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Dr. Vikram Patel

Pain Management
Algonquin, IL
37 years experience male

About

Bio

Anesthesiology, Interventional pain procedures. Training pain physicians and educating.

Specialties
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Pain Management

Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

429 Answers
383 Agrees
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
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:
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
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.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
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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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
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!
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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.
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Jan 27, 2015
Dr Patel was very informative and very helpful and I felt much better having received his expert advice.
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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.
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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?
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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

Medical/Graduate school

Gujarat University, B. J. Medical College, India
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH

Awards

Center of Excellence - World Institute of Pain

Affiliations

Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists
Illinois State Medical Society
World Institute of Pain
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