Tomorrow I have an appointment with a new pain clinic. I've gone to one other pain clinic at a university hospital in the past 8 years, however, it has since closed, my doctor relocated and is not prescribing medication, just doing procedures such as Epidurals, Facet Injections and the like, and I've been thru several sets of different types of injections, all to no avail but I need someone to work with me on some medications. I've been seeing a new neurologist also because my former one retired and I am getting so very frustrated with this one because I've tried to explain the side effects I am having (headaches, sweats), the strange feelings I get with this one particular new med he changed me to and he just does not seem to care, nor listen to me.
So, my question is what is the proper way to collate medical records and what is the most important paperwork to have on top for him to see immediately, so that I won't just have a pile of paperwork, but a somewhat orderly set to present to him?
I have documentation of x-ray reports beginning back in 1999 regarding my back pain and how I was hurting, my legs hurting and swelling, however, nothing was ever really found at that time, but now, years later, I have a herniated disk, small bulge in another, annular tears in both,DDD, mild Scoliosis and I want the doctor to see everything, yet not overwhelm him.
Right now I have everything in numerical (date) order, MRI's, MRI reports, correspondence, etc. I also have some MRI's and CT Scans films that I usually take to new doctor. This is my first pain management doctor I've been to see in almost 2 years and I really hope he can help me..
Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!