Dr. Laurence Badgley

General Practice
Hilo, HI
55 years experience male

Locations

Total Health Connection

Hilo, HI

Address

400 Hualani, Suite 191b, Hilo, HI, US
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My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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About

Bio

I am interested in the Diagnosis and Natural Therapy treatments of Chronic Low Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Migraine, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Temporal Mandibular Disorder (TMD), Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), Sciatica, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Interstitial Cystitis (IC), "Endometriosis", and other Chronic Pain Disorders. In 2007, I attended the 6th Interdisciplinary Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain in Barcelona to present my study of pelvic girdle disorders. An unrecognized mechanical force parameter is body weight motivated by the ambient gravitational field. My theories and practices can be reviewed on-line in Practical Pain Management, September 2009 issue, "Sacroiliac Joint Disorder", and within my e-Book, Pain Syndromes; free at Quora.com.

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General Practice

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
FDA meds: Orthodox medicine regards 3 FDA approved meds for FM. These non-opioid pain medications treat pain, but not cause of FM, which is officially "unknown"... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
No: Treatments should be guided by a physical therapist & include reestablishment of superior trapezius muscle strength, reduction of shoulder girdle musc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes: I note many with low back injury stand crooked with one shoulder lower & head tilted toward lower shoulder side. Leading edge girth of superior trapez... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes: The nerves to the hand could be pinched at level of the cervical spine, shoulder girdle, elbow, or wrist. If an acute injury is not causal, look to t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Via estimations: 24 yo female queries how doctor can be certain of fibromyalgia (FM) diagnosis. In truth he can't. FM is label for symptom constellation that gathers a... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Sacroiliac joint: Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, unlike lumbar spine disorder with neural impingement, is known to include radiation of pain to anterior thigh & groin. F... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes and no: Can fibromyalgia (FM) cause death? FM tissue disorders not directly life threatening. Pain & suffering attendant w. FM have been reputed to incite... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Several causes: Among causes of panic attack, mitral valve prolapse is not uncommon. Causal relationships uncertain. Often seen in young females & diagnosed by detect... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Mechanical Stress: To my mind, muscles react with spasm when stressed to their limit of expansion. Spastic muscles splint joints that are hypermobile from acute or chron... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Various: Fibromyalgia is a mulifactorial disease and requires a variety of approaches. Within the orthodox medical world, rheumatologists do most of the diagno... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes: The published reports of vert mooney (deceased), professor emeritus of orthopedic surgery at san diego medical school. He showed that strengthening o... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Minimally: ? can osteopathic manipulation help fibromyalgia. Neither Osteopathy nor Chiropractic can effectively reduce & stabilize pelvic subluxations assoc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Misunderstanding: Hesitancy to prescribe pain meds for fibromyalgia (fm) derives, in part, from ubiquitous doctor regard for a theoretical concept that fm pain is due t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Probably: ? heating pad help for fibromyalgia (FM) pain. Painful muscle spasms occur with FM and heat application would likely help. Some sufferers apply cannab... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Aqua therapy: Query about best medicine for fibromyalgia leads to the best answer that aqua therapy is the most important therapeutic modality; to re-establish musc... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Radiculopathy: 20 yo female w. "chest-armpit" pain & associated radial nerve radiculopathy describes a process occurring in region of brachial neural plexus. Thi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Sciatica?: 20's female considers "fibromyalgia" (FM) & leg pain after symphysis pubis "realignment". Not enough pain loci to suggest FM. Sciatic leg pain att... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Rumination: Countless people with sleep-interfering rumination have reported dramatic resolution with a few puffs of medicinal cannabis indica, which can also be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Brachial plexus ? : Recent symptoms facial/hand parasthesias & shoulder ("collar bone ribs") pain is compatible with brachial plexus impingement & Thoracic Outlet... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Teenagers w. chronic "stabbing" abdominal pain & chronic pain low back, torso, hips & shoulders have pain generation from multiple t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Young female with "muscle pain, weakness, headache, memory difficulty, fatigue, dizziness", and loss of sex drive describes a non-specific symptom co... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
