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Dr. Michael Stephenson

Pain Management
45 years experience

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Pain Management

Clinical Psychology

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Chronic headaches: Headaches which have lasted daily for 3 months require the aid of a physician.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Ambulatory balance: It could be hard wax pressing on your ear drum. That's an easy fix but their are a number of other problems which could be causing it. You need to con... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Stomach pain: If you are having diarrhea, problem is most likely viral enteritis. Bowel obstruction would be accompanied by lack of bowel movements and vomiting.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Loss of appetite: Loss of appetite can be caused by Wellbutrin (bupropion). Speak with your doctor about possibly trying a different medication to see if your appetite... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Ibuprofen: 1000 mgm of ibuprofen/day should not cause you any problems. The upper limit of ibuprofen/day should be no greater than 2000 mgm/day and certainly abo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Mood swings: Could be depression or more significant psychiatric problem. See your physician for diagnosis and treatment.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Acute illness: Viral upper respiratory illnesses may last up 7-10 days. Your headaches may be directly related to the virus or may be sinus related. If symptoms pe... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Tingling: Could be spine related pressure on nerves of neck and lower back. See your physician.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
24 hour cortisol: If chronic alcoholic, test will not be affected much but if drinking alcohol acutely test may be falsely elevated.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Elevated serum GGT: Isolated elevation of serum GGT may be related to a number of causes particularly metabolic syndrome which can be caused by obesity, fatty liver, Type... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Neck pain: Not sure what your MRI shows and what you mean by conservative treatment. Need more details to give you advice on this matter. Generally speaking surg... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Venous nipples: Most common cause of change in vascularity and discoloration of female nipples other than advanced pregnancy is an uncommon side effect of breast red... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Breast lesion: If the patch is dry and itchy it is most likely a small patch of eczema. Try some over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream 2-3x/day and see if it hel... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Genital rash: Speak with your gynecologist about it and let her/him diagnose and treat the problem.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Bell fat: Use American Diabetic Association diet of no less than 1300 calories/day and get into an exercise program for abdomen. This obviously assumes you have... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Massage: Going to be very difficult to have massage in body cast. If you do, may make problem worse.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Whiplash: Whiplash pain can last for quite a while---sometimes months. If it is not improving after about 2-3 weeks, seek physician's help because you may have... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Canker sores: Absolutely canker sores can cause pain in the mouth and due to their inflammation they can cause painful lymph node swelling. The real question is, "A... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Hair loss: Cause of the hair loss (alopecia) needs to be diagnosed by primary care doctor or dermatologist first before any treatment is tried.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Cyanosis: If associated with shortness of breath or chest pain, see your physician immediately. If not, and becomes more severe see physician for possible Reyn... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Meloxicam rash: A rash with meloxicam is a relatively uncommon side effect. Whether or not it is serious is determined by how bad the rash is and how critical it is ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
Spacity: Your physician may be able to give medication to help relieve spasticity prior to blood draws
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Stephenson
Pain Management 45 years experience
R leg pain: Unless leg was swollen when painful unlikely a DVT. If it was see your physician. If not, unlikely stomach pain is connected to abdominal pain. If ab... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stephenson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Stephenson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Yes, I'm in the middle of finding it out. Until then I have to manage.
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Ohio & Colorado Theological Seminary
Graduated 1977MD
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