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  • 7 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    You now know why you never have to resolve pain issues Odds are you will be in more pain and have less mobility!! I am in the same boat as you I regret ever single back surgery I have had.
      • 4 months ago
        i've had back pain since 1979 starting with l-e then 1986 -1988 -1994-1996-2006- 2rods 2 cages 2 fuses @L3 L4 as fra pain pills i've them alll now i'm screwd i take ms cotin vicotin and they don't want to give me that all this start with roll over acc.in 1970 when i was in the marine corps when was time to collect haha it took me over 30yrs to fight the V.A I'M STILL FIGHTIMG them i use to have good days and bad days but now all i have is bad days so i know what you people are going through just keep fighting don't give up
      • 4 months ago
        I've been fighting/in the VA system about 30 years. I'm finally 100% perm & total. I went to the VA appeals hospital for my state. Found a paralyzed veterans of America, PVA. The rep told me that don't have to be paralyzed to rep you. They really worked hard for me because they have "a handful of cases while the other vet groups had stacks of cases" every time they went before the board.
        To all who read this, my story is one which may help you. I pray that it helps, God bless you and try asking God to lead you. He certainly lead me!
  • 7 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    Hi. My name is Lisa. I'm 47 years old and I have been dealing with back pain after a car accident since I was 17. I have gone through 3 back surgeries to lumbar discectomy and one spinal fusion. I have gone through the gamut of therapy shots having a spinal stimulator put in my back you name it I've done it. I have 3 different diseases in my back my spine is covered in arthritis if you have heard of the disease I probably have it. I am now living with the chronic pain that you described it is insufferable. I am on 6 different medications and nothing is working. They have also lowered my dosage is so low that it is just insufferable because of these new pain management laws. I understand your pain and I totally get what you're going through. People with this kind of pain who live with it day-to-day know what it's like to truly suffer. Unless you're going through this no one can understand. If you need someone to talk to or help you through this I will definitely try my best to help. I know what it's like to really suffer as I don't have anyone in my life who understands what I'm going through either period I was a paralegal for 15 years and was put on disability at 36 years old. I have to use a scooter to get around because I can't even really walk and in 2009 I broke both of my feet because both my legs gave out when I was walking down the steps and I fell down three steps and spent a month in the hospital recovering and now have screws in my right foot and all my toes. No one should have to live like this. Please feel free to reply if you would like to talk or discuss your situation.
      • 7 months ago
        Unfortunately everybody's has been. A very bad side effect from opioid pain medications is the tolerance build up. As your dosage goes up the damge to your body goes up. A lot of people do not know that a vacation from these medications will reset your tolerance back down. The vacation starts by tapering off completely then being off of them for 3 to 6 months. It is hell but it is worth it. I was taking 400 mg of Oxycodone a day for years. I now use a 12 mcg fentanyl patch for 72 hours I rarely even to take a Tylenol to mange pain. A huge change form cry that 400 mg of OXy did not work to now! I have even gone back to work!
      • The taking a vacation from opioids is a good choice. I have had to do it several times. I have been on opioid medication for pain for over 40 years. Do it can help a great deal. However from my experience it is not enough. The most important thing is your attitude. It has to be "YOU RULE YOUR PAIN, PAIN DOES NOT RULE YOU! DEFINE YOU!" A great help in this is CBT and having a therapist that understands chronic pain. Movement of some type is very important. A physical therapist that specializes in chronic pain is a great asset. Chronic pain is very complex, the more tools you have the better your life can be.
      • 6 months ago
        I'm going thru the same suffering. I totally agree about how the new pain mgmt laws are killing me. The clinic I go to cut my meds from 4RX's to 1RX and cut the dosage down to about a 3rd of what it was. I'm in a lot more pain and feel sick all the time. All these laws did is make us legitimate chronic pain patients suffer. It can be gotten off the street easier than we can. I just don't know what to do anymore and don't want to live if it has to be this hard. But I'm trying cuz I have no choice. If I could get real pain mgmt and less pain I'd think I died and went to heaven. Oh well it's the story of my life.
      • 6 months ago
        Don't give up, stem cells repair and rejuvenate--research this.
      • 6 months ago
        Absolutely! It also helps to get a mental therapist that is well knowledge with Chronic pain and help you vet out quilt and accept outside help. You are never alone to deal with chronic pain. One more will never ever be enough.
      • 6 months ago
        I agree. These laws I do expect will help people who are just starting out on pain meds. But us who have been suffering for years from chronic pain this is hard to follow this, and adjust ,needless to say withdrawal. But This stem cell looks promising as well as low dosages fentanyl patches
      • 4 months ago
        Thanks I think it's time for me to get off pain killers too I would love to go back to work small pension from comp Wsib is b s
      • 4 months ago
        Hi, lisa i realy realy understand and feel your and pain in similar situation i am realy am try to keep my will to live on fighting just to suffer. I only see a worse life a head ? Sorry don't mean to be negative but that's where i at even this text is very hard and not easy to tell my story not easy .
      • 4 months ago
        I so understand honey that it is not hard I'm sorry that it is hard to tell your story and that you only see a dark future ahead. I have drifted into such an emotional downfall and such a severe depression I have not gotten out of bed for the last month nor have I spoken to or seen any friends not even Facebook friends. I can't say that all of the depression comes from the medication a lot of it has to do with not seeing my daughter or my grandchildren for the past year-and-a-half. But the will not to go on definitely comes from the pain and the suffrage that I feel everyday and not being able to do things that a normal person takes for granted like even getting out of bed and brushing their teeth everyday. I just don't know how at 47 years old I can even see a future these days it is just tremendous on my heart and my brain on how I am supposed to live like this so I understand. It is heartbreaking and no one no one should live like this. And when I see people saying they should get rid of opiates it just breaks my heart because if they were in our situation they would completely fill the opposite way and how can we leave people who are in such Agony out in the cold. I am definitely not an abuser of my medication don't get high from it at all. How the hell can I get high from a medication if it doesn't even take my pain away. These advocates for taking away opiates don't know what the hell they're talking about when it comes to people and real pain and it just makes me so angry. If the doctors were responsible and getting all the information all the studies X-rays and MRIs everything they need to prove the case for the people who really need these medications who are in true Agony who truly need them then it would be in the patient's hands to take care of their medication not sell it and I'm sure the people who really need it don't sell it. It's the people who I hear all the time yeah I get Perc 30s and there's nothing even wrong with me those are the people who sell their medication and it makes me so damn angry. I mean who the hell are these doctors that they're giving people this kind of medication without any concrete proof that there's anything wrong with them. And people tell me oh you need to go to that doctor will know the hell I won't because that is obviously not a legitimate dr. And I need a real Doctor Who's going to take real care of my real injuries and my real problems... Good luck to you sweetheart and like I have tried every day of my life hang in there please we all have to stick together feel free to write me back and I will answer you as soon as I can.
