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
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Pain Management

Neurology

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

364 Answers
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
50/50 if systemic: Without treatment you're at the mercy of your immune system. If very strong against agents like the plague you may survive. But its 50/50 if the dis... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Most common=viral: Most common childhood eye infections are conjunctivitis, either viral, bacterial, or allergic. Other possibilities include: vaginal canal infection t... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Hand washing #1: The flu and other viral infections spread via moist droplets from the ill person's mucous (from coughs, talking sneezing), and from the recipient touc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes: DHEA is a precursor of estrogens including estradiol. Taking DHEA simply provides the body with more substrate for which it can use to make estrogens.... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
In women, PCOS?: In women, high DHEAs levels are seen in various conditions. Mildly high DHEAs is seen in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Extremely high DHEAs leve... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Hormone v. wgt. loss: DHEA (dehyroepiandrosterone) is an adrenal hormone that is a precursor of testosterone. "7-Keto" is a DHEA derivative, 3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandro... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Anti-aging genes: Sirtuin genes function as anti-aging genes in yeast, Caenorhabditis elegans, and Drosophila (flies). Resveratrol, from red wine, grapes and blueberrie... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
?prednisone effect?: 60mg is a high dose of prednisone and you are obviously on omeprazole to attempt to block gastrointestinal side effects. The symptoms you describe co... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Bacterial colonies: Normal sweat is non odorous and simply has a salty taste from loss of salt from the skin. If it is mal-odorous, it means that bacteria are growing an... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Ignore: Diet can have an effect on pain; Mediterranean diet is anti-inflammatory: olive oil,fish,brassicas.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Reactive soft palate: The Hyperactive Gag Reflex (HGR) is the body's reaction to stimulation of the soft palate or posterior pharynx, usually by food. This typically resul... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes: The central and peripheral nervous system can be infected directly as in meningitis, encephalitis and neuritis. Many nervous system, esp CNS diseases... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Probably: Bladder fulguration is done by electrocautery or laser therapy. Either way there is going to be pain. A saddle block may block the pain of the proce... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Depends on cause,but: Stomach 'convulsions' are cramps of spasming of the upper GI tract. Depening upon the cause (gas, diverticulosis, constipation, food poinsoning, lact... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Many possibilities: Common Causes of Left Lower Quadrant abdominal pain include: Cystitis, prostatitis, Pelvic inflammatory disease, constipation, Rectal abscesses, bowe... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Soap and water ok: Soap and water are ok but many prefer a hypercloth available on line in most stores. These pick up oils and do not scratch, and they dry as they clea... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
NO to #1; Yes#2: Retinal detachment is a risk factor further future retinal detachments. Also, other eye diseases and injuries are risk factors for RD. This includes... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
No worries: The IUD is being used to prevent endometrial overgrowth and stabilize hormonal secretions. The absence of prior pregnancy or birthing has not been sh... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Either condition: Either migraine or AVM could cause your symptoms. If transient and occurs rarely, it is probably not of major concern. If persistent you need to see... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Different per person: Different people have variable innervation of various organs, including the penis. If your symptoms do not cause pain or dysfunction, then I would no... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
1mg/day may be ok: Clonazepam is a long acting benzodiazxepine in the same family as alprazolam (xanax); however it is much longer acting with a half life of up to 30-3... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Malabsorption: Achalasia is a relatively uncommon disease usually of the muscles of the lower esophageal body and lower esophageal sphincter. This prevents relaxati... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Probably OK, but...: Diclofenac's half life (time for 1/2 to leave your system) is 1.5 hours. Thus at 10 hours out, only about 1/12th of the dose would still be in your s... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Possible sprain: Given the short duration of you calf pain, it may well be a calf sprain. This is a strain of the gastrocnemus or soleus muscles, the main muscles in ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Lymph nodes vs muscl: You may have swollen lymph nodes, as there are many in the neck region that swell in response to viral infections and many other factors. Also neck t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
'crick neck: The most common cause of what you're describing is 'crick neck'. The most common cause is sleeping in a position that causes a neck muscle spasm or a... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Constipation +others: The most common cause of what you describe is constipation; it causes cramping from the intestines trying to move the fecal matter downward, and also ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Topicals ???: Botox is a powerful agent but with drawbacks. topical neuropeptides are still experimental ; consult your neurologist or Pain MD
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
?Ibuprofen is safer: Some studies, including an FDA study several years ago with 1.5 million people followed over many years, show ibuprofen to be safer, cardiac wise, tha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Another consult: If two reputable oral surgeons agree on leaving your excess oral skin alone, you could always try for another oral surgery consult from a major medica... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes: Vitex agnus castus is an herbal supplement that has been shown to regulate hormones, including high prolactin. Worth a try.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
?spotting,miscarriag: You could be pregnant with spotting or a miscarriage. You need a pregnancy test, and need to see your ObGyn for eval.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Blockage: A polyp sits atop the endometrial and usually partially made of endometrial material. When the endo lining sheds, the part under the polyp cannot she... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Infection, lymphoma: Most common cause is infection; this can be evaluated by your pcp; lymphomas involve the swelling of lymphatic tissue for a prolonged period. If you... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
?hormonal imbalance: Your symptoms could be anatomic in nature with a dysfunction of the uterine lining cycle, or, more likely a hormonal imbalance. See Your obGyn for a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
No problem: Isagenix is a supplement oriented weight loss program. Amoxicillin would not be expected to interact with any of the foods or supplement you will use... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
?infection: If the bug bite was on your calf that is hurting then you may have an infection or a severe allergic reaction. Either way you should see your PCP.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Need to see GI doc: Various gastrointestinal diseases present as you describe. Could be a malabsorption syndrome. See a GI specialist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Many causes possible: Low back pain is one of the most common symptoms in medicine: causes include sprains, disc problems, facet joint arthritis, kidney diseases, colon di... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Rib or thoracic d/o: Your symptoms could involve a rib fracture or a thoracic spinal problems. The latter could be facet pathology (the joints between vertebral bodies), ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Bleed unlikely: A hemorrhagic stroke is dramatic to the point of not being questionable at all. You will lose use of limbs on one side or become extremely weak on on... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Not related at 16yrs: The carpal tunnel issues and the scaphoid fracture were 16 years apart and are completely unrelated.
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Possibly?: these findings could indicate some degree of ovarian cyst syndrome; but this can mean many things. Talk with your ObGyn
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Possible: Adriamycin/cytoxan therapy are risk factors for the development of future neoplasms, including lymphoma. See your PCP for further eval by an oncologi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Could be viral: Your symptoms could be those of a viral infection. The redish area in your throat is classic, as are the myalgias in your neck and shoulder. However... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Bacterial infection?: In women, the most common cause of a fishy odor is bacterial vaginosis, a vaginal bacterial infection. Trimethylaminuria is a relatively common cause... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Avoid NSAIDs,: You have mild thrombocytopenia; the normal range is 150K to 300K. NSAIDS can cause this, as can a variety of other conditions, including infections,... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Coconut and palm: Medium chain fatty acids are partially man made by re-arranging the Carbon atom in coconut and palm oil. Generally more healthy than some very long c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
So far so good: vaccines that target bacterial infections are difficult to make due to the fact that the offending bacteria in this case is always present but get out... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Possible: Many causes of ileus; some fairly benign some more serious. If a perforation, then that's an emergency that requires an immediate surgical consult. ... 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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