What I meant Was I had surgery on my hand 2 mounts ago 2 pin into my 5th metacarpal,was unable to use hand rat all until the cast was off.i was in very bad pain due to my job,running heavy equipment and only had 1 week off from work..not its June and my hand is still in pain.i was put in Norco 10/325 first. my stomach did not take the aspirin in them good at all next I was given codeine 30/300 also no go due to the aspirin so my dr bummed me to oxy 5/325 worked great but after a few days the aspirin killed my gut so I was switched to 5mg OxyContin and they worked great.i just want to know will I be able to go to pain management due to the type of meds I had to take and well they take me? Thank you Im new to pain management since this was my first big operation
How Will a Pain management center treat me if I have had a broken hand?
Added 3 Jun 2013:
And just like to say thank you it's sometimes hard to ask things like this to people who don't like with pain on a day to day basis.
Welcome to the site! First, you need to get a referral to a pain management clinic. If your pain is due to a transient medical issue (surgery), your primary care doctor probably will not refer you, especially since your pain can be managed with OxyContin. Pain management clinics deal with chronic pain sufferers who do not always get relief from pharmaceutical treatments. The PMC does the more intense PM procedures such as trigger point injections, epidurals, nerve blocks, nerve ablation, along with medications. I suggest that you go back to your surgeon and tell him that you still have pain. He will determine what pain med you need. Doctors are very stingy with their Rx for pain meds now, so unless you have something going on that causes chronic pain, you will likely be told to take aleve or motrin (especially since you have to work and you run heavy equipment --- strong pain meds and heavy equipment = disaster). Hope this helps.
Damn sad commentary on the current social climate that you have to resort to our anonymous forum for advice regarding pain relief. However, the advice offered was spot on. Be thankful you can be treated with what for most is a very small dosage. Your situation is problematic, as you have to use the injured hand to work, when allowing it to fully heal is probably your best long-term solution. Just remember your experience when encountering someone with pain problems. Your understanding and sympathy on a one to one basis is the beginning of the change needed to effect the on-going hysteria associated with analgesics. Good luck in your recovery.
Kaismama is right. There is no aspirin in any of the drugs you mentioned. They all have acetaminophen (or Tylenol) with the opioid. Oxycontin doesnt come in a 5mg strength. If you were getting a 5mg strength drug it was just plain oxycodone-no acetaminophen, but not Oxycontin. Oxycontin is a long acting form of oxycodone and the smallest dose is 10mg-not all oxycodone is Oxycontin. If they were bothering your stomach then it was more likely the opioid itself bothering you. This can easily be helped by taking the medication WITH food. Pain management docs can prescribe opioids for pain but as Kathy states, they will also do other avenues of pain relief. First thing you need to do is to follow up with your surgeon to see if it is normal to be still having this much pain at this point and to be sure everything is healing as it should. If pain management would be beneficial either the surgeon or your PCP can refer you.
Hand surgeries usually need a great deal of physical therapy to "get back to normal" so be sure that you are diligent with any exercises prescribed as they are essential to your healing and functioning.
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