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Dr. Edward Workman

Pain Management
Knoxville, TN
male

Locations

Office

Knoxville, TN

Address

110-C Perimeter Park Rd., Knoxville, TN
Directions

About

Bio

Board Certified in Psychiatry/Neurology and in Pain Medicine; Fellow of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Medical Director, NeuroPain Clinic, Knoxville, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. My focus is on personalized and individualized pain medicine care of patients with back and neck pain, neuropathic limb pain, joint pain syndromes and co-morbid psychiatric problems involving pain induced depressive and anxiety spectrum disorders. My work in these areas has been featured on the cover of the journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Kaplan And Saddock's Synopsis of Psychiatry. I am recipient of the Lauflin Fellowship, and the Ronald Reagan Medal of Honor, the latter for my consulting work with the United States Congress.

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.

Pain Management

Neurology

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

364 Answers
1 Agree
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Sedation+respiratory: Lortab is hydrocodone (a schedule II narcotic) and tylenol. Overdose, defined as excessive dosing by accident or intention, involves severe sedation ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Rash: All true allergic reactions involve dermatological manifestations such as rash and itching. Usually the rash is widespread, since its systemic rather... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Likely little change: mild right ventricular hypertrophy, depending upon your age and activity, would not be expected to progress that rapidly.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
TMJ, Ear infection,: There are multiple causes of your symptoms. These include but are not limited to: temporomandibular joint dyfunction (TMJ), migraine syndromes, middl... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes,irregular menses: You're describing irregular menses. There are many causes from hormone imbalances to poly cystic ovary disease (PCOS). Probably the most common is h... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
More likely than not: Given your history of multiple spinal surgeries, it is very likely that your pain stems from an issue with a spinal nerve or branch thereof. The geni... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Wait and watch: Your symptoms are relatively common side effects of sprintec and similar drugs. I would not worry until they have not resolved in the next several we... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
3 different issues: More likely than not, your symptoms are three different processes depending upon your age and medical history. The most common cause of stomach pain ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Side effect: What you're describing is likely a side effect and not an interaction. Klonopin should block anxiety symptoms, but, although baclofen is typically se... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Mixed headaches: Some people suffer from a mixed headache syndrome w/multiple factors involved in the headache. These can include head & neck muscle spasm (tensio... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Hypotension?: Your condition could be due to low blood pressure or a cardiac rhythm problem (for ex., skipped beats). You need to see your PCP for an evaluation wh... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Wait and see.: It is very difficult to determine the future size of the penis that early. You need to discuss this with a urologist for more detail and options.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Stronger vag. wall: Estrogen cream is frequently use with a pessary support (from within the vagina, holding up the bladder) to prevent infection and vaginal wall erosio... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Likely meniscal tear: the imaging suggests that you have problems with the cartilage in your knee. If your clinical symptoms, e.g. knee pain, clicking with walking, are pe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Go to the ER ASAP: CAuses are myriad, including infection and allergic reactivity. Regardless of cause, if your tongue is swelling to the degree you describe the danger... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
1st neurology eval: Arachnoiditis is inflammation of the arachnoid layer surrounding the spinal cord. It can become inflammed from infections (e.g. meningitis) and from ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Risk of acid burn: Vinegar is acetic acid, and is usually not a problem when taken orally. But some mucosal tissues, such as the vagina, could be burned by the acid. Y... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
4-6wks. Need tx: Rheumatic fever, with rash, fever, muscle aches, swollen and painful joints, usually appears about 4-6 weeks after the strep infection resolves. It c... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Alternative meds: CBD oil ( in states where legal), compazine (oral), SSRIs, and topiramate have shown efficacy in migraine and are non addictive.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
?vaginitis, hormonal: There are many causes of severe menstrual like cramping as you describe. These include vaginitis (inflammation or infection of the vulva and vagina, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Not really. dreams!: What you're describing are not hallucinations in the sense of psychosis. There are, however, common hallucinatory like sensations that can occur just... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
SEs of plan B: You're describing some possible side effects of the plan B morning after pill. Not common but not rare. If the bleeding persists more than a couple ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
? cartilage clicking: If you're referring to the outside of your throat you may be pushing on the cartilage called the Adam's Apple. Some people have anatomic variations s... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
? reverse T3: Slightly elevated TSH in the presence of normal T3 and T4 suggests a higher than average level of reverse t3. T3 is what's actually used by cells for... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
