At work I heard a conversation about pain by my coworkers. We all are OT's and PT's. I was really surprised how they felt about pain meds. They seem to really be very neg. about the use of pain meds for the control of chronic pain. I have been using have been using pain meds for 2 years for my DDD of my whole spine and Osteo of my hip. It helps me get some much needed sleep. I do excercise but if I was unable to sleep I wouldn't be able to continue to work full time. I am closely monitored by my PCP. There is a new requirement that most medical professionals have to take pain classes to retain their medical licenses. At first I wasn't happy about this additional requirement but I guess it is really needed. There is a required online course that really is supportive of persons with chronic pain. I hope this info will help medical professionals understand what we go through and that most people just want to improve the quality of life.
Severe DDD. Klippel Feil Deformity. Cervical Foraminatomy that turned into Lamy. I have tried so many treatments, therapy's and medications.