I have my first appointment with a new pain management doctor this Friday, can anyone share with me what to expect/questions to ask/things to do/not do? I've had 2 surgeries to my neck in the past and had an amazing PM dr. in the past but we recently moved. My PCP has been prescribing my pain meds but we both agree along with my surgeon that I should try something more due to my latest MRI which shows bilateral facet arthrosis, hypertrophy and an osteophyte complex all along my C-spine. I'm concerned because I got a bunch of paperwork to fill out prior to my consult with this new dr., including a contract that requires me to only work with him and come in for random drug tests and pill counts. I've never had to do this before with any of my doctors and it seems weird to me since I haven't even met him yet.
~Hope and healing to all