should i change docs. He forced me to see a Ortho doctor or they wont see me next month. Cant take any time off work cuz I run my own buisness and would have to pay a 2500$ deductible I cant afford. Shouldnt it be my deccision wether or not to get surgery? I see a diff doc each time I go. How can they take care of patients wen they have to dicypher wat the last doc wrote. I have been wit pain management 4 a year. Physically my body will go to shock with that much of a cutback. If I go to another doc. will he say the same thing? The doc I have now refused to give me a script for a new mri of my neck and back. I am in chronic pain.
There's really no telling what a new doctor would say or prescribe. But you will run the risk of losing what pain meds you ARE getting. There's also a chance a new doctor will say the same thing, you need to see an othro specialist. Have you consulted with one already? Did they say the only option is surgery? You may have some withdrawal symptoms by cutting back on the meds but your system will not go in to shock. Have you been through any physical therapy yet? What is the diagnosis? It sounds like you want to just continue getting the meds every month, and do nothing more about your condition. Most doc's will do the same thing. After a year of meds only, it's time (your doc thought) to find another course of treatment for you. You have to be willing to consult with specialists, go to PT, make the time to help your condition rather than expecting high doses of meds month after month. I'm sorry if you don't agree with this but your doc is trying to help you, not hurt you. I would at least consult with the ortho specialist to see what they say. Good luck to you and hope it turn out well for you.
I have to be blunt. And not sure I can really say it any different then what Christine aleady said but you are going to have to follow the course set by your pain doctor. Just because you see an orthpaedist doesn't necessarily mean surgery. Has that been suggested in the past? Have you tried physical therapy? I recommend you look at all your options. What is your diagnosis? I notice you are in the landscape business, is that how you hurt your back? Learning new ways to protect your back such as you would learn in physical therapy might be very beneficial.
It is your right to try another doctor but they will probably say the same thing and then you are out that much more money.
You will be ok cutting back your oxycodone. If you happen to have any type withdrawl symptoms like stomach ache or diarrhea let the doctor know.
I guess, I can only encourage you to be patient and look at all your options.
We might be able to make other suggestions for pain control if we knew more about your condition.
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