      • 4 months ago
        Lisa, I do understand your suffering with back pain. I also suffer with lumbar pain and have for about 25 years...I finally gave in to have lumbar surgery in 2005, which turned out to be a mistake...The pain only got worse plus the nerves were damaged and now my left leg and foot is ALWAYS in pain, along with my lumbar. I have a real problem lifting my leg and walking is a struggle. I also have a scooter and a Cain. I take a pain med plus aspirin for inflammation. I also use the hand crutches, which helps take weight off my spine while walking. I pray that you find some combination of meds and self-help devices which will relieve some of the pain... I rely on my spiritual faith to keep me going and hope you find help in your faith too...God bless you and I will be praying for you...
      • 4 months ago
        That drug vacation sounds great to reduce meds but if it is he'll, looks like someone in health field could do it under admittance to help us not be so miserable! I don't won't to be put ilanywhere for substance abuse because for 15 yrs I've taken meds exactly as prescribed, shown my pill counts & passed every drug test. I'll ask my dr. About it or at least look up how to do it. Thanks
      • 4 months ago
        Lisa we sound like we are in the same sinking boat! My next step is the and implant & my dr. Is hopeful. I was working for the state 9.5 yrs & was hit by a semi. It cd have been much worse. I'm
        On so many meds it stinks! I'm a prisoner in my own body since '02 & cant find a purpose. Hate to go anywhere bc it hurts to sit & drive. My bf does everything for me & im so lucky he has such a giving heart. The best relief I get is going to the beach where I have very little pain, while still on my meds though. It's incredible!! Last year in st. Thomas my daughter got married & I was up early each day, not in bed at all, & running up and down stairs like a normal person. It's amazing so I'm going to sell my house which needs much work & head to a beach somewhere. My dr. Says that it affects all of our senses in a positive way & it's been proven scientifically! We should chat! Karen
      • 4 months ago
        This is exactly right. The nonsense they throw out is not applicable for chronic pain patients. There is no research at all regarding long term treatment for opioid users.
      • 4 months ago
        What kind of implant are you having installed "?
  • 7 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your low back pain and all of the failed surgeries you've had. I'm dealing with low back pain since 2012. I've done and tried some of everything except surgery. I've purchased Quell a device that you place on your leg and it's something on the same line as the tens unit. I've had it for 3 weeks now and along with my pain melds and this Quell device I'm hoping to get some new relief. Go to Quell.com and read up on it. I would love to hear back from you! B Sknird trying to live pain free.
      • 4 months ago
        You're the first person I've heard who has tried quell! It's not covered under insurance yet. Would you say it's worth the $$ & additional supplies if someone is low income. Did it help u reduce ur meds at all?
      • 4 months ago
        Quell is not formulary. It is like a tens unit. I believe it really only works with sciatic pain. I would love to hear any other responses on experiences with it.
  • 7 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    Sorry to hear what your going through. Been through the same with 3 low back surgeries. Doing what I can to not have neck surgery . Chronic burning pain 24/7 waist down through feet the last 20 plus years. A normal night sleep is a dream. Check into ACPA.ORG for info that might help. One Day at a time...........Best Wishes
      • 6 months ago
        I forgot to add, ground Turmeric from Walmart helps with all of my spine problems it just don't help the pain of my lower back because I think I'm to far gone since it is on number 3 and most of my cushin in my back is gone
  • 7 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    I know how you feel. I've only been dealing with Chronic pain for 9 years. I finally have a medication regimine that seems to work fairly well. I do have some pain flares, I've lost a tremendous amount of weight and it seems my pain has now intensified since then. I hope you get some help and resources and most of some pain relief that works for you!
      • 6 months ago
        Amen sister
      • 4 months ago
        I think the concept of losing weight will relieve your back pain is utter nonsense. My wife had back pain, then had a gastric sleeve, and when she came out the back pain was much worse. The Dr had his thumb up his ass trying to explain this.
  • 7 months ago
  • 6 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    Acupuncture! The Only thing that helped me..Please try it
  • 6 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    Hello everybody I have had back issues since sept 2006 i am now 32 and still having issues after havin back surgery to fix herniated disc twice, sept 2007 and feb 2009 and i must say why do I still have all of these annoying pains and why can I never have to take pills and why can I not get my disability back? Yeah its all a big headache and I feel all of you peoples pain this is the worst thing!!!!
  • 6 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    I should of listened to mom. She would always tell me, " You workout to much"! She was right. I have a bigger problem than I thought would ever happen. My knee doctor told me after they did x rays, my back is on number 3 I found out, this is why my back hurts day and night . Does anybody know if I will have to have surgery? I was so discussed I didn't ask. Thank you.
      • Not sure what you mean your back is on number 3. There are many different things that factor in to needing surgery but as someone who has had two and had numerous people recommend another, I can tell you that if you don't absolutely need it then don't have surgery done! My second one was a direct result of the first one! Scar tissue, calcium buildup, doctor's oopsies, etc. all things made worse by surgery in most cases and almost impossible to reverse! So avoid it as long as you can and exercise in moderation (and of course CORRECTLY) to strengthen the core muscles which usually helps to reduce pain and if you need pain medication do not take them for any longer than you need or more than you need!

