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Are pain clinics usually good at having non-narcotic solutions for chronic pain?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Most aren't

If staffed by anesthiologist and/or other pain specialists who are board certified and affiliated with a local hospital and clinic, the answer is yes! if the clinic is advertising on tv and is staffed by gps, pas, and nps, no! all you need to express is your desire for a non-narcotic solution.
These clinics usually require a referral with a discrete dx, not just "pain" diagnosis is first!

In brief: Most aren't

If staffed by anesthiologist and/or other pain specialists who are board certified and affiliated with a local hospital and clinic, the answer is yes! if the clinic is advertising on tv and is staffed by gps, pas, and nps, no! all you need to express is your desire for a non-narcotic solution.
These clinics usually require a referral with a discrete dx, not just "pain" diagnosis is first!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Yes

Legitimate pain management facilities use mutiple modalities to treat pain.
Medication alone is unlikely to ever resolve the issue. If all you are offered is medication...Run...Don't walk to another doctor.

In brief: Yes

Legitimate pain management facilities use mutiple modalities to treat pain.
Medication alone is unlikely to ever resolve the issue. If all you are offered is medication...Run...Don't walk to another doctor.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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