Would so appreciate your help in finding a doctor who will continue my chronic pain maintenance by prescribing 30 mg mscontin three times a day plus robaxin plus Norco 325/10 plus Neurontin plus Cymbalta.
I am moving from Southern California to Farmington NM. I have chronic pain in my cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. It started five years ago with a spinal cord injury. I have had at least one spine surgery every year since and will have two more very soon. My current provider is excellent along with my Cedars Sinai spine surgeon. But I have to move back to New Mexico now.
I have been trying to find another pain management specialist to provide maintenance prescriptions in the New Mexico area. I have found NONE. So I am calling the State Medical Board and anywhere else. Durango, Colorado included.
If you know of a pain mgmt. specialist in the area who is licensed to treat chronic pain using narcotic pain medications on a long term basis, I would be so grateful if you will let me know.
I have talked to the Durango spine surgeon's office and like most surgeons these days, your pain issues cease to be in his area of concern about 6 weeks after surgery. No advice was given on where to find a pain mgmt. specialist.
Thank you very much. My spine surgeon will be Dr. Youssef at the Durango Mercy Spine Center. I will be having C4-T2 fusion including C4-5 redo and additional lumbar surgery once they nail down the issues a little more. My lumbar contain fused areas as well. I also have hemangiomas and several debilitating spine diseases. When I had my spinal cord injury I had paralysis and used a wheelchair to get around. Just telling you these things to show you that I am seriously in need of maintenance meds. Like many chronic pain patients, you just know people look at you funny for taking pain meds. So I have to explain my personal situation to feel understood.