Does anyone out there know of any pain Dr.s in Albuquerque New Mexico? Docotors have been passing me around...because I have this debilitating pain in my left hip socket and down my leg. No one can come up with a reason, so they all figure I am just after drugs. I am so angry, and really down because I cant control my pain without these doctors that think they are god. I need a pain clinic that is not all anal. Please can anyone out there guide me please?? Thank you in advance.......Mary Jo
I am looking for a pain doc here too. I think I know what you have. It is sciatic nerve pain. It happens when the discs in the spine slip out of place and press on the nerves that lead down your legs. I have this also, and it was really really bad when I still played baseball. I also have two degenerative discs in my lower back from a weight lifting injury. I am only 23 years old, and I know exactly what you are going through with the god complex doctors who refuse to believe a younger person could be in any pain at all. The doctors who have agreed to prescribe narcotics seem to tip toe around me and write me presciptions for vicodin with tons of tylenol in it. If tylenol helped me with my pain, I wouldn't need to go to a pain doc in the first place. It makes my ears ring and upsets my stomach even more than the opiates. They do not understand that some people have the type of chronic pain that is tantamount to long term torture, and those people would rather be "addicted" to the demonized drug oxycontin than live everyday with ongoing pain. The kind of pain that may not be acute and make you scream your head off, but the kind that is a constant and distracting pain that may lead do a suicide if left untreated. Modern medicine is not perfect, nor current with our time period, and I honestly would be better off in the 1910's when morphine was at every corner store.