Well i'm not sure where to begin,probley with why I need to see pain managment.I have RA,fibro,CFS and the newest and most painful AS [ankylosing spondylitis].I'm still new to this, but it involves your neck,back and bone's in genral.I had neck surgery 10-07 to remove bone spurs.Well I fell and hurt myself again,i've been in PT for month's with no relief.So now were looking at surgery on my neck seem's i moved a bone to the left of my spine.Well i'm under rheumo for RA and she takes care of pain issues,but she will not give me anything stronger than vicodine so we decided to try pain Dr.Well the pain Dr. says i'm red flaged by him because I already have pain med.s ,smoke cig.,and i've been in recovery for 16 yr.Now i've been on pain meds for 15 yr.s never once abusing them.So I left his office in a daze.I'd love to hear someone eles input on this.
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