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anyone ever been treated by a pain doctor?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by shockey, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    i've been dealing with constant ankle pain from a broken ankle suffered in '01. had surgery than in which a titanium plate was inserted. everything was cool until bout two years ago, when a slow ache began and gradually grew more and more intense.

    so my surgeon removed the plate last october, figuring it was annoying nerves in the area. that didn't do it. i've been on vicodin ever since, although it's never had that much of an effect. lessened the pain, but didm't obliterate it or give me the kind of high that makes you not give a damn.

    i don't want to be a vicodin junkie and neither do my docs. so i haven't renewed my vic -- been w/o it two weeks now -- but finally saw a pain specialist today.

    he suggests injecting me 4-to-8 times along the ankle and the scar over a stretch with some herbal stuff not covered by insurance. his office was packed with folks who swear by him.

    i just don't want to fork over 125 bucks a pop for the treatment and end up still being in pain. what to do? i've already gone the acupuncture route and it did zilch.

    i've gotta start writing nfl stuff this weekend and can barely concentrate on my posts here. any suggestions not including suicide or amputation would be greatly appreciated, folks.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Seriously, I got nothing. But I hope your ankle gets better.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    thanks for making me laugh, anyway. ;D ;D ;D

    my pain hurts like a mutha.
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