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Pain Management board

I guess I can only speak for myself, but I am sure that most of us at one time or another have came to the conclusion of wanting or needing another pain management doctor due to a number of reasons, mostly becuase we feel our pain isn't under control. I have been to a number of PM doctors and I have yet found one doctor that can take all of the pain away. I know it is sad to say this but I believe that you are going to have to live with a certain amount of pain, but by no means should you suffer. I always have had to have a referall from my primary doctor to get into a PM Clinic. The ones I have been too the doctors are so GUN SHY, they think every LAW ENFORCEMENT Officer in the world is going to be after thier license if they treat you properly so I can understand your situation fully. My situation got so bad that after years of use of oral Meds, they wouldn't even put a dent in my pain, and my blood pressure was escalating, I was having chest pains etc and my doctor recommended a Morphine Pump, becuase the medicine that is used in these pumps are far more effective than the oral meds or at least what the PM Doctor will give you, and my pump gives me great relief for my L5/S1 problems. It is a Codman 3000 continuous pump that always is giving me a dose of Morphine in the intrecal space of my spinal cord. No fogginess like with oral meds, and way greater relief and it certainly doesn't seem to me that the doctor is scrutized by the Law over this type of treatment as if you wanted to abuse it, I don't think abuse is possible anyway so therefore no hassles from anyone. Inquire about a pump and see if you would be a canidate for a trial, if so, let them first try an external one on you then if all goes well let them implant it. It is the best thing I ever done. Doctors that give high dosage opiods, muscle relaxers, zanax etc run the risk of causing you respitory failure in they medicate you to where you don't know if you are coming or going, sure you are out of pain but who want to run the risk of something terrible happening to someone, and doctors don't want to put them selves in that position. I hope this helps you out and good luck with your pain issues, it sure isn't a picnic in the park. Jeff