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Dr. Brian Siegel

Pain Management
Steamboat Springs, CO
30 years experience male

Locations

Sidney Regional Hospital

Sidney, NE

Address

645 Osage Street, Sidney, NE
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Yampa Valley Pain Management

Steamboat Springs, CO

Phelps Memorial Hospital

Holdrege, NE

About

Bio

Director of Pain Management, Yampa Valley Medical Center Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Specialties
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Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

28 Answers
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Yes: Back pain from psoas muscle spasm is a frequently under diagnosed cause. It can be treated by physical therapy, massage or possibly injection of the... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
A few things: Likely an ulcer, but maybe gastrititis or pancreatitis.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Botox: Botox a injections are now fda approved for the treatment of refractory migraines.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Botox injections: If you have greater than 15 headaches a month lasting for more than 4 hours, then you may be a candidate for Botox a injections. It is now approved b... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Nerve impingement: At your age, likely a herniated disk, annular tear of one of your lumbar discs, sacroiliitis or possibly piriformis syndrome.
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Image your neck: This is a common presentation in patients that have degenerative changes in their cervical spine. Simple xray may reveal the problem, but sometime a ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Yes you can: You are likely experiencing referred pain from the cervical region. This is secondary to arthritis in the facet joints in your neck. Pain from the fa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Very: There are many different types of headaches, but the majority are either musculoskeletal or vascular in origin. The first type of headache is referre... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Yes: Sle is an autoimmune disorder that can cause mixed neuropathies in a minority of affected patients. Antidepressant and anti-seizure medications are u... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Give it 6 weeks: If the pain persists, then consider an epidural steroid. If after that vertebroplasty may be an option.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
No: The nerves to the arms arise from the cervical region. The nerves to the legs arise from the lumbar region. I would go see a neurologist for ongoing ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
A lot: 80% of all the narcotics prescribed for pain in the world are prescribed in the United States
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Varies: Since there is altered blood flow regulation, people with crps often have problems with changes in climate. May also be experiencing a raynauds pheno... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen) 800 mg: Advil (ibuprofen) is an over the counter medication that has been shown to be very effective when taken at the onset of a migraine.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Likely not related: Crps is generally a disorder of the sympathetic nervous system and can cause chronic pain in the extremities, face abdomen or pelvis. I am unaware of... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Likely: About a third of migraines are hormone induced.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Yes: Epidural anesthesia can reduce surgery related comlpications and enhance post operative pain management.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Very rarely: With the newer inhaled anesthetics, allergic reactions are extremely rare. If reactions do occur, it is likely secondary to other medications given ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Back and leg pain: The L4 and L5 nerve roots make up part of the sciatic nerve, typically cause low back pain, buttock pain and pain into the calf and foot.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Try something else: Abortive medications used include oxygen, triptans, ergot alkaloids, and anesthetics Preventive medications include calcium channel blockers, mood st... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Neck problems: It is likely that you are beginning to feel pain associated with degenerative changes in your cervical spine, just wait til your fifty.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Yes: The medicine in vicodin works on different pain receptors than ibuprofen. In addition, Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory where vicodin is not.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Variable: In the early stages, there is delayed uptake in the periarticular surfaces of the bones. Later on the study normalizes. The test is only diagnostic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Arthritis: Degenerative disc disease and facet arthritis are common causes for spine pain. Non steroidal anti- inflammatories, core strengthening and excercise... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Possibly: A very rare cause of meningitis which occurs in people who are likely immunocompromised.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Likely not: Generally, these procedures are performed under moderate sedation only.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Facet injections: you have degenerative changes in your neck, likely accelerated from your accident. A significant pain generator can be the facet joints. These can b... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Siegel
Pain Management 30 years experience
Yes: consider a spinal cord stimulation trial or implantable drug delivery system trial if all other conservative interventions have failed

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Siegel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Siegel is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Used O2, Triptans, capsaicin, pred. On topomax. Haven't tried nerve blocks. Didn't know there are so many. Will ask. Afraid of pred. Thanks for idea
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! mri only shows c5t1 minor disc bulge minorscollosis , stiff neck,
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine, AR
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

UAMS MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1996

Affiliations

American Academy Of Pain Medicine
American Society Interventional Pain Physicians
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