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Dr. Karl Haake

Anesthesiology
Jefferson City, MO
24 years experience

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Jefferson City, MO

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3200 W. Truman Boulevard, Jefferson City, MO
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Anesthesiology

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English

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42 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Very common: Chronic pain is more common than cancer, heart disease/stroke, and diabetes combined. Over 80 million americans experience chronic pain.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Yes: Many patients with chronic pain suffer from depression. It is very important that you seek the help of a mental health professional. There are psych... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Difficult to treat: Unlike many other medical problems, these conditions are very difficult to treat and there is no one medication or procedure that will fix these probl... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Growing baby: Most often the weight of the growing baby can contribute to discomfort in the pelvic area. Also, a woman's body is changing throughout the pregnancy... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Nerve blocks: Even if oral opioids were indicated for the use of migraine headaches, I do not recommend the use of oral opioids while pregnant. Avoidance of trigge... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Yes: Celiac disease can cause both abdominal and pelvic pain. It is very important that you are evaluated by your physician. It is possible that you migh... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Likely a cyst: You need to see your gynecologist as soon as possible. It is likely that another cyst is causing this pain.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
May not be migraines: These may not be migraine headaches. You might be getting tension type headaches, or you could be experiencing rebound headaches due to overuse of me... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Back pain: It sounds like your pain is coming from starting in your low back. Something in your back is causing the nerve that goes to your left leg to get irri... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) is an excellent choice for fibromyalgia pain and is something that is often used.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Identify triggers: It is best to identify if there is something that is triggering your migraine and avoid it (ie. Coffee, chocolate, other foods, stress). If that does... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Not a good idea: I do not recommend that Ibuprofen or any NSAID be taken on an empty stomach. If you cannot take it with food, try a glass of milk.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Chronic pain: Chronic pain is any pain that last longer than 3-6 months. Chronic pain is different than acute pain and needs to be treated differently. Sometimes,... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Depression: Long term use of opioids, such as hydrocodone, can cause depression. Low serotonin levels also cause depression. If you have a history of depression... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
The same thing: Norco and lortab both contain hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is just two different name brand like advil and Motrin are both ibuprofen.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
No: Drinking alcohol is not a treatment for chronic pain. There are risks to taking prescription pain medications as well. If you are thinking of drinki... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
MRI, surgery: If you have an epidural abscess, it is important for you to see your physician immediately. An MRI will diagnose this problem and treatment includes ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: The most important thing for you to do is to live a healthy lifestyle. Stop smoking, improve your diet, and exercise. There are many treatment optio... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Bad bedtime habits: It could be a number of things. But, in my experience it is best to start with simple things: bad pillow, bad mattress, stress, poor sleeping habits,... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Naproxen: The best medication for pain relief after a car accident is naproxen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic. It may give temporary relief but it is not a long t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Yes: Many pain specialists employ a physician's assistant. They work under the supervision of a physician. Usually when you are seeing a physician's assi... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Yes: This is a phenomenon known as allodynia. When someone experiences chronic pain, the nerves require less stimulation to sense pain.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Possible cyst: It is possible that you have some type of problem with your ovaries, such as a cyst, or maybe even endometriosis. You need to be evaluated by your gy... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Treat back pain: Laser therapy can help, but it is often best to use to take a step wise approach to treating ruptured discs. First, try conservative treatments like ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Depends on patient: Multi-cervical unit (mcu) can help some patients. It would be best that you are evaluated by a physician who can determine if you would be candidate ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Yes: Long term use of opioids like hydrocodone are known to lower testosterone levels and can lower sex drive.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Increased back pain: A blood patch can cause a pressure sensation or tightness in your low back. It may also cause temporary tingling in your legs. If these symptoms per... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Pelvic pain: It sounds like you have endometriosis. Unfortunately, pain may persist after the treatments you have had. It is important for you to discuss this wi... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
They don't: Lidoderm patches only contain lidocaine. There is no Codeine or Codeine products in them.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Tough to treat pain: Chronic pain is difficult to treat because what works for one patient doesn't always work for another. Also, certain pain medications can result in d... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
There are many: Depression and anxiety can contribute significantly to chronic pain. Other health issues include smoking, poor nutrition, and lack of exercise. Ofte... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
See surgeon: Pain after surgery can occur. It is best to have a follow up appointment with the surgeon who performed your surgery. You might need physical therap... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
A few days: Typically, side effects from epidural steroids go away after a few days. Occasionally, I have seen them for 7-10 days. It is important for you to co... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
See a doctor: You will need to be evaluated by a physician. Perhaps there is a reason for your chronic pain which can be treated. Once treatment begins, then hope... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Sometimes: Occasionally, steroids can cause an increase in weight. This is an unfortunate side effect of all steroids, but this side effect is often outweighed ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Pain for 6 months: This is a diagnosis often given for patients who experience pain that has lasted for greater than 6 months. The source of the pain is specific for ea... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
See a doctor: The most important thing is do get the diagnosis. It could be many things. Obtaining the correct diagnosis will enable you to adequately treat the u... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Back pain: Pain after back surgery is very common. There are treatment options for you including medication, spinal cord stimulation, and behavioral techniques ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Back pain: The pain in your legs may be due to a problem in your back. There are options for you including medication and interventions which may help relieve y... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Discuss options: Not everyone receives relief from an epidural steroid injection. It is important for you to follow up with your physician who can make further recomm... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Ibuprofen: Try some ibuprofen, up to 800 mg three times a day. Often that will help with the pain.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
At the same time: You can take Ibuprofen up to 800 mg three times a day. It is safe to take the medicines at the same time. They are completely different medications.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Haake is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Haake is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
thank you. i have been struggling with this since 2005 and everytime i am on a treatment that gives me some quality of life, the med or ins laws change and bc of all the extra paperwork and hassle the...Read More
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Thanks I got an appointment this Friday. I will update you on my status. Thanks again for your speedy response.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Creighton University School of Medicine, NE
Graduated 1998MD

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Community Health Center of Central Missouri
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