I am a recovering addict and also suffer from chronic pain. I have been on suboxone for a year and a half. I went to my new pain doctor for 3 bulging discs and one herniated cervical disc. My neck pain became unbearable 7 weeks ago. My new dr. Advised me that she is not Allowed to prescribe pain meds because I am on suboxone. I am so angry because just because I am and addict does not mean that I should suffer unbearable pain for weeks at a time. It has made me crazy. She made the comment it would be like giving an alcoholic alcohol. I strongly disagree. I am a patient and I have rights to not suffer and have reasonable care. Meds are needed in certain situations and because I am honest up front I am punished. She then asked me what is causing my pain. She did not even have a copy of my MRI which was forwarded to them. It's happened to me before with other doctors. I am thinking of filing a complaint. Anyone have any suggestions. I also have seen two surgeons and both of them claim that I'm too young for surgery. I am 39. I have been in pain for 20 years now. I don't know if they won't operate cause of my age or because I am an addict and cigarette smoker. I may go see another surgeon and not tell them I'm in recovery or a smoker and see what they say.