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Yes.: People with pain who can exercise at an appropriate level, without signifcantly increasing pain, will with time have a decrement in pain, and will also stay healthier and maintain weight than someone who does not. Exercise is also a distraction and directs your mind away from your pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Childbirth classes can teach you breathing and relaxation techniques to help you cope with pain experienced during labor and delivery. The amount of pain felt during childbirth is different for every woman. For some women, the techniques learned in the childbirth classes are enough to relieve their pain, and medication is not necessary. For other women, the option of having pain relief medication available to them during labor and delivery is appealing and, when used, may help them experience ...Read more
Melzac and McGill: Dr. Melzac formulated the hypothesis that only so many signals, including pain, can travel from the periphery, to the spinal cord, and to the brain. This has been the basis for sending other signals from the body by transdermal electric stimulation. Most physiologists ascribe to this idea, at least in part. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Several Rxs!: Avoid narcotics, if possible. You should try a full dose of an nsaid, if possible! other options are cymbalta (duloxetine). I have had very good results with it! it works for many types of arthritis, as well as neuropathy & is not controlled substance. Finally, inflammation should be r/o by getting a crp! ...Read more
? Ehlers-Danlos Syn.: The most common pain associated with eds comes from the fact that the connective tissue supporting the joints becomes lax and allows chronic joint dislocations. These people frequently notice they are "double-jointed" but later experience the chronic dislocations. A more serious kind involves blood vessels where they can spontaneously rupture. Eds can also be a limited to the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take oxycontin long term? I have chronic pain and was just put on it but have only heard horro stories about people using it.
Why do I get so aggravated and grumpy when I take my pain meds? I am going to be on opiates for chronic pain forever. Is there anything I can do?
Why would drs.Perscribe methadone 4 drug addicts when they use it for chronic pain patients? Just another addiction 2 get addicted too!
Because it is : Long acting drug , people can achieve a higher degree of stability. Supposedly, they would not or could not be stable without some medicine added from the outside. However, you are right, the physical dependence is maintained. Is that really important if a person is functioning better? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constipation Concern: Chronic pain management will most assuredly lead to constipation due to the receptors present in the gut, which are affected by the opioids used for pain control. This is physiologic and unavoidable. To help, increase your fluid intake dramatically, increase soluble and insoluble fiber sources and consider a mild stimulant laxative like senna. An osmotic laxative may also become a chronic need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most aren't: If staffed by anesthiologist and/or other pain specialists who are board certified and affiliated with a local hospital and clinic, the answer is yes! if the clinic is advertising on tv and is staffed by gps, pas, and nps, no! all you need to express is your desire for a non-narcotic solution. These clinics usually require a referral with a discrete dx, not just "pain" diagnosis is first! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
58 yr old mother - short-tempered, brooding. Has severe chronic pain, diabetes, apnea. Used to be agreeable, happier. Should we just accept change?
Absolutely not!: Assuming she is getting the very best medical care possible, she needs additional help. Could she be suffering from a side effect of one of her medications? Might she be self-medicating (i.E, make sure she's not drinking)? Is she open to psychological support? These are rough times for her (and you), and i hope she finds the help she needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started to take 10000iu vitamin D3 as adviced by doctor but after one day I am having chronic pain in my back and two days later even heaps is hurting me is it to do with vitamind3 I am taking?
I have chronic pain from spinal injuries. Are there any new treatments since radio frequency denervation for facet syndrome ? I had radio frequency denervation on both sides of my neck and low back for a few yrs. It helped a lot, but was very expensive an
Not Really Anything: that is cheaper, your insurance should cover repeat treatments though. Stem Cell Therapies are available but generally are not covered by insurance so more expensive. Check out Regenexx.Com. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please explain the risk for brain damage for a 22year old male with chronic pain that regularly takes 20mg oxycontin and 50mg oxycodone every day.
Indication : If prescribed to a sensible patient by a conscious physician for a well defined refractory medical indication, then that risk is minimized. This medication invariably leads to severe physical dependance by causing neuroimaging verified changes in neurocircuitry pathway of the brain, thereby causing addiction, a chronic condition viewed by many experts as a form of brain damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 33 and was taken off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 and put on oxycontin 20mg for chronic pain. Can this be a successful treatment longterm?
No.: Statin pain is statin myaglia, not pain in the joint. But then, "hip" pain is not where most people think, ie. In the groin, and down the anterolateral side of the thigh to above the knee. Buttock pain may be muscular, and this could be statin myalgia. But statins do not cause arthritis! ...Read more
What is more dangerous duclopinac 100mg ones daily or 15mg meloxicam daily for chronic back pain. ?
I have chronic back pain, stiffness, and cramping. My drs. Already ruled out ankyglosing spondilitis. What could this condition be?
B27 ONLY?: It is well established that is an increase of cross-reactive hla-types, including b7, b60 and antigens ascoaited with crohn's and psoriasis, b57, b58, b13, cw6, and b44. In my experiences sacroiliac films are grossly underead, with respect for sacroiilitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 hydroxy-vitamin d is 11 ng/ml. Already have chronic joint pain, doctor wants to start Lipitor (atorvastatin) but no vit d supp. Should i get second opinion?
Yes: Vitamin d has many functions. Low vitamin d can contribute to Insulin resistance , elevate cortisol levels and impact other hormones including thyroid hormone. Vitamin d is important for your immune system and low levels have been linked to cancer and autoimmune disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When I am dehydrated I have severe burning and UTI symptoms as soon as I am hydrated it resolves. Could my chronic hematuria cause this pain?
Here are some ...: Personal experience and commonsense can do so much for our life like what you described. Of no doubt, the effect of changing concentration and pH of urine may reach the personal threshold of sensation in the lining mucosa of bladder & urethra. So, clinically, it is okay as long as having stable renal function on tests and no UTI. Clinically, chronic hematuria is probably not related with the pain ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Agree with Dr. Namey: Exercise is a great antidote to chronic stress ! to address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation or yoga. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The modified ny criteria for diagnosing anspon includes clinical symptoms. Does acute chronic iritis count as a clinical condition?
Treatment...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd. If you are still smoking, you need to quit. Treatment includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen therapy, if your oxygen level is low. You need to see your doctor for treatment as other treatment depends on your symptoms. There is no cure and it is a slowly progressive disease so see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things!: Exercise. Most chronic fatigue patients are whoefully deconditioned. It makes no difference: chicken or egg. Exercise has been shown to lessen fatigue. Sleep regular hours, but do not over sleep. Finally, your doctor can prescribed low dose Nuvigil or provigil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lead is found in: * House paint before 1978. Even if the paint is not peeling, it can be a problem. Lead paint is very dangerous when it is being stripped or sanded. These actions release fine lead dust into the air. Infants and children living in pre-1960's housing (when paint often contained lead) have the highest risk of lead poisoning. Small children often swallow paint chips or ...Read more
Blurry vision means vision is not clear: letters on 20/20 eye chart are not clear. Could be due to: need glasses, astigmatism; dry eye/tear film; cataract/lens changes; retinal, optic nerve, brain issue. Most common due to need for glasses or tear film issue. If also have eye pain, could be from dry eyes but have Pentacam to rule out narrow angle: see [email protected] ...Read more