Doctor Q&A for Dr. Richard Rosenthal

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Personal Choice: The pain relieving medications in excedrin are Aspirin and caffeine. Syndol has both of these plus Codeine and an anti-histamine for sedation. Ther ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
No: There is no particular time that it is bad to take an analgesic. However, anti-inflammatory pain relievers are best taken before a strenuous workout. ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Good Question: The insanity work out is hard on knees. The fact that your knee is feeling better is a good sign that no serious damage was done. I suggest avoiding ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
See your physician: I suggest you ask your surgeon. He is going to be able to give you the best answer. However, it is not uncommon to have continued nerve pain after f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
See your physician: It sounds like you are having several health problems. However, the most serious is the recent fall resulting in headaches and neck pain. Although r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
See you physician: Pain located in the right upper abdominal area can be caused by several things but most especially gall bladder disease. You may have eaten something ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
See you physician: No one should have to live with pain. If you have pain on a daily basis that you rate as greater than 5 on a scale of 0-10, you should seek treatment ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Pain medications: 8 mg of hydormorphone is approximately equal in strength to 10 mg of oxycodone. Neither medication is more effective in everybody. You have to see f ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Hydro vs oxycodone: I think you mean hydrocodone and oxycodone. They are different but related compounds both of which are classified as an opiate. They are approximate ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Look for a rash: Initially, shingles only produces pain. However, within a few days of the onset of pain, you should see a red rash with blisters that is confined to ... Read More
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