I live in central florida and i have no insurance.i have been going to a sliding scale doctor for awhile now. my general dr. put me on tramadol,. a few muscle relaxers and another medicine for my hip and neck pain...i had to pay out of pocket for the x-rays which show i have disc degenerative disease, spondylosis and scoliosis...my neck starts hurting so bad that i have to lay on my floor just to get any relief..my husband feels bad because i'm crying from the pain and theres nothing he can do. my dr. referred me to a pain management dr.who is in the same office and they put me through group classes for a month because its funded through the government and they were suspose to call me to set the actual appt. with the dr. but its been 2 mths and i'm still waiting. The nurse at this place was so rude, she made it clear that they watch us when we leave to make sure we are really in pain, even though my x-rays show whats wrong. What is a person with chronic pain that has no insurance suspose to do. It gets harder and harder to deal with it especially at my job. I've already had to go to the hospital once because of being in so much pain and they put me on vicoden but only enough for about 3 days...its sad that i can seem to find a place just because i don't have medical insurance so i have to live with this pain.View Thread
yes they have mentioned accupuncture..i've thought about checking on it to see how much it is..if it helps with the pain, i will gladly do it..i'd rather not be dope up on medicine since i work with kids but, the pain i just can't deal with much longer. I've even thought about massage therapy, since you can usually find that at a minimal cost.View Thread
I have called them and all they say is, we will call u when we get and appt. i know its because i don't have insurance..its suspost to be a state funded pain management so they really don't care how much pain i'm in...The classes were a joke..once a week for a month i had to take time from work to go to these groups just to talk about everybodys pain and about physical therapy and accupuncture..They try to tell you pain is all in your head...i couldn't believe it...Its pretty much a joke. They arent in pain everyday so they really don't take it serious.View Thread
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