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Dr. Edward Berg

Neurosurgery
SC
42 years experience

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Neurosurgery

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English

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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Pain Clincs: They are all over now and the best way to get pain controlled besides hospital admission
A 56-year-old male asked:
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You need a workup: Your going to need to see a Neurologist so the proper testing can be ordered. Without seeing it, it's hard to comment on what it possibly is. It c... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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CT not the best test: They are poor at visualizing soft tissue. Ask you Dr. for an MRI or even an Ultrasound. GI bleeding means you need a gastroenterologist and perhaps ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It is very possible and it does happen. I suggest you notify the person asking for the test of this. You might need a Dr. note to excuse this if it ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Weight gain: is a side effect of all the Antidepressant drugs. If you are able to exercise and eat healthy, many times, weight gain can be avoided.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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This is one thing: most don't fake. Get the help you need regardless. In the end, you have to take care of yourself. be well !!
A 42-year-old male asked:
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?????: Perhaps an Atrophy related to the surgery. Have you done any PT rehab ?
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Only on top of the: Adrenals, not in them. I've never heard of them causing brain lesions. The symptoms can be robust and Anxiety is a big complaint, but many other che... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Good question: Effexor (venlafaxine) is said to work on Borth Serotonin and Nor-epinephrine, while Zoloft only works on Serotonin, so many people do take both for th... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Never smart to just: stop a medicine like that. Google on Discontinuation syndrome and you will see. Why were you taken off ? Also, some people experience Akathesia (Te... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Some people: experience anxiety as a side effect of AH's.
A 34-year-old male asked:
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No a physical one: Migraines have many causes. If you have them frequently you might want to try medications. Some find relief with coffee or other caffeinated bever... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: When all else fails, try a big cup a cappuccino.. Caffeine causes Vasconstriction !!
A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) helps many with PTSD. Learn about it.
A 47-year-old male asked:
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Could be: a pinched nerve. These are common especially when we sleep the wrong way. Chest pain should always be concerning and get checked out, but we see... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
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These can be: side effects of the medications themselves. Sometimes there is a trade off when medications are prescribed. I would talk to her Dr. about his and pe... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Could be a few thing: You definitely need a thorough exam. Some of what you describe is often seen in Autonomic Dysfunction disorders aka (Dysautonomia). We see this alot... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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POTS n PANS: POTS falls under the more general term Dysautonomia. Do you know the cause of your POTS. We see it often after a Life Trauma. I've seen it in Lyme ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
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They can: but a plan is needed and pills don't fix all problems. Remember that ! See if you can find what your issues are and find a good talk therapist.
A 48-year-old male asked:
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Any dose: We are all different. Some have better experiences in this area on certain medications. Just depends on the person. There is no better or worse dos... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
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Not uncommon: and not good to just abruptly stop taking these types of medications. Discuss with your Dr. and come up with a better plan.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Adrnealine !!!: Anything that causes increase in adrenaline can cause Anxiety. That is the simple answer. Most diet pills do this.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Please be more : specific.. What do you mean by texture ? Symmetry is what we like to see, but sometimes there is asymmetry. It can or may not be a problem. It just... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Get to a Neurologist: An EEG can confirm this or rule it out potentially if your having symptoms while being monitored.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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No: Please don't take medicines that are not prescribed for you. They can kill you.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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A few ideas: Deep breath and take a long walk. Try and get your mind somewhere else. If you feel like your a danger to yourself or others, then the ER is the b... Read More
A male asked:
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Get checked for: Ottitis media (middle ear infection). Seek out an ENT for a good w/u
A 18-year-old member asked:
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Is it Fibro ?: There really isn't much of a test for FMS other than tender points. It's a diagnosis of exclusion in my experience. I never give it out unless Insur... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
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Not to worry: Sounds 100% muscular given that you can reproduce the pain with change in body position. Elevated WBC count can mean infection. I don't have the ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Sleep apnea: has to do with stopping breathing while asleep. It can only be diagnosed in a sleep laboratory. Snoring alone or sleeping with ones mouth open isn't... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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SSRI vs. SNRI: Effexor (venlafaxine) targests 2 Chemicals (Serotonin/Norepephrin). Zoloft only targets Serotonin. Making the switch means Norepinephrine is not b... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Can be great: if you truly have a Serotonin deficiency. 5htp converts directly into Serotonin, thus rasing levels in the body. SSRI's don't raise levels by maki... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
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It is an: Antiseptic, usually not the sole treatment. Removal is what is done if not resolved. Antibiotics if it gets infected.
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Did you get injured : You want to make sure you don't have a blood clot, aka Deep Vein Thrombosis. You should have this checked out at your emergency room. Nothing to pla... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Ask your Dr.: for a basic chemistry blood panel to check for low electrolytes. This can cause what your experiencing, but it can just be nothing too.
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Tapering off Klonopi: should be done over time if taken for considerable amount of time. The withdrawal effects of Benzodiazapines can be quite uncomfortable if not done t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Dopamine: is thought to be a contributor to Parkinsons, which is our feel good / reward neurotransmitter. Low Dopamine is often treated with Dopaminergic drugs... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
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Perhaps the caffeine: is causing you anxiety. Some people experience this and it's not a true allergy, but the response of being overstimulated from the Caffeine. Try and... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
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The Bigger question: Was the slow release helping and now that you've switched it isn't ? I'd focus on that, but if you stay at new dose, talk to your Dr. about increasin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Relax: Wait for results. Sometimes a positive test can bring you relief once the problem is found.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Cold turkey: Is not the best way to go for some. Have you considered nicotine aids as a taper ?
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Get checked for DVT: DVT-deep vein thrombosis. Unlikely from what you describe brought it on, but still possible based on your symptoms. An ER is best for you to rule th... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Please restate : your question. Did you have a surgical repair ? It isn't clear from your question. If you have entrapment, surgery is often required to move the ne... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Get check for: ailments like Lyme disease, Chiari malformation, etc. FMS is a diagnosis of exclusion IMHO. There is usually a cause.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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They are painful: If you have tried all of the over the counter medications and nothing is working, you might want to see a GI Dr. and discuss surgical options.
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Could just be: a pinched nerve. This is usually what causes tingling sensations, especially if they are intermittent. If it's super bothersome, you might want to se... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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Simple explanation: Sympathetic= fight or flight Para= Rest and digest One is the Gas pedal if you will The other would be the bodies brakes. Hope that helps !
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Yes: As you gain weight from the pregnancy, your weight distribution changes. This change often puts an extra load on the spinal processes. Using good po... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Faith is good: Mental illness can be a serious condition and one should explore all options.
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Lots of things: 1. Be glad it was caught and know it's very treatable. 2. Now you can eat right, probably a good thing, yes ? 3. Join a support group and find other... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Berg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have seen a GI but nothing seems to wrong. Thank you for suggesting
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This saved my life. Thank You! I will heed your advice dear doctor. Million thanks.. hava good day
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks. Was this bad that the dr didn't even care to refill?

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University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, CO
Graduated 1979MD

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