Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stood
I see you are in the Chicago area so my PM doc is too far away for you to go to, he is in Ft. Wayne, IN. Not sure if any of our members are closer to your area to give you suggestions for a new doctor. Anyone in the Chicago area here?
One obstacle you may be facing is your job. I was working in a factory before and no doctor would write a narcotic script because of the fact that I worked around moving equipment plus drove forklift for 10 yrs. My PCP did write me a script for Ultracet, generic is Tramadol, though. It is a non-narcotic pain med that did help at the time. This was several years ago and since my pain levels have increased to the point where I am unable to work the doctors probably feel more comfortable prescribing stronger pain meds.