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Old 07-03-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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might be better discussed on the political forum.
I have brought the subject up there and i just get shouted down and get called a communist/socialist.
Sorry for going off topic.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I'm living a life of pain at the moment and am wondering about pain management doctor,im curious as to what they do to manage pain.
As I understand it, pain management providers don't just prescribe pain meds. They may also perform procedures such as nerve blocks, ablations, implantation of pain management devices depending on a patient's needs and preferences. Here's a link to an article that describes in detail what a pain management clinic is all about.

https://www.asra.com/page/44/the-spe...ain-management

If I recall you are currently on dialysis, perhaps the people at the dialysis center, or your doctor might be able to recommend a pain management doc or center close to where you live. I don't think it would hurt to ask.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:58 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Primary Care last week, mammogram next week, dental cleaning next week, pap smear third week. Just love the month of July.
It's that time of the year, eh? I think a lot of people schedule their annual wellness stuff around the same time, get it all over with in a short time frame, maybe.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Right?

She is now the Bionic Travelassie!!

I see my RA quarterly because of the meds I take, I think I now have to see Pain Mgmt quarterly for the meds I take...

I had some left side weakness in high heat, steep mountain climb, so I saw a cardiologist, got the all clear, and then a neurologist who is sending me for an MRI.
Kinda seems that way, I guess I am getting used to my bionic friend pacing away there, LOL. The technology is really amazing, when you think of it. With the remote monitoring, they can keep track of what's happening with the pacer and the patient's own cardiac activity- means many fewer trips to see the doc eventually if all is well.


I'd imagine your quarterly visits to your RA doc would also be to keep close tabs on your RA, and your general health in response to your medication ( that'd be some pretty potent meds you take I imagine). Hopefully your pain management experience will be good.

Glad you didn't have cardiac issues, and hope your MRI will show good results. You have enough on your plate already.
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:12 AM
 
Location: equator
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Gastro for colonoscopies (DH and me). Had polyps so glad I went. Ultrasounds on the organs too.
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Old 07-04-2019, 03:51 PM
 
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I'm living a life of pain at the moment and am wondering about pain management doctor,im curious as to what they do to manage pain.
Depends on what the cause is. It ranges from medications to PT to injections and even things like a spinal cord stimulator. I would check it out if you’re in pain - it has definitely helped me. I have a nerve condition that causes widespread severe pain and without pain management I would be unemployed and on disability. With it I work a full time job and can be active and work out, be a full time parent and volunteer.
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Urologist, followed closely by kidney specialist. I fulfilled my annual out-of-pocket in February.
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:39 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Most recent was family practice doc for routine physical.
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