Hello all I'm starting a new post on PM doctors. I want to find out just how many of us have had rude, short speaking smart elic PM doctors. I have been having trouble with my lower back and right leg and foot for a few months now I seen a neuro doctor whom done nerve conduction tests and found a pinched nerve at L5 he then sent me to pain management. The first appointment I seen his PA who wouldn't even let me see him because I haven't had an MRI of my lower back since my disc replacement in 2005 so she made me an appointment in November to come back once they had my recent xrays and tests results. In the meantime I seen my ortho doctor whom was preparing me for neck surgery in November. I discussed with him about my back problem he then did an xray and said my disc looked real good and hadn't moved. I told him about the pm problems and he said to just go to my next appointment that way he could focus on getting my neck better first, I guess he figures one problem at a time. He aloud maybe it could by me some time. So I went to my first appointment and had to convince my pm doctor that I really am having difficulty I mean it's not like he couldn't tell by the way I walk, set and get up from sitting. He did a nerve block on the right side L5 nerve it took 8 days for it to kick in and then after 4 weeks my pain staed coming back. Yesterday I went back for another appointment, his attitude was bad enough the first time toward me but yesterday he was very short and grumpy with me they won't let my husband go in the back with me which I think should be aloud that way maybe a patient would get treated better. Anyway he didn't want to do another nerve block because he aloud 4 weeks of relief was not worth doing a second one and said I need to have an MRI on my back to see what is really going on I explained to him about my neck and what my doctors plans are but he didn't like them, however he finally decided hemwould do one more nerve block but he is refuing to do another one until I have an MRI. He aloud I need to get off my percocet and get on nerve medicine I tried to explain to him why I am on them but my answer wasn't good enough he then proceeded to ask why I don't take my lyrica, I then explained to him it was causing me stomach problems and my gastro doctor told me to quit taking them the pm doctor aloud my gastro doctor didn't know what he's talking about he allows that nerve medicine don't cause stomach problems. I told him since I have quit taking them my stomach has gotten better he then aloud whatever, I mean how much rudder could he get with me. I don't understand why some doctors whom have never walked in a person in pains shoes can be such a pompass ass sorry about the language but it makes me feel like maybe I'm crazy and that maybe it's just my mind playing games and my response today is whatever. The shot has worked I awoke this morning and all my back , hip, leg, foot and toe pain is gone. I'm not sure if this doctor is being rude because I'm a woman and he is of other nationality that looks down on woman. I am a very patient and nice person I try to treat people the way I like to be treated. I will be discussing this with my ortho doctor next week. Sorry this is so long but I'm quite annoyed today about my PM. How many more of you out there have had trouble ?
Tue, 12/30/2008 - 5:10pm#1
Pain management doctors