operations for the same problem,C-1 C-2 vertabrae fussions. Like you I had alot of problems with the surgeon who did the fist operation. I don't know the specifics about the plan you have,but the only way I was able to get help was to totaly switch health care providers. With my old provider/doctor I was in so much pain that I felt hopeless. I kept telling him that something was seriously wrong,but all he would say is the screw in my neck had moved but everything was fine. The job I had and the insurance only allowed me to change providers one time a year and when I was finely able to switch the doctor told me that the first operation was a failure and I needed another one to repair the damage from the first. The second was alot more serious than the first and they found an infection in my vertabrae that could only have come from the first surguery,anyway what I'm trying to say is if it is at all possable for you to switch providers i.e. Dean,to G.H.C ect.
The only thing that helped was to get a fresh set of doctors some people that look at it in a different light and in my case it might well have saved me from being a quadraplegic or worse. Hope this helps. J.S.
Well, you certainly have the option to seek a second opinion they (Dr.) can't force you to be his patient but, from the sounds of your complaint I would Seriously go get a second opinion. Pills are not the answer either I know you understand that but, unfortunately when these Drs. make a Mistake or can't fix Yah??? Then they will always refer you to Pain Management which is also Frustrating. I would recommend a Second Opinion, if your a Veteran go to the V.A. so cut costs, Plus research this issue whenever there are Nerves involved anything can happen the Drs. can only Speculate the Final outcome. I see you mention concerns about Employment??? You have a Medication that is Prescribed to you so as long as your Job description doesn't involve operating Heavy Equipment of Driving I wouldn't worry about it. OK well, Good Luck
Have You had a nerve simulator done yet? My sister had it done on her foot and it worked. Everyone has a different problem. But I agree with you; I think the more surgeries a person has done the worse you become. Oxy's make you drowsy and out of it and it takes time away from family. I was on oxycodone and they made me out of it where I wouldnt leave the house. Now I am on fentanyl and I feel alive again. My dr cant help me anymore after one neck surgery. No one else wanted to do it and he did it and it messed me up more. Now they told me that I have to live like this forever unless they come up with a new invention. I fought for ssdi on my own. I got an attorney but they didnt do anything except for go to court for me and they took 5 grand for doing nothing. I got all my paper work together and went to social security constantly and the attn didnt do anything. What a rip off. Fight for ssdi on your own.
get all your dr reports together.Judges know that U cant work on narcotics. U have to have an attorney though. A person has to be half dead to get it. I feel for U and your wife. People dont know how bad pain can be; unless they are in it themselves. I am trying to stay with my primary physician so I dont have to deal with those crazy pain clinics. I may half to go to one soon myself; my dr is retitring; but theycant stop what he started. I was living in hell with the pain that I was enduring. If I were you I would just leave that pain clinic and go to a regular older dr. that will help U manage pain, or perhaps go to another pain specialist and tell them your story ,that they wont release U and that U want to get out of that contract. take care
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