Doctors Willing To Prescribe Pain Medication Spartanburg Sc Area

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tamtam Says:


Buldging disk in lower back and also broke my L2 vertebrae in 2006 pain is intolerable



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Tamtam! How are you?

Due to the new regulations set forth by the DEA last year, you'll need to see a specialist to have pain medications prescribed. A general practitioner won't prescribe there for you.

However, do you currently have a PCP that could refer you to someone? If so, that might be the quickest and easiest way to find the help you need.

Can anyone recommend a good doctor in that area?

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Used up Says:
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I've tried Piedmont Comprehensive Pain Management in Greenville and the dr I'm seeing cut my pain meds in half at my first visit and is threatening to not prescribe "one single pill". Despite saying they would monitor my pain levels closely over time I barely see the dr as the visits are about 60 seconds and he never asks about my pain levels or functioning. The wait times can go over 90 minutes too. They referred ma to dr Mina for a spinal stimulator and had it done 6 weeks ago. So far I'm not getting the relief I need to function. If you find a dr that will actually prescribe hydrocodone or something equally effective PLEASE post it so I can have a chance at a normal life.

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char Says:

if you have had surgery, get your surgeon to refer you to pain management along with all reports and x-rays, also any mri's.. any and anything you've got to give.

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Used Up Says:

Not much response on this thread but I thought I'd update... Tried a few more "second opinions" and received VERY terse and rude treatment by all pain management doctors I've visited with. I've been upfront and honest. Told them that my current doctor won't treat my pain, spend time finding solutions, and refusing to prescribe anything but placebos (prescription strength Ibuprofen or worse, SSRI's and other anti-depressants, promising they work wonders for their other patients) All while taking multiple UA's charged to my insurance at 15-30 times the actual cost (saw one UA charged for over $1,300). They don't even look at my MRI scans showing massive trauma to my lumbar region with several causes for moderate to severe chronic pain. Just in and out as fast as they can, treat me rudely and never stop to listen after asking how I'm doing,write a script for something I could get over the counter, order a UA, then off to the next patient while I'm still just beginning to explain my symptoms.

Medical care has gone from 20th century to the 17th century in just a few months. One nurse suggested I take anti-histamine to help relax me when I'm in severe pain. I told her why not just a shot of whiskey? She said that was a good idea. So....no more monitored, insurance covered mild narcotic painkillers that allow me to live a semi-functional life and instead stay home drinking and taking Aleve, Tylenol, and booze until my liver fails. Apparently that counts as "pain management" now. Spoke with my primary care provider about this... she took pity and prescribed 0.5 mg Xanax for when I have panic attacks when the pain becomes so severe I have to punch holes in the wall and slam my head into a door to make the pain go somewhere other than my lower back for just a short time.

If things don't change soon I will have to end the pain the permanent way, with a bang. I'll go find a quiet, remote spot where I'll never be found so no one will have to be bothered to clean up the mess or pay for disposal. Sorry folks, America has fallen to the bottom of the pack in healthcare among all first-world countries. F*** you USA. Greed has finally taken a step too far. Fire your doctors. Fire your insurance company. Burn you're bills. screw em. good-bye and good luck.

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edgewise1 Says:
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I am going to Pain Management Specialists in Spartanburg S.C. On my first visit last month I was prescribed oxycodon 10mg four times a day which is currently adequate for my needs. I suffered a spinal cord stroke in July 2012 that was a partial stroke and has left me with a lot of leg pain. I am also prescribed Lyrica and tramadol which help. But I found everyone I dealt with to be very professional and very nice. I highly recommend.

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Used up Says:
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edgewise1, good luck. Maybe I'll speak with them. Careful with those Tramadols though. They nearly killed me and left me with permanent nerve damage in my right leg and hand. My doctor gave em to me even though I was on Lexapro at the time (SSRI's don't mix well with Tramadol). lot of controversy over that drug recently as doctors are writing scripts for it like crazy. Lot of deaths, poisonings. Make sure you don't mix them with one of the billions of other things out there that they shouldn't be taken with. Go on the web and search for drug interactions. That drug even just by itself has caused some people serious problems. Talk to a GOOD pharmacist about what to watch out for when taking it. Read everything you can about the drug and learn the signs of poisonings/interactions. My Dr and pharmacist dropped the ball and never caught the problem they get trained, paid and paid well to catch. I'm right handed and am learning to be left handed now thanks to that little "oops".

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jeslin Says:
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I know a place in charleston area

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Emma Says:
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Jeslin, I live in Charleston and go to MUSC pain management. I've had epidurals, facet injections, transforaminal injections. Now they are talking about a spinal cord stimulator (NO!!!) I go to physical therapy, stretch, pray, cry.
I'm ready to try meds that will work. Who do you suggest?

