I am getting over a back surgery and I am having a lot of nerve pain still. My current doc(ortho), is trying to get me off the pain medication lortab 10, flexeril 10 both 1x a day each. So I have to choose what time of day I dont wanna be in pain. I hurt all day and would like to see a pm doc to take over the recovery. But how do PM docs treat former addicts? The PM clinic says they dont need a refferal,but it seem wrong to go behind my current doctors back and seek other care. And at the same time my doctor dosent want to acknowlege my level of pain. any personal experience would be appreciated.