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I am new here and my name is Dennis. I am currently being treated at the va hospital in columbia sc. I have suffered from lumbar pain since I was in basic training.
In 2009, my neck went south. I went to chiropractors, and my family doctor. When I was asked why I was there, their whole attitude changed when I told them neck and back pain. I was immediately treated with suspicion and badly needed treatment was withheld. This from my own primary care doctor's PA. All said and done with, and 2 herniated discs later, I to this day suffer from chronic pain.
Bringing us up to date, I still continue to face what I call "drug seeker paranoia". With c4 and c5 fused, and ddd throughout my spine, when I went to the er last week, I faced the same treatment from the triage nurse. He even went as far as to say, "weren't you just here the other night for the same thing?". Meanwhile, he had my electronic records open before him.
All the doctors say yes, there is a problem. But it doesnt look that bad. They said the same wih my herniated discs. My images do jot show graphic detail, they never have, in every situation.
I am suffering, no one seems to care, and my mental health is disintergrating.
Anyone else in this boat with me?