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Pain Management board

Does anyone know why my NEW doctor would perscribe methadone instead of vicodin when my chronic pain has been well controlled on vicodin for 2 years.
I moved out of state for my job and had to find a new doctor, you said that different doctors have different methods and that is the case here.
I have been off of the vicodin for 6 months and it has been a rough 6 months because for whatever reason nothing seems to work we have tried everything radio frequency lasioning, facet joint injections, epaderal, ultram , meloxicam, lyrica, cymbalta and now methadone, what I dont understand is why my current doctor is so reluctant to go with what worked for almost 2 years ,now that we have tried alot of different methods with no success.

Thanks for responding