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Could fibromyalgia cause horrible pain in the upper back flesh and tissues accompanied with very hot sensation reaches back of my head, burning hot?

Could fibromyalgia cause horrible pain in the upper back flesh and tissues accompanied with very hot sensation reaches back of my head, burning hot?

Not likely, but can!: This is not a typical fibromyalgia complaint, but I have seen unusual ones. I would see someone to excluded other causes! ...Read more

Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...Read more


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Sudden pain in the lower back - caused by muscle pain or kidney pain. How to distinguish them and how urgent it is to treat the kidney pain?

Sudden pain in the lower back - caused by muscle pain or kidney pain. How to distinguish them and how urgent it is to treat the kidney pain?

Most important..: The most important thing is a urinalysis. With pyelonephritis you would have a fever almost always. With a kidney stone, usually microscopic or macroscopic blood in urine. If your pain last more than a day, see your pcp asap. You c an take over the counter alleve. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What causes pain in the ribs and back?

What causes pain in the ribs and back?

TRIGGER POINTS: Commonly trigger points in the serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi and/or the upper rectus abdominus muscles. ...Read more

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Can some forms of back pain a symptom of ovulation?

Can some forms of back pain a symptom of ovulation?

Yes!: Referred pain from mittelschermz can cause back pain! but in less than 25% of females! ...Read more

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Why do I keep getting high stomache pain and back pain?

Why do I keep getting high stomache pain and back pain?

Reffered pain.: Pain from the gall bladder, stomach, esophagus, and pancreas can be referred to the back. Other than a good history and physical, and abdominal ultrasound would be highest yield tests. ...Read more

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Is the mckenzie method effective for back pain?

Is the mckenzie method effective for back pain?

For some!: As a member of the board of directors of the american back society, this was a constant question. The rand corporation looked at all pt modalities for back pain, and concluded that no specific exercise regimen could be claimed superior! if it works for you, i'm happy! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Could a tailbone injury cause permanent back pain?

Could  a tailbone injury cause permanent back pain?

Can but unlikely!: You can fracture your coccyx, or bruise the lower portion of your back. Both usually remit with time! ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Is marijuana good for my constant back pain?

Is marijuana good for my constant back pain?

No.: You need to determine the cause of your back pain. Remember tolerance to thc d, " is better than eradicating the cause!evelops, and short term benefits will be lost. But your suggestion is essentially asking if "masking the pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate lower back pain?

Correct diagnosis...: Fortunately, most low back pain does not last long and does respond to otc meds. However, finding the diagnosis is most important. Stay away from clinics or doctors that push narcotics! ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to deal with my lower back pain?

What is the quickest way to deal with my lower back pain?

Speedy: There is no surefire "quick" remedy for lower back pain, since there are many causes for the pain. The best advice is to keep moving...Walk every day and increase the distance each day. A back exercise program also helps. Anti-inflammatory meds can help (in moderation). If nothing is helping, please get evaluated by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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What is more dangerous duclopinac 100mg ones daily or 15mg meloxicam daily for chronic back pain. ?

What is more dangerous duclopinac 100mg ones daily or 15mg meloxicam daily for chronic back pain. ?

GI: NSAIDS all have the same warnings. Major effects can be GI related with stomach upset/reflux and bleeding. They also can have effects on the heart and blood pressure. You need to be aware of any side effects and discuss with your doctor if they come up. ...Read more

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My wife sleeps all night with a heating pad to take care of her back pain. 1 month already with a heating pad at night. Is it really useful?

It may make her feel: Better but it will not solve the cause which may be self limiting with time. Otherwise, try lifestyle changes like exercise, not smoking & weight control. Otc meds if no contraindications may help. If not better & the pain is bothersome enough, see your physician. If mattress is old, a new one may also do the trick. ...Read more

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Can shingles cause extreme upper back pain.

Can shingles cause extreme upper back pain.

Nerve Pain BAD Yes: Yes, shingles can affect just about any piece of skin on your body. Our fancy word for these areas = "dermatome". Suffice it to say that these are highways the virus decides to travel down...Usually one sided.....And exquisitely painful. ...Read more

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Insect Venom Panel (Definition)

The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is ...Read more


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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more