Doctor Q&A for Dr. Leland Berkwits

A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
Spine Pain workup: Electrodiagnostic testing (nerve conduction studies (NCS) and needle EMG) is performed to diagnose if pain, numbness, or weakness in the limbs (arms a... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
Treating osteoporosi: Reclast (zoledronic acid) is an antiresorptive medication (like Fosamax, Boniva, etc) that is given IV. It will prevent further loss but will not reb... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
Fusion confusion: There are many reasons a spine fusion can be recommended. For back pain, a fusion should only be considered as a last resort after all other options ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
Icing knees: Icing knees can help reduce pain and swelling, but icing does not affect the healing process.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
Chest pain go to ER: There are a number of causes for these symptoms, many of them serious. This could be due to heart problems and you should go to the ER for an evaluat... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
Spinal bracing: Spinal fusion is usually performed with internal fixation devices (pedicle screws with rods, anterior fixation plates.). Exceptions include a TLSO i... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
Pain medication: Percocet is Oxycodone with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Both of these medications are taken for the treatment of severe pain.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
Head back to ER: It appears you were evaluated for heart problems and lung issues (pneumonia, collapsed lung, mass, etc). There are other causes for your symptoms tha... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
Scoliosis: As an adolescent, there is a greater likelihood of reducing spine curvature without surgery. Bracing does not usually work at age 37. The Schroth me... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leland Berkwits
Pain Management 31 years experience
MR Arthrography: MR Arthrography is performed to determine whether you have a tear in the labrum (the cartilage that covers the shoulder "socket"), sometimes called a ... Read More
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