pain clinics near Harriman

pain clinics near Harriman

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#1 Jul 22, 2010
Anyone know of a pain clinic close by? Seems like the ones I have called all want to put lidocaine shots in your back and that's supposed to cure all your problems.
My doctor had me taking oxycodone 30 mg every four hours along with ibuprofen And muscle relaxers. He went out of business without giving his patients any notice. He gave me a referral for a pain clinic..now to find a good one close to home. Anyone have any advice????? I have degenerative disc disease and a ruptured disc in my neck and 3 ruptured discs in my lumbar/sacral area. Am in almost constant severe pain. Have tried heat, ice, massage, electrical stimulation, chiropractors, Physical Therapy, inversion tables, CPM, etc.....almost everything possible that I have heard of has been tried to help relieve my pain....nothing helps as much as medicine.
If anyone out there has any suggestions please advise me.
Much thanks!
concerned

Fort Campbell, TN

#2 Aug 29, 2010
dr tersa lively out of crossville. she is a good dr and will take care of u. just be honest with her. u will have to look her number up. hope that helps
Concerned

Knoxville, TN

#3 Sep 1, 2010
unforgivenone wrote:
Anyone know of a pain clinic close by? Seems like the ones I have called all want to put lidocaine shots in your back and that's supposed to cure all your problems.
My doctor had me taking oxycodone 30 mg every four hours along with ibuprofen And muscle relaxers. He went out of business without giving his patients any notice. He gave me a referral for a pain clinic..now to find a good one close to home. Anyone have any advice????? I have degenerative disc disease and a ruptured disc in my neck and 3 ruptured discs in my lumbar/sacral area. Am in almost constant severe pain. Have tried heat, ice, massage, electrical stimulation, chiropractors, Physical Therapy, inversion tables, CPM, etc.....almost everything possible that I have heard of has been tried to help relieve my pain....nothing helps as much as medicine.
If anyone out there has any suggestions please advise me.
Much thanks!
Have you tried a regular exercise plan that includes lots of walking? There are no quick fixes for back pain and you will probably always have some type of pain. Oxycodone is the worst thing you can do. Sounds as if you are already addicted. Please, friend, get off that stuff. People have lived with pain for years. The pain you have is not terminal--and God does not gives us more than we can stand. We do have to work at it. All the efforts you listed involved some exterior effort to give you a quick fix. Try the old-fashioned method of exercise--just walk--a lot. You will get better.
tennvols1

Smyrna, TN

#4 Sep 2, 2010
Yeah, have surgery to fix your problem and stop using drugs. We have enough drug addicts in this county and all of them have some sort of "pain". You're doctor was probably put out of business not just went out of business. What doctor does that? Pain clinics prescribe "legal" drugs and is a way for the abusers to get their fix "legally". I'm sure one of the vans traveling to Florida would have a seat for you if you have the money.
THE SHOCKER

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Sep 2, 2010
he or she prob wants methadone or sum kinda good high lmao no im not laughting my as s off lmao is a band rap group
Lower Back Problems

Waynesboro, VA

#6 Sep 3, 2010
Those of you who have never suffered from back paid do not have the slighest idea what someone goes through or what you are talking about. I've been there - lower back pain (from degenerative disk disease) so bad that I would stand beside my bed at night crying because I needed sleep so badly but knowing that I would not sleep, knowing that I would wake in an hour or two to excrutiating pain. "Regular exercise plan"?- Great idea, except that when you cannot move without debilitating pain, even walking can be out of the question. "Surgery"?- Great fix for some, but according to the back specialist I was seeing, an absolute last resort because you can easily end up in more pain after surgery than before. "Live with it"?- Read my 2nd sentence above. Please write again after you've gotten a bit older & actually had to deal with that kind of pain and know what you're talking about.
Lower Back Problems

Waynesboro, VA

#7 Sep 3, 2010
Pardon my typo - "disc" not disk.
Lower Back Problems

Waynesboro, VA

#8 Sep 3, 2010
Well, my bad again, back "pain" not paid. I also have numbness problems with my hands because of the disc disease.
sugarbabe

Nashville, TN

#9 Sep 10, 2010
i think we met have had the same dr. an no im not a drug abuser, i take my meds rite, but anyways, im having problems findin a dr too. yes their r people that abuse meds, but not everybody. but for the people that needs pain meds, have a hard time find help. an it sucks. i heard that a dr n crossville could help im goin to check it out. good luck. ive been goin to that dr for 11yrs, an yeah he did get n trouble, an it pisses me off, cause the junkies,have mess things up for the people that needin help. he was like ol well ive got all ya money,its not no big deal. an it is for us who r in REAL NEED!!!!
sugarbabe

Nashville, TN

#10 Sep 10, 2010
an the person lower back problems i feel ya, i cant sleep on my back or stomach, i have to sleep from side to side an alot of times still n pain, i paid 1700 for a special bed an i still end up in my chair. i was a cna for 10 yrs, an look wat its got me. a live time of pain til i die. these people think its a joke, not for the real people n pain. i cry all the time, cause my life has change so much, im scared im going to end up in a wheelchair....
dumb

