Dr. Vikram Patel
37 years experience male
Anesthesiology, Interventional pain procedures. Training pain physicians and educating.
SpecialtiesDoctors 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.
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.
United States: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Knee muscles: It is best to go straight down (with support if you need it). Place the foot down softly rather than stepping too hard. Putting the toes first and then the heel will prevent any impact on the knees and hips. You can strengthen your thigh muscles and the shin muscles by regular walking as well.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Migraine: It is of course best to avoid the triggering factor (it may be certain food, bright light, loud sound etc). You should take a beta blocker as well which will prevent the arteries from going into spasm (the common factor that causes migraine). Once the headaches start, it is best to lie down in a dark, silent environment. You can take simple medications such as motrin or exedrine. Or prescription.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Sharp pain: Most likely muscle spasm (muscle pull). It will hurt to use the muscle as well as to stretch it. Apply gentle heat (careful not to burn the skin!) twice a day and continue to use the muscle with gentle slow stretching. SHould be better in a couple of days.
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Sep 4, 2016
Dr. Patel was wonderful. He was knowledgeable, caring, and listened very carefully and recommended helpful specialized tips for my complex health situation. He was very pleasant as well. Thanks doc!
Jan 27, 2015
Dr. Patel is a pain doctor and not one of the docs I needed. But he did give me good advice and helped as much as he could; very kind. And he was helpful in referring me to a specific doctor.
Jan 27, 2015
Dr Patel was very informative and very helpful and I felt much better having received his expert advice.
I do NOT have shingles. The burning in the head & torso was new, & VERY alarming.The head burning also made me feel quite ill, although both lasted for only a few moments..scary nonetheless.
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I Took motrin and Xanax relief pain.but now am weaker and extremely tired when going up stairs, should I still see a Dr.? Is it CHF?
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you doctor Patel. I was just wondering incase I do get this as pain medz. Had knee reconstruction and the pain is really bad.
Education & Training
Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College, India
Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
Center of Excellence - World Institute of Pain
Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists
Illinois State Medical Society
World Institute of Pain