I am frustrated beyond belief. I have chronic pain and had a fusion 8 months ago. I also have 2 bad joints, most likely facet in my upper to mid back. I was seeing a pain clinic and on pain meds, but they stopped taking my insurance. So, I went to my PCP for another referral so she sent me to a new clinic. That clinic says they don't treat people who come from another clinic. So, I went back to my PCP and got medication for 5 days. My main dr was off, and her fool of a partner gave me so much trouble saying they don't treat pain, and I need to go to a clinic. So, now it's on the clinic #3. I have an appointment on 12/17, but I can barely function at my new job. The pain medication stigma is ruining it for the rest of us. I'd go to the ER, but they would tell me to see my primary doctor, so I go around and around, all because drs are afraid and uptight here in NC. I don't know what to do.
Left foramina stenosis of L3/L4 (retrolisthesis)
L2-ilaic revision fusion ( loose screws) with a laminectomy at L3 (cage at L3-L4)
(PLIF) -@ L4/ L/5 - S1 (cage at L4/L5)