I have chronic pain lumbar area. Cancer in 2013 required titanium rod cage and bolts around lumbar spine Fragile bones have 5 different cracks. I take 15ml oxycodone 6 times a day. Have asked for 1 extra pill a day so I can have a life besides laying on the couch or sitting in a recliner. I now require another surgery for a cyst growing around bolt in my back it has been draining since Dec. Have never seen the DR. at this pain clinic only the P A. I'm 55 yrs old my MOM is my care giver
Oxycodone - Who do you notify when a pain clinic ignores level of pain?
Question posted by brakeP55 on 19 June 2021
Last updated on 20 June 2021 by bobsy
You do not say what area of the country you reside in. This is an important point as it pertains to your level of pain care. For example, both Oklahoma and New Hampshire have state laws letting doctors prescribe all the necessary pain meds (for your pain needs) that are appropriate for managing your pain well enough to make you comfortable. Other states have more or less restrictive pain care "orders' that may restrict a doctor concerning how the doc prescribes opioid pain meds, as determined by that respective state's medical board. If your doctor is not able to give you the number of pain med pills you may require then you may need to do some homework on your own or with help of a doctor in order to find out where you may be able to get the best pain med care (using opioids) to relieve your pain. I hope this might be helpful.
I also have chronic pain emanating from lumbar spinal area. I can identify with your frustration - I have had this pain for 20 years and had surgery supposedly to fix things 5 years ago. The surgeon unfortunately made an error and operated on the wrong area so I was left with worse pain than before surgery! I've ruled out any further surgery so have been pursuing other avenues to get pain relief. I have panhypopituitarism which is what caused bone disintegration which is what caused my lumbar spine situation. My pain level is typically at level 9 so I take oxycodone plus oxycontin and Lyrica for pain and a slew of other stuff for my pituitary disease. Some time ago my pain meds became less and less effective but my pain management doctor is very much against increasing a patient's pain meds. Since I began seeing this pain doctor he has lowered my pain meds by fifty percent. My daughter who is 56 years old is my meds manager - I am 79. Daughter is breast cancer survivor and I am thankful to have her help. Both she and I see the same pain doctor and have much of the same feelings and frustration that you’re experiencing as we try to find relief from debilitating pain that robs us of so much quality of life. You are in my prayers.
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