?meniscal tear?: Your knee symptoms could be a meniscal (cartilage) tear, osteoarthritis, or ligamental strain. You need to see an orthopedist for an evaluation with ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Usually not: In Detrusor weakness you have to strain and constrict your muscles in order to urinate. It is typically not due to medications but other issues invol... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Depends on med: Some psychiatric meds alter the tuberoinfundibular tract in the brain. This can alter hormonal activity and can cause various abnormal symptoms such ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Chaste Tree, ec: Chaste Tree is used to regulate periods. Calendula, WHite Paenia, and Ladies Mantle are used to modulate heavy and painful periods. Pasque Flower an... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Miscarriages, etc: Intra lipid infusions have been used for a variety of reasons since the 1960's. They are touted as measures to prevent miscarriage, and some research... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes,allergy possible: Having your tonsils out doesn't prevent pharyngitis or throat infections. It simply prevents tonsillitis. Many types of infection and other processe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Likely hypoT3 effect: Your symptoms could be due to low thyroid hormone. If you have measured reverse T3 (if not get it measured) you may be hypothyroid functionally, rega... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
See a urologist: year old symptoms as you described indicate a serious condition that is not going to resolve on its own. See a Urologist.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Dehydration, fillers: Bright urine most often comes from dehydration (too little fluid or excess loss of fluids), often seen in diabetes. It can also come from the fillers... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Thyroiditis?: Several conditions can cause thyroid nodules with pain. Thyroid hormone irregularities are the most common. But there are many others. You need to ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Phentermine?: I suggest slower weight loss, as rapid weight loss can reduce muscle mass and leave fat cells due to the more rapid metabolism of muscle tissue. But,... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes take plan b: You are likely in or near your ovulatory period, and subject to pregnancy. If you want to avoid pregnancy it's a good idea to take the morning after ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Not w/o pain: If you have pain from the noted difference in ankle anatomy right vs left, the yes its a problem. If no pain and no limitation of movement, then no w... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Possibly: Aleve is an NSAID that can impact the kidney's ability to process fluids as usual; this can result in fluid retention.
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
110-120 lbs=ideal: For a 15 year old girl, average height is 5'4", & average weight is 110-145 lbs. At 5-2, the ideal weight,based on body mass index charts, is in... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Depends on duration: It depends upon the duration of your taking piracetam. If you've taken it daily for a year or so, it will probably take a month or so for your platel... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
?herniated disc: You have a herniated lumbar disc or a subluxation of L5 onS1. Both will cause back and leg pain and perhaps numbness and tingling of the legs. It ca... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Gastritis-GI erosion: Midrin contains acetaminophen (common pain reliever), isometheptene (mild stimulant) and dichloralphenazone (mild sedative). Overdose, taking a dosag... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Memory and executive: Loss of cognition most commonly involves impairment in memory, language, attention/concentration, or executive functions (e.g. planning, organization,... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Probably not: There are many medical alternatives for your condition. I would try many before having surgery. Discuss with your PCP and, upon referral, with a gas... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
No worries: Water sitting in a container does not aerosolize easily. Also bacteria are not likely to jump from one container to another.
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Not necessarily: Viral infections frequently cause lymph node swelling. Usually about 4-5 days out, but sometime later. If your swelling disappears in a few more day... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Possible heat rash: Several possibilities include heat rash, allergic dermatitis (e.g. to change in laundry detergent), and untreated 'jock itch' which is fungal. You sh... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Probably normal, but: Your system is accomodating the changes in your cardiovascular system induced by the ablation. Unless the light-headedness and fatigue are severe, I ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
? celiac ischemia: You could have decreased blood flow to parts of your lower GI tract despite the artery being patent; having angulations can reduce flow even with pat... Read More

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Dr. Workman answers questions with a loving and caring manner. He responses are spot on and very well presented. I learn a lot from reviewing his answers to questions and am quite impressed.
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Nov 27, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thats what i thought, it kind of defeats the purpose of taking it if its going to cause fluid retaining, its like youre trying to get rid of swelling but the fluid reten...Read More
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That's brilliant I can hopefully get my gp to sort out something for me now he has something to go on. Thank you so much. I've been miserably lying on my side for so long!
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It was vaginal intercourse, considering how hot it was and how much sweat accumulated I suppose it was a heat rash. Starting to clear up with hydrocortisone 1% cream.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina, United States
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1993

Awards

Laughlin Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists
2005 Ronald Reagan Gold Medal Award, Recipient of the NRCC Physicians Advisory.
America's Top Physicians (numerous times)

Affiliations

Medical Director, Neuropsychiatric Associates of Tn
American Society of Neuroimaging
American Neuropsychiatric Association

Publications

Hanbook of Stress Medicine
Noninvasive electrotherapy in the management of back pain: A comparison of modalities.
Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology
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