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Old 06-15-2011, 10:56 AM   #1
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Red face Does anyone know a good Dr. to see for Pain in the dc metro area?

I have been in an EXTREAM amount of pain for months now! I finally got a dx of sacoriliac dysfuction. I can't sit, walk, lay down NOTHING! And no Dr wants to take my pain seriously. I saw one doc that did listen to me but would only give me 5mg percocets which do NOTHING! He also gave me a injection, which also has offered NO help. I am a single mother of 2 girls and have a loooong history of spine issues.

I had a c3-c4 fusion back in 2008, I also had a shoulder repair done in 2007. I do not want to have surgery again on my back or anywhere else if I can avoid it.

All I would like to find is a dr that takes my pain seriously and doesn't treat me as a drug addict! I am only 27yrs old and I feel as if I'm 40! I wake up and go to sleep with constant PAIN!!

All I'm looking for is some relief, and to be able to play with my children!

Please if ANYONE knows a GOOD Dr that will listen please reply back.

Thanks

 
Old 06-17-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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Re: Does anyone know a good Dr. to see for Pain in the dc metro area?

Hey there honey,
Im so sorry to hear what your going thru. I am actually in the exact same boat as yourself. I have been looking for a good doctor for some time now, My previous doctor lost his license and sense then, its been touch and go. I do know of a doctor in Fairfax, VA that will give you what you need if your willing to drive. Its not far from you at all I dont think. Ive been to him but he just doesn't give me as much as I need..Cut me back from waht my doctor waw giving me and I wasnt able to do that but it may work for you.

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Old 06-18-2011, 06:35 AM   #3
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Re: Does anyone know a good Dr. to see for Pain in the dc metro area?

Yes I would love to know who ur dr is I'm not far from fairfax at all and 2 find a dr that will listen would be the best. I'm sry to here ur going threw the same thing. I hate to think of someone going threw what I am.

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:22 AM   #4
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Re: Does anyone know a good Dr. to see for Pain in the dc metro area?

TooYoung- I too am sorry to hear what you're going though. It really wreaks havoc on your life when you have constant, uncontrolled pain. I had to do it for years before I was able to find a truly qualified PM doctor. I am so thankful to have him. He's very strict, but I'm fine with that because I feel safe in the fact that he won't be closed down by the FDA/DEA. Signed contracts, no early refills for any reason whatsoever, unannounce urine screenings, pill counts, etc. He follows these methods to the letter.

Anyway, this is about you, and although it's not fair, some doctors do tend to shy away from younger people who have constant pain. I do not agree with this because pain is pain, and no one should be penalized and be forced to suffer simply because they are young.

Having said that, the doctor who is treating you now, is he your primary care doctor? If so, maybe you can ask him to refer you to a licensed/qualified PM doctor in your area? Most doctors are "in-the-know" when it comes to other specialists in the area. They need to be in the know so they can refer patients when they need to be seen by someone with more than just a general practitioner's license.

Maybe you should make an appointment with your current doctor and let him know that while you truly appreciate his willingness to try and help you, your quality of life is such that it's affecting your ability to function at a somewhat normal level as a mother and that you need to be able to do certain things because you have young girls who need you. Ask if he would be willing to refer you to a PM doctor. If you do get that referral, make sure you have all of your medical records, test results, MRI findings, etc. when you go to your first appointment. That will save some time with you having to sign release forms for the PM to have to fax to your other doctors who have these records. You may have to pay a small fee to get the records you need, but it's well worth it.

I wish you the very best in finding someone who can address the root issue of your pain & work out a treatment plan that will allow you to lead a productive life!

Ozzy

 
Old 06-20-2011, 10:41 AM   #5
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TooYoung-

I see a Dr. Thomas Nguyen(Winn). He is in Reston at the Virginia Spine Institute. I have been with him for 5 years and he is great. I would walk through fire for him. You can goodle to get his information. It isn't far for you and he is right off of the Dulles Toll Road.

He offers meds, injections, accupuncture, and a kind heart...good luck

 
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:55 AM   #6
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Thank you so much for the suggestion, but he does not take me ins which is soooo said cause he came highly recomended. But I cannot afford to pay the selfpay rates for any doc right now, I can barley swing my $50 co-pay as it is. I may have found another phy in Manassas that I will be going to see on Friday (gotta wait for payday )

I'm crossing my fingures that everything goes well and this Dr can accutally help me and get me out of pain! I am sooooo tired of dealing with this! I have been laid up for 2 days now just from cleaning my house on Sunday morning! It just isn't fair IDK how much longer I will be able to deal with this PAIN!!!!

Thanks so much for everyones help! It's so nice to be able to talk to people who actually know what your are going threw! I just wish I had the money to go to the appt he had avaiable for me TODAY! But I can wait until Friday
Have a blessed day!

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