Re: Anxiety ridden in Alexandria
Normally, they don't resort to pain medications right away. They will try other modalities before going the pain medication route. They are used to dealing with insurance companies and the hoops they might make them jump through for authorizations . They will also offer other types of medications that may help with nerve pain, rather than opiates. Expect to be sent back to physical therapy, and to be told to swim, stretch, use ice, heat and other methods to help manage the pain. Then if all of those options fail, and if injections fail, then they may want you to try to use pain medications ( opiates). If they do use opiate medications, expect urine testing, pill counts , monthly appointments, and other rules to make sure that you are in compliance with the doctors orders.