Doctor Q&A for Dr. Neil Ellis

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Long term opiates can reduce your ability to tolerate pain. They can also affect hormone levels. Long term opiate use is also associated with a repor ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
Interventional Pain: See an interventional pain physician. Radiofrequency lesioning has good results for facet arthropathy.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
Maybe: Heavy opiate use could contribute to infertility. See OB and they can help get to the bottom of your problem.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Excessive, aggressive coughing can cause muscle strain.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
Many things: They could be related or not be related. Do a pregnancy test to find out if that is the culprit or not.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: This is a good combination to try and limit opiates as long as you have no contraindications to nsaids.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
See doctor: Try conservative measures like physical therapy. Neuropathic medications are better than opiates. If it does not resolve you may need to see an inte ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
Imaging: Imaging would be the definitive answer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
13 years experience Anesthesiology
Depends: It depends on the amount and type of anesthesia you had and the length of your surgery. It also depends on your health, age and body mass. Usually by ... Read More
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