No: ? If is test to diagnose, dx, fibromyalgia, FM. Answer is negative. FM is a clinical dx: doctor examines, reviews labs, & guesses most probable dx... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Variable: Late teen female with IBS pain unresponsive to one dose of Bentyl (dicyclomine) might try additional doses and have concern for Joint Hypermobility Sy... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Natural therapies: ? Newly dx'd fibromyalgia (FM) seeks non-pharmacologic Rx. FM's multifactorial cause needs rehab of chronic soft tissue injury. OSTEOPATH: for major ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes: ? why months-long interval since fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms. This is not characteristic of FM & suggests that person's symptoms remitted. Exp... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Another opinion: ? "neck, shoulder, arm pain" in 20 yo male; cardiac work-up normal, & given diagnosis of "GERD". Failed dyspeptic meds. Sympto... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Worrisome: Acute pain in neck & pain radiating to both arms raises concern for cervical spine integrity. If a mechanical neck injury has occurred, then urgen... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Musculoskeletal: 50y female w. chronic widespread "joint pain" absent Rheumatologic diagnosis via lab studies also reports autonomic nervous system-mediated symptoms o... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Late teenage female w. left flank pain as laying down & contracting abdominal muscles, absent fever, fatigue, vomiting, diarrhea, or constancy of ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Hypermobility: 6 y female can hyperextend knees. Probably has Joint Hypermobility (JH) & should take Brighton Criteria exam. Marked association of JH & fibro... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
? Ligaments: Teenager with chronic low back pain exacerbated as lying on sleep surface might have musculoskeletal disorder and/or soft tissue pain generator, such ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes and no: Female post-hysterectomy for endometriosis, EM, continues to have abdominal pain, back pain, & dyspareunia. EM is label in search of diagnostic cr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Herb: 20's females who experience abreactions with antidepressants might consider cannabis, which has happiness-causing effects and reverses non-restorativ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
SIJ ? : 23y fem. w. unilateral "hip pain worse move/pressure" absent mechanical injury likely has sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder or soft tissue injury low ba... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
TOS: 20 y female w. "numb" shoulder/arm, ipsilateral "plugged ear, jaw pain" & lateral-posterior ipsilateral "head pressure&qu... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
IBS ?: 23 y female w. RUQ "squeezing" abdominal pain & nauseous & past history of cholecystectomy. A General Surgeon's evaluation is needed sooner th... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
JHS: Young females complaining of joint pain & stiffness, "joints pop" & fatigue might study Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS, & take test of ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Osteopath: 40's male with chronic low back pain had evaluation by chiropractor who read films as "bone spurs & compression". In California chi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Most unusual: 19y female C/O "leg going numb" while having sex, & lasting for several hours. This is an odd symptom. Perhaps she has Hypermobility Syn... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Problematic: Chronic abdominal/pelvic pain post-ovary/Fallopian tube excision can be residua of intestinal adhesions, which commonly evolve after invasive pelvic p... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
SIJ Belt: Pregnant with back & pelvic pain seeks relief. During pregnancy an hormone, Relaxin, is released & which loosens pelvic ligaments, oft leading... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
SIJ: 20y female has "hip going out" w. walking. If were subluxation of femoral head from acetabulum would be report of excruciating pain. People w. subluxa... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Yes: A doctor who expresses doubt whether fibromyalgia is "real" should refer suspected patients to a doctor who believes in this diagnosis. There are ways... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Sciatica ?: 23 year old female with unilateral "upper thigh" pain standing, but not sitting, which relatively takes longitudinal mechanical strain off of the scia... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Various: 32yo female has shoulder/neck myalgia and "shaking arms & legs"; all absent trauma. A general medical examination and a Neurologist's evaluation a... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
SIJ pain: 23 y has "hip pain" at 38 wks pregnancy and seeks relief. She should ask her Obstetrician for a sacroiliac joint belt. This type of pregnanc... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Joint laxity: 26y female describes "cracking" sound emanating from both knees with changes in range of motion. Pain & swelling is not referenced. Age, sex, and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
MRI Needed: 30 year old male w. acute bilateral arm parasthesias has worrisome symptoms, especially if there was recent head/neck trauma. These symptoms raise que... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Musculoskeletal ?: 32 yo female w. left lower abdominal pain told "colitis", which pain should be crampy w. changed bowel pattern. UTI often w. dysuria, urinar... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Sciatica: 34yo w. several weeks of low back pain & radiation into unilateral buttock, thigh & knee has sciatica, which is a pain pattern w. several caus... Read More
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Testimonials
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May 26, 2013
A wealth of knowledge and a very dedicated physician. Extremely articulate, to the point answers and able to think outside the box in the pursuit of helping his patients.
Mar 19, 2013
Great answers! Caring. What else can you ask for ?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Mri came back normal, but how is that when I'm suffering in horrible pain. But I still want to thank you, I just don't understand, something is not making sense. Sciat...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for your reply! For the most part the pain went away (always does after a week or so) but I will still go check the hip checked out. Again, thank you f...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the very detailed info. I have had pots for 5 yrs now and things are just getting worse w/ each new diagnoses of a new medical issue I have. It's very hard...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine, CT
Graduated 1968MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Redding, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Redding, CA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Redding, CA - Winter
2013
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