Your taking your breakthrough meds for the tooth pain without calling your PM doctor first, might be a problem. With my PM practice, if something like that happens, you HAVE to call the PM office and ask them what he would like you to do to manage the acute pain. Many times, he will call in a script
for that or have one written for me to pick up. I am NEVER to take my breakthrough meds for acute pain for another condition, no matter what it is , without his permission. I don't have a contract with my PM , never have, but know the rules for the practice.
What I would do though is call and tell them that you have an abcessed tooth and the dentist gave you a prescript
ion for codeine or whatever it is and ask if you can fill it. Make sure that they document in your file. Usually, my PM writes any additional script
for me, but has had my dentist do it if I have him call while I am there.
As to asking him for another script
to carry you through until the end of the month, he may not do.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.
Avascular necrosis of left wrist- maybe hips too