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04/07/2015
By: Danny S.
PainCare
I am sorry to hear of your bad experience. Usually we do have a cancellation policy to allow others who are trying to get an appointment access to the clinic. Many people that are in pain are waiting to see someone and always ask to give them a call as soon as we get a cancellation. Our policy is very soft and if someone has a legitimate reason we are always happy to reschedule. Unfortunately sometimes people do not think of others who are waiting for an appointment. Most offices have an assistant helping the physicians but always if a patient has a request to see the physician, we always take into consideration what the patient needs. Again we are sorry for the experience but our office manager who has been with our clinic for over 13 years would address this directly and promptly if she would have been notified.
Tips & Advices
Several forms of pain management exist that are not approved typically treated by physicians or covered by health insurance plans. These include therapies like acupuncture, for example, or herbal preparations sold in stores. Before beginning any form of treatment or medication not approved by a doctor, it’s a good idea to still reach out to a physician or expert in alternative medicine for advice, or conduct some research online first.
Managing pain in children can be complicated, as kids may have more difficulty communicating their pain to doctors. Children also need to be more carefully monitored when taking most medications.
Health insurance might cover a selection of approved pain management therapies. Every insurance plan is different, so patients should check with their provider to make sure.
Patients might be instructed to continue therapy at home, either through regular exercise or specific treatment. Some people also find that getting frequent rest, taking warm baths or avoiding certain foods, for example, can help manage pain.
Side effects depend on the exact drugs and dosages used, as well as the disease being treated and many other factors. Some pain-relieving drugs, especially opioids, are known to cause drowsiness. Many antidepressants also cause a variety of adverse effects. Doctors must work closely with patients to minimize these side effects in the course of treatment.

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