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Friday, November 30, 2012 Dan30, Community Member, asks

Q: Can anyone help or point me in the correct path!

I work from home on a computer and have 2 toddlers. I use to be able to keep up with daily tasks and be able to play with my kids and hike etc. I am now struggling to get out of bed and just not have a bad attitude and sit at my computer to make a living. I live in Toledo Washington and was wondering if you knew of any good pain management clinics around me. My regular doctor told me he understands my situation however he isn't a pain doctor and can't subscribe any pain killers to me long-term due to the laws etc. He also said pain clinics where a bit ridicules and radical on requirements and make you feel like a drug addict, and talked about all of these DEA, doctors that did injections, and people getting addicted to pain medication horror stories. I don't even care if I get pain killers I just want the pain to go away if it's surgery or pain killers so be it as long as it works.

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Cort, Health Guide
12/ 4/12 1:57pm

Your doctors not giving you much of a choice there! He doesn't have anything to offer and yet he says pain clinics won't work either. I would look for a good pain clinic that gets good reviews (look on the internet) and go there. Yes, be careful, not all therapies have been adequately studied but there is a reason physicians specialize in pain - there's alot of learn. Your primary care doctor really is not equipped to deal with long term chronic pain.

 

You find clinics by using the program on this page.  Good luck! 

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Dan30, Community Member
12/ 4/12 2:06pm

Thanks for your input!

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chico1221, Community Member
12/ 1/12 6:24am

Dan i can tell you from my experiance almost 12 yrs with pain pump and i can move now i was bedridden i still have bad days but i have 3 meds in pump.duliad,baclofen and clonadine new my legs go numb cramp and i just plain am miserable.i dont live there but call major hosp. and ask if they have pain clinic and id switch doctor pain clinics really help me so give it a shot.let me know what happens.ill be praying for you.....

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Dan30, Community Member
12/ 3/12 8:42am

Thank you very much for the advise!

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Robinwilliams, Community Member
12/ 1/12 6:40am

Why don't you try chiropractic care for your problem. It does wonders! If you can find a good chiropractor in your area, its well and good or else visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic. I have heard they are really good.

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By Dan30, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/04/12, First Published: 11/30/12