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I have chronic back pain- thoracic region. I have Fibro and

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Hi, I have chronic back pain- thoracic region. I have Fibro and stage 4 arthritis in both knees. Is there a family doctor in Hot Springs, Arkansas that will prescribe opioids for chronic pain. I can't take the Lyrica because of an allergic reaction to it. I need some help.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 12 months ago.

Hello

You need a pain management specialist.

Do you have one?

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No, I dont.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 12 months ago.

OK

There is no way for a family doctor to legally say, "I will prescribe pain meds."

Many now simply will not.

The pain management doctor is a specialist with extra training who will typically do this.

Here is a reliable list for hot springs.

http://www.healthgrades.com/pain-medicine-directory/ar-arkansas/hot-springs

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