I have posted here before about my husband who has chronic back pain following an accident at work when he fell onto concrete. He has 2 crushed vertebrae. When we lived down South he was receiving good care and was on Diazepam for spasms, Oromorph, MST morphine and then Fentanyl patches which were managing the pain quite well. Then he came off all medication before we moved. We are now in a different area of the UK with a new GP. The strongest medication they are prescribing is Solpadol which just paracetamol with some codeine which is barely doing anything for the pain. He was referred to the pain management clinic where he saw a Physio and she has said this is the strongest level of medication that can be prescribed. She said these are the new guidelines and they do not prescribe opioids anymore. She offered a further appointment with a consultant and this is next Tuesday.
My query is how to be prepared for this appointment on Tuesday. Is there anything that can be said to get stronger medication. My husband is understandably very depressed as he is barely functioning day to day and he felt suicidal after the appointment with the physio.
Could someone please offer some help or advice.
Thanks very much in advance.