Welcome to Healing Well, I see some of the others have already got on board and said welcome & hello. You have come to the right place. We all understand pain and what it can do to a person. Yes, its hard when you have pain that is not being managed well at all.
There are two types of pain mgt drs. One does nothing but injections and procedures, no medication of any kind. The other one will do the same except they do rx medication for pain. Be sure your dr sends you to one that will write give meds. Most pain mgt need a referral from another dr, can be your PCP or specialist of some type. Pain mgt drs. as a rule know more about different kinds of meds that can be combined to relieve pain better than our PCP most of the time. There are good drs and there are bad drs. Its a real toss up what you get, its all by trial & error, the same with medication. Talk to your PCP about making a referral to one for a consult.
I am very glad you found us. Please sift through and read the threads at your convenience. You will see we discuss many things relating to pain. Oh, we do get off of the topic from time to time. Thats why Chutzie has the Koffee Klatch thing going on-something to do not related to the P word lol.
Keep us posted on how you are doing.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.