At one point I was on 12 T3’s a day for the lower back pain from the collapsing discs; especially S1-L5. The next step was to go on Opiods (hope I spelled it right) anyway. I decided to go for a breast reduction and pain management instead. Anyone else?
Pain management doctors are not their getting tou hooked on pain killers please no better then goverment and PROP ( andrew kolodny with anti opioid comment above ) I'm glad you can get injections that work for you dont work for everyone and truthfully for many cause more issues and damage and pain I know have been dealing with debilitating intractable pain for 20 or more years . I have been on opioids for over 15 years or longer and am not addicted dont get high or crave my meds . I am physically dependent on them which is different then addiction millions like me the same take these meds fo rd a quality of life abs tolerable RSS able pain because other non opioid treaments failed or dont work by themselves . I have tried it all trust me even take other meds and treaments I do have t oh get steroid injections and nerve blocks, faccid injections , trigger point injections I just had a nerve block and 4 injections all thos week and am in horrific pain from these injections . My opioid pain meds keep getting most with because the dam goverment the DEA and DOJ going after agd harassing the innocent dr just trying to do their ethical jobs and treat their pts as their educated and licensed to do so unlike our politicians, government, DEA , DOJ, CDC or PROP so I get si upset when I hear people make these kinds of comments !!! If you dont want to use or take opioid pain meds that's find but dont knock the doctors for using them for others . That's not the doctor intentions to addict anyone . Its you choice once prescribed will the benefits outway the risk for millions like me who they do work for and who ccx are not addict yes the benefit outway any risk . To have tolerable pain and quality of life yoye dam. Right . Bit if their not for you and you dobt want t ok take them dont. If getting injections help that's great if using otc ointments and meds work great, if marijuana , krantom works thts great but we shouldnt knock other treaments.
Pain management does involve opioid treaments I dont understand. This is part of pain management regimens abs should be they work for millions of pts with debilitating intractable / chronicpain myself included so I'm not sure what the question is. Because pain killers are a part of pain management. Their one in the same . If trying non opioid therapies still part of pain management all manage pain again what works for one may not work for another so many treaments and meds out their non opioid bd opioid otc vs dr prescribed .ect. injections and nerve blocks have to find work best for you individually. But oye goverment needs to forcing pain and suffering by denying what works especially opioid pain meds . If they work and correct and effective doses taken as prescribed they work . Many effective pain treament with opioids had quality of life and tolerable pain which is the goal of pain therapy for debilitating intractable / chronic pain because will never be pain free chronic/ intractable pain doesnt go away just make tolerable when given effective meds and treaments as part of pain therapy
I go to pain management doctor. They do procedures instead of getting you hooked on pain killers.
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member i am pretty sure that this person is asking if anyone has tried pain management without opiods and used another method. ie: meditation,CBD oil or medical marijuana
I try and manage my pain without the use of medications. Being a person with diabetes and all the medications that I take daily already, I really hate when a doctor prescribes me even more pills. Not to say that I haven't tried them because I have but they either did little for me or made me sleep for about 18 hours in a 24 hour cycle. Having to set alarms on my clock to wake up for appointments or taking/picking up the kids from work just wasn't working for me. That's when I opted to trying other forms of therapy. CBD oil works for me (doesn't take away all the pain but alleviates it) plus I do some meditation. I find that refocusing my brain on something else helps.
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