Dr. Kenneth Choquette

Pain Management
Cochecton, NY
37 years experience

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Pain Management

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156 Answers
38 Agrees
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Usually not.: Unless you had a severe enough injury to your neck or significant disc or arthritic conditions that you have nerve deficits from the neck down, there ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Need exam: One can't actually feel their brain move and certainly not a symptom of migraine. Chest pain/pressure, dizziness/fainting-like symptoms need to be eva... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
That's a good thing: Not to meet the criteria for Intensive care usually means that your underlying medical condition is stable enough that you didn't need that level moni... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Need further therapy: These are important issues that you need to get addressed soon. Can start with your PCP or go to a Mental Health Care Professional. Please do not wait... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Depends on cause.: If the pain is mild and infrequent, stretching can be of great help. Strengthening the paraspinal muscles then can help prevent some issues. Don't for... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Good analgesic: Tramadol is one of the only non-narcotic pain "killers" on the market. It is good for mild to moderate pain but is fairly short acting, clinically pro... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Injections and Meds: Coccydynia is a chronic pain around your tailbone coming from the abnormal anatomic relationships and strain on the supporting ligaments. There can al... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Try injections: Even though you might feel somewhat comfortable taking the vicoden es, you would be way better served if you can actually treat the pathology and not ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Titration: People vary so greatly that i don't giving patients schedules for switching. It depends on so many factors like, underlying diagnosis, frequency and d... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Fibro?: The first question is: "do you really have fibromyalgia?". It is significantly over-diagnosed in the medical community. Degenerative disease with "myo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Details: If you are having pain issues, make sure your doctor know all the symptoms you are feeling. That way the real diagnosis can be figured out and the bes... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Sorry!: But if are nuts enough to get your genitals pierced, do not compound the potential complications with general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is all you ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Combo meds: Anti-inflammatory meds are typically the most useful agents to combat the pain of menstral cycle symptoms. But if otc nsaids do not giving you the rel... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Joint arthritis: Most often, chronic neck pain comes from chronic inflammation and arthritic changes in the facet joints of the vertebrae of the neck. The pain frequen... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Go check it out!!!: You can't assume here. He must get it checked out by his doctor or er. A lot of headaches, even simple tension type pain can present on one side only.... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
May need injections.: When the spine is fused, the joints above and below the fusion become over burdened and over worked. They become inflammed and the arthritic changes a... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Musculoskeletal: If you have a relatively small region of your back that hurts you, it can be from the si joint (sacroiliac), lower lumbar joints, muscle spasms, ligam... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Neck induced pain: When regular headaches are left untreated they can lead to what we call "secondary migraines". Severe headaches that mimic migaine type ha. Chronic da... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Other options.: Depending on what is actually wrong with the knee, non-medicinal options can include ice therapy, exercises to strengthen the quadriceps muscles of th... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Medication mgt: Crohn's disease can create abdominal pain from many aspects of the bowel and surrounding region. You can have pain from colonic spasms, adhesions, com... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Cervicogenic HA: If you are getting ha (headaches) that often they are probably not true "migraines". The word "migraine" does not mean "severe ha". Migraines are spec... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Polypharmacy!: Post herpetic neuralgia, the pain from the damaged nerves that were injured during the zoster (shingles) infection, is one of the hardest pains to dea... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Other injections: There are other injection options that have seen results. Prolotherapy injections into the injured soft tissues may help strengthen them and improve t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Maybe: But a more accurate explanation is that you may be treating the wrong condition with the wrong med. Since many people have mixed headache patterns, an... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Try heat too: Ice is great if you have pain, tenderness, swelling and inflammation but ice will leave you tight and sometimes increase spasms. Follow the ice with h... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Treat cause: You can easily get into a therapeutic rut that allows rebound to add to your problem. Concentrate on finding the underlying cause/trigger to your head... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not Migraines: Bad headaches are not migraines. Migraines are episodic and rarely felt even weekly, nevermind daily. These chronic daily ha are usually from a differ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Oxycodone SR: Oxycodone is the synthetic opioid that is found in percocet. Oxycontin is a sustained release preparation of the same powerful analgesic narcotic. It ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Injections are safe: Back pain is common during pregnancy but treatable. Lidoderm patches, medicated ointments are some topical choices along with ice/heat. During first t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
If you need to, sure: If you cannot go without your oxygen support for more than 30 minutes without having breathing or related medical issues, then yes, get a long enough ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Avoid narcotics: If your stomach pain is indeed related to gastroparesis then the last thing you need is ti slow down your bowel function further. All narcotics can wo... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Chronic Pain: Unfortunately fusion surgery is not designed to treat pain. It is done to stabilize the broken pieces. The pain generators are plentiful. Each muscle,... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Make sure is Fibro: Fibromyalgia is one of the most overly diagnosed condition today. There are many underlying conditions that can explain many of the symptoms that are ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Disc issues?: When pain travels down a leg, especially if it goes below the knee, it is usually from a nerve in the back that is either chemicaly inflamed or mechan... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Check Kidneys too.: All medications have the potential for causing side effects. Most don't and most people do fine with most medications. But some people are sensitive t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Options: If the conservative treatments fail to give you adequate control of the headaches, you might need muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory agents, and some... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Cervicogenic: Not all headaches are migraines. A really bad headache is not a migraine. The large majority of all headaches come from the neck. The pain travels int... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not migraines: At least not typical "migraines". People often times think that the word migraine means "bad headache". But it doesn't. Headaches that frequent are pr... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Good question.: Advil, (ibuprofen) one of the over-the-counter nsaids (anti-inflammatory meds), is enteric coated and therefore tolerated gi-wise more so than some rx... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Hydration: It has been found that dehydration can trigger bad ha. Do some stretching of your neck. Lay on the floor and put a rolled up towel under your neck, hi... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Most often: muscles: The common, every day type of back pain is usually from the strain on the muscles and ligaments of the lumbosacral spine. Underlying arthritic changes... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Severe Headache: You must first find out if you have true migraines, because the treatment is very different. Most people incorrectly believe that a real bad headache ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Possibly injections: A common cause of back pain, especially in the elderly, is arthritis of the joints of the spine. If she doesn't respond to a short course of oral ster... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Diagnosis: You need a good workup and medical evaluation to determine what is going on. There are many potential reasons for your issues, and treatment need to b... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Depends: Depend on how you are stretching and what is the cause of the underlying neck pain in the first place. Listen to your body. If it hurts to do somethin... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
NO !: Assuming that "whiplash" was properly diagnosed, then it is not dangerous at all, but can hurt a lot. True whiplash usually comes from acceleration/de... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Any age: True sciatica comes from the inflammation of the nerves in the lumbar spine that create pain going down the leg. If you just have back pain going into... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Too convoluted: Basically no. But. Depending on if you have a nerve damage sensitisation going on in the head and neck areas, it can make you more at risk for other n... Read More
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A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Epidural: I am going out on a limb here and guessing you might mean epidural. This is an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid into the compartment where th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management 37 years experience
Start conservative: If pain is mild to moderate in intensity, exercise/physical therapy can help greatly. But if that doesn't help or can't be done because of the pain th... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Choquette is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Choquette is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thank you so much for helping me my friend has the same thing they dignosed her and gave her some medication for seizures kinda freaked me out a little im going to use my income taxes so i can go see ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I never had even my specialist explain it to me such as this. Thanks for the clarification.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Its been 7 years with this painful condition. I need a pain specialist in my area to understand and help

Education & Training

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Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 1986MD

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