If you are needing long-term pain management care that does not require injections or the care of implantable drug delivering devices or neurostimulators, Dr. George may be able to help you. If your pain medication regimen is strictly oral (pill or liquid) or topical (patches), then Dr. George may be able to provide you with local care at his office for your medications at a much more affordable rate and reduce your need for long distance travel and more expensive doctor visits.
You must first read about our office policies and complete your medical history questionnaire that Dr. George will review. You must provide us with the last two years worth of medical records from all medical providers you have been seeing, such as your current or last primary care provider, specialists, hospital, etc. Dr. George will then review it all and decide whether or not to accept you into his practice.
If your medical records show repeated failures to follow prescribed dosing guidelines, missed appointments, abuse of medications or illegal drugs, failed drug tests, etc., then Dr. George will not accept you into his practice.
If you have been told by your past doctors that you can not use medical marijuana and prescription pain medications together because it is “illegal”, please realize that you have been lied to. There is NO federal or state law that prohibits any practitioner from prescribing controlled pain medications (opiates) to a patient currently enrolled in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Most practitioners refuse to do so due to their own personal prejudices and some clinics have established policies that prevent practitioners from prescribing due to their fear of losing federal funding.
If they would only open their eyes and see beyond their limited experiences, they would find that the majority of patients who use both cannabis and opiates properly, can keep their opiate dose at a lower rate for a longer period than those who only use opiates. By keeping the opiate dose down, there are fewer current side effects and fewer long-term complications. Cannabis, particularly high-CBD or cannabidiol, works to enhance your pain relief and hopefully reduce your dependence on synthetic chemical pain relievers. Unfortunately, employers would rather you be medicated only with narcotics and alcohol, both of which they approve of, but not cannabis. Impairment should be the issue, not the drug itself. There are many functional alcoholics working at their jobs right now, but no one does anything about it.
- Bone Disorders
- Chronic Neck Pain
- Chronic Postoperative Pain
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Low Back Pain
- Osteoarthritis of Spine
- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
- Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spine Deformities
- Spine Disorders