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Re: What kind of treatments does pain management offer???

Re: What kind of treatments does pain management offer???

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Posted by JR on February 26, 2000 at 22:49:42:

In Reply to: Re: What kind of treatments does pain management offer??? posted by Keith on January 24, 2000 at 09:45:57:

: : : : : i'm starting pain management feb 4th & was curios as to what "pain management "really is. i had a steroid injection about 6yrs ago & was in horrible pain for a few days. what other kinds of treatments to they have? do they perscribe meds? i worry about how taking these meds will affect my kidneys & liver long term. basically i'm just trying to get a grip on what i'm in for. also what can help w/ the hip/leg pain? i can deal w/ my back hurting it's the shooting pain from my hip to foot thats the major problem. i'm rambling now,
: : : : : so any info would be swell!!!!
: : : : Jen - I'm not big on pain management stuff, because it seems to me they're mostly into "you just have to cope, it's up to you" stuff which seems to sort of negate that you are not at fault for your pain. There seems to be a little too much "no sympathy here" and a little too much "push harder" attittude which probably works _great_ for some folks, but not for me. I've lived w/pain for 20 plus years and don't need to be told how to cope.
: : : : Andi
: : : :Jen,
: : : I totally disagree with Andi, possibly he has had some bad experience with pain management. There are some "pain clinics" that will only offer stimulators or other ways to deal with pain besides giving meds. I have one of those clinics in my area. Thankfully I didn't have to go this clinic and suffer while they try to get you to meditate your pain away. Keith

: : Keith - just fyi, this "Andi" is a she.
: : A
: :Ok, I wasn't sure.
Find yourself a good pain management doctor and ask about raszc procedure. Also try spinal cord stimulator. Good Luck.

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