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If it were possible to move to where he can use medical marijuana, I would seriously consider it. You're going to run into the same issue with pain doctors because of the laws they operate under - they have as much choice as you do in the matter: none. It's one of those horrible situations where the sins of a few have made proper treatment for some a nightmare
, and then to add
insult to injury, innocent people are looked at like drug seekers.
The botXXXXX XXXXXne is that he need pain medication to survive, and that isn't going to change any time soon. Living in a state of chronic pain consumes a person's life, and at 23, he's just too young to give it all up...especially if a solution that he's found has worked. If at all possible, I would move.
The other things to try are alternative medicine, hypnosis, acupuncture and ideas that come up word of mouth. You've got to be very careful about them, because if there was something out there that really worked well, it would be marketed and recommended by doctors.
I'm sorry your family is in this situation.