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Whom is a good Doctor for to resolve multiple areas of pain issues. Desperate.
Hi @timmytb, welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I added your question to the Chronic Pain group as well. See here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/pain/
I'm sure you'll get several recommendations from fellow members. Allow me to kick things off.
Pain Medicine at Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic's pain medicine specialists are experts in helping adults and children with a wide range of painful disorders. They listen to your concerns and develop an individualized treatment plan to make sure you get the right therapy when you need it. For people with complicated medical histories and multidimensional pain syndromes, treatment may be multifaceted and require complex interventions. At Mayo Clinic you benefit from a team of doctors working together and with you, for you.
Pain Rehabilitation Center
Mayo Clinic's Pain Rehabilitation Center (PRC) helps people with chronic pain return to a more active lifestyle. Teams based at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota use a rehabilitation approach that incorporates behavioral, physical and occupational therapies to help restore physical activities and improve quality of life. The program also helps participants eliminate the use of pain medications and decrease the use of other medications that can impact health and quality of life in the long run.
You can read more about PRC in these discussions:
– Questions about Mayo Clinic Pain Rehab Center https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/status-of-mayo-clinic-pain-rehab-program/
Timmy, what is the cause of your pain issues?
Hello Colleen, thank you for support and reply.
My pain issues are doto ; all my discs are diseased cracked bulged drying out, at least 1 or 2 disc gone, more are going same way. Sciatic nerves are compressed flattened between vertebraes.
I have extensive low back stenosis, squeezing spinal canal inward space of about 4 or 5 discs, as well as pressure on Sciatic nerves.
I have curvature Spine. I have spinal arthritis. I've had 3 discs replaced over the years, 1 disc lower back, 2 discs neck plus titanium plate.
Pain shoulders arms-spurs,nerves.. I'm currently, because of pain med dramatic reductions, have no choice but to seek back surgery, but apparently have to have cortisone shots first, I've had them before back and shoulder, they Don't work on me, (they may work on others) but for maybe a week if that and pain reduce is minimal. But this is the procedure Dr uses or can't try a risky surgery again.
I'm currently desperately looking for other alternatives if possible.
I just would like to live remaining life out without incapacitating pain.
I'm 65 now.
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Timmy, thanks for elaborating. I think you'll appreciate connecting with member with similar issues in the Spine Health group here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/spine-health/
If you are thinking of seeking care at Mayo Clinic, here is helpful information and contact info for each of the 3 campuses in AZ, FL and MN http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63
Colleen thank you for your info.
I'm currently not getting anywhere with another neurosurgeon (not at mayo) assigned to me by another current pcp, (not at mayo), It's a long story to say the least, and somewhat discouraging.
I just received few weeks ago new MRI., I need a Dr that knows a fixit.
What are the odds to get, a mayo Dr to look at my current MRI. ?
For a sound approach.
I have a mayo ID number.
@timmytb if you are interested in seeking an appointment at Mayo, you may use this link to make that request: http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63
Have you requested an appointment for your spine issues at Mayo previously?
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