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Comment from: h8me2day, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 07

I have gone to a chiropractor, bought a hot tub, bought a zero-gravity chair, taken opioids. The meds use to work but now been on them over a year, but my body has now become immune to my meds that I currently take. Even though my blood pressure is always elevated, I have yet to find a pain doctor to switch me to a different long acting opioid and breakthrough or raise my dose. Where are the real pain management doctors that can tell the difference between a pill head and an actual pain patient?

Comment from: jamie, Published: January 31

I had my tailbone removed that ended up getting a large abscess for which I had to have four more surgeries and had an open wound for nine months. I tried injections which helped but only for brief periods. Also did physical therapy in which I had absolutely no improvement after three months so it was discontinued. Pain meds help to an extent, but only by making pain more tolerable.

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