Looking For A Good Pain Clinic In The Philadelphia Area

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drjimmy
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   Posted 3/25/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all. I've been seeing the same pain doctor for a couple years, but due to my health insurance changing at the end of last year, I'm now looking for a new pain clinic. I've looked into a few, but they only offer injections, procedures, etc and won't prescribe medication (I've had numerous injections and procedures done and none of them helped me at all). I went to a pain doctor today, but he turned me away because he doesn't prescribe oxycontin, which is the only medication that has helped me. So is anyone aware of a pain clinic in the Philadelphia area that prescribes pain medicine? Thanks.
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bluejet2
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   Posted 3/26/2010 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi DrJimmy:

Did you try doing a google search on "pain management doctors in Philadelphia". I did one real quick and got quite a list.

I just went through the same thing, and it took me quite a while. I hope you find someone soon.

Lorie

drjimmy
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   Posted 3/27/2010 12:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the suggestion Lorie, I'll check it out. The pain doctor that doesn't prescribe medication, gave me a list of pain centers in Philadelphia and I called all of them. Most of them were dead ends (Didn't accept my insurance, or only does injections, etc) but I found a couple possibilities. I hate having to depend on narcotic medications for pain relief. It makes you look desperate, like a junkie, when in reality you're not addicted or anything. However, you need the meds to take away SOME of the pain. Then people say, But you're still in so much pain even with the heavy pain meds, so why don't you stop taking them? I know they're helping, because when my doctor tried to reduce my doseage a few months ago, the pain shot through the roof. Sorry for the rant and thanks again.
Herniated Lumbar Disks L5 S1, L2 L3
Herniated Cervical Disks C6 C7
Spinal Stenosis
Degenerative Arthritis Left Knee
Pes Planus Both Feet
Multiple Neuropathies
Brachial Plexus/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Nerve Pain in Arms, Hands, Back, Legs, Feet, Groin, Testicles


Chutz
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   Posted 3/27/2010 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Jimmy,

Take a look in the Chronic Pain 101 thread at the top of the list. In there you'll find a link to university/teaching hospitals around the world. Where you live you should have several to choose from. Most often the doctors you can see at their clinics are on the cutting edge of treatment and aren't afraid of medications. But you also have to be open to other ideas too. They are also likely to have studies or research projects running that you might be able to join.

Good luck,
Chutz
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   Posted 5/10/2012 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I am having similar problem in Philly. We've been made a political football to justify the DEA that can't catch real drug dealers, so, to keep their federal bureaucracy jobs and pensions they're fabricating cases to make it look like they have too much work to and thereby justify their jobs and bloated pensions, healthcare, etc.. the whole thing is a disgrace. The DEA should be disbanded.

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   Posted 5/10/2012 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Please note that you have posted to a very old thread with no activity in 2 years. I would like to invite you to make a new post introducing yourself to the forum so everyone will see it and be able to give you a proper hello and welcome aboard. Thanks, Susie
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