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Sherry Says:

Anyone know of a doctor willing to prescribe pain medication in Johnson City, TN? I've been dealing with neck/shoulder pain for over a year. Been to a chiropractor, acupuncturist and two medical doctors. The doctors won't prescribe anything stronger than a muscle relaxer, which doesn't give me any relief. Thank you for your help.

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Mommysuede Says:
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Jeslin, who do you suggest in Charleston? I can't even walk upright and haven't slept in days

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P450 Says:

Posters,

It is the FDA 120 mg. morphine equivalent and anyone stupid enough to start drinking and threaten on this forum to commit suicide needs immediate psychiatric in patient help.

This is your president causing this and it will take several years of a regular president to rectify the mess he made. Due to this raging a hole we all suffer, some will die.

I posted a list of physicians who may help various states on the main trending post for 'physician who will prescribe vicodin' it seems to get the most posters. I do post regularly on all the top posts but tomorrow hope to be seeing a physician who does write. Due to my complexity after my physician in Houston of 10 years died I had to travel to California for 5 years. I stick with one doctor but the BEST in America dumped us knowing that in our case for he only handles RARE cases that we can die.

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Teresa Says:
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Can you please send me the information of the Charleston one? I would like to check in. And are they writing prescriptions OR giving Inj's.? Both have worked but the inj's. seem to make me feel at a level 5 for a week then back up gradually to 7 and 8 by week 3. So I really need both or just the medication. Thanks {edited for privacy}

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Used Up Says:
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The changes aren't due to the President. In fact, the effort to reclassify opiate based painkillers, and restrict the amount physicians are allowed to prescribe began in 2000.
The Executive branch has nothing to do with decisions made by the FDA.


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P1000TheGreat Says:

Posters,

The costs and your lousy economy and the manipulation of your mortgages and lives are done by Odumma don't kid yourselves.

They are!

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P1000TheGreat Says:

Posters,

Any physician mixing Ultram with AD's should lose his license.

This drug was created for addicts who doctor shop number one and raises your seizure threshold so the person who thinks he had nerve damage most likely suffered a TIA or CVA.

Good God you people in this state are a bit low.

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TamTam Says:
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Drs in Augusta Ga and Sc,for pain management and severe chronic pain

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Jo Says:
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I am sorry to hear about your experience but it really doesn't surprise me with all the regulations we have flying around all over the place surrounding pain medication. I see it as a joke that these people call themselves pain management but yet they practically refused you the proper pain medicine to control your pain. It seems that most people could just stick with their primary care doctor if the pain management doctors do not want to even prescribe people anything for pain when they get through the doors. I think it is quickly becoming true that pain management is just another fancy term for "quack".

Most of the people working in these pain management places do not have the first clue what it is like for patients walking through the door who are actually in pain and they seldom even care. It has basically just come down to a battle between those who really need the pain management suffering because of so many going through the doors who really do not need pain management. The number of pain management centers have actually reduced a lot in the past 10 years or so because doctors simply do not want to help a patient by writing out the medicine that is actually going to reduce their pain but just give them something that does not help at all then send them on their way while running up a big medical bill at the same time. I think that there would be many others that will agree with me on that theory. One of the reasons why I am using this site is in hopes of finding someone in my area that has actually had a good experience and learning from it plus finding out if it's someone or someplace that I could benefit from as well. That being said, has anyone from North Carolina had any good experiences at all with pain management centers that they would like to share?

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Donna Says:
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I'm so sorry you are having such problems, but I can truly relate. Laws have really changed regards to pain meds. Now you have to be under the care of a certified Pain Mgmt MD to get pain meds. I was recently told by my new pain mgmt MD, whom I just transferred to, that he only prescribed certain meds n that regs require a PT to have CT, MRI scans showing injury to qualify to even get meds. I've been under pain mgmt for years due to severe cerve injuries. Had 2 level herniated cervical disk sx, spinal cord implant for 4 1/2 yrs, recently removed 3 mos ago as it was not providing relief any longer, in order to obtain new MRI the SCS had to be removed. I'm having severe cervical pain causing migraine type HAs. Taking Percocet 10 3 xs day, Zanaflex 3 day, Imitrex prn etc. But still having severe brakethru pain. I've had too many blocks, radio frequency, nerve burnt etc.to count. Medicine has changed greatly thru years, but unfortunately, not for the best in regards to treating pain mgmt. Good Luck, don't give up.

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Bob Says:
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Any family practioners in the Hickory, NC area that will prescribe pain meds for documented proof of injury with chronic pain?

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Batt Lady Says:

Please give the stimulators a try. One helped my pain for over three years!

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