        Good luck and God Bless!
      • 4 months ago
        Do not have back surgery unless you start having bowel and bladder incontinence. In my 30 years in the insurance field, I cannot think of one time where back surgery fixed back problems. But drs have a vested interest in hacking on your body to line their pocket books.
  • 6 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    Stem cells are what I am praying for, do the research, I believe they would be the answer
      • 4 months ago
        I had a Dr suggest that for a different ankle surgery. The insurance company just said no. I have heard nothing but good things about it. I would have liked to try it. I just do not see this as being approved ever. It's a shame though.
  • 6 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    I too had four back surgeries after the first ,I woke up and could nt move my good leg, straighten it , my other leg I had Avn in a THR.. I just tried the teeter back thing ,it helped a lot for the first 3 weeks ,then I started getting nerve issue in that same leg , nerve would shoot and I would fall.. Teeter let me return free of CHG besides the $14.99 , on narcotics the rest of my life ,but without i think I would kill myself..
      • 6 months ago
        I understand --We should all investigate stem cell and advocate to our legislatures for insurance to cover it. Stem cells rejuvenate and repair
  • 4 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    I am a Registered Nurse who used to work on an orthopedic floor in the hospital. We did all kinds of back surgeries. I would guess that, for the repeaters who needed more surgeries, or 'tuneups', 9 out of 10 patients had said that they wished they had never had surgery! I was shocked! I was around 22 years old. Now I am 68 years old. I have been in 27 auto accidents. (and still here to talk about it.) I have fractured T-12, C3-7 of my cervical vertebrae. A number of times I was told I could have surgery to help with the pain. I always said no and I'm glad I did. I have several friends who said 'yes'. They are now regretting their decision. I go to a Pain Management Clinic for help with my pain. We work together trying out different pain meds and other meds that might work in conjunction with the pain meds. I have also had 2 spinal cord stimulators implanted in my spine. These were a god send. They have helped to free up my brain so that I can 'think'. With the spinal cord stimulators, you always get a trial period for 3-5 days. Within 24 hours after having it put in, I had my brain back. I was also able to reduce the amount of pain meds I was taking. Be an active participate in your pain management. The best of luck to you.
      • 4 months ago
        I am assuming you had the electro stims. What levels did the, put them in at?
      • 4 months ago
        Thank you SO much! I'm supposed to be getting a spinal cord stimulator & have put it off for 2.5 yrs bc it scares me. Now it is smaller, which is good, and after hearing your results, that's exactly what I'm hoping for, so will go forth! I've refused a fusion but have allowed 24 non-invasive type surgeries such as neuratomies that gave very little relief in last 15 yrs. thanks again!
  • 4 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    Your story is my story the only help I see is laser surgery and it's only in America but you're supposed to be up and walking within hours with a small cut that you cover with a Band-Aid and it cost money
      • 4 months ago
        Oh I mentioned to my Dr and she laughed saying this was a joke. Typical Dr.
      • 4 months ago
        My son in law had that where they cut spine away from nerves back in April '17 & as of July '17 he is doing much better. This surgery isn't an option for me though.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    Nothing seams to work,the pain pills is ok just cover up the pain .i guess I will all ways hurt.my doctor says there are nothing to operate on .so I guess there is nothing to do but to hurt....
      • 4 months ago
        Please get a 2nd opinion, as there is always something they can try. Find a larger spinal practice, even if u have to travel further to get a better result!
  • 4 months ago

