I Am Getting Medically Retired From The Army Va Is So Backed Up They Said Could Use A Civilian Doc Im In Colorado Springs Ive Had Three Failed Spinal

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I am getting medically retired from the army va is so backed up They said I could use a civilian doc Im in Colorado Springs Ive had three failed spinal fusions and Im looking for a doctor that will listen about the meds Im on and why I think I should stay the same



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David Says:

@Josh,

What type of doctor are you seeking? If you're in need of a pain doctor, posted below are a couple webpages specific to locating pain management doctors and specialists in a given area. All you have to do is input your city or zip code for narrowed results:
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You can give this other page a try too if you come up with different results for some reason or another:
wellness.com/find/pain%20management%20specialist

I'd consider calling up a number of them to see if they are accepting new patients. You may even want to go in person to get a real vibe for the doctor.

I hope this helps in any way!

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Josh Says:

No that is helpful I'm just looking for more of primary care doctors and people's expierence with those drs in the springs

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Verwon Says:

Your best bet is most likely a pain management specialist, since there are new restrictions in place and tightening of old ones that have made it more difficult for general practitioners and surgeons to treat chronic pain on a long-term basis.

And when you contact them to make an appointment, that isn't the time to ask about them prescribing anything specific, as most will see that as drug seeking behavior and won't even let you get in the door.

You need to set up an appointment first and then make sure that they get a full copy of your current medical records. If they can see the documented surgery details, tests and what has and hasn't worked for you as documented by fellow physicians, they will be more likely to prescribe accordingly.

Does anyone have a doctor they can recommend in the area?

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Tommy Says:
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Hi, I am new here to Colorado Springs and have a slipped disc and bulging disc. I'm looking for a doctor to prescribe me opioid medication to help me with my severe pain. It gets so bad I literally can't get out of bed or move positions without having help or being carried. I need to find a doctor fast before it gets that bad again. It had subsided and now is acting up again. I have MRI's to show that these conditions are true and not made up. A lot of doctors think I'm just looking for drugs because I'm only 28 with tattoos and piercings. They assume "drug seeker" without even really talking to me or looking at my MRI's. Yes, I've had past substance abuse problems but have been clean for 3 1/5 years. I do attend the methadone clinic solely for the purpose of not going into withdrawals. It does not help with any of my pain issues or get me "high." Once they see that they automatically dismiss me. I'm not trying to get "high" I just want the pain gone, so I can function normally to do everyday simple tasks!! So does anyone know of a Dr. in Colorado Springs that won't judge me for my appearance/past history, that will listen to me, and will put me on the right medications.

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