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Dr. Muhammad Arif

Pain Management
New Castle, PA
26 years experience male

Locations

Excel Pain Consultants LLC @ Jameson Health Inc.

New Castle, PA

Address

1000 S Mercer St, New Castle, PA
Directions

Fax

(724) 65--6-60

About

Bio

Pain medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
17 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Shingles: Its due to reactivation of virus in the nerve root.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Specific: It would help to be more specific about symptoms.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Neurologist : Headache can be a side effect of Keppra (levetiracetam) medication. Migraine, however, is a specific diagnosis, which is usually not caused by a speci... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Multiple reasons. : Neck pain can be due to multitude of reasons, stress, bad posture, underlying disease etc. Your pcp should be able to ask pertinent questions and, if ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Adult medications: There are various factors, including dose, size, strength, coating etc which are not suitable for kids.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Physical therapy is a very good option in RA to prevent muscle atrophy and joint pain. You have to consult physiatrist ( not psychiatrist!) to formul... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Pcp: It needs to be further investigated. You should contact and set up appointment to see your primary care physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Hip pain: Causes of hip pain are very broad and long list. It needs to be properly investigated by a qualified physician to get a specific diagnosis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Nerve regrowth: It will depend on various factors. Type of injury, completeness of injury, emg/ncv findings, duration are few of the factors influencing outcome. Disc... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Interaction: There is no known interation between above two meds. Consult your pcp as well.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Confront: I think you should confront him, ask him to accompany him to physician visit, involve more in his care, probably you can get more info.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Possible: Its possible, however, there can be other causes of similar pain. Need more information and diagnostics testings.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Interactions: Both drugs can be taken together but have to worry about the side effect profile, especially increase sedation. Before taking either of them, discuss ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Allergy: It's hard to tell. Try avoiding 'codeines'. However, you should discuss this with pain specialist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
No: No. It contains Acetaminophen and hydrocodon.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Nerve pain: You have to be more specific as to what type of nerve pain?
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Possible: Its possible to have night sweat with either. Once you complete antibiotic course and sweating continues, try stopping pain meds and if still have nig... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Drugs interaction: No known interactions between these 2 meds.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Burning pain: Multiple reasons. Where exactly is the burning pain?
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Further evaluation: How long symptoms been going on? If you are waking up with pain, with no obvious reason for pain (for example, extra work or long exercises etc), it n... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Depends: It will depend on the medication. Discuss with your pcp/peds for exact medication you are using.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Pain killer: It depends on the pain killer. Some meds tend to alter normal cyclical behavior.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Codeine allergy: Its hard to tell which drugs can be used. However, any drugs containing Codeine can induce allergic reaction in patient allergic to codeine.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Tramadol. : It's possible. Discuss this with prescribing physician.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Detox: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is not detox for opioids. He should be seen in er. One time use usually does not result in withdr... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Back pain: Uneven gait can out pressure on spine and create a curve which can lead to back pain. Consult either a neurosurgeon or discuss with your pcp to get ap... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Headache: Some times, these symptoms are due to cervical spine nerve compression or facet joints arthritis. You have to consult a pain physician to be appropria... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Interaction: There is no known interaction between above two meds.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Causalgia: Causalgia, aka rsd type 2. It depends on various factors, onset, duration, severity of inciting injury. Early aggressive treatment has favorable resul... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Avoid: These medications should not be mixed. Serious side effects can occur.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
No scientific proof: I have not see any controlled trial for pro adjuster. Its an adjunct to therapy with newer technology with anecdotal results.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Multiple reasons. : It can be pinched nerve, radiating pain from gerd, myofascial pain and multiple other reason. Further investigation is warranted.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
LBP and Pregnancy: During third trimester, due to release of hormones, ligaments are lax and hence, can cause low back pain, especially at sacroiliac joints. However, if... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Arif
Pain Management 26 years experience
Side effect: It can be effect of anesthetic or pain medication during/after anesthesia.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arif is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arif is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jun 14, 2020
i live in virginia cant drivr that far
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks for your info i really appreciate that
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New here ....didnt find your reply...its on my right rib area and back
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Health Sciences Lahore, Rawalpindi Medical College, Pakistan
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

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