Finally visited a pain clinic, last month. Got a series of injections - none of which worked. My follow-up appointment was today. During the appointment, the doctor suggested that I should NOT be seeking help from neurologists, neurosurgeons, or even pain clinic doctors - I should, instead, seek a behavioral psychologist, as my pain "is more than likely in my head". He then proceeded to accuse me of being a drug addict, even though I follow my prescriptions very closely and have NEVER asked for a refill before a refill was due.
I have exhausted every Michigan doctor I can think of, from around my home to as far as 200 miles away. All I get is accusations that I am making things up, the pain is imaginary, or that I am simply seeking drugs to fulfill my "addictions". All of this, even though I have several MRIs showing the damage, medical reports calling my c-spine condition "severe", and simple x-rays that give a glimpse as to the issues going on in my neck.
I feel worthless (as a drug addict should), and as though I am a complete psycho (since I'm making up my pain to the point of physically changing my spine's position to support my imaginary pain). At this point, I am at a loss. I like to think that I am made of pretty stern stuff, but at this point, I would like nothing, but to simply die and return to the dust from which I came.
If doctors won't listen, who do I turn to?