Dr. Ilya Averbuch

Pain Management
GA
48 years experience

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Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Diagnosis first!: Bella, this is NOT a garden variety adult hypertension... In your age group it may be a renal artery stenosis; has your doctor considered ALL possibl... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
GOOD NIGHT!: You will have a good night sleep!
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A female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
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Jaundice?: See a physician without delay. This could be a surgical problem, i.e. Possibly an obstruction of the bile flow. You are much too young for a bad pan... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
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Because liquids...: Because clear liquids leave the stomach much faster than solids. You must have empty stomach to prevent vomiting and aspiration due to the anesthesia... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
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Not just blocks: It's not about a single block -- it's your diet, ongoing physical therapy, topical medications, some oral medications... And, yes, blocks as well -- c... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Think ITP: Think like a doctor: you have a diagnosis -- itp. Before you look for another cause of your "bone" (leg?) pain, try to connect it with your establish... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Try swimming: Try swimming – this is by far the best breathing exercise, and also good to control anxiety. Good luck!
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Active PT minimum: Active pt plus passive pt plus topical medicated cream to start; they add oral medications next (if needed), and then sympathetic blocks, if nothing e... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Subclavian steal?: A study called "arterial doppler" may show why your left hand is not getting enough blood (looks like that could be the problem) it may be an anatomi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
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Snoring?: Think snoring first. It's very common, and may cause severe sleep deprivation.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
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IT DEPENDS...: If it causes severe pain, weakness in either arm or leg, or loss of bladder or bowel control, the treatment is surgery. If it only causes pain, an ep... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Just an IMAGE: MRI is just an image. It is done to confirm a clinical diagnosis. Is it normal? No. Does it matter? It depends on the reason why your doctor refe... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
See your physician A: Your arm numbness is very unlikely due to the inguinal hernia surgery. HOWEVER: numbness in the arm AND the leg & foot may be a sign of a vascula... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Sleep apnea?: Snoring and sleep apnea could be the reason (among many, many other possible reasons) Myasthenia or other myopathy or neuromuscular disease should b... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Enjoy the sunlight: Regular glass contains metal salts that block uv rays. Visible spectrum light has very little, if any, effect on the skin. Enjoy the sunlight at hom... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Radiculopathy?: Sounds like lumbar radiculopathy, possibly due to a disc disease / herniation. Ct or MRI study may answer the question.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
GOOD THINKING!: Good thinking! definitely consider increased thyroid hormone levels, as well as cardiac and renal causes. Thyroid profile, blood chemistry, ekg; if ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
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Are you healthy?: Are you a diabetic? Do you have chronic kidney disease (renal failure)? Do you take medications that increase your potassium levels? If the answers... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
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Very different Rx: Absolutely not. Very different medications, given for very different reasons.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Be careful!: It's very hard to deplete glycogen stores (unless you are on a zero carbohydrate suicidal diet) extreme physical stress may, however, cause a release... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
See your physician!: Chest / breathing problems AND legs pain (or numbness) could be a sign of a deep veins thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism (blood clots can trave... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Blood sugar?: First of all check your blood sugar; diabetics sometimes have huge appetite. Second -- your thyroid function. Marijuana will increase appetite, too.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Long list: Heart is not the only generator of chest pain. Other common pain generators are thoracic spine, thoracic nerve roots, intercostal nerves, pleura, maj... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Lemon juice: Skin likes slightly acidic environment. 1. Avoid alkaline ("natural") soap; 2. Try lemon juice on dry skin areas.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Favoring side?: You may be just subconsciously favoring your painful side, if the pain is still there, of course.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Avoid triggers: Avoid anything that triggers your pain and headache. Always listen to your body.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Yes it could: Yes, it could be a muscle pain. However, if it persists, start looking for other possible causes, including a lumbar disc irrigating the nerve root, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Paxil (paroxetine) – again!..: Paxil (paroxetine) may actually CAUSE anxiety. "Jittery" feeling has been described with many drugs of this class; they are often prescribed inapprop... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
NEVER ignore: Never ignore abdominal pain, pregnant or not (but especially when pregnant) tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, appendicitis, diverticulitis – these things d... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Divide by 2: Ask your GI doctor, divide that time by 2, and politely ask to follow up. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of polyps can be missed on routine ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Yes, it may!: Yes – unless it's a nerve root compression or loss of strength in the leg. If no root compression and normal strength, recovery is possible. 1. Stop... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Probably not: Probably not. The nausea with Prozac (fluoxetine) is not due to your stomach irritation, but rather due to the stimulation of the serotonin receptors... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Bacteria laughing!: Bacteria are laughing! do "antiseptic" lozenges kill bacteria? Only in the mind of the food and pharmaceutical industry. Moreover – sore throat is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Labyrinthitis?: Sounds like irritation (possible inflammation) of the inner ear. Don't ever miss the signs of meningitis (fever, neck stiffness, bad headache, nausea... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Back trauma?: Shooting pain is often neuropathic pain, which is often associated with a secondary muscle spasm. (cardiac or noncardiac is open until the diagnosis ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
See your physician: Possible chemical irritation, ongoing scarring, or infection. Allergy is less likely, but possible. See your physician.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Diagnosis needed: Mom is thinking rationally – she wants a DIAGNOSIS. Even if this is not leukemia, you need a diagnosis. Headaches and lethargy are very serious sign... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Long term condition: Sex thoughts persist for the first 60 - 70 years, then gradually decline, but very rarely disappear completely. Marriage can sometimes help eliminate... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Pain or no pain?: Try "memory foam" mattress. Try to separate any trivial discomfort from pain; if you have back pain, you will need a diagnosis before you treat it.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Yes: Yes; nervous system plasticity is incredible. It reacts to the changing environment, sometimes slowly, but it really does.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
LAST OPTION!: Surgery is the LAST OPTION, unless there is a clear, well-documented, and progressive loss of muscle strength in the leg / foot ("foot drop") The mos... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
High elevation...: The partial pressure of oxygen in salt lake city is lower than "normal". This relative hypoxia may increase hematocrit. Plus, dehydration before the... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
FIRE your mother: Fire your mother, and see your physician. Abdominal pain is a serious matter. Severe pain like you describe may be caused by a duodenal ulcer or pan... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
"Spinal" headaches?: Had spinal / epidural blocks for the C-sections?.. Sounds like postdural puncture (aka "spinal") headache. Chronic spinal fluid leak may cause positi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Carcinoid syndrome?: Consider possible carcinoid syndrome. Check urine for serotonin metabolites. It may also cause migraine-like headaches (not a true migraine), and pe... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Kidney stones: Vit. D in excess of 800 units per day may contribute to development of kidney stones in susceptible people.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Sleep apnea?: Your sleep may be disrupted for a variety of reasons. A common one is snoring, or sleep apnea. You must not miss it. Other possible causes could be... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
Family Doctor First!: Family doctor spent many hours with you, and knows you better than the best orthopedic doctor within the first 20 minutes. Do not bypass your family ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
You are right!: You are absolutely right! narcotic pain medications are addictive, no matter what the pharmaceutical industry says. There are better ways to treat p... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
48 years experience
DO NOT EAT: Do not eat anything until you find out what the problem is. If this is a surgical condition, it is very important to have an empty stomach. You may,... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Averbuch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Averbuch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Ty so very much I rlly am scared to knw why I have just one bald spot?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have both symptoms sinus headaches/migraines but not at the same tim
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am going to ask doctor to do some bloods and try and get some peace

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Moscow Medical Academy I. M. Sechenov First Moscow Medical Institute, Russia
Graduated 1975MD

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