Good Morning All!
Brief History. I have herniated disks c3/4 and c3/5. Had a shot recently and helped a little but by the end of the day my neck gets very painful with pain shooting down my right arm.
I have had lower back pain for a long time with pain shotting down both legs. Sometimes I can't even sit on the toilet to pee without tons of pain. I recently had a MRI on my lumbar spine and waiting to see PM doc on 8-7-09.
My question is - After my last visit he told me his practice does not prescribe pain medication. I'm there to see him to manage my pain and the shot worked a little but not where I can function normally without pain and restrictions. I have a house, kids, work fulltime, etc. I can't just lay down all day as many other people can't either. Should I switch pain management doctor? I'm trying the treatments but I still have pain and the relief to me is not acceptable.
When I see him on Friday, I will find out the results of my MRI on my lumbar. What do I say or how do I ask about pain medication again? I don't want to sound like I'm a pill seeker which I am not. I just want to be able to take care of my family the best I can and not be a lump because I am in pain.
Any advice will be appreciated!!! Thanks again!
have a great day.