Doctor Q&A for Dr. David Dechellis

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
Conservative care: Symptoms typically include pain on the outside of the elbow that occur with prolonged hand/wrist activity as well as pulling the wrist back towards yo ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
Yes and yes: Either an orthopedic or a non surgical musculoskeletal physician (physical med&rehab, or sports medicine) should evaluate. Continued joint/muscle ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
Formal evaluation: I strongly recommend a formal evaluation by your local physician given severity of symptoms which are constant in many activities and positions, with ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
Many causes possible: When people refer to the knee, it is always important to define what part of the knee is painful. An example in a young patient with inside or outside ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
New exam. Maybe EMG: A new examination by a physician who specializes in nerve pain (dysesthesias) is warranted. The key would be to perform a physical exam and history to ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
Physiatrist or Pain: A musculoskeletal physician (physiatrist, pain management, sports docs) are best to address injuries and pain associated with biokinetic deficiets lea ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
Talk to doctor: Weaning off opioid medications like Oxycontin need to be scheduled by a physician, as if done incorrectly can lead to withdrawal symptoms. Discuss thi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
Evaluation needed: Any pain following a procedure should be discussed with the physician who performed the procedure, as they are better qualified to answer your questio ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
Rhizotomy may help: Lumbar zygopophyseal joint arthropathy "may" cause "facet " pain. It can diagnosed with injections, however the best treatment option is typically a m ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
13 years experience Pain Management
Avoid: Alcohol should be avoided period while taking any opioids! both can cause respiratory depression and could be life threatening if taken concurrently. ... Read More
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