Pain Management/pain medicine

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My mother is a disabled 62 year old,she has suffered with chronic pain for 11 years due to back,hip and shoulder pain and surgeries,she's on Medicare and Medicaid,her doctor recently changed her pain medicine to oxycotin,her check is $500 monthly,the medicine is $260 for a two week supply,the Dr. refuses to give a PA number to the pharmacy so insurance will cover it,what is there that we can do,I can't watch her suffer but I also can't afford to pay this and neither can my mom,we are from Alabama,if that helps.

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Hello, Georgia,

I'm providing some information, below, on a lower cost, highly effective alternative that will make oxycontin or other drugs unnecessary.

back pain | http://somatics.com/back_pain.htm
the approach | http://somatics.com/HSEdescription.htm

more on back pain | http://somatics.com/wordpress/chronic-back-pain/

What applies to back pain also applies to shoulder and hip pain -- as long as she still has cartilage in those joints.

That's your starting point.  

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Lawrence Gold

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Experience

In practice since 1990. Two years on staff at a hospital Wellness and Rehabilitation Center.

Publications
Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, American Journal of Pain Management, Somatics: Magazine-Journal of the Mind-Body Arts and Sciences. More complete listing at somatics.com/gold.htm

Education/Credentials
Certifications: Hanna Somatic Education, the Dr. Ida P. Rolf method of Structural Integration (partial list)

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