Thanks for the advice johnno.i have been doing some research and honestly I'm not that keen on the idea of a stimulator. There are so many different types of machine and leads and as you point out the person Installing the unit.
I will hold of and keep it as a last resort but I'm hoping this burning of the nerves settles down and improves my situation
Hi David,, I hope the nerve burning you have had done settles down soon, I have a friend who gets it done and she has a lot of pain after the treatment but settles down and works for her.
I am still struggling at the moment. Specialist saying gp hasn’t returned pain management approval and gp saying he hasn’t received any, I had my care plan appointment with my gp yesterday and he gave me the only letter that came with the copy of my spect scan report. It was a letter saying where his next round of injection were going , definitely not a letter to be approved to continue treatment. I messaged the pain specialist but not heard back, it’s so dang frustrating.
Hi Brett sorry to hear your situation hasn't improved.I went to 5 different pain specialist until I found the one in seeing now..it was hard to find a good one tjhathad my interests at heart. Guess what I'm getting at is if you are not getting any ware don't be afraid to seek advice and assistance from another practioner.the one I see is in newcastle nsw.there is 2 main ones there the one in seeing is very casting man.
Not sure where you are based but if you can get a second opinion I ewould try and do it.
Mate just hang in there you will find the right person and if its an insurance company that is delaying things I would sugest a letter from a solicitor usually stops all there nonsense.
If you are feeling down and need to talk like I need to sometimes and partners or mates don't understand what you are going through just get on this site and say what you needf to say and someone here will always respond.
Thanks for your quick reply, I have been trying to get on with this round of injections since last November, I had the spect scan done On 11th January, show a few other problems but also shows I have DISH in my thoracic spine, that is the main pain source I can’t handle , but on his next injection list it’s all neck and lumbar. I am in port Stephens, I had a great pain specialist in Charlestown but it cost so much to see him. I will ring current pain dr and if they can’t sort it out I have to ring my gp , he said he will get onto them,.
But I am worried now that I feel like I have been annoying them with call. So dang frustrating.
I know what you mean .my pain specialist will let me pay of visits but they are expensive .he will also do a phone consult and if its only short they will bulk bill it.I know we can't put Dr names on the forum but if you want to direct message me and I can pass on information .
The fellow I'm using even rang my surgeon to get him to hurry up with my procedures and surgeries..Anyway I'm not that far from you old bar near Taree .let me know if you want the info