    RE: How cope with chronic lower back pain.

    Hello, my name is Randy. I was an insurance adjuster and investigator for almost 30 years. I am now dealing with the opposite-have tremendous pain from a work accident. If anyone has any questions about pain management and insurance companies, please feel free to contact me through here. I am retired now and am going to start fairly soon a new organization regarding legislative advocacy regarding the nonsense about opiates. If you are interested in participating, let me know.
      • 4 months ago
        Dear sanjose2017 the day to you sir yes I am very interested in helping or doing anything I can to make legislation understand that people with injuries spinal cord injuries from car accidents slip and fall or just birth defects have pain that is unrelenting and are not junkies that we need this medication and that the people in the kind of pain that you and I are in and a lot of our fellow people in this room we do not sell our medication and we do not abuse it. Like I stated earlier I do not get high from a medication which is laughable it doesn't even barely cover the pain I am in since they have drastically Cut Me by 80% at my pain management clinic due to these ridiculous new laws. I have been seeing the same pain management doctor for going on 10 years now and he literally had tears in his eyes every time he came to me saying we had to do another cut. I live in Pennsylvania and the maximum amount of morphine allowed to be given is 90 mg so with the morphine sulfate ER that I take and the Roxicodone for breakthrough pain I am on 15 mg of morphine sulfate three times a day and 10 mg of oxycodone 3 times a day as that all equals out to 90 mg of morphine a day which is basically nothing. Yet it's funny I still hear people telling me they get way more medication than I do yet I find out they don't get morphine they just say they get 30 mg perks like six a day which way more than equals 90 mg of morphine those perks are considered to be one and a half times stronger than morphine so I still don't understand this. Anyways I am willing to do anything to help because I'm 47 years old a former paralegal absolutely loved loved loved her career and had to be put on full disability 9 years ago which absolutely broke my heart. I have had to laminectomy surgeries on my lower back and one spinal fusion on my lower back and I am now full of titanium screws and plates. I have no meaning left in my life it is just existing and I cannot take it. The only help I did get was I do have a scooter to help me get around because I cannot walk more than from my bedroom to the bathroom without being in severe pain. I have actually fallen and broken both of my feet falling down three steps in my own home broke both of my ankles all of the bones in my right foot including every single toe and ended up spending a month in the hospital because of this because my legs give out when I walk due to the severity of the illnesses that are in my lower spine. I am at a loss. My own pain management doctor has told me if I can ever find another doctor that will prescribe more medication for me he will gladly tell them I need it desperately and he will give them my file and told me if anything ever goes wrong if the DEA shuts that new doctor down he will welcome you back with open arms but I will have to go back to the pain management regimen that I was on with him. Not the new medication that a new doctor would put me on if I could find one that would give me more medication. He is an absolute doll he is a sports doctor and an anesthesiologist so I highly highly trust him and know he is only doing his job. Please contact me here and we can hopefully exchange information so I can help and we can make legislation see that there are two sides to every story and maybe make it a condition that you must have MRIs x-rays whatever but be able to prove your illness beyond a shadow of a doubt and then the doctors can prescribe the medication you need so desperately and stop giving out so many opiates to people who just have a backache here in there. That is a disgrace. Please contact me as soon as possible sanjose2017 thank you so much for stepping up. Sorry my post is so long...im very passionate about this subject so I tend to talk a lot when I'm passionate about something. Hope to hear from you soon my friend.
      • 4 months ago
        Hey Lisa, when you talk about the different pain meds, you have to calculate what is called a MED or morphine equivalent dosage. There is a complex formula that is used to figure out that number. It used to be that 120 was the max. It is now down to between 90 to 100. If you are over the number, you are considered at risk for addiction. The DEA will sometimes require the Dr to counsel you on this and the number of drug tests will sometimes be increased. Now it is creeping down to sixty. Sometimes for long-term usage insurance companies will pay with a clean test. But many won't.

