Dr. Christopher Nichols

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
AL
28 years experience male

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Sacroiliac joint ?: Weight lifting could cause a disc problem if central back pain if its on one side of buttock and maybe some anterior hip and lateral hip pain the sa... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Yes no problem : Watch stomach acid symptoms with ibuprofen.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Sounds like allergy: A mild reaction to dairy may be a food allergy if your lips swell it could get more serious as dairy allergy is more common than others and it could b... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Not related: Change in anxiety med does not cause fever and not very concerning unless101
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Neck vs shoulder: Need to have a good exam may be a neck problem or shoulder problem injections may help if neurological thought maybe MRI difficult to say without a ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Likely related: Your comment of only having the symptom during a period tells a lot. Hormones and fluid changes account for symptoms sometimes nsaids can help and a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Blood clot or other: If on birth control or smoke could have a clot there also could be muscular or neurological if u have back issues need to check with md.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Maybe: Need to be aware of overall hydration as can be dehydrated and have sodium potassium and other ions out of line, must be careful of sterility of facil... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Needs to be seen: One would worry with any redness or pain at tick bite site about Lyme disease which requires antibiotics. I don't quite understand why you would have ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Possibly: any med can have unusual side effects in individuals the best test is to be able to tell a difference off the med but since this is a diabetic med be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Essential tremor: If it is essential it may causes rhythmic shaking and is common after 40 y/o and if so it can affect voice head and leg other options could be parkin... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Too much steroids: It comes from too many steroids given for asthma , inflammation from different entities that results in more proximal muscle weakness and you have t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Botox: Botox is indicated for true spasmodic torticollis and not much else will help . If you have failed meds , like nsaids, muscle relaxers , local injec... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Sounds unremarkable: Ab strain would have no bearing on flatulence if ab area no longer painful slow return to gym adviseable.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Not sounding good: If someone can't move their legs it would be a nerve problem from the spine or a brain problem from a stroke it would be an emergency if just happen... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Yes: As long as you do not have stomach acid problems as alcohol can make that worse and advil (ibuprofen) can irritate your stomach but otherwise should n... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
No disease: I wouldn't say any disease process could be cured with acupuncture but symptoms are manageable like nausea, pain issues from muscles joints etc and ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Yes: Simple treatmentsw are nonsteroidal meds over the counter aleve , naprosyn etc also tylenol (acetaminophen).
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Muscle pain: Having to use left arm more due to rt shoulder issues rhomboid muscle likely tender ./ overused could get some stretches or massage lastly trigger ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Sounds ominous: Dont like those symptoms proper workup already completed but if EMG was too early in the course may be normal and will be abnormal at 2 weeks from st... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Need a urinalysis: May be a bladder or related infection could get worse quick.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
About 24 hours: 24 hours is average metabolism.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Not really rare: Peroneal tendons are on the outer border of foot and help extend and lift your foot outwards so can be brought on by shoe wear changes, training chang... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Irritable bowel: It might be just the result of being run down or eating poorly and having digestion issues . Probiotics might help which can be found in supplements... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Nichols
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 28 years experience
Both: Heat brings blood to the joint to help with healing or nutrition ice helps calm inflammation decreases the development of fluid or swelling.
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nichols is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nichols is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I've been taking Aleve and it does help take the edge off
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That is what he gave me :D Hope it helps the pains. Thank you!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, how could I avoid this in the future

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA
Graduated 1995MD
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