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Looking for suggestions about pain management

jeffsneckjjeffsneck Posts: 25
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Pain Management
I have undergone L4-5-S1....c5-7 fusions in last 2 years along with 2 knee surgeies with one more pending.... 6 screws in r foot after 2 surgeries.
I have managed to focus out the pain until this year with my neck fusion 2 weeks ago today. anyway, I was wondering if it is better to go to your pcp or pm for some daily relief...... any suggestions would be very helful....not sure what all a pm does or how they treat.....


  • Jeff,
    If your insurance requires a referral, see your Primary doctor, if not and you have a PM doctor already, then you will have more success seeing them. Most primary care doctors won't write prescriptions for pain medications any more.
    A pain management doctor helps a patient cope with chronic pain, using many different modalities, including PT, ice, heat, medications if needed.
    Injections if they are thought to help might be suggested as well.
    Best of luck to you, you have a lot going on physically.
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