• tired of the pain tired of the pain
    February 26, 2009
    My husband has chronic pain in the lower left side of his back. I
    tired of the pain tired of the pain
    February 26, 2009

    can feel a small lump and what feels like an inflamed nerve/vein/?.  I can massage this out after a couple of days, but it gets tiresome.  When it gets really bad, he feels a shooting pain down his upper inner left thigh.  His doctor is a pill-pusher.  My husband has been on hydromorphone and vicodin for 5 years.  This has led to severe side effects (for the whole family), including irritability, constipation, stomach pains, poor sleep, etc.  He refuses to get off the pills, I think most of the pain is mental.  What should be MY first step in getting him to realize he may be creating the problem and his doc is not helping?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    February 27, 2009
    Cort
    Health Guide
    February 26, 2009

    Perhaps your husband simply has a problem that is not being addressed. I suggest getting another doctors opinion. If you can, try and find a full-service pain clinic that employs a variety of different techniques to relieve pain.  They should be able to reduce his drug load. 

     

    This site has a list of pain specialists:  http://www.pain.com/

     

    This site has what to look for in a pain clinic: 

     

    http://headacheandmigrainenews.com/finding-the-right-pain-clinic-4-things-to-look-for/

     

    Good luck! I hope you can find something that relieves his pain (and in turn your families!). 

     

     

     

     


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