Each and everyone of you on ths site for the physical, emotional, and psychological stresses that our pain has demanded. I have been in pain on and off for approx 2 years. Recently, I have had new pain so I am in the midst of seeing multiple Dr's. During a recent trip to the hospital, I was told by the ER Doc that I was to not come back for pain management, that my primary care provider needs to handle that. Well I told her I apologized for my pain occuring after normal hours and that wasn't possible. I am starting to feel your pain "pun intended". Spineys like us have so much to deal with, and it amazes me how on top of this we are treated like drug addicts. I do not want to sound redundant b/c I know it has been posted numerous times, but I just wanted to say I'm glad I found this site and can share my experiences with people who know where I am coming from. Funny thing is now when I'm in pain, I have to ponder over whether to go to Docs or just bare the pain b/c I don't want to go through any hastle of being called a drug addict. Never in my life did I ever think I would be treated like this even though I have documented proof of pain. I don't know how I have kept my sanity through all of this. I always know I can turn here and have someone to talk to and share my thoughts with, thank you.