Pain Management Clinic For People who REALLY NEED IT?

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Maysville, KY

#1 Feb 28, 2011
OK So I am 36 and have been diagnosed with the following.....
5 herniated disks
3 bulging disks
2 ruptured disks
Spinal stinosis
Sciatica in both legs
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Osteo Arthritis
Degenerative Disc Disease
And many more spine related issues....Lets put it this way... Social Security normally denies your claim 3 times before you go in front of a judge... my MRI reports had so much proof they couldn't deny me whatsoever.....
My point is in one years I have had 4 surgeries.. I have also been told that there is nothing anyone can do for me,that basically I am narcotic dependent for the remainder of my life...This statement has come from several Neurologist that are very prominent, and highly respected in their field.I have been told that a morphine pump should be placed in me, but as I said, I am only 36 and I believe this should be the last draw kind of medication. I have been on Lortab 5/500 and now for the last 2 years lortab10/500. Its not doing anything for me any longer...My doctor, whom has been my doctor for 36 years, well ... I do not think he goes above or beyond the lortab 10/500.When I have gone to a pain clinic they want to put a morphine pump in me... can anyone give me any advice on what I should ask for,and what other types of Pain medications are out there for people who REALLY ARE IN CHRONIC PAIN.? I just want to know what it is like to be without any pain one damned day or hell even for an hour! I have a 9 year old and I cant play with her like she deserves.. Please if you could give me some advice... These are the ONLY pain medications I have ever taken and now they aren't workin on me...I cannot say I am not addicted I am sure I am after being placed on Lortab for 8.5 years,however I am more dependent on it than anything. And when you have TRUE CHRONIC PAIN, YOU DON'T WANT THE HIGH, you want OUT OF PAIN! Thank you...
Mountain Dude

Winfield, WV

#2 Mar 1, 2011
oxycodone tablets, they have no tylenol to damage your liver. Hydrocodone or Lor-tab is loaded with tylenol. Pure oxycodone IR tablets come in 15 and 30 mg`s.
jeanie

Lawrenceburg, KY

#3 Mar 1, 2011
I have pretty much the same problem. Lortab doesn't touch my pain and the oxycodone hasn't either. Have you tried the spinal injections? Ever been to Bluegrass Pain Management?
Tiffany

Lexington, KY

#4 Mar 26, 2011
Check into Advanced Pain Management. Your PCP has to refer you there but once they get the referal you usually are able to get in to see a doctor within a week. They don't use narcotics to treat pain but mainly use injections and sometimes non-narcotic medications. Everyone there are very nice and they really try their best to get you out of pain as soon as possible.
Pain

Addison, IL

#5 Mar 27, 2011
well if u are like me, there are several factors you have to deal with.
1) money : every pain managment place thinks just because you brave coming in the door that they deserve $400.00 a pop, well, they dont. There are not cheap ones.
2) The addiction : I have been on Lortabs for at least 4 years because i let them operate on my back and it was the worst decision i ever made. I have watched my self slowly go from 5's to 10's from 60 qty to 120 qty and now the 120 qty of 10/500 does not work no more, and now i am hooked like a mother, i hate myself, but i have to take something.
I dont have no good advice, and unless someone is in your shoes they will not advise you good either. I would say that our next step will be Percocet 10's but you will be 20 times more hooked. A friend of mine took them for 8 months because of a work injury and he does not have a life now, he traded them for his life, it is awful. Think twice before the Percocets, please.
how about

Lexington, KY

#6 Mar 28, 2011
Actually trying different doctors until you find one that can fix the problem instead if medicating it. I was once told I'd be a life long chronic pain patient. I had 9 operations and a lot of those surgeries ended up making matters worse because the doctor messed me up even more. Even had a doctor lose his practice because he messed up several patients including myself. I was about to give up and I decided to try one more doctor. No I am not talking about doctor shopping for medication I am talking about finding one that will fix you. I looked and looked for a better
Doctor for myself and when I found one he did a surgery on me and I have been pain free since.

If you have a kid you owe it to that kid to do whatever it takes to get fixed rather than just numbing it with pain pills. You think you can't play with your kid now just wait till you get all strung out on even stronger pain medication.

I'm sorry I just don't buy the I really need it. I have all these issues. I was once one of those people who said that and really believed that. If you really wanted to get help then you would be looking for a doctor to fix the problem instead of one who will just get you on harder drugs.
Mike

United States

#7 Mar 30, 2011
ok, then how did u get off the meds, once you took them for so long, i have been on them for 8 years, i want off but they want something else ?
how about

United States

#8 Mar 30, 2011
Mike wrote:
ok, then how did u get off the meds, once you took them for so long, i have been on them for 8 years, i want off but they want something else ?
Once you find a doctor who can fix the issue they will give you options on how to get off the medication. A good doctor will try to fix the problem instead of medicating it. Now there are many ways to get off of narcotics. There are naltrexone implants and blood pressure medications that help to curb withdrawal symptoms. Avoid heavy narcotics such as methadone. I've never taken it and any doctor that says to is not up to date and educated on the addiction problem that narcotic patients face. One thing you don't want to do is to trade a pain pill problem for something even worse such as a methadone problem. Once you find a good doctor that is willing to correct the issue that doctor should be able to provide you with the proper treatment plan in order to get you off of the pain medication.
Jen

Somerset, KY

#9 Apr 20, 2011
Ok first of all if any ONE has truly ever had server BACK PAIN or any other pain the is so bad you can even craw out of bed the next morning and when you do you can barely make it to the bathroom before you piss all over yourself or sometimes you do piss before you make it than you would know that you have to have narcotics to take the pain away non narcotics dont work even if you get a little buzz from them dont make you a druggie it mean you are treating yourself for a life full of pain thats all I have to say dont be dissing people that take them!!

Since: Mar 11

Granbury, TX

#10 Apr 21, 2011
You should try either Spine & Brain neurosurgery center across from cb on nich'ville rd (for which you need a referral and lots of $$$) or Doctors pain management in Richmond across from the Richmond registeron little big hill rd (for which no referral is needed, are accepting new patients and are less expensive).

I know dr pain mgmt treats with morphine bc they last longer in your system and I don't think you can snort or shoot them up, which a lot of drug abusers do with percocets. But they also don't advise you with therapeutical treatments such as physical therapy or muscle strengthening exercises.
How about what

United States

#11 May 2, 2011
Suboxone?
rere

Evansville, IN

#12 Apr 30, 2012
HOW ABOUT........SINCE YOUR A DOCTOR YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS...EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT...just because somebody fixed you doesnt mean somebody can fix him....your degrading this dude just bc ur not in pain anymore...people like you kill me....ive had 3 back surgerys and im only 29....i hurt everyday....ive got permanent damage to my sciatic nerve....so since you kno everything who can fix that and what can they do...put a new nerve in there....god i hate you and i dont even kno you

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