Doctor Q&A for Dr. James Marx

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Significant?: Studies were done where individuals with no back complaints received MRI's. By age 30, 30 to 40 percent of the MRI's showed abnormalities such as disc ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Many Questions: CRP is an inflammatory marker which is not specific to any one cause. The elevation could be from infection or even a reaction to various drugs. To no ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
General Anesthesia: Oral pain killers all are relatively the same in terms of effectiveness if taken in equipotent doses. There are some issues that complicate their effe ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
See a Doctor: Your symptoms could be urologic or a combination of neurologic and urological. In other words, the issue could be coming from a bladder/prostate condi ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Ultram is a brand name for tramadol.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
You are correct: I would speak to your doctor and see if other anxiety medication could be tried before increasing the Klonopin (clonazepam). These other classes of me ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Elevated : Seriously, you are going to have pain for awhile as long as your foot is dependent. Keep it elevated as much as possible. Consider icing after an ort ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Something bad: No rational person would do that. You would require lab tests and a psychiatric evaluation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Is this New?: If this is a new onset of headaches, you need immediate medical evaluation.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Insufficient Info: Way too little to even venture a possibility.
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