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I posted on her about my radio frequency injections earlier...after less than 2 months, the pain on my right side (first one they did) has made a turn for the worse. I have been sleeping on about 2-3 hours of sleep a night for the last week. I have called the pain management place yesterday...they call back 2 hours later and my doctor is out...call today and get a nurse calling me back saying they want to schedule another radiofrequency injection in the same spot on the 31st. I told her why would I want to have another one done if the one they did didn't work? I told her that I needed to have the doctor to see me first because I have yet had a post-op since the injection on my left side (they did one on each side) that was 2 weeks ago. She told me that the doctor felt it was best that I have another injection. :confused:

These suckers are not cheap that's for sure! When I asked about what am I suppose to do for pain since I've had very little sleep the last few nights, she said that I need to tough it out and wait until my regular doctor appointment September 13th. :mad: She then forwarded me to the nurse's hotline to leave a message....that was 2 hours ago and I'm still waiting on a callback.

I'm completely frustrated at this point as I haven't found anything to help with my backpain....here's a small rundown...

* Been to a neurosurgeon, neurologists, 2 chiropractors, 2 sets of physical therapy, 2 pain management clinics (first one demanded that I do only cortisone shots and I'm allergic to cortisone), 2 orthopedic doctors
* Have taken neurontin, Vioxx, Bextra, Mobic, Ibuprofen, relafen, you name it, there is a 99% chance I've taken it with absolutely no relieve
* Have done the home therapy treatments but no relief
* Diagnosed with bulging disks at L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1, along with degenerative disc disease & sciatica
* Have had several mri's, xrays, bone scans in the last year

The main bulk of the problem is pain in my lowest point of my back that radiates to my hip down to my foot with numbness. I cannot sleep on my right side or on my back anymore.

My ? that I need answered....what kind of doctor should I turn to now? I'm completely frustrated with the pain management clinic with their methods and different things that they have done to make my back feel worse, not better. I go to a primary care doctor who had referred me to the pain mgmt place but now I don't know where to turn to.

Any suggestions??? Thanks in advance.