natchitoches pain clinic?

natchitoches pain clinic?

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“accept and forgive.”

Since: Oct 08

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#1 Jan 15, 2009
i'm getting referred to it by my doctor and was wondering what people's experience of it was. is it expensive? how is the treatment? did you feel your needs were met and listened to? etc.

no bashing please. if the doctor sucked or slept with your cousin i don't care about their personal life. i am just seeking treatment and wanted to get people's input. i am going there until i go up to chicago (not moving, i have to see a doctor there).

if your matters were personal but you would still like to give your input just e-mail me.([email protected] )

thanks for your time
-"V"
Ouch

Natchitoches, LA

#2 Jan 15, 2009
I've heard good things about Dr. Wheat. Does he run that one?

“accept and forgive.”

Since: Oct 08

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#3 Jan 15, 2009
the name i heard sounded like a female name so i'm not sure. anyhoots im giving my GP my new number tomorrow and i could request him. do you have more information?
DCE

Seaside, CA

#4 Jan 15, 2009
If this is the office of Dr. S. Wheat, my son sees him and thinks he's the bomb! He refers to him all the time. I have also heard wonderful things from others about him. I think you will like him. Hope everything goes well for you!
interested

Tyler, TX

#5 Jan 15, 2009
You are probably talking about Dr. Keais. I've heard nice things from her patients.
Natchitoches Citizen

Keithville, LA

#6 Jan 15, 2009
I have also heard good things about the place. I didn't have a clue Natchitoches had such a place until my own Dr. referred me. But, being hardheaded, I'm yet to go. But, he seems to think highly enough of it to recommend it. So, give it a try. What can it hurt?

“accept and forgive.”

Since: Oct 08

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#7 Jan 15, 2009
Natchitoches Citizen wrote:
I have also heard good things about the place. I didn't have a clue Natchitoches had such a place until my own Dr. referred me. But, being hardheaded, I'm yet to go. But, he seems to think highly enough of it to recommend it. So, give it a try. What can it hurt?
which one was this? i'm paying out of pocket so i definitely want to go with someone who is nice and understanding. in the past i've had a lot of judgment passed on me by doctors and i gotta say my GP has been the first one i actually realize i'm in significant pain and willing to at least prescribe me something until i get to a pain clinic. after that i get to go to chicago for treatment. oh boy.:-\
really irked

United States

#8 Jan 15, 2009
before the here opened, my husband went to Louisiana Pain Physicians in Shreveport, and the one here with Dr.Wheat is affiliated with it. They specialize in non-surgical stuff, like disc removal, etc. They are fantastic at what they do and very caring.

“accept and forgive.”

Since: Oct 08

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#9 Jan 16, 2009
really irked wrote:
before the here opened, my husband went to Louisiana Pain Physicians in Shreveport, and the one here with Dr.Wheat is affiliated with it. They specialize in non-surgical stuff, like disc removal, etc. They are fantastic at what they do and very caring.
ok i doubt anyone knows the specifics of this but here's my scenario...

i work out of home which makes this not affect my income...thank god. i have muscle spasms in my head, one which affects my inner ear giving me vertigo. i've had a headache for three years, i mean, my ENTIRE head hurts. im dizzy and confused, i can't drive, very tired, etc.

i'm on painkillers and muscle relaxers. i just recently got put on the former because a doctor finally saw i was suffering. thing is they are "as needed" and i need them all the time. i am never not in pain.

what would they do for something like that? i have an appt. to go and see someone in chicago that deals exactly with what i have (which is so new it doesn't have a name) i've just never been to a pain specialist and i don't want to turn into a rush limbaugh.

U WNT SAY IT 2 HER FACE

“U JUST CAN'T FIX STUPID”

Since: Jun 08

BLACK LAKE AND PROUD OF IT

#10 Jan 16, 2009
Have you ever been evaluated for TMJ? When my son was little, he had headaches so bad that he would throw up and they said he was having muscle spasms in his head. No one could find the cause (even LSU in Shreveport). When I took him to the orthodontist, he told us that my son had TMJ, probably from sucking his thumb from the time he was born. He had extensive treatment and now he seldom ever has a headache. I know its a long shot, but may be something you want to look into if they havent already ruled this out. Good luck and I wish you all the best with this.
Worried

Haughton, LA

#11 Jan 16, 2009
Pain killers will harm you in the long run. Try ice on your head and hands. Perhaps you need to take medicine for migranes. Dr. Keais is very good. She does accupunture.
CDC

United States

#12 Jan 16, 2009
There must be something in the water around here.

We seem to have a hell of alot of people with unexplained headaches and chronic pain which causes them to need horse size doses of pain pills and muscle relaxers to survive. Maybe we should call in the CDC to investigate?

Just seems odd to me...
Info

Nashville, TN

#13 Jan 16, 2009
Keis is pain management and weight loss. If I'm not too far off she also does other nonwestern procedures as well, more homeopathic and eastern medicine.

Wheat may be pain management as well, but his primary is psychiatry.

“accept and forgive.”

