Hey guys, this is Derek and I have a dilema. I need advice from those who have been here before. The sitch is that I have been going to a Rehab Specialist for 13 months now to no avail, she been great but I can't say the same for me we tried all the standard modalities for pain relief. At my last visit she said "there's nothing more I can do for you, and I don't manage chronic pain".
So I've seen a PCP once (for general health stuff), and I recently saw a sergeon for a consult, well sorta saw
was actually in the room I blinked and think I missed him
I'm in a tough spot with debilitating pain that keeps me from functioning, I operate at 60% according to the PT I went to, whatever that mean. One issue is that every test I have done shows that everything is considered normal according to the inturpreting radiologist. The docs say that the things that do show up like sacralization and spondylylosis are not "pain generators".
Anyway, my rehab doc helped knock down my pain level with 40mg oxy IR daily, 10mg q 6H, along with Lyrica 75mg q 12H and a tens unit. However now that I am not seeing her anymore who to I ask to manage my meds
Do I aproach my pcp who I've seen once or the sergeon that I was told I had seen. I've gone to the pain clinic for a SI injection which helped for a couple of days and the shot was buffered with Lidocaine and that provided some temp relief. I asked them (pain clinic) to refill my meds and was told they don't write scripts for meds and that I should be getting them from my pcp.
So do I call the sergons office (who didn't seem very interested in my case) or to I call the pcp I've seen once? I've tried to find a multidisiplinary pain clinic in my area (Metro-Detroit) that my insurance would cover (not that many), I went to one where the so called doc stuck acupuncture needles in my butt, lit them on fire, and afterwards told me I should feel better in 6 days and to come back in a month
So as you can see I could benefit from some advice. If anyone wants more specifics I'm happy to elaborate, but in a effort to keep this post minimal, I'll end it here.
Thanks guys and gals,
okay, so I guess I'm actually ending it here