Pain Management in 2021

Pain Management in 2021

Dear Patients: 2021 is already stacking up to be a complicated and frustrating year for patients with chronic pain and the doctors who attend them. Long story short, more and more insurance companies have hired outside consultants to oversee the costs of your pain management. If your health insurer has hired one of these consulting… Read more »


Insurance Changes in 2021

Insurance Changes in 2021

Dear Patients: As we enter 2021, I know that quite a few of you are concerned as to the possible changes in pain management. We share your concerns, and try to remain proactive so as to provide you with the best care we can. I am still awaiting the details on proposed changes, and indeed,… Read more »


Facet Injections

facet injections

Dear Patients: As 2020 comes to a close and 2021 approaches, quite a few of you have asked me what the new year will hold in terms of insurance coverage for chronic pain treatment. Until just a few years ago, this question almost never came up. However, beginning about 6 years ago, a new set… Read more »


Follow the Opioid Agreement

Follow The Opioid Agreement

Dear Patients: If you’ve not read my blog on the difficulties that opioid/narcotic treatment can pose, you might want to read that before this. It’ll put today’s blog into perspective. As I wrote last time, opioid/narcotic medication is an integral part of pain management. While many patients do not require them in order to obtain… Read more »


Opioids

Opioids

Over the years I’ve been in practice, I’ve learned a great deal, but much of it cannot be used “in general” or “across the board”. As I sometimes tell my physician colleagues in other specialties, if you’ve seen one chronic pain patient, well, then, you’ve seen one chronic pain patient. A patient’s pain is like… Read more »