once again as i read the post, i see the same complaints, my pain dr won't help me, or things i am seeking drugs, i go in and he gives me nothing, all he wants to do is give me injections, etc. why do so many people have problems with pain doctors or clinics? i hardly ever see or have never seen a post that says, i have a great pain dr and we have a wonderful relationship. well i am here to tell you I HAVE A GREAT PAIN DOCTOR AND WE HAVE A WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIP. i aks myself why? i have been with this guy for 3 years and before my last pain doctor retired, i was with him for 8 years. I HAD A GREAT RELATIONSHIP WITH MY OLD PAIN DOCTOR. once again why" why do a lot of people complain about getting bad treatment from their pain doctors? here is my opinions and things i have done to help my relationship with pain doctors. first i don't go in and complain that i am in a lot of pain and i feel like crying all the time. if one goes in to a pain dr what will he think of this? well he sees people all day that are in pain. this is his job and he probably knows that some are in great pain so he doesn't have to be reminded of this. yes he knows, and he is here to help. second, he hears that my naisd are not helping me. the only thing that has helped me in the past is percocet. nothing else helps. major red flag, dr thinks here is a drug seeker. third, he only want to give injections, well a pain dr has to go through certain steps to see what is going on. injections helps him determine where the pain is in your back. he does this by blocking cerain parts of back. fifth, why do i have to sign a contract or have blood test? to protect him and you. sixth, he doesn't like me and won't help me. why? maybe coming in and complaining all the time turns him off. I believe if you have a postitive attitude and don't demand or complain or as they see it whine, you will probably have a good relationship. i believe most pain ddrs are good and want to help it is up to you and your attitude towards him that will help the most. by the way, i have signed a contract, but never had to have blood test or pill count. why? he trust me and knows i do what he tells me to do
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.