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Dr. Richard Ramos

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ararat, VA
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Greensboro, NC

Address

3200 Northline Ave., Suite 200, Greensboro, NC
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Specialties
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Caloric burn: Weight loss occurs by either decreasing calories or by burning them via exercise. Running is a great exercise to help burn calories. Make sure that ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes.: However, be careful that physicians treat patients and not just findings on the MRI scan. It is possible that findings on MRI do not actually correla... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Depends : It depends if this pain is coming from the hip or the lower back which can refer to the same area. Stretching is the most important thing to do and t... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Depends: Spine MRI usually is done based on the region of the spine that is being imaged. This includes cervical (neck), thoracic (between neck and low back),... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Need more info: This is difficult to discuss without more information about your symptoms. It is important to know how long this has been present and whether there i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes: Musculoskeletal pain can occur with the flu. A stomach illness is also possible if you are vomiting a lot.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
None: Backbraces do not "protect" the spine. If you need one, then just get a lumbar corset which will provide compression and warmth. I would not recomme... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
See a rheumatologist: I would leave this decision up to the rheumatologist. It is known that there are false positive and negative tests for rheumatoid arthritis. It is i... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No.: Capsules cannot be broken in half to get a smaller dose consistently. Speak with your physician about changing the medication or dosage.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No. Don't hide it.: If you feel that your mental status is affecting your day to day life activities, then i would go and seek professional attention.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes.: It certainly could be osteoarthritis. However, a negative RA does not rule out ra. You need to be evaluated by your physician to see if further test... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Rheumatology: If you indeed have rheumatoid arthritis i would seek care from the specialist which is rheumatology. They will recommend a treatment plan which inclu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Depends: Based on the world health organization step therapy, the first line is tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen), second line is nonsteroidals like Motr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Multiple: This is a difficult question to answer. Depending on what type of physician that you visit, there will be different answers and treatment options for ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Cervical region: A neck MRI will be done with the cervical spine being imaged. This will concentrate on the bones, nerves, discs and joints of the cervical spine. Du... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Multiple: Stay active. Exercise. Limit weight of backpacks. Use both straps when using backpacks. Don't smoke. Maintain good posture.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Depends: It depends if you have been involved in some type of trauma, then i would see a physician. If it is local, then it should get better with time. If n... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes: Sciatica just means leg pain. Most patients who have a ruptured disc causing leg pain will complain more about their pain the leg rather than the bac... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
It is ok.: Deep tissue massage can cause delayed muscle soreness so i would not worry about that. Give it another day or two and you should be back to your base... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Neck pain: It should also be noted that neck pain can refer to this region of the body. If things don't get better within a month, then i would recommend that y... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Multiple etiologies: There are multiple etiologies for this problem that depends on your age and gender and your presentation. It is not normal for a 31 year old person t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Blepharospasm: This sounds like blepharospasm. I would see your physician to get a diagnosis. Once diagnosed then treatments can be offered.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Confused: I don't know what you mean. Do you mean step? Both are cardiovascular type work outs. It really depends on the type of cardio work out you are talk... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Whiplash: Unfortunately whiplash syndrome is difficult to treat and diagnose for that matter. I would get a cervical mri, but remember that the findings on MRI... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Depends: This depends on what you mean regarding location of cyst on shoulder. If it is superficial, then i would seek a general surgeon to evaluate it. If i... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Seek coach: This does not sound like medical problem. I would see a running coach who can give you advice how to breathe when running. See your physician if you... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
See a physician: I would see a physician for this problem. Erectile dysfunction in a 23 year old is not that common. Working out more should not cause this problem. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Pain meds: Any doctor with a dea license can prescribe opioid pain medications. The real question is whether or not you need them. I would visit a physician fo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Diagnostic injection: A physician will place a needle into the epidural space using x-ray guidance. The physician will numb up the skin before placing the needle. Then he... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No.: This should not occur since the tapeworms should only be in your bowels. The only possibility could be explained if you have an acute abdomen or cons... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Depends: Many studies have tried to examine which exercises are the best for someone's back pain. The most important thing to do is to concentrate on stretc... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Multiple: Lose weight stop smoking stay active by exercising which includes walking, stretching and weight training.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Any symptoms?: It is important to distinguish whether you have visual problems associated with this symptom. It sounds like you may have blepharospasm and this can ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No easy answer: This will take time since this will need to heal on its own. In the beginning the principle of rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation) are mandatory... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
No: Anxiety in of itself should not cause pain. I would make sure that you see a physician for an evaluation since your pain is worse at night. It will ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Spinal headache: You have what sounds like a spinal headache which can occur after a myelogram. This should get better with time, but if not, then you will need what ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
None: In the acute phase i would not do any exercise since this could exacerbate the problem. Gentle range of motion exercises are recommended in the early... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Call hospital system: I would call your local hospital system. I would look for a physician who is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (physiatrist). Other ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
More info needed: Do you have pain all the time or just when snowboarding? If you have had previous ankle injuries, then you need to properly rehabilitate your ankle m... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem)?: You could take both together but remember that the muscle relaxer can also cause drowsiness which will exacerbate the effects of ambien (zolpidem).
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
5-6 half lives: This should be about 54 hours after you stop taking the medication. If you still feel exhausted, then something else must be going on. See your phys... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Doubtful: It does not sound like this should be due to a ruptured disc. I am not sure what you mean by less tone, however. A ruptured disc usually causes seve... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
See your doctor: I am concerned about the amount you are drinking. A fifth of bourbon or more? I think that is excessive. You should see your pcp to make sure that ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Rare: That is a rare side effect of that medication. You must be extremely sensitive to medications. I would try a different medication in the NSAID class... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Try other meds: Not all anti-inflammatory medications are the same. So it is reasonable to try a different medicine in the NSAID class such as ibuprofen, naproxen, M... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes.: This problem can also be picked up by ultrasound. However, you may not even need to do the test if your history and exam is suggestive of this diagno... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Yes.: Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory medicine. It is indicated if you have failed the use of tylenol/acetominophen. Be careful of the gastrointestinal ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Discuss with doctor: I would just call to make an appointment with your physician for a physical examination. Then ask the physician if the medication you are asking is r... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Not related.: This is mot likely not related to the MRI of the brain/spine with contrast. I would make sure that the physician who ordered the MRI is aware of thes... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Multiple diagnoses: We really need more information about your symptoms to make any type of diagnosis. The etiology could be musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, gastrointes... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ramos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ramos is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for replying . Now I know I need to be more specific in what im asking, its just the pain was so excruciating at that moment. Thank
HealthTap member
Thank you. I do now believe it is some sort of virus coincidentally coming on after a stressful day. Blessings.
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Although I am not the person asking this question, I really appreciate this answer! Ty!

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Winston-Salem, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Winston-Salem, NC - Winter
2013
Top Physical Medicine and Rehab Specialist, First Place, Virginia - Winter
2013
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