Jason Bishop, 39, a C130 loadmaster in the Air Force, says he struggled for more than a decade to find a solution to the chronic pain in his left arm on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Barre, Wis. After meeting Dr. David Houlihan, chief of staff at the Tomah VA medical center, Bishop thought he’d received the “golden ticket” for his care. Instead, Bishop says, he got dangerous prescriptions including high doses of narcotics.

For 1 veteran at Tomah, even high doses didn’t end the pain

He said the VA hospitals have offered him treatment, including prescriptions for narcotics, but few long-term solutions.