Originally Posted by shelly67
I am also looking for a pm doctor if anyone has any they could recommend? I live on the southeast coast in NC (45min to Myrtle Beach, SC), and the pm drs. want to send you straight to pain management. My problem is most pain clinics don't treat chronic pain due to scar tissue and adhesion's. I've had 15 surgeries in the last 18 yrs. I've had 5 bowel resections just from the adhesion's! I have called everyone in the 5 surrounding counties just looking for a pain management primary care doc and they all say the same thing. They don't handle chronic pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Somehow, somewhere you've gotten some misinformation. There are pain specialists, and there are primary care doctors. They're two different types of doctors.
You say that you've called pm doctors and they want to send you straight to pain management. That's what pain management doctors do, they control pain. Pain management involves a variety of methods used for pain management including, but not limited to, relaxation, injections, message, TENS units, accupuncture, and accupressure, heat, ice, physical therapy, and the list goes on.
Please let me know if I've misinterpreted what you said, and then let us know how we can help.