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Pain Clinics

Would any one like to discuss their experience with pain clinics since the new laws in the U.S. now prevent a doctor from prescribing an opioid medication unless the patient has a current MRI and goes to a pain clinic first.

I don't want to cause bias by my own recent experience so will just leave it at that other than to say that from my own internet research I am finding patients are finding it difficult to impossible to even find a pain clinic that will write a prescription for an opiate; they seem, at least here in the U.S. to be only prescribing injections into the affected areas of the spine. Without going through the process, it seems impossible to get a prescription for the very medications that have enabled us to have a "somewhat" bit of a social life.

Any comments?