        Is this a workers comp claim?

        I have had much different experiences with Percocet v morphine. I was taking ten norco a day with no help with pain. I am six four 290 and very muscular. I finally found a Dr who said that dosage is too small. My stomach was in knots. I went to the Dr and she put me on Percocet and it has made a wonderful difference in my life. I am active, able to participate in pain management and exercise. I can manage the pain very well.

        For you, what I would suggest is finding someone affiliated or on staff at a university hospital. Have that person look at your case with fresh eyes. Be honest in what you are looking for, which at this point is basically palliative care. If that person wants you to go for evaluations, do it. Do everything they ask. Opiates are now considered last cause treatment. In other words, go through with ruling it all out. Most drs will continue to prescribe.

        What I would like to see is that someone like us is allowed, when this happens, to have a second opinion. In my 30 years in this field, what is going on is for pain patients, you are going to be forced to prove your case all the time, and if you cannot, you are going to get cut off.

        Has your Dr started talking about psych meds? In California, a lot of the drs are being told to start prescribing off label hard core psych meds. Fascinating!

        I am writing out a proposal. I need about another month.

        We need a pain patient forum. One where people can get together and discuss issues and let everyone know what is the truth not the lies.

        Finally, Google Dr Andrew Kolodny and an organization called Prop or physicians for responsible opioid prescribing. He runs A rehab facility in NYC. He is public enemy number 1. His philosophy is that you treat the problem before any pain meds are given. Yet, he has a financial interest in labeling people as addicts. But what do you do for people like you where there is no place to go.

        So what happens is this-the prevailing wisdom in pain mgmt is that you are not entitled to a pain free life. This philosophy has been espoused as dogma by Dr Gupta of CNN. The next thing to go is the concept of breakthrough pain.

        The study of pain management as a science has been hijacked by quacks and quackery such as CBT, massage, and other various and sundry nonsense. Is it good to cut back on pain meds. Of course it is. But for others like me, who have passed every drug test, did every class they asked of me, it has made the difference to me in every way.

