My primary care Physician has told me in no uncertain terms he will not prescribe me anymore narcotics. He said until I was completly off of the valium, which I almost am, he would not even let me have an epidural (sp).
I start physical therapy soon and if that doesn't help can I ask him to refer me to a Pain Management Docter and can he say no. If he says yes can he tell the pain management doctor not to give me pain medications?
I was on Hydrocodone for 8 months and did not abuse them. He allowed me a measly 1-2 500/5 a day. I think I am being punished for the valium that he did not know I was taking.
Will a pain management doctor listen to my doctor or will he make up his own mind what kind of treatment I need?