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Do Doctors' offices offer shots for pain relief?



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,526
    in your area, then it would seem you have no other option but to see if you GP can do that.
    Please keep in mind that when you state others can go to their doctors to get a pain shot - that it is a nice option.
    I am not sure I would call it an option.
    I am confused a bit when you state going to the doctors for a pain shot. The term 'Pain shot' is way to general.
    There are cortisone shots, trigger point injections, etc, but I cant say I know of a doctor that is going to give
    a pain shot, which I presume you mean some narcotic to relieve pain.
    From reading your various post in different areas, it seems to me that your biggest concern and requirement at this time is to get your pain under control and manageable.
    That alone is a multi-facet approach. It wouldn't be solved just by 'pain shots' I apologize in the fact that I am also confused regarding your current medication mix.
    If I recall in one of your posts you dosage was increased and you were doing ok, but in another post the dosage was not helping you.
    I think it would be easier if you kept on one thread, so that everyone could follow what is going on with you.
    Having all the information, your condition, your treatments, your diagnosis, your medications would be helpful when people reply to some of your posts.
    I feel for anyone that suffers from chronic pain especially for those that do not have any organized plan to try to manage it.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • I have no P.M. doc
    This has never been brought up to me with none of my doc's.
    Is there a reason a person should have a P.M. doc?
    I don't really know if that would benefit me or not.
    what is the reason behind a P.M. doc compared to getting my pain meds from my doc's I have now?
    Do you think that my doc's would mention this to me if they thought I would benefit from P.M. doc?
    Sorry 4 all the ? and I hope I'm not out of line with where I posted my ?'s If someone out there could give me somewhat of a idea that would be great and much appreciated.
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  • Our (GP) surgery is a medical centre, they do small procedures there , like give morphine injections @) , ingrowing toenails :''( , physio theropy :O , that sort of thing. When my back gave way he had no choice but to come out straight away, :''( i just didnt want to go to the hospital. He bought the injections with him :) .

    Angie :H
  • Pain Management docs specialize in the treatment of chronic pain. If a surgeon feels there's nothing that he can do for you at the moment, he may refer you to a PM doc. Or if after surgery you continue to have pain and require continual pain meds, he may refer you to PM.

    Also Pain Management clinics can do procedures and prescribe medications that surgeons and PCP's cannot. So if it is determined that you would benefit from a PM clinic, then you would generally be referred to one.

  • Thanks for explaining a few things for me. I have a better idea now. Patsy
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