My pain management doctor is in Champaign, and is the head Doctor of the Spinal Pain Clinic at Christie Clinic there in Champaign. I do understand what you are going through, I am wanting to leave Illinois, and move to a somewhat warmer climate, and near a military installation so I can take advantage of my military retirement benefits! My biggest concern about
moving is leaving my medical team and trying to find and establish a new one! I feel I have one of the best pain management doctors around. My PM doc not only treats pain but treats the "whole" patient! He orders test, and does referrals, and heck when I was having marital problems and then my subsequent divorce, he even referred me to a marriage counselor that would accept Medicare and Tricare! I have been with this Doctor for many many years now, and in my book he is definitely the Best! So there is good Pain Management Doctors here in Illinois!
greatgrandmatoo, if I can be of any further help to you, feel free to let me know. Moving can be a rather trying experience, and doing it while coping with chronic pain can just make it that much tougher! I do hope that your previous pain management doctor did take into account your possible lack of treatment do to your transition from him/her to your accquiring a new medical and pain management team.
Anyway I wish you well and hope everything works out well for you!
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!
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