        I tend to ramble so please bear with me. Write back and I will respond within a couple of days.
      • 4 months ago
        too many associate the high as pain relief this is the first side effect to go away thus leading to people wanting more the high and pain releif are 2 separate actions of these drugs as others have state the most important thing is your mind set give into pain and you are lost this is a minute by minute battle for most of us that is why the psychological component is so important
      • 4 months ago
        Hi sanjose2017. Thank you for responding. I wish my doctor would prescribe the psych medications as yes the depression has gotten the better of me. I only take the 90 mg of morphine equivalent which is 3 morphine sulfate 15 a day and 310r oxycodones a day which equals out to 90 mg of morphine. My doctor is very up-to-date on all of the new DEA practices and won't go above 90 mg morphine equivalent. He is an amazing doctor as he is an anesthesiologist and a sports doctor as well. But will not write any psych meds and my insurance will not provide me Mental Health Care without a very steep copay which at this time being on disability and receiving one check a month I cannot afford to go. This dr. Andrew sounds like a real quick. So we are not entitled to be paid free??? Are you serious? Everyone deserves to live a pain-free life whether it be through exercise therapy or pain medication. I have been through the Mel as this has been ongoing for over 30 years. I was involved in a life-threatening auto accident when I was 17 years old and I am now 47. I have had every x-ray MRI you can think of. I had two spinal stimulators placed in my lower lumbar region and we're taking out because they did not work. I have had every type of facet injection every type of joint injection every type of injection you can think of. I have gone through everything every doctor has ever asked of me in order to get pain relief before I succumb to taking pain medication finally in 2009. I waited until my children were 18 and 19 until going on pain medication and I absolutely could not possibly bear another day of the pain. I know many people say that this was not possible that I waited this long until my children were 18 but yes I did because I could not bear to have my children see me in any type way or fashion drugged out as they say on medication because I did not know what it was going to do to me. But having three surgeries I had had previous knowledge of what Percocet could do and besides being lethargic and sleepy all the time it bound me up. But I digress. I did wait a long time before going on pain medication as it is as you say the absolute last step in this long journey we have faced. It came down to the doctor telling me there is absolutely positively nothing left for us to try unless something new comes out. I have been to one of the top notch doctors on our country and he even told me there is nothing left for you to do my dear but now go on pain medication. You fought the hard battle and now it's time to just let the pain medication help you. This battle is not over yet I hope because we need to do something for people like us who are severely suffering. I will look this doctor up on Google and I know it's going to make me angry because people like this surely have never been in the kind of pain we have. I look forward to hearing from you again my friend.
      • 4 months ago
        Hi Lisa, I know the problems with binding up....lol...that is a nice delicate way of describing it and I'm going to steal it. I have not really had that problem. I am very proactive in that area. Lol

        Are you near a university hospital? They are often given much more leeway with Morphine equivalents. You can, if you have a doctor willing to go to bat, get pain meds if you are over 90. Are you in any classes?

        The feet problem is my problem too. I fell down some stairs.

        Could you go without the meds with the breakthrough pain? Before my forced retirement, the State of CA had a,lot of discussion regarding the concept of breakthrough pain. Some drs do not believe in it.

        Would you mind me throwing out two suggestions? If you have already tried them, disregard.

        1). I think a fresh pain management evaluation might be in order. I think some jiggering around of the meds with timing issues might get you off the breakthrough.

        2). You might want to look at a multidisciplinary exam. What I think you need to show drs is that you have nothing left to fix. Dr Kolodny, the person I mentioned, feels drs should treat the underlying problem. Well, in your case, there is no underlying problem.


        Please write back. I am going to Las Vegas for a family reunion. I will get back to you soon.



        Randy.
      • 4 months ago
        Yes I'm interested Randy! Pls. Email me at klp0923@gmail.com & notate in title pain help! Thank you!! I was initially hurt in car wreck while on the job. What a mess that was! I ended up losing my life insurance I was entitled to!
      • 4 months ago
        Like you I lost a career I thought I wd retire with! It broke my heart as well! Plus I only needed 6 more mos. & I wd have had vested retirement! Pain sux! Best of luck!
      • 4 months ago
        APA is the American Pain Association & they do help legislate for us. They used to have a fantastic newsletter but now it's just a website that I find too difficult to read on my phone. They are of the opinion that patients have the right to be treated for pain relief! Good org! Thanks!
      • 4 months ago
        We have not had the cut back issues here in GA at all, thankfully! I was not aware this was actually going on either. Of course, certain Doctors locally & nationally have always had that opinion!
        I don't know how Dr. Gupta & others expect us to live in physical torment! It's just ridiculous that they think we do not need so much medication, when we subject ourselves to everything asked of us such as ALL medical tests, pill counts, drug tests, etc. & show that we take our responsibility seriously.
      • 4 months ago
        If you cannot afford mental health care, our state offers sliding scale mental health care based on income. It was my belief every state offered this, although I've heard some of their practices are more conservative. I guess it depends on several factors but I wd think there is some lower cost care available to you. Often pop's will prescribe some mental health care meds. Good luck!
      • 4 months ago
        APA is worthless. Sorry. No one cares.