Hi everyone, hope all is well. I met with my ortho doc on Friday and we are going to go with surgery, but I can't do it until around the 1st of the year (financial reasons). I'm so frustrated because he wants me to go through pain management until the surgery. He doesn't feel comfortable continuing pain meds for long time and none of the injections and treatments have worked. So, I'm confused. Why should I go to pain management if none of the procedures are working? Is it just for meds? I am on Vicodin and Tramadol. Now today, the pain center says they have no paper work on me and my doctor says they faxed it. I need to get into something since my meds are about to run out. Is there anyone out there that has had a good experience with pain clinics? I see so much negative, I'm not sure I should even bother. Thanks!