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Dr. Aaron Wolfson

clinical Psychology
Metairie, LA
23 years experience male

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Metairie, LA

Address

Jefferson Neurobehavioral Group, 2901 N-10 Service Rd. E Suite 200, Metairie, LA
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Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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clinical Psychology

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Meds and therapy: Panic attacks occur when our brain believes we are in danger, and engages the fight or flight response. The good news is that panic attacks are usual... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Many uses: Hypnosis has been used for stress management, to minimize blood loss during surgical procedures, help individuals remember lost memories (not without ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Not sure what u mean: Hypnosis involves a heightened state of focus and concentration along with post-hypnotic suggestion to affect change. I am not sure specifically what ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Meds and therapy: Panic attacks occur when our brain believes we are in danger, and engages the fight or flight response. The good news is that panic attacks are usual... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Time and hydration: Depending on the amount of time you have taken the medicine and the dosage, withdrawal can last for days or up to a week or so. If you have already st... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Check st. med. Board: Call the oh state medical board to locate pain management specialists in your area. Or, if you have a primary care physician, ask them for a referral.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Worth a try.: Hypnosis is by definition a heightened state of focus and concentration. There are various techniques for using hypnotic methods to explore and trans... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Chronic Pain: Chronic or persistent pain lasts 6 mos. Past the point of normal healing. Most people get into trouble when they continue to use methods appropriate ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Psychotherapy too: Psychotherapy and skills training can also be helpful for coping with and managing fibromyalgia. Fibro is more common in women, and most sufferers al... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Maybe: If other problems were ruled out, might be anxiety. Panic attacks can include chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, perspiration, stomach pain/... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Rheumatologist too: Rheumatologists routinely diagnose fibromyalgia and other diffuse types of pain.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Yes: Hypnosis is by definition a heightened state of focus and concentration. There are various techniques for using hypnotic methods to explore and trans... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Need more info: Depending on the type of surgery and your medical status, you should consult with a pain management specialist or perhaps a physical medicine doctor ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Yes: Hypnosis is by definition a heightened state of focus and concentration. There are various techniques for using hypnotic methods to explore and trans... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Good diagnosis + tx: Its important to get a good diagnosis of the problem. If your issues are more acute, medications, interventions such as therapeutic injections may he... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Many ways: Writing helps us organize and collect our thoughts and feelings. Different parts of the brain are engaged when we speak vs. Write, and sometimes the a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Physiatrist: Often times a physiatrist, or physical medicine doctor can make good rehabilitation recommendations. Even a session or two with a physical therapists... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Many Causes..: There are many reasons for difficulty sleeping, and several types of insomnia. Nearly 70 million people suffer from sleep problems. If you have be... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Many Causes..: There are many reasons for difficulty sleeping, and several types of insomnia. Nearly 70 million people suffer from sleep problems. If you have be... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
No: Panic attacks occur when our brain believes we are in danger, and engages the fight or flight response. Perceived threats can be real (shark attack) ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Opiates not for dep: Opiates are not a treatment for depression or anxiety. Antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy are the treatments of choice. In fact, long te... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Interdisciplinary tx: Most pain clinics will do a thorough review of records and a thorough history and physical before you begin treatment. Collaboration between a physic... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Several ways: Hypnosis may help, but there are plenty of other methods available too. A good cognitive behavioral therapist can teach you ways to manage your anxie... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Not usually: If you mean cancerous tumor, probably not.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
See your doctor: Migraines depending on their cause and duration can be responsible for cognitive symptoms, but not necessarily. Check with your doctor to figure out t... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Pain mgmt. doc: With two failed back surgeries, this is likely nerve related. Sounds like you should consult a pain management specialist in your area to find out wha... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Recovery cont for 2y: Depending on the type of injury, spontaneous recovery from head injury can occur for up to two years. Speech/cognitive therapy is helpful for 'exercis... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
You are lucky: Crps is usually a very painful condition, and pain is an essential element for diagnosis. It is rare to see a diagnosis of crps without pain.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Look for caffeine: Many of the common (prescribed) preparations of Codeine contain caffeine, which could very likely be the cause of insomnia. Insomnia is also a possibl... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Anxiety/Panic: If other problems were ruled out, might be anxiety. Panic attacks can include chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, perspiration, stomach pain/... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
See a doctor: If your pain has persisted longer than a week or two and not responded to ice and nsaids, check with your doctor to see if additional diagnostics are ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
How about relaxation: Regular relaxation practice using visualization, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, or other forms of self-soothing do wonders for tension hea... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Pain management Dr.: Some physicians are using neuromodulation techniques to treat chronic migraines. You can check with one of the major companies that manufacture the d... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Start PCP: Start with your primary care physician. Depending on the history and physical they may refer you for additional diagnostics such as x-rays or an mri.... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Heightened focus: Hypnosis is by definition a heightened state of focus and concentration. By tapping into unconscious processes, post-hypnotic suggestions can be used ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Yes: Hypnosis can be very helpful in reprogramming negative behavioral patterns. Make sure you find an experienced therapist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Yes: More severe brain injuries can cause changes in personality and mood. It really depends on the seriousness of the injury. In general lasting problems... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Depression treatable: Depressed or sad mood, loss of enjoyment in pleasure able activities, appetite changes, excessive guilt, fatigue, concentration/ indecisiveness, suici... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Psychotherapy + Meds: Ocd responds very well to cognitive behavioral psychotherapy and certain types of medications. Try to have an evaluation with a psychiatrist or psych... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Good body mechanics: You should always consult with your physician if you are experiencing pain with exercise for a long period of time. When possible, get good instructi... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Very common: Amitriptyline or Elavil (amitriptyline) is an older style antidepressant called a tca (tricyclic antidepressant). It has been used in recent years fo... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Find diagnosis...: Check with a physician for a full history and physical to determine the cause of your pain.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Extremely: Most healing occurs in the first 12-18 months. Rehabilitative efforts are most effective during this time as well.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Diagnos the problem: Its important to know the etiology of your pain before starting a treatment plan. All treatments have main effects and side effects, the key is to max... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Need screening..: In general, most physicians will perform a trial implant of the spinal cord stimulator. This allows the patient to see how much pain relief they can ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Activity is good: When starting a functional rehab program, remember to start slow and increase activity incrementally. You want to reward activity with rest, not with ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Diagnose cause 1st: Low back pain is very common. Make sure to diagnose the cause of your pain before settling on a treatment plan. If you are not a surgical candidate t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Meds and other tx: Pain management specialists will use a number of options to treat pain including medications, physical therapy, injections, and other interventions.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Rheumatologist: Rheumatologists normally treat joint pain.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Lots of variables: Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf. Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities... Read More
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Mar 19, 2013
Aaron was a fantastic resource to my patients when I practiced in NOLA
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wolfson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolfson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. My fiancé is 30 and already has severe back pain. She had. Surgery by a surgeon who has the highest credentials and it stilhurts
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ty for replying I'm trying to get off methadone I been on it for a yr.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My sleep can get so bad. Can't believe the meds at times do not work

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern Mississippi
Graduated 1999MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Metairie, LA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Metairie, LA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Metairie, LA - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Pain Society
American Psychological Association
American Board of Vocational Expertys

Publications

The effect of inaccurate FIM instrument ratings on prospective payment: A study of clinician expertise and FIM rating difficulty as contributing to in...
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