... another pain specialist,cause I already saw one. My family dr has tried to get me into some..one else. They think I am shopping! I have fusedC5/6 spondylosis, bone spurs, degenerat5ive disk disease and a compressed thoracic vertabre. The PM doc suggested a cortisone shot before even aphysical exam, the looked my and my husband in the eye and said it would last 6-8 weeks, nothing about after that, he won't do pain meds. All I want is a second opinion!! Also when I picked up my transcript. He lied about how many meds I take a day, I told him 5, he repeatedly said 8. He lied about several other things as well. What are my rights in this ? Please help, do you think I have an ethics case? How can I convince a doctor I just want a second opinion which is my right!! Thanks By the way I take tramadol 50 & topamax, melaxin (big roller right lol)
If a doctor is lying about what you are taking so that it keeps you from seeing another doctor that malpractice and you should do something about it. Im sorry, im really not a legal buff so i wouldnt know where you could turn to but i do know what that doctor is doing to you is not right. And on top of that youre on tramadol... not exactly too dangerous of a drug to be on. Please keep us posted, im sorry i dont have a better answer for you :/
These doctors are freakin killin me with their shots and no meds bullshit. For some reason they are treating my sister like this too she has the exact same thing going on with her. What they dont understand is that we need the pain meds its the only freakin thing we have that we can have as a back up if those "shots" dont work. Yes definantly look for another pain med doctor they said the same s**t about me but look at me now got all the pain meds i need and dont have to deal with idiot doctors that think "shots" will do it. I see a regular physician and get my pain meds that the pain management was doing for me. Good luck to you girl dont give up!
Everyone should be able to get a second opinion, and NO ONE should be forced to have an injection. My pain management doctor did suggest a shot in my disc at first- I had one, and not only did it not work, but I went into shock from the dye in the contrast stuff and almost died that day.
Luckily I have a great PMD and I can get what I need for my very real and very great pain. I hate what many seem to go through getting relief. However it is probably the bad apples out there med seeking that ruined it for the rest of us.While looking for some advice for someone here I actually came across a web site for opioid lovers that gave advice on what conditions to have to get pain meds and also advice on how to smoke the stuff in your patch. Really! People on there were using up all their months supply of patch in 10 days and then finding meds to carry them over, and worst of all, the guy with the main thread about smoking your patch had died of an overdose. Sigh. So people like that cause people like you to be suspected and treated badly.
i wonder if they get paid more for giving injections? That could be part of the problem.
Sweetpea All of the previous answers are great! I used to trust some public and private officials. NOT ANYMORE! Thats why we call this a free society. No everything has a price but we DONT HAVE TO BUY IT. I have gone through maybe up to a dozen injections. I feel my symptoms gradually but as surly as the sun rises in the morning getting worse. Did this radio frequency thermocoagulation yesterday. It was the second most painfull thing procedure etc. That I have been through. My hands are shaking a little. The first was the car accident that put me in this ( im sorry you cant tell but I just couldn't think of anything to write... Ok about cortisone. It lasted me the longest a couple of days. We are all different but this stuff the body cant take repeated injections spaced to closly. Usually no more tha 3 in a year. Thats if they work. I just did this radio frquency yesterday. Horrible I felt like I was a lab rat. I was not warned that it could be painful.
None of the people I talked to here and at the Drs office said it could be painful. Discomfort I can understand but painful? I dont mean to frighten you but you must not go back to that pain specialist. They make more money on the injections versus pain meds so find one thatw ill sit down with you and discuss ALL of your questions. Do not be afraid of asking any questions Or let your significant other help you out. It is your body and nobody should be suffering now because of criminal patients and Doctors. You should be able to see any Dr for a second opinion. I am up to 5 second opinions about my neck injuries They range from immediate surgery to not a canditate for surgery but may become one if symptoms get worse. But they all mentioned surgery. Look I know you are in uncharted waters and for most people seeing Drs is a once every 5 years or so. But you must ask your questions. You might want to change all of your Drs. You are having serious issues with your health and if you feel you are given the runaround then they are probably doing it. I am sorry for going on like that with the answers that you allready have but I am unsettled about my procedure yesterday. Good luck to you. B
The best way to get to this doctor is through writing letters. If you have the proof (pharmacy printouts) that don't match his records (or lies) about how many meds you take, first find out what Physicians Group he belongs to. Get their address, fax number and the name of the director. I would draft a letter to the head director and copy the proof you have and attach it to the letter. In the letter I would demand my medical records be amended. His mistakes are causing me much undo stress, loss of my reputation and makes it appear as if I am doctor shopping. If this information is not corrected within the next 7 days, I will file a complaint with the AMA. The main thing is put it in writing and deliver it, with your proof to HIS boss! Wait and see how fast your records get corrected! Good luck to you.
Sweetpea, I'm in your town and pretty sure I know which pain doc you're talking about. My husband had him and he was soooo rude! I don't know what progress you've made since you originally asked your question but may I suggest Mercy in DSM. I haven't been to their Pain Clinic yet but my Neurologist just referred me there.
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