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edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
:W Ok friends, here's the dealio....dang near broke my neck fightin' with a horse (horse won) when I was 21, I'm now 45....spent years suckin' down tylenol and ibuprofen by the handfuls, chiropractic, etc. Spent all my adult life being misdiagnosed as having neck pain "due to depression", on and off psych dope which didn't help (imagine that)...finally an MRI, sent to pain management, then surgery in 2007, C5-7 fusion with allllll the necessary hardware and dead people bone as a bonus! Yay!! Needless to say had all the conservative treatments, lost weight (gastric bypass in 2001) yoga, jazzercise, vitamins, supplements, fish oil, hypnosis....yadda yadda yadda. That's SOME history of treatment. Lost insurance, regained insurance...now the question.....what's up with pain management docs in Ohio?? I was making an appt with new pain doc (that accepts new insurance) and was DUTILY informed by the receptionist that he would "see me in consultation but he would NOT be prescribing narcotics"...ummm, ok....who asked for them??? Thoughts?? Comments??? General meaningless mumbles anyone???


  • Don't you just love how doctor automatically assume that your there for the drugs,its so insulting i think.One time i went to my family doc. and her secretary said to me that it was very hard to get narcotics out of her,assuming that was why i was there,how ignorant.First time i was treated like a drug abuser.I had just changed doc as my doctor had retired and my first impression wasn't a good one.
  • Sadly it is a sign of the times. You'd be amazed at the number of people that doctor shop so they can get narcotics. I know a local doctor who posted signs in her restrooms and front door saying she would not prescribe narcotics. My NS was nervous about me wanting a refill on my Norco. On my last and final visit, I reassured him that I did not become an addict, and the only thing I take for pain now is Advil. O:)
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