Went to see a pain managment doc yesterday. given the same ol' run of well, you gots multiple injuries, 'your area of concern is from here to here" pointing to neck to butt, and theres nothing i can do cause its not protruding-squashed-damaged-leaking -impinged enough. so my educated guess is that you make the pain worse by thinking about it...HMMM,
years of med school and all the time in just to say, its all psychosomatic?
and that i need better coping skills..
what do you think?
does it seem that i have a problem with pain perception?
does it seem i dont know how to handle pain?
I guess i dont...
I guess next time ime laying downon the floor in lab, trying to keep from screaming imprecations from the "pain in my head" i'll remember that sage advice.
ohh...and the problem i have with sleep?
thats all in my head too.
I hope your docs are better equiped to ubderstand a person, and knows how to listen first, and judge later.