: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???