U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Richard Maughon

Pain Management
Birmingham, AL
25 years experience male

Locations

Interventional Pain Solutions

Birmingham, AL

Address

5890 Valley Rd, ste 200, Birmingham, AL
Directions

Practice website

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Cigna

Medicare

VIVA Health

Workers Compensation

Aetna

Tricare

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Doctor Q&A

111 Answers
15 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Antronex: "supports the liver and the bodies histamine function" this is the claim by the manufacturer. There is no evidence that it can help with pain or infla... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Exercise/ back pain: The safest answer would be for you to use machine weights to minimize stress on your back. Tricep pulldowns and cable curls would achieve your goals.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Celebrex (celecoxib): Depends. Both are nsaids. Celebrex (celecoxib) is primarily a cox-2 inhibitor so it was originally thought to be less likely to cause reflux, stomach ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Mobic (meloxicam): Increase your chances of side effects . Think of it as if you were going to take 800 mg of Ibuprofen but instead you take 1600 mg. Same deal.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
MsContin: The pain relief can last between 8 - 12 hrs. It can be detected in urine up to 3 -5 days.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Anxiety and Pain: Anxiety and pain have a complex relationship. Pain can cause anxiety and anxiety can accentuate pain. Depression however can produce anxiety and pain.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Omitted: Yes you can. I often have patients take Imitrex (sumatriptan) 30m to an hour after the first line medicine had been taken.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Prostate cancer: For osteolytic ( eats bone) bone lesions calcitonin can be used. Fentanyl patch may be needed. Long acting pain medicines Opana Oxycontin morphine can... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Pain meds: Tordol does not cause sedation. No NSAID will. Unfortunately most opiate based pain medications do cause sedation. You might try a Butrans patch or N... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Mobic (meloxicam): Mobic (meloxicam) is theoretically safer than Motrin for the stomach. Both carry warnings for cardiac disease. In the absence of kidney or heart disea... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Codeine allergy: There are many alternatives. Just because you are allergic to Codeine dose not mean that you are allergic to hydrocodone, Oxymorphone , oxycodone. Dep... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Shingles: Shingles in more than one are of the body can just be "dumb luck" or it can be the sign of a problem with the immune system. Only your doctor can answ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
occipital neuritis : There is a nerve actually a pair of nerves which supply posterior aspect of the scalp or the occipital region. It is called the greater occipital nerv... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Sciatica: Depends on the cause. If it is due to a disk problem epidural steroid injections are worth trying - if no improvement surgery is always an option. If ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Buttock pain: Two things come to mind immediately. It's possible that you have developed sacroiliac dysfunction which would result in pain going down the back of t... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Groin pain: Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can but see your doctor to rule out testicular causes.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Anesthesia : With the modern anesthetics most people are over it within 24hrs. Longer durations are often associated with post op pain meds.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
OxyContin: Not if it was taken orally.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Morphine dosage: That depends. If you have been on opiates - lortab, percocet, ect. I may be perfectly safe as long as it's given in divided doses - say three times a ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Brain activity: Believe it or not some of the best brain activities are to continue reading, work crossword puzzles, sudoku, continue doing math problems. Video games... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Constipation: You need to seek out the md who manages your scs. It needs to be adjusted. Also morphine may need to be changed to a different drug. Your body may not... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Both have the same amount of acetametaphrine - 500mg. So in purest terms they are equal. But alot depends on alcohol consumption, history of hepatitis... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Shingles: Antibiotics will not help. Shingles is caused by a virus. With Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) the lesions can start to crust in 5 - 7 days.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Back trauma: You want to make sure that there is nothing surgical going on your back. While it is entirely possible that all you have is a muscle strain and bruis... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Shoulder pain: A true "frozen" shoulder should at a minimum receive an injection of Marcaine (local anesthetic) and steroid followed up by physical therapy. If this ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Headaches: Tension headaches are caused by muscle spasm in the neck itself. They can be brought on by stress or holding your head in a certain position for a p... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Migraines: Generally speaking only chronic migraines have been shown to respond to Botox injections.