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Dr. Mary Ness

Pain Management
WI
39 years experience

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I am a physician who is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and have also completed fellowship training. I have over 30 years of experience treating patients with chronic/acute pain, nerve, muscle and bone disorders (i.e. arthritis) and disabilities requiring rehabilitation.

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Pain Management

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Probably: As long as it is steadily improving ...less red, less swollen, no drainage, etc. it is probably normal.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Pretty rare: This condition is not very common. It involves over reaction by the nervous system after an injury. I have only seen perhaps 20 or 30 cases in my car... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Not unusual.: This is not unusual. Due to the pressure and stretching, as well as weight gain of pregnancy many women feel that way. Once you have the baby it wil... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Really all types: Most pain clinics will treat pain due to many different problems...arthritis, pinched nerves, chronic back pain,etc. Generally speaking though, the s... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
It is possible: Yes, it is possible that you are pregnant. You can be pregnant and still experience what seems like a menstrual period.
A female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
There are risks.: As you know, there are risks with epidurals. Risk is significantly higher in neck than in low back. I would recommend you have a n in-depth conversat... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
See a doctor: Hi. I am not sure what you mean by "iui", but sometimes back pain is a symptom that accompanies pregnancy. Of course, other conditions can also caus... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: This can indicate a very serious problem- it is essential that you see a doctor as soon as possible (today).
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Hopefully muscular: How long has this pain lasted? If only a few days, hopefully it is only a muscular strain. There are a lot of muscles around shoulder blade. If hurti... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Not necessarily: Since the nerves carry the pain signals to the brain, and Neurontin (gabapentin) works by "calming down" the nervous activity, pain from just about an... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Muscular, carpal tun: This may be a significant muscular problem related to your neck position during sleep. Experiment with pillow. Could also be a bit of irritation of n... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Could be many things: Could be infection, colitis, obstruction with "overflow" diarrhea or other less common things (could even be stress). You should see a doctor as soon ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Addition of caffeine: For these types of headaches, without getting into prescription medication, and anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen, combined with caffeine(i.e. coffe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Try night: I think most often Doctors recommend taking Zoloft (sertraline) in the morning, but if it is causing you difficulties, you may want to try taking it a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Yes, : Yes, endometriosis can course this type of pain but numerous other conditions can do the same so see a doctor for a thorough evaluation.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
You need more eval: This could be a serious problem ...especially with your liver, but also possibly other things. You need more testing and then appropriate treatment.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Many possibilities: Hi. You may have a problem with pinched nerves coming from your spine. Could also be a problem with your uterus, ovaries, bladder, intestines or oth... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Get medical help now: This could represent many things...some serious. You need medical help ASAP....today. Go to ER, urgent care or call your family doctor
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
See a doctor ASAP: It is essential that you see a doctor ASAP. This could be a warning of something very serious.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
It can contribute: Smoking causes so many health problems, some of which can make you feel weak and lose weight. You need to see a doctor to have these things investiga... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
? Costochondritis: It is possible this is referred pain from your breast, back or other area. However it could also be costochondritis which involves inflammation of th... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
Possible blood clot: Usually a pinched nerve in the back does not cause leg swelling. You could have a blood clot. This needs immediate attention by a doctor. It can be ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Ness
39 years experience
No.: By now, you should be pretty much healed. This should not be happening. Call/see the person who did the surgery ASAP

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ness is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ness is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I love to see Dr's give the best direct answers they can give. That makes our questions feel noticed rather than pushed off with a quick response. :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I thought so but had to ask cuz my dr is unreachable. Thanks so much
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank You, I certainly will try the addition of caffeine.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

medical college of wisconsin
Graduated 1983MD
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