you can`t prove pain

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Find a new doctor.

Pain is subjective so if someone is in pain, then they are.

Some people lie/exaggerate for the drugs and an MD may suspect that but the proper response to that is not a simple "Yeah, no."

On the off chance you're hooked on something, by all means find a more compassionate doctor, but also get the other help you need.
 

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So this doctor is able to disprove pain?

It’s hard to disprove but it’s also hard to see certain things without in depth tests such as with the ol so common lower back pain which most of the time is in soft tissues

And certain things I.E lower back pain are also the most faked for fraud or deceit since they can often not be seen hence not able to disprove hence easy to get away with

Sadly these days there’s a lot of this so doctors Are overly cautious

What’s going on...

Not saying that’s the pain the o.p is referring to

I hope the o.p Can find someone to help him
 
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When I was growing up in north Louisiana, it was said that it was hard to disprove that a person had back problems. We would hear about people getting out of work (perhaps collecting disability) because they had a bad back.

Maybe it was true at the time, or maybe it was a north Louisiana thing. A few years later I heard a song on the radio by a fellow north Louisianian, Tony Joe White.

Part of the lyric went:
"...lazy and no 'count
Claimed he had a bad back."

Polk Salad Annie
 

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I had misdiagnosed elbow pain for several years. I switched HMOs and was imediately sent to an MRI and found to have torn ligaments and needed Tommy John surgery. Unfortunately it took changing HMOs for me.
 

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You could try the old "I'll show you pain" accompanied by a poke in the snoot, but find another doctor is probably all in all a better solution.
 

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Doc hit's patient with a right cross.
Patient says "ouch!"
Pain proven.

Life: It's when you STOP feeling pain that's a problem.
 

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When it comes to pain, a lawyer is the best for realising just how bad it is. Especially if a claim is involved.
 

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pain is a construct. It is real, but we create how it works for us. I'd bet your doctor is concerned that your construct of your pain will lead you toward a diagnosis of tools that could harm you more than the pain. Sure, you can hunt for a doctor that can see it your way, and it does not sound like you and this doctor communicate very well, so, a change may make sense OR you could call him and hear him out and have a full conversation about it.

Pain management is a very difficult thing from what I know from folks who experience it and from doctor friends who I've talked to about it. The EASIEST thing is just prescribing meds, but that leads (often) to much more difficult problems than it treated.

I'd talk to that doctor again and listen instead of selling, listen to what he is saying and ask him to explain. If he is just a TDPRI John, move on, but you might be surprised.
 

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what to do if the doctor doesn`t believe you`re in pain ?
What type of pain are you talking about? Big difference in acute pain and chronic/intractable pain.

As one (of the many) who has lived with chronic, unrelenting, 24/7 pain for over 50 years, I still go through bouts of acute pain a few times a year. I would much rather deal with acute pain since it goes away. Chronic pain never goes away and eats away at every fiber of your being.

If it's chronic pain you're dealing with, find a pain specialist in your area. Best to you in this. Hope you find some relief.

Finally found a new Dr who may work out for me.
 

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What type of pain are you talking about? Big difference in acute pain and chronic/intractable pain.

As one (of the many) who has lived with chronic, unrelenting, 24/7 pain for over 50 years, I still go through bouts of acute pain a few times a year. I would much rather deal with acute pain since it goes away. Chronic pain never goes away and eats away at every fiber of your being.

If it's chronic pain you're dealing with, find a pain specialist in your area. Best to you in this. Hope you find some relief.

Finally found a new Dr who may work out for me.
I have chronic pain (not back) but since nothing shows up on CT scans or an MRI it doesn`t exist
 

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