What Exactly Do they do at a Pain Clinic?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Empower, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Empower

    Empower New Member

    I don't want drugs, I want relief from pain with stretching or lite exercise

    Do pain clinics do this?
  2. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    never been to one... bump for answers.. xox
  3. schaken

    schaken New Member

    Empower,

    I went to a pain clinic in MO last month. I was asked a whole series of questions, my medaical records were evaluated. I wa given a general checkup (blood pressure, list of meds I was on, what did and did not work for me}

    I have had FM for nearly 25 years. It was recommended that I use a 10 unit, do moderate exercise, walk, bicycle or swim) I was also give a drug.

    I was asked what I expected. I told them that all I wanted or expected was to remain able to work with as little pain as possible. I am nearly 55.

    The Dr said that my expectations were well within his limits to help me.

    Started on lyrica. Went from walking once up and down my driveway to walking 2 blocks. I can now bicyccle 1 mile on flat ground.

    Very tired when done. But I have walked and felt my hips move when I walk for the first time in over 20 years.

    No, I am not cured, I still have stiffness, brain fog, and pain (but not as bad)


    I am glad I went.

    Good luck if and when you go.

    Leslie