i still have chronic pain in my shoulder but docs wont give me anything narcotic.due to my surgeon cutting me off and notig in records not to give me narcotics.ive never abused them and still in pain what can i do about this .regular non-narcotics do not help.what do i do about my records?i'm suffering?i was on vicodin es.
The doctors are getting clamped down by the DEA for over prescribing narcotics. Infact one doctor from So. Cal. is serving felony time in federal prison for pushing these drugs.Infact I spoke to a man this morning and he told me that his doctor is quiting his practice because of these DEA inspections. So this is why you got cut off.
Yes, I agree, as Dave said go to a Pain Clinic.
There are Pain Management Physicians out there the can prescribe Suboxone and Subutex to help you with the pain.Since you need to get off your current drug. Your new Pain Management doctor may put you on Suboxone for right now and then go on to the Subutex.
If you are really in pain and have followed everything your surgeon has prescribed such as therapy and non narcotic pain meds. Then I would take myself to a pain clinic. A real pain clinic ismusually located in a major hospital and the director and other physicians are anesthesiologist. This department does more than write scripts for narcotics. There are injections that are given. nerve blocks performed and sometimes stimulators placed in the spine. It is not your run of the mill doctor you go to and they write for pain meds until your needs go beyond their expertise and then you are left out in the cold and be labled as someone who seeeks narcotics. Thiese doctor know of other medications that are FDA approved to treat pain but are not necessarily narcotics. They can be seizures medications anti-depressants ant- anxiety medications as well as narcotics and medications that work like narcotics but aren't narcotics. This is what they do.
You family doctor sees all kinds of medical problems all day these docs deal stricktly with pain and it is serious. You will sign a contract and you will be drug tested randomly. So I say if this is the type of medical care you need after your injury then this is the kind of doctor you want to see. I have been doing it for almost 6 years but I do what I have to do. It is a drag because you usually have to follow up every month. I hope this information is helpful because I do not know where I would be today if I hadn't gone there. I tried going to another pain doctor and she had knew of only a couple of pain meds because she was really a psychiatrist and knew nothing about pain. What a racket that office had going. Thank God I found someone who I have faith and trust in. I hope this info helps you. If you ever want to ask questions please feel free to contact me. God Bless I will keep you in my prayers. Good Luck
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