When you’re concerned about Pain Management, I assume you have suffered some kind of damage that requires attention. What my doctors have typically done as PM for me was to give me narcotics and send me to physical therapy.

Physical Therapy is a good and pleasant thing but it doesn’t take away the reality of my calcifying spine, so it offers me only temporary relief. Narcotics did really help. However my tolerance was getting way too high. I just went through an unpleasant detox to get off of them. But that was it: drugs and physical therapy.

Only when those measures became ineffective did they look closely into the problem. in 2013 looking closely means they get the MRI. And then they act surprised to find a longterm problem that could have been fixed long ago. How much pain do I have to endure before you people will take a look and see what’s going on?

Doctors to druggists this is the insurance companies, denying us good treatment by limiting our doctors options.

Or, I have shitty doctors. This is highly possible. They have all missed the boat one way or another:

– Moise dismissed my scar tissue pain, which Dr. Soto fixed handily with trigger point injections. – Sealy put me on the pain patch.

Bunch of bozos.

Okay so maybe I have the worst medical team on the planet. Hell I don’t know. What would happen in, say France? I wonder. Anybody know?

2 thoughts on “Anybody Know?

  1. I don’t have anywhere near what you have had to endure but I can relate. 10 years ago or so I started getting terrible joint pain and nausea. I would be suddenly knocked to my knees with a wave of pain. Short version – saw all kinds of docs in all kinds of specialties and their diagnosis was anything from arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, craziness (which I willingly cop to) food allergies, migraine headaches etc. I was given many different lotions and potions. Nothing worked. Sometimes the script made me sicker. I became fatter, dumber and more depressed every day and certainly the pain and nausea never let up. I am currently taking pain medication that worries me…don’t want the liver to fail. I have followed your story of detoxing with great admiration. I’m rooting for you and always living vicariously through you and your courage. Keep up the good work and continue to question those in authority!

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