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Psychiatrist prescribe medications chronic pain

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management 20 years experience
Depends: It depends on how skilled your psychiatrist is at prescribing pain medications and monitoring for its effectiveness.
Dr. Stephen Perret
Child Psychiatry 15 years experience
Pain medications: Many psychiatrists are less familiar with pain medications and a good number of them can be dangerous in overdose and habit-forming if not used carefu... Read More
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Psychiatry: While it is true that your psychiatrist may not be comfortable or familiar with all the pain medications and he may want you to see a pain specialist ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
Dentistry 29 years experience
Not on HealhTap: Any chronic illness or pain should be managed by a face-to-face encounter with a provider that knows all about you. HealthTap only allows those that p... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Sometimes: They are numerous causes of chronic pain. I would start with a rheumatologist to eliminate physical causes before moving on to a psychiatrist.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Pain: The causation of physical pain depends on how long what part of body etc need to talk to pcp.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sassan Hassassian
Anesthesiology 29 years experience
Yes: Pain affects all aspects of one's life. In chronic situations, pain may have devastating effect on a patient's emotional well-being. A psychiatrist ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Holistic/Integrative: I advise you see a holistic/integrative MD to determine the underlying causes. I would suspect chronic Lyme disease, which is common in NY but often n... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not recommended: Morphine is not recommended in your case. Further work up might be needed and a trial of physical therapy should be included in your treatment plan. A... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
In general, scored..: ..tablets can always be split in half. Oxycodone 10 mg. does have scoring (line down middle of pill) so yes you can split it with a pill cutter. If th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
See pain specialist: Many docs are uncomfortable dealing with chronic pain, in part because of fear of attracting/creating drug addicts & because state medical boards puni... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
Family Medicine 17 years experience
No: Our service does not provide pain management medications that are controlled, sorry.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Wrong attitude: Opioids exist for a reason but 1) there are risks and 2) pain management is like weight loss: it works best when you and a treating clinician collabor... Read More

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