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Diabetes: Yes. With lifestyle changes and yearly exams it is. Do you smoke? If so quit. Are you overweight check with your doctor about a weight loss program no... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Low back pain: Agree most back pain is mechanical and will improve within 8 weeks with nsaids and muscle relaxants. If you have pain which goes into your legs an MRI... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Classic Sciatica: Classic sciatica is when there is pain in the posterior aspect of the thigh. Often described as burning, stabbing - radiating down the buttocks to the... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Pain right shoulder: Pulled biceps tendon, pulled/torn rotator cuff. Bursitis. A lot depends on whether it was due to trauma or repetitive motion. Does it hurt when you to... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Hiada scan: Usually there is no pain associated with the scan itself however it can precipitate a gallbladder attack.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Trigger finger: A true trigger finger, named so because it appears that you have your finger placed on the trigger of a gun, usually needs surgical correction. This ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Back pain: Usually not. Although constipation can aggravate back pain and could certainly be the cause of your hemorrhoids.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Sacral pain: The fact that it hurts when you move makes me think you have sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Pain only when sitting can be due to sacral pain - too earl... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): Yes but remember to limit your total tylenol (acetaminophen) dose to less than 4000mg a day. Assuming you're not underweight or a moderate drinker the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Shingled: Short term yes, but if you get a sun burn on top of them you'll experience a whole new level of very preventable pain.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Ulnar neuropathy: Actually the dose of Gabapentin you are taking is low. We routinely start low to prevent side effects then titrate slowly to higher doses. Target dose... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
SIJ disfunction: Your problem sounds like classic sacra iliac joint dysfunction. Sometimes laying on you back and pulling you knees into you chest and counting to 10 c... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Ultram: Minimum safe time is 6 hrs since you have already taken 100mg. The risk for overtaking is confusion, seizures, and serotonin syndrome.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Reglan (metoclopramide): Metoclopramide brand name Reglan (metoclopramide) is a medicine is a medicine which is used to treat reflux as well as people who are unable to empty... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Compression fx: You can initially try calcitonin this may provide some relief although you will need to monitor his serum calcium levels. The first step that i usuall... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Neuropathy: They are different. Often they can used in combination. I tend to reserve Amitriptyline for use at night for patients who are also having trouble with... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Fatigue: I would first ask how long you have been feeling fatigued. Also have you had any weight loss or loss of appetite. Depending upon where in the armpit... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Neck pain: Unlikely. Need to be evaluated by a physician. It could be a simple tension headache or it could be occipital neuritis or there could be a problem wit... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Facial pain : I would be concerned that you may have an abscess on the left. Other possibilities include TMJ or an ear infection. I was start with my primary care... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Yeast: Should be fine yeast causes fermintation it does not consist of etoh.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Muscle relaxants: It's really just trial and error. It does have the advantage of being one of least likely to be sedating. You may need to trial Baclofen or Zanaflex (... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Coccydynia: Absolutely. I usually start with a simple caudal epidural steroid injection. Also i will have patients use a hemorrhoid pillow to keep pressure off th... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
Pain Management 25 years experience
Methadone : Methadone can easily last 36 hrs in healthy people. I can be found in the urine for five days after last dose. Most of us start with subutex after abo... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

2
Recommendations
184
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Maughon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Maughon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Primarily on my left shoulder but I have small break outs on my elbows, my knees both sides, and right side of butt. Most DR's say you can only have one side. My Dr pr...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for giving me the answers I needed. The 15mg of Meloxicam is just not cutting it, so I'm hoping the addition of Tylenol will give my knees some relie...Read More
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for the info, not sure Percocet makes me itch so I have both

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital

Residency

University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Medical Center

Awards

Top Pain Management Specialist , First Place, Alabama - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less