Doctor Q&A for Dr. Peter Kubitz

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Possible spine issue: Could possibly be a pinched nerve, actually from your neck where the nerves that leave that area innervate the muscles near your shoulder blade. Anoth... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Should be fine: I don't see any significant problems taking all of these supplements. If you have any side effects, however, it may be a challenge to know which is th... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Suboxone..typically: I would consider Suboxone first. There are more serious risks with methadone that are not the same as with suboxone, and if not managed appropriately,... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Other possibilities: In addition to the bursitis mentioned above, also consider a problem with the muscles/tendons that attach near that same location. Tears and tendinosi... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Acute or chronic? : If your symptoms are very acute/new, you could consider a kidney stone to be present, and you could have this evaluated at the ER if the pain is sever... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Ask your prescriber: In general, these two medications have very similar properties in many ways and likely are not intended to be taken at the same time, as you clarified... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Knee vs back?: From this description, it is hard to say for sure. Your prior knee event suggests maybe and injury to the soft tissues outside, or inside the knee. Th... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Probably not ALS: Mary, there are multiple causes for muscle twitching. At 30 years old and a 10 year history of muscle twitching, this would unlikely be ALS. There are... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Not typical: Sciatica typically does not cause the whole like to see well. Swelling in the lower leg can happen if there is weakness and the muscles are not pumpin... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kubitz
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Not of great concern: Typically, joints in the spine can pop in thee absence of pain without any underlying concerning cause. Commonly it's the joints/articulations of the... Read More
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