Maryville, TN

#11 Aug 11, 2011
you people are idiots! do you take tylenol when you have a headache or do you just suck it up and deal with it? bet you take tylenol (or whatever). So people who really are in pain are not bad people for taking meds to feel a little better. How about women giving birth? Instead of getting an epidural should they just deal with the pain? Yeah right. And as for surgery - as far as neck and backs go - they will rarely do surgery for it and if they do it is not always successful and can possibly make it worse. Not too mention the people that don't have health insurance and can't afford it. So yeah, next time you have a terrible headache, flu, food poisoning, etc.- just walk it off and suck it up - don't take any meds or anything to make it any better. Now as far as drug seekers who do abuse pain pills, thats a different story...
maybe good

Knoxville, TN

#12 Aug 11, 2011
tennvols1 wrote:
Yeah, have surgery to fix your problem and stop using drugs. We have enough drug addicts in this county and all of them have some sort of "pain". You're doctor was probably put out of business not just went out of business. What doctor does that? Pain clinics prescribe "legal" drugs and is a way for the abusers to get their fix "legally". I'm sure one of the vans traveling to Florida would have a seat for you if you have the money.
back surgury is not always the right thing to do. my brother in law jumped from a burning building broke his back he had surgery and it damn sure didn't fix it and a friend had neck surgery they almost killed her they put a metal plate in and the screws came loose and he had to go back in and take them out the best thing to do is stay away from surgery.
Empathsizer

Goodlettsville, TN

#13 Nov 4, 2011
My mother's back pain started out with first, taking the disc out (that was causing the pain), she had this done THREE times, and each time made it worse for her. She wound up with first a "pump" put under her skin that would squirt the pain medicine at programmed intervals. Three times she had to go back to the doctor over the pump. NEVER, EVER, EVER get one of these things! The tubing crimped (on one occassion) and the medicine was just going out into her body. It almost killed her.
Then once is just quit working. And another time AGAIN the tubing crimped up, and this time the doctor took it out. ANOTHER operation! Then she wound up with morphine patches and pain pills. She never was the same after that FIRST operation..so I KNOW, that #1 they only alleviate the pain for a certain number of MONTHS,(when it's degenerative spine disease), and #2 you wind up having to get the pumps removed after about 2 or three years, if that.
Moral of the story, I too have the disease, and my previous doctor suggested EXERCISE and DEEP BREATHING..I laughed in his face! I finally got him to refer me to a doctor with ethics. I have resided to the fact that I'm going down my mother's path, only with the knowledge of what NOT to do!
So far, my doctor has kept my pain at bay. I've been going to him for over a year now.
But he has to have a referral from another upstanding doctor.
I'll not give his name tho, for I don't want everybody flocking to him, and maybe even running HIM off!
The reason I wrote mostly was to tell those 'nay sayers' that unless you are dealing with that pain personally, keep your mouth shut, for you don't know until you are in that pain how much you can 'bite the bullet''pray your way out of it', or silly deep breathing exersises!!
Bush Shears

United States

#14 Nov 4, 2011
Take your pain pills if you need them people. Don't let trolls and goody two shoes on topix convince you it's a shame to take medicine. Not everybody taking pain pills is an addict most are legitimate patients. Dopers and doctor shoppers have ruined it for many
cunne shote

Santa Barbara, CA

#15 Nov 11, 2011
i have the gouch in my big toe i take tylenog and buferin and it dont help would a pain clinic help me and where is a good one.
RockNRoll on the ShortBus

Knoxville, TN

#16 Nov 11, 2011
If you got gouch my paw paw gets some little white pills that takes care of that it works but the pills make him drunk and he sleeps a lot. He gets the pills at some pain clinic in Moristown. One of my idiot cousin stoled his pills one time and he had to suffer for a few days but the doctors give him more to make up for the thieft.
Dave

Homestead, FL

#18 Jun 5, 2012
Lower Back Problems wrote:
Those of you who have never suffered from back paid do not have the slighest idea what someone goes through or what you are talking about. I've been there - lower back pain (from degenerative disk disease) so bad that I would stand beside my bed at night crying because I needed sleep so badly but knowing that I would not sleep, knowing that I would wake in an hour or two to excrutiating pain. "Regular exercise plan"?- Great idea, except that when you cannot move without debilitating pain, even walking can be out of the question. "Surgery"?- Great fix for some, but according to the back specialist I was seeing, an absolute last resort because you can easily end up in more pain after surgery than before. "Live with it"?- Read my 2nd sentence above. Please write again after you've gotten a bit older & actually had to deal with that kind of pain and know what you're talking about.
you are so right. I have MS plus major back problems. If the back pain persist I can't walk. If I'm labeled a drug addic, I have been called worse. Good luck to all who suffer. God bless and be well.

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