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How Do I Have A Pain Management Discussion With My Doctor
I don't see the value of pain management. I consider it more harmful than beneficial to me. Can my primary doctors make it condition of their medical service to be drugged up by the pain doctors?
Pain Management: Pain management can be very valuable when pain relief is a goal of treatment, along with improving function. It sounds like you don't share this outlook. If you feel your doctors aren't appropriately addressing your condition, you always have the option of seeking other opinions or care. Also, your doctors may suggest this themselves, if they feel they've exhausted their capacities to help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All are different...: But they share the fact that the focus of their practice is on treating pain. Some use only medical management, which is mostly medication and physical therapy, where others use interventional techniques to treat pain. Most will use some combination of both. Recommend going to someone who has special training in pain or has experience in treating pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Are there any legitimate pain management doctors left that still want to advocate for legitimate pain patients?
Do pain doctors focus on diagnostics first? I was referred to one by my primary. I am concerned since I'm most places I read that pain doctors focus on "pain management" and I really want to know why
Cause of pain: It is imperative to figure out the cause of the pain to be able to know what to do to effectively treat and DIMINISH the pain. There are so many different underlying causes of pain that not firmly grasping the cause of the pain, it is very easy to prescribe the wrong treatment/medications/therapy. "Pain management," suggests the attempt to at least decrease the pain to manageable levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: Addiction is a psychological disorder and many patients who become addicted are predisposed to that state. Medications are take at their own risk. There should be an informed consent with a patient along with education prior to starting opioid therapy. Unfortunately many pain providers may not do this. No one has to take pain medications. These medications are taken electively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain Management: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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