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Suggest pain management for arthritis

I have had arthritis for 34 years but I m told it is in remission. Dr. Bean of Kentucky told me years ago my back was ankalized so badly ( has a large butterfly shape) between shoulders I would have to live with pain. It gets intorerable especialy if I try to push or pick up any thing very heavy. I was on methadone for years and was only drug that helped. Now on moraphime; but is not helping and stay awake 3 days at a time before sleeping even taking ambien. I feel I need the methadone again but can not find another place to get it. Had meds stolen and was threw out of Lexington pain clinic. Is there any drug that will help with true pressure on spine. Have constant pain and have had for over 30 years but since a dr cut my male glands I have had to have heart surgery near died many times. On pacemaker. Can not live in pain and have any type of normal life. Need help. My family dr told he can not find pain clinic when he tried last time. tried all arthritis and pain meds; Methadone has been only drug to be able to live sort of normal life. Can any give any advice or tell any other pain clinic ??????
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Without an exam, I can only give general information. cannot say in your particular case, but generally, wouldn't remission mean there is NOT pain? Okay, if methadone worked, then isn't that the answer?

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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