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I'm a 39 year old woman with a history of medical issues which include a 2 & 1/2 week ruptured appendix in my abdomen @ the age of 7 & a total abdominal hysterectomy @ the age of 29. I had a motor vehical accident on 04/25/2003 @ the age of 32. Compression fractures T4-T7 and blow out fracture to right orbital. I've had chronic pain issues and severe migraines since. I've gone from 5ft 7in to 5ft 4in in height. I have gone from 287lbs to 209lbs. I went through 2 rounds of physical therapy and a round with pain management injections that worked a while. I did ok but still had pain management issues so I resorted to alternative methods because dealing with the bureaucracy of pain management was, quite honestly, driving me crazy. My last T-Spine MRI was in 2008 and noted "anterior boney fusion in upper thoracic spine w/increased kyphosis" so my Dr sent me in for more injections through pain management. Since May 2010 I've noticed a marked increase in my pain and none of the alternative methods seemed to help, so I quit. My medications include Cymbalta, Mobic, Zanaflex, Imitrex and Estrace. I went back to my pain management Dr and tried the bureaucratic regimin once again, which now has me worse off than the beginning. My spinal issues have exacerbated to several bulging discs from C2-C6 and L4-S1. I have more days with headaches now than without. I'm unable to focus on one task at a time because I constantly hurt. My employer has noticed a major decrease in my productivity and quality of work. I've been in Physical Therapy since the beginning of June, three times a week working at first on my lumbar and for the past 3 weeks my cervical spine. Even when I do the physical therapy that I am told to do, have kept all Dr's appointments and gathered up all the data needed between appointments to transfer between offices, I've still worked 40+ hrs per week and attempted to keep up my home. I've gone this whole summer without any pain relief what so ever and feel as if I'm on the verge of a breakdown. My mother moved in with me & my husband because I cannot keep up my own home any longer. I feel my only option is to resort to my alternative methods and have myself admitted for a Neuro/Psycho Evaluation because I truly cannot seem to be able to function any longer. Why is it that I have to resort to alternative methods instead of getting any relief from my own Dr's just because I "may create a tolerance?" Is it better for me to just have no quality of life? Please help me find a Pain Management Dr or Pain Management Psychiatrist or someone that can help me get everything together to just get the disability process started because I’m done, I cannot keep up this pace any more and waiting one more month for another appointment that's going to make me wait one more month for another appointment is not going to work.