10-22-2012, 06:59 PM
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It sounds like you need to get a new primary Dr. I went through 2 before my lawyer (mine was a work related injury, so that made it a work comp case) had me see one that she had worked with before. Finally someone who knew what the heck they were doing! Someone who finally believed that i had pain! My 1st visit he held me while i cried!
I'm going to assume you have an HMO insurance, so that means you have to have a primary refer you to a specialist. Once you get a new primary let him know you have been through chiropractors (i saw mine 2 times and i did nothing but cry, so finally i refused to see him again) tests, meds, etc. You may need another type of test to show exactly what's causing your pain, not just the ones you have already been through, (oh yes it's about $$$$ cause this tests are NOT cheap!!) Your Dr can only order what your insurance will pay for as they now control everything! Insurance compaines do NOT care about your pain for them it's a business! I've worked in the medical fields for almost 15yrs before getting injured. So your Dr's hands are basically "tied"
You may need meds to help take the edge off the pain so you can have a productive life. Only a pain Dr can rx the narcotics that may help (that's only if you are open to taking them) Keep an open mind, try what he/she may suggest to you, this is the only way to find out what works for you and what doesn't. You have many options, you may choose to not take narcotics and try other ways to help your pain. But you 1st have to find out WHY you have this pain.
What state do you live in? Many states are cracking down on pain management clinics due to people abusing narcotic meds/od'ing.
I'm in Calif so its not too bad here esp if you have documentation as i have. Plus it helps me that i know alot of the medical people and it's written in my chart what my profession was.
I know how it feels to have these so called "professionals" telling you there is nothing wrong, yet you have pain! You actually start to feel like your going "crazy!!"
Also look up the American Pain Foundation, they have a list of Dr's in every state, it will also tell you what insurance they take.
Keep "fighting" NEVER give up!