It's up to you, but know that no one walks through life every day feeling great all the time. It is NORMAL to have aches and pains, and daily RX pain meds aren't the answer unless you are dying from a terminal illness and won't be around long enough to suffer the long-term consequences of what those drugs will do to the body in the long run! A real doctor will try to help you by setting up physical/occupational therapy, you can help yourself by exploring other options like seeing a chiropractor and/or massage therapist, exercising and taking care of yourself nutritionally. Pulling out the prescription pad isn't a healthy long-term solution for chronic pain. But it's your choice, live a shortened life on dope or learn how to take care of yourself.I have been to 5 different doctors and not one of them has tried to helped me at all! What's wrong with trying Dr Siegel out? I can't even get a dr to send me to a dr that can help me! So I am up for atleast trying! I HAVE LIVED IN PAIN LONG ENOUGH! I can't go on like this much longer before I lose my mind! Trying will not hurt!
And just because a doctor writes you 90 of what ever that don't mean you have to take all of in a month or less! Maybe he is just trying to take their pain away so they can enjoy life!
#41 Apr 16, 2010
#42 Apr 16, 2010
Some people are in so much pain that a Chiropractor can't help, a Massage wouldn't help and some are in so much pain that they lose their appetite, and so on.. Some people do have severe pain, and there is such a thing as severe pain, as in cases of different kinds of Arthritis.. This disease cripples, attacts the organs and will kill you eventually.. Could be that this is what is wrong with NEED A DR and I do not blame him for crying out for help. A shortened life on dope is not what he is asking for. I think he is wanting to find out WHO CAN HELP HIM.. Good luck NEED A DR. I do hope Dr. Siegel can help you..
#43 Apr 16, 2010
Long-term use of narcotics is not recommended for the treatment of arthritis. Here's what WebMD has to say about it
What Are the Treatments for Arthritis?
Arthritis treatment generally includes occupational or physical therapy, exercise, drugs, and sometimes surgery to correct joint damage. Treatments for osteoarthritis can help relieve pain and stiffness, but the disease may continue to progress. The same was true for rheumatoid arthritis in the past. But treatments in recent years have been able to slow or stop progression of joint damage in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
The duration and intensity of pain and discomfort depend on the type of arthritis and the degree of severity.
Conventional Medicine for Arthritis
In the case of localized pain, stiffness, and immobility, the typical three-stage arthritis treatment consists of medication to relieve pain and inflammation, rest to let injured tissues heal themselves, and exercise to rebuild mobility and strength.
Joint Protection in Arthritis
Learning to protect your joints is an important part of arthritis treatment. With the help of an occupational therapist, you can learn easier ways to do your normal activities, such as avoiding positions that strain your joints, using your strongest joints and muscles while sparing weaker ones, wearing braces or supports for certain joints and using grab bars in the bath, modified door knobs, canes or walkers, as well as using devices to help you with tasks such as opening jars or pulling up socks and zippers.
Your doctor may recommend pain relievers combined with regimens of heat, rest, exercise, physical therapy, and controlled application of deep heat to soothe affected joints.
To reduce pain and inflammation in mild cases of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, your doctor will probably prescribe aspirin or another nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen. Your doctor may also suggest acetaminophen for osteoarthritis.
In more advanced cases, your doctor may recommend corticosteroid injections -- strong anti-inflammatories -- to ease the pain and stiffness of arthritic joints. Depending on the individual, results range from temporary relief to long-lasting suppression of symptoms. Doctors are also using hyaluronate gel-like solutions in joint injections to further restore the cushion and lubricating properities of normal joint fluid and thereby minimizing pain. Some examples are Hyalgan, Synvisc, Supartz, and Orthovisc.
In the early 1900s, researchers discovered that certain compounds containing gold, given orally or by injection, gave relief to some people who have rheumatoid arthritis and caused total remission in others.
Note, however, that because the side effects of gold treatment can range from minor skin rash to severe blood and kidney disorders, this treatment is generally approached with caution and used rarely.
Newer treatments using low doses of chemotherapy medications (methotrexate) have produced dramatic improvements in severe rheumatoid arthritis, and these treatments show great promise of preserving joint function.
More at http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/opt...
A responsible doctor will try to help his patients manage chronic pain in a healthy way, not feed them addictive drugs like candy.
#44 Apr 17, 2010
Sorry about your grandfather but I really need a doctor that is willing to help me! Even sent me for testing would help! I know the risks of taking some meds but I am tired of being in pain all the time! I am not even sure what is all wrong with my back! I haven't had a MRI done in three yrs I just know it's gotten alot worse and I can't handle it no more! 30 Years from now I want to be able to say I enjoyed life with my kids! I don't want to have to say I was not able to enjoy life with my kids cause I was In pain all the time! I am not a pill head! I have seen what it does to people! I just want to be able to take care of my kids and do fun things with them while their young and I'm able! One doctor told me that one day I may be in a wheelchair! How much fun do you think my kids would have then? Enjoy life to the fullest,cause we were never promised tomorrow! By all means if you know of a good doctor that takes Carelink through the state the let me know PLEASE!!!!! CAUSE I SURE CAN'T FIND ONE!!
#45 Sep 10, 2013
Thought he was a vet? Best vet in town. Loves animals, his employees, his customers... I love Dr. Siegel!
#46 Sep 11, 2013
Two Dr Seigels. Not related. Vet is wonderful.
This info is on other Dr Seigel. Don't know him
#47 Sep 12, 2013
I heard he had to divorce his wife because of chaddy,yes,i said Chaddy and bang bang Frances.those girls really gets around
#48 Sep 12, 2013
roscoebean there wasn't a problem of you asking and if anybody got to vent go to a site and play a game that's what I do or talk to someone close to me
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