Question: I had an accident that left me with severe neuropathy ( Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in the hands and feet). I'm bed ridden in pain. Chronic pain, thoughts of hopelessness and depression plague me daily. All I do is cry. Where do I seek help? -- A Chronic Pain Patient
Answer: You may want to consider seeking a out a pain management specialist in your region. They can help you with your pain. They are patient and truly listen to the patient. They never refuse to help the patient. These pain doctors provide pain management solutions that will address your depression while helping to alleviate pain.
Question:: I need to find a good pain management Dr. I have spinal stenosis tendonitis in my left arm and arm pain osteoarthritis and severe neck pain. I'm afraid of becoming addicted to pain med. What do I do -- where do I look? Help!
Answer: What to do about pain is a big question. Your not alone in the fear of avoiding pain medications so as not to become addicted. Now wouldn't it be awesome if there was a drug that relieved chronic pain without causing addiction. Today, opioids kill more Americans than car accidents or guns. In fact, the number of people addicted to opioids climbed 493 percent between 2010 and 2016, according to Blue Cross Blue Shield statistics. So your fear is valid. The answer to your question is alternative treatment methods managed by the right pain doctor. Brooklyn Pain Doc understand that chronic pain can kill you because it causes more problems when pain is not controlled. You get help buy scheduling an appointment with a pain specialist that will listen and believes that your pain is real.
Question: I've had chronic pain for more than 6 years in my back, and knees. I have three bulged disc in my lower back two curvatures and a tailbone that is impacted. I was involved in a car accident which limited my physical activities due to my hurt my back and injured knees. My work keeps me physically active and in pain. I can't lose my job. I have no where to turn.
Answer: 6 years is a long time to be suffering. So many lives have been lost because pain was not managed well! Chronic pain appears to have overwhelmed your life. You need to start living again. Trust me when I tell you that you are not alone! You need a hug! Brooklyn Pain Doc understands that your probably feeling exhausted and defeated from how pain has taken over your entire life.
The first step as mentioned repeatedly in this article is finding a doctor that has your back! A physician that will help you mange your pain through physical therapy, and a pain management plan that works for you. Online support groups can do wonders. Sharing your experiences in a forum with others that are going through the same thing can help with that helpless feeling. Hope this helps.
An estimated 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. You are not alone.