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Dr. Edison Wong

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Waltham, MA
31 years experience male

Locations

Boston Pain Care Center

Waltham, MA

Address

85 First Avenue, Waltham, MA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 4:00pm
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Fax

7812900720

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Aetna

Cigna

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

TUFTS Health Plan

About

Bio

Former solo practice doc, now in interdisciplinary chronic pain group practice. Currently pain management guru, previously expert in Traumatic Brain Injury x 7 yrs.

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.

Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Pain Management

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

47 Answers
27 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Sounds very serious: You should see a doctor soon, especially a ears/nose/throat (ENT) specialist. Chronic nose bleeds may be a sign of a serious condition, and the blood... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
See your doctor: Either your doctor or a specialist you can be referred to, will be able to prescribe medications that can help you detox, stay away from alcohol. The... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly: The most dangerous side effect of narcotic medication for pain is the decreased drive to breath. It's real & depends on total dose/day. Taking enough... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Cold/allergy meds: Decongestants and anti-histamines but decongestants can worsen anxiety. Both tend to dry out secretions. Older otc anti-histamines (short acting) dry... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Maybe: Acute stiff neck is associated with meningitis, which is caused by either a bacterial or viral infection. Chronic stiff neck or cervical contracture i... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
See a rheumatologist: If the problem persists for more than a month, it may be an inflammatory or autoimmune process and should then be seen by a rheumatologist. Until the... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Benign: It is most likely either coincidental or due to the inflammatory process during your healing of the replacement. Either way, it is benign and not a s... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Not what you think: Yes, but fibromyalgia is a disorder of the central nervous system that increases pain perception. It may affect your heart indirectly by increasing y... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: What counts is not how your hand looks, but how it functions, what it can do. Can it perform the basic maneuvers and functions needed? You don't nee... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Dangerous: Erections lasting more than 2-3 hrs are dangerous for potential for permanent tissue damage. Drinking a lot of fluids and using a smaller dose of via... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Not what you think: Possible to catch cold from sick massage therapist. But aches, pains may be from massage itself; runny or stuffy nose may be from oils/fragrances use... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Strength: Strength training does not require extra weights; changing speed and range of motion can be enough.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Not all bacteria, fungi or viruses are killed by ice. That is why when traveling abroad to countries with questionable sanitation, you are told not t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Folate (folic acid) is needed for maintenance and repair of myelin, the covering of larger/faster nerve fibers. Deficiency in utero results in birth ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
If: It's a myth that if you have chronic hepatitis, you look unhealthy. This is false for hepatitis c.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Aerobic: Aerobic exercise requires you set aside time in the day to go to the gym or other exercise place.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Have you: Tried a less invasive alternative such as consulting a cosmetic specialist/aesthetician? Women deal with this all the time -- perhaps there are ways t... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Clot or muscle: Either a venous clot, or muscle spasm from strain or cramp. Could be a pulled medial hamstring, vastus medialis, adductor longus, adductor magnus, gr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Unlikely/rare: It depends on your state medicaid regulations. The only condition likely to get paid for that is for lymphedema treatment because treatment effects a... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
See your doctor: It may be a sign of either a uterine abnormality causing prolonged bleeding, or an ovarian dysfunction with hormonal irregularities. It may be someth... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Maybe important: Is your pain changed with deep breaths? Is your pain affected by moving your shoulder or pressing against your shoulder? Is your pain affected by pu... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Probably yes: If you engaged in these sports prior to hemiarthroplasty, then you should be able to, after finishing a complete course of rehabilitation. Good rehab... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
See your doctor: A lot of unintended wt loss is something to see your doctor about - get referral to a specialist. If you have fast transit times (loose stools), try f... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Aging: Is only part of the answer because so many factors influence it already mentioned: smoking, obesity, genetics, trauma. The overriding "reason" for a... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Muscle tension or: strain is a major component of acute back pain. Given your age, likely back pain or injuries will involve some muscle strain, or muscle spasms may re... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Go see your doctor: Any time there is blood in the stool, you need to address it. It may be a minor issue such as hemorrhoids, or it could be much more serious (too many... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
See specialist: Sprain is a soft tissue injury (muscle, tendon, ligament) vs fracture (bony injury). If you are taking Aspirin products already without relief of pai... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Wait: Ice thumb if less than 48 hrs since initial injury. Do 15 mins on/off 4x/day x 2 days. If worse after 2 days, go see doctor. If skin broken, go see... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
What: What habits or behaviors can i change to improve results or duration of treatments?
A male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Learn & share: Religion, abstinence support groups, sex education. Learn about STDs, results of sex & unwanted pregnancy: costs of pregnancy/child support, raisi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
For: For nausea and GI discomfort, applying heat to the belly may be comforting without pills.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Good: Good healthy eating habits start with toddlers -- expose them to fruits, veggies, portion control.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Many answers: Most important are: trauma; damage to nerve connected to the muscle(s) involved; genetic diseases of metabolism, nerves or muscle; excessive pressure... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Yes, possible.: Intrinsic factor (if) is secreted by the stomach and needed for vitamin B12 absorption. Gastric ulcers can reduce the secretion of if and treatment f... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Consistency: In a proper weight lifting program: choose a frequency you can maintain - at least twice a week per muscle group, but not more often than every other... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Real question?: What are you really asking? Both will burn off fat and help you lose calories. Intensity and duration determine how much for each activity, more impor... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Short answer: 1) stop or significantly reduce/change the activity responsible. 2) surgery. Realize that surgery may cure it but if you continue the activity, the ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Probably: There isn't a direct comparison in any objective study. However, the maximal FDA recommended dose of meloxicam is 15 mg/day while the maximal dose of... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Ice it 1st 48 hrs: And baby the arm. Then heat or ice after. Use Ibuprofen or naproxen, and/or a muscle relaxant for pain. Starting using the arm more like normal aft... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
No one answer: It can depend on what you want to do in rehab: exercise physiology, sociology, or physical education are obvious, but even engineering and music may ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Is there pain?: Lordosis is the normal low back curvature. If it gets increased, it can be due to pain, weakness or increased pressure. Nsaids (ibuprofen, Naproxen ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Timing is important: If your injury is within 48 hrs, ice & bandage it -- do not heat, to minimize swelling/injury. After 48 hrs, it doesn't matter, but heat would be pre... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Eat right, exercise: Building muscle mass requires sufficient protein intake, more than enough to replace what is needed for daily turnover. It also requires the right se... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
May be important: The most worrisome cause is angina, meaning insufficient blood flow to the heart; it could be insufficient blood flow to the arteries to the left jaw ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
CNS: Only 2 major concerns: 1) general impact on level of consciousness making you tired or sleepy, less coordinated, thereby affecting your function inclu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is a "red flag" condition and reason to see your doctor. It may be minor or major. The association of other conditions may mean o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 31 years experience
Probably naproxen: Naproxen is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and all nsaids can potentially increase your blood pressure. If you are dehydrated or hav... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wong is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Makes sense. Ill continue to workout. Thankyou for the information
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Thanks for your quick reply! thank you very much it help me in my presentation
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Thankyou,wish i didnt have to take s s,mult surg +14yrs of vomitin als

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical or Grad School
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Type in hospital

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MEDICAL CTR
Completed 1995

Awards

Top Physiatrist, Second Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013
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