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Has anyone ever been referred to a pain management clinic? I went back to the doctor yesterday, and he said he is completely puzzled as to what my pain is. He said if it had been a pulled muscle, it should have cleared up by now. He also gave me yet another prescription, this time for Tylenol 3. He then said he is referring me to the pain management clinic, which is in our hospital. I can't get in to see the doctor there for 2 weeks yet. I am in so much pain...how am I ever going to wait that long?? What will they be able to do for me? Any ideas or suggestions would be great! Thanks!!
The only test that has been done on me is an x-ray, and that was taken almost weeks ago. The pain started exactly 4 weeks ago today. I went to the ER 2 days later, and that is when the x-ray was taken, and I was told I must just have a pulled muscle. I was given Vicoden and a muscle relaxer. That didn't work, so I went to my family doctor, and he said he was not sure what the pain was, and he gave me Codeine and a different muscle relaxer. Still no help, so I went back again, and he told me he was completely puzzled as to what the cause is, gave me Tylenol 3, and is referring me to the pain management clinic.
Why am I going to a pain management clinic when we don't know what is causing the pain? Shouldn't he be ordering tests to be done? I am still dumbfounded that the only test that has been done is an x-ray!! I am just so frustrated!!! I haven't been able to sleep through an entire night since this all started. I can't find a comfortable position, either sitting or laying down. I just hate the thought of waiting until NEXT Thursday to get in to the clinic. This whole thing is just so frustrating!!!!