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Dr. Laurence Badgley

General Practice
Honolulu, HI
54 years experience male

Locations

Natural Rx

Honolulu, HI

Address

7 Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 400, Honolulu, HI
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My office hours

Wednesday: 11am - 5:00pm
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Natural Rx

Berkeley, CA

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.  At this meeting, I met Dr. Andry Vleeming and studied his discoveries about sacroiliac joint function and disorder. I also met Dr. Vert Mooney, Professor Emeritus of Orthopedics, University of California at San Diego and studied his sacroiliac joint investigations.  The work of these men and my own clinical observations have shown me that the sacroiliac joint has a normal range of motion, and is susceptible to injury more readily than was taught in medical school. Modern methods enable doctors to prove that this joint is unstable and a pain generator.  An unstable sacroiliac joint causes the overlying body tower to lean to one side, which imposes significant mechanical stress on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia of the upper body tower; leading to evolution of several Chronic Pain 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

Doctor Q&A

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Musculoskeletal: Monitor your physical activity and note whether any certain repetitive or stressful lifting, pushing, or pulling , or some sports activity arouses the... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Various therapies: Fibromyalgia cure? Cause unknown, cure elusive & several consultants needed: Rheumatologist for diagnosis & FDA-approved meds. Osteopath for s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Several: As to signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, the most prominent symptoms are morning abdominal cramping and loss of appetite until early afte... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Hyperthyroidism: The common explanation for excessive sweating is that some people are just born that way. An over active thyroid can also cause, as can an undiscover... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Cannabis: 52 yo with fibromyalgia queries treatment for muscle spasms. Cannabinoids extracted into natural oils (Shea, olive, jojoba, emu, or coconut) seem to ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Any: ? what type bread can eat if you have Fibromyalgia (FM). At first thought, there would not be contraindications to any of the breads. Obesity seems to... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Various: You need pain pills (three approved) in beginning to aid increased physical activity & aqua therapy. Nutrition, relaxation therapy, behavioral traini... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Pelvic girdle injury: Between 10 & 30 percent people with chronic low back pain have pain generation from sacroiliac joint (sij) (medical literature research). Sciatica co... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Gravity: Shoulder, neck, ; headache pains are causally related in 40's female post-cervical injury. Head weighs about ten pounds ; injured ; strained neck... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Fusion SIJ: Two of my patients had IC symptoms resolve after their hypermobile sacroiliac joints, SIJ's, were fused. My theory is that IC is an autonomic ner... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Ignore: Good people give. Bad people take, are unteachable, and to be avoided.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
No : Twenties female w. 9 months crampy abdominal pain and gas unlikely to have cancer. She is candidate for diagnosis irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). In ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Gravity : Headache relieved by lying down is likely due to cervical muscle spasm. Chronic muscle tension headaches derive from superior trapezius chronic musc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
None: ? about what blood tests prove fibromyalgia (FM). Unfortunately there are no blood test confirmatory for FM. The diagnosis is based on history, physic... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Not likely: Once a long bone has developed shape it is likely permanent without surgery.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Food choices: Intestinal gas and constipation suggest idiosyncratic intolerances of certain foods. The simple answer is to stop milk products with concern for lact... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Fungal: Buttock rash and jock itch are caused by fungi such as candida albicans. Over the counter preparations might be useful. Keeping the areas dry and ae... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Dyspaerunia: ? why sex painful for woman. Assuming exogenous lubricants successful, a possible cause is sacroiliac joint subluxation caused by the missionary posi... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Prostate: Late 40's male who is experiencing increasing nighttime urinations might be having prostate enlargement. When the prostate enlarges, it causes o... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Prostatitis?: Aching in the pelvic region with male ejaculation might be associated with a prostate infection and a doctor can discern. Horizontal station of the t... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Teenagers w. chronic "stabbing" abdominal pain & chronic pain low back, torso, hips & shoulders have pain generation from multiple t... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Make sure: Young female has had 3 recent UTI's & queries cause. Firstly, these episodes need to be documented by urine cultures. Symptoms & a "dip stick"... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 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
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
PSIS: ? discovered "bumps" bilaterally above buttocks. Posterior superior iliac spines (PSIS) conjoin, medially, with sacroiliac joint. Low back a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Soft tissue disorder: Question about why an 18 year old might have chronic back pain. Amongst females look for Hypermobility Syndrome, with pelvic ligament strain & pai... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 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
A female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 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
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Fibromyalgia: 35 yo female with "diabetes insipidus", chronic widespread pain, heart murmur, generalized weakness, & neck, back & "hip" pain might have fibr... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
? Fibromyalgia: 29y female with chronic "undiagnosed joint pain & numbness" hopefully saw Rheumatologist to be evaluated for fibromyalgia. New onset headaches are... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Yes, similarly: "Pinched" feeling in mid-sternum likely represents Pectoralis major tendinitis at insertion of Pectoralis muscle on the sternum. Physical ac... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
JHS: 21 yo "flexible" female's joints pop painlessly with movement & suggest that she has Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS), which is a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Splinters: Thin longitudinal black lines under fingernails can be what doctors call "splinters" & can reflect tiny blood clot emboli that get caught there, w... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
More than that: 54 yo has severe shoulder pain with distal parasthesias & weak hand; with symptom onset after an acute shoulder injury. This requires urgent atten... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Joint Hypermobility : Late teen female with low back pain and "balls", nauseousness, and neck pain can consider joint hypermobility w. sacroiliac joint subluxatio... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
IBS: Teenagers w. "sharp abdominal pain" & unilateral "hip pain" seeks etiology/medical treatment. If symptoms are more than transitory, a unifying dyn... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Yes, FM: 29y female with disorder "GI", "chronic" extremity parasthesias/pain, & back/neck "muscle pain". This symptom constellation crosses several tissue... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Fibromyalgia ?: 21y female with "bloating", abdominal pain, dyspareunia, wt. gain & fatigue. General medical exam is needed to R/O endocrine disorder. If no speci... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Fibromyalgia ? : 29y fem. "dizzy, lightheaded, stomach cramps, nauseous, bloated, daily headaches, low back pain" needs general medical exam to rule out systemic illne... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Sciatica: Possibly irritation of the sciatic nerve. Rest and warm soaks might ameliorate. Sciatica is usually self-limiting. If it continues see an Osteopath... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Not directly: 18 yo female has chronic unilateral "low back pain" & regularly uses laxatives. Concern for musculoskeletal back disorder & irritable bowel sy... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Fibromyalgia ?: 18y male has ongoing "muscle spasms" & mentions head, groin & chest. If lab tests are normal consider Fibromyalgia & because so many diffe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Astute observation: 22y fem reports "low back pain & lower abdominal pain 7 days after ovulation". This is the time for egg implantation & secretion of Relaxin, t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Possibly : Male fell on shoulder 2 months ago has "weird cracks" with motion. Common causes: crepitations arising from a subluxing acromioclavicular joint or lev... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
? Fibromyalgia: 18 y female with symptoms of pain in head, knees, neck, nauseousness & constipation has "normal blood work". Fibromyalgia becomes a consideration,... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Can be: 30's male concerned for obesity due to ligament tear, which likely causes a more sedentary lifestyle. See osteopath for ligaments, take up aquath... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
TOS: Early twenties female w. Chest pain ; same sided shoulder pain ; hand tingling might consider thoracic outlet syndrome. The addition of low back pain ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
Various problems : 20's female with one-sided abdominal pain, low back pain, dysparunia, and vaginal discharge must consider pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, sacroil... Read More

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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 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
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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

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

Affiliations

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