Think Twice About Going To The Emergency Room For Back PainWith low back pain is the reason why millions of Americans miss work, you might think hospitals around the country would be more compassionate with people who suffer from chronic low back pain. Being a chronic pain sufferer myself who suffers from low back pain with a herniated disc, I know very well how ER doctors treat patients seeking help for some kind of relief. It seems as soon as you walk and tell them the reason why your here to see the doctor for back pain, its cast immediately in a different light.
The ironic thing in today’s modern times, hospitals and ER doctors have available, and can find information about patients who are on record tests, such as MRI, CT, or any other documentation to verify diagnose the patient complains. With so many people falsely going to ER rooms complaining of back pain just to get drugs, which really should do some research before you get in that category just seeking medication.
For example, I waited two hours in the waiting room after they returned to see the doctor on ER, I waited in the room for an extra just time to listen to the nurse I have to go see my doctor care primary on substance abuse. I was in shock. I could not believe he thought I was there seeking medications and not really suffer from pain. When I recently had two MRI taken at the same hospital showing indeed I suffer from herniated discs, and other back problems as well. To add insult to injury, I received a bill next week charging me for the visit. I wonder what to do to me. What did they charge me for? The only thing I did is really all turn me off. So why do you charge me to turn me out in my time of need.
Unless your horrible in a car or on its wheels ambulance on a stretcher, going to the ER room for pain is a waste of time and money. Not only is it a waste of time and money, your humiliated by the whole ordeal. People suffering from chronic pain are simply not believed. For whatever the reason may be, ER doctors do not want to treat people in pain. Chronic pain sufferers in America are discriminated again tremendously. Anyone who suffers from pain should write their congressman or senators. Something to do. It seems that doctors drug war against the innocent are taken against the people who actually suffer from chronic pain daily. There is something wrong with this picture. America has the best health care in the world but still can not get treatment for something as simple as low back pain. I just pray for the millions of Americans who are in the same situation that is somehow a compassionate doctor who truly understands the pain is. It seems that most doctors today are more interested in what is best for them, and not the patient. Not yet taken an oath to help the sick and hurting? Sometimes I wonder.