Ive been given a total of 8 injections off & on for 2/half years, and it has little to no relief on my back,leg,&hand pain these doctors r doing it because they make alot of money doing it, they bill ur insurance between 600-1100 dollars & it's only 120-255$ cost, oh I know this cause I'm a LPN, but the past 3months I've had 2 injections/shots and it's made the pain worse, what do I do this doc I'm seeing is the type if u don't take the injections he doesn't think u should be there& I heard he has held meds before, but I'm hurting so bad that I wanna scream, what do I do
Read you bio and as a nurse you know doctors can be read idiots at times. They think they are gods and no one can touch them. I worked in the medical field also for about 12 years as an Administrator and actually had a doctor fired for lack of treatment and his bedside manor.
I have a history of DJD/DDD and have been told more than once that surgery on my back MAY result in paralysis. I moved on with injections, steroid treatments for years, nerve blocks which did help but the nerve does grow back over time so more treatment were required. I finally found an orthopedic surgeon that did the spinal stenosis on my neck and two weeks later, did my back and paralysis was never mentioned because he did not see that as an issue. It was discussed but this doctor advised me that he could do the surgery correctly and did. (I will admit, he has a god complex but was very good at what he did for me. I trusted him and still do).
It took me years to find a doctor who would treat me but after research and education into my condition, I found this orthopedic surgeon and he has done about 5 surgeries on my back with positive results over time.
I've been the whole route with medications, shots, second opinion, more doctors, and more medications. Mostly they all want to put me on morphine and I had more than one doctor who wants to do a spinal cord stimulator but after consults with other doctors, they don't think I am a candidate. More to follow....
Let me repeat....Doctors can be idiots! Some doctors KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING but remember. medicine is a practice and to this day, many doctors are still practicing! That is the only excuse they have and I have heard this more than once. I am sure you have also. Get yourself focused on what treatments you need and research a doctor who can do this. It may take a lot of research but after going through nursing school, what is one more book, so to speak. Keep yourself strong and don't give up!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.