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Dr. Tapan Joshi

Pain Management
28 years experience

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Pain Management

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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English

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51 Answers
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Many ways: Oral medications like baclofen, tizanidine, or botox/phenol injection therapy........But you shoyld always to stretching exercises at home with spasti... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends: It depends upon the type and severity of pelvic fracture and also on functional improvement with possible prognosis.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: Why you want to replace baclofen? It depend upon the indication and severity of spasticity. Traditionally, two other choices are diazepam and dantrole... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
None.........: Atypical migraine can happen with unusual causes..........I would suggest you to go to headache specialist to make sure that you have atypical migrain... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
May be....: If it is migraine than it may be okay.......But you need to see headache specialist for diagnosis. You may need MRI to r/o other conditions.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Not known: It is a movement disorder. Most of the time causes are unknown but in few cases, it occurs after conditions affecting brain like parkinson's, huntingt... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends.....: It ranges from nothing to headache, infection causing meningitis, encephalitis............... Most of the time nothing or headache treatable with tyle... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Nerve compression: Chronic back pain may be due to arthritis and bone spur or other pathology may compress nerve roots. Go to the docotr start with x-ray and if necessar... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
No: It is a chronic syndromes meaning it lasts more than at least 6 months.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Drowsy: It is like gradually falling a sleep after taking sleeping pill.......
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
1-2 days: 1-2 days the most if you are very sensitive or you can straight can go to work even........
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes!!!!: You can take both together, if you mean that.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
No: No, but they may have more systemic problems.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends: Depends on acuity and severity, to be safe to to er.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends: Depending upon the type of fracture and intervention and age of the pt but generally about 6 months.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
No: It means your body is sensitive to them............Before getting addicted you will have other side effects so take it as needed and at a lower dose t... Read More
A 81-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Nothing: If you have pain due to neuropathy, there are many options but to treat numbness due to neuropathy, no treatment. Be careful......Daily skin inspectio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) narcotics, : Tylenol, (acetaminophen) narcotics, ultram.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Percocet,vicodin etc: You can't take t#3 or #2 but try with percocet, vicodin, oxycodone etc.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Percocet, oxycodone: Percocet, oxycodone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends.......: Depend upon the type of injury it rnges from 2-3 weeks to 12-16 weeks.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
PM&R: Pm&r, physiatrist, rehab physician.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Soon: Soon after cardiac event.......Only the intensity will depend upon severity of the condition.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends: If it is for labor, then no medication but explanation..... If it is not for labor like surgery or pain control, conscious sedation is an option.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Not known: Fibromyelgia is a "bag of worm", though there are definite criteria set as well as few approved medications in the market . Clinically, all criteria n... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
No: Whay to see pain doctor only once a year......If you have stable and controlled pain then just see your pcp. I am sure insurance company also agrees w... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Many: Physical therapy, oral medicine, Botox and phenol treatment, intrathecal Baclofen pump in graded fashion.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Swelling: Inacute injury, generally ice better in stiffness heat is better. If you develop swelling after trauma, never apply heat.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends on fracture: It all depends upon the ffracture type of the pelvic bone fracture.........If you only have pubic rami fracture then mostly does not need rehab but id... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Many reasons: Check electrolytes, make sure you drink enough fluid not water.......Make sure you are not deconditioned.....Other reason can be diabetes, vascular, r... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Nothing: Sensory input does not get processed so pt does not feel anything.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends.....: It depends upon the severity and type of intervention.........
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
6-10 weeks: Depending upon the surgical techniques........ If microsurgery than 2-3 weeks if open 4-8 weeks.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Man y things: There are classic signs and symptoms described which are rarely found in practice (at least for me). In short, it is a "bag of worm", you rule out eve... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Rare: Tramadol is a weak narcotics so withdrawal is not that common compared to strong narcotics like morphine or dilaudid.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
No,: No, if it is a simple fracture. Arthritis develop in any joints after fracture mainly due to 3 reasons, (1) fracure due to high velocity trauma (whi... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
May be: If chronic you can control the pain by taking sij injection.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Until the wound heal: Until the wound heals.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends: Lots of factors are involved like loss of counsciousness, bleeding inside the head, fracture of skull, comorbidities, age etc.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes...........: Shin splints are due to musculoskeletal reasons......For leg cramps fist thing rule out deonditioning. Vitamin B12 has nothing to do with it. See a go... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Head muscles: Depend upon the distribution of headache..........Mostly in temporal, frontal muscles are included rest depend upon the distribution.........
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Yes: Yes or try to increase the duration fist in hours then in days.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Not sure..: There is no level one evidence in the literature for that.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Closed chain ex: I do not understand by "hs". I always prefer leg press with differnt amount of resistance and required knee flexion depending upon degree of patellofe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Depends: It depends upon the frequency, strength of the medications.......Mostly hyperalgesia for few days....But not much. Vocidin is not a strong narcotic bu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
It may come back.: It may come back or may not. They may not remenber how theygot into accident. Once they start remembering day to day activites, they are on the path o... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Good: It reduces gravity and so body weight and provide gentle resistance which is what you want while having rehab. It also increases circulation and decre... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Early stage: If it is stage one then good, stage 2 you may try after that not much. Make sure you also strengthen your quadriceps and stretch hamstrings.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Many things: Start with otc pain meds and stretching esercises, if no relief then physical therapy for myofacial release, tapping, modalities with stretching and ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tapan Joshi
Pain Management 28 years experience
Not necessary.......: It will depend upon your lifestyle and how active are you. If not highly active, try conservative treatment like pain management with medication, ster... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Joshi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Joshi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you for answering I can't get an MRI due to Pacemaker (ICD)
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Thanks for the answer but how to control this migraine
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

India , 1994
Graduated 1994MD

Awards

PVA Iowa Chapter
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