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Old 02-17-2011, 10:27 PM
Shebo Shebo is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 40
Default Pain Management-How do you change doctors?

I'm trying to get a second opinion on my treatment and options from my pain management doctor. Every time I call another pain manager, they put me on hold and come back and tell me to send my records. They will look at them and call me to make an appointment. I had one come back and tell me they only treat acute pain. What does that even mean?

Is this normal? They ask why I need the appointment and when I tell them they say "Uh-huh, well just send your information."

This is the first time I have seen a pain management doctor. Anytime a doctor wants to do a procedue, I would normally get several opinions. Have I been black listed in some way or is there a law that says you can't change PM doctors?

1995 & 2005 L4/5 Discectomy (no disc left)
3/2010 4 Level ACDF C3-7
5/2010 Thoracic Laminectomy
2 Ruptured Thoracic Discs (T7/8, T9/10)
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