Since: Oct 08

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#14 Jan 16, 2009
U WNT SAY IT 2 HER FACE wrote:
Have you ever been evaluated for TMJ? When my son was little, he had headaches so bad that he would throw up and they said he was having muscle spasms in his head. No one could find the cause (even LSU in Shreveport). When I took him to the orthodontist, he told us that my son had TMJ, probably from sucking his thumb from the time he was born. He had extensive treatment and now he seldom ever has a headache. I know its a long shot, but may be something you want to look into if they havent already ruled this out. Good luck and I wish you all the best with this.
I do have a form of TMJ. My theory is that this happened after what I called "Le grande botched root canal" in which I received improper anesthetic and had a nerve hit (5th or 12th don't remember). This nerve controls the muscle functioning of two muscles (the tensor veli palatini and the pterygoid medialus [1]), the former of which controls the functioning of the inner ear, namely that of the Eustachian Tube giving me symptoms of a vestibular disorder [2].

Through my own research I have had to find this out on my own. I had a test done at an ENT that tested vertigo and it turned out I have it but there is nothing wrong with the inner, therefore, it is something that controls it. Finally my case was proven.

I have been to over 12 doctors. Some of which told me I was insane, just had headaches, etc. Anything to get my "Mystery Diagnosis" problem out of their office and my last $300 in their pocket.

So I moved back here, started working from home, and I spend all my excess money on doctors.

The one I am going to in Chicago is the one who, literally, wrote the book on my condition. It's something that plagues a lot of people and he has been the only one, to my knowledge, to put forth to effort in solving this elusive pain.

I vowed to myself to never get into my really personal life but I am saying this as encouragement to anyone with pain. THERE IS AN EXPLAINABLE REASON BEHIND IT. Don't lose hope. Educate yourself. Just because a guy is in a white coat doesn't mean he is a genius. Read up on how the body works, play around with alternative medicine (herbs, stretching, exercises). Massages are actually one of the best things for me yet I can't find anyone to give me one, hey...Scout where are you?!:-P

Anyhoots, don't lose faith. If anyone out there needs someone to talk to I'm a person who understands chronic pain and a lot about the human body. I am obsessed with anatomy. I'm not a doctor but consider myself an empath and I am very knowledgeable about herbs and alternative methods for pain. If I can help anyone escape even an ounce of misery I'd be willing to do so.

That was my novel.-"V"

1. http://www.headandneck.com/vertigo.html "TMJ Syndrome - The Overlooked Diagnosis", Goldman. 2008 Healthcare Success Strategies
2. http://www.vestibular.org/vestibular-disorder... "Vestibular Disorders Association | Vertigo, Imbalance and Dizziness Resources", Symptoms of Vestibular Disorders. 2005 VEDA
SQUID

AOL

#15 Jan 16, 2009
I JUST GET PAIN FROM THE WOMEN I DATE.....
Kevin

United States

#16 Jan 16, 2009

Then call me.
Jilted

Plainview, TX

#17 Jan 16, 2009
Info wrote:
Keis is pain management and weight loss. If I'm not too far off she also does other nonwestern procedures as well, more homeopathic and eastern medicine.
Wheat may be pain management as well, but his primary is psychiatry.
Patrick Wheat is psych. Stephen Wheat, internal medicine.
legal drug dealers

Benton, LA

#18 Jan 16, 2009
I am a RN that works with chemically dependent patients. I care for patients of pain management doctors on a daily basis. The psych ward is full of them! Most of these doctors are quacks and usually get busted after a few years of being in practice. They are legal drug dealers and all they are interested in are getting people hooked on their prescriptions and coming back for more. I know you have chronic pain and I can't imagine how hard that is to deal with (I have migraines myself which is bad enough) but please think twice about visiting a "pain management" physician. There are some really good neurologists that may be able to help.

“accept and forgive.”

Since: Oct 08

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#19 Jan 16, 2009
legal drug dealers wrote:
I am a RN that works with chemically dependent patients. I care for patients of pain management doctors on a daily basis. The psych ward is full of them! Most of these doctors are quacks and usually get busted after a few years of being in practice. They are legal drug dealers and all they are interested in are getting people hooked on their prescriptions and coming back for more. I know you have chronic pain and I can't imagine how hard that is to deal with (I have migraines myself which is bad enough) but please think twice about visiting a "pain management" physician. There are some really good neurologists that may be able to help.
i understand your concern. however, i am only doing this until i can get to chicago (a few months). i just need to be out of enough pain to work. once i'm treated in chicago there should be no need for pain medication. i would be thrilled to be off of all that nonsense.
legal drug dealers

Benton, LA

#20 Jan 16, 2009
Good luck to you. It sounds like you've got a good head on your shoulders and you are very smart for doing all the research you can r/t your illness. Also I shouldn't "ass u me" that everyone gets addicted to pain medicine,(it all boils down to personality) I just have seen too many people fall into the trap. I hope all goes well in Chicago. Just a little side note, Neurontin and Lyrica are both good meds for nerve pain and they're not as addictive as the opiates.

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