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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on person: There is no best drug in general. People tend to like and benefit from various things. If your neck pain is very bothersome perhaps you should see a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Several: There are many medications and therapy programs for neck and back pain. Medication may include anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and pain medicat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Several: Treatment for neck pain/occipital headaches may include: physical therapy, massage, accupuncture, trigger point injections, chiropractic and occipital ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Unstable neck and ba: The neck and back pain is from instability associated with bad ligaments in the neck and back. The pancreatitis could be the back itself giving the pa ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Maybe: Lyrica (pregabalin) is an anti-siezure medication indicated for diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It may also be beneficial for other forms of neuropat ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not good: We have had about 20 years to evaluate the use of narcotics (opioids) for the treatment of chronic lower back pain and so far the results have been po ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Sometimes: It is certainly worth a try if other therapies have failed.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
39 years experience Gynecology
Pain meds: Addiction is a disease/ psychological and behavioral syndrome. Loss of control over drug, compulsive use, continued use despite harm to the user or ot ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes there are : Different medication, when treat acute attack we may use narcotic but in chronic situation we try to avoid that if possible because there tendency for ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It depends on the cause of the pain. There are numerous options including gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta and opioid pain meds.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
15 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on Diagnosis: Proper diagnosis is the key here. There are a ton of systems that could cause back pain. Gi, urologic, vascular, musculoskeletal, spinal, etc. If you ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Glaser
24 years experience Pain Management
Complicated Answer: It is not so much which medication is strongest, but rather which one is best for you depending on the cause of your pain and anticipated duration. A ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
NSAIDs : Help with inflammation and are good for pain. Several antidepressants help with chronic pain as well. Nerve pain has different treatment options. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Arthritis: The first line pain relievers remain Ibuprofen at 600mg every8 hrs, naprosyn (naproxen) every 8 hrs, short term steroids. Your dr can advise you the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
That depends: On the etiology of the pain. Chronic hip pain suggests involvement of bone, muscle or joint. Leg pain may involve bone, joint, muscle, blood vessel, ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
There is no one type: That works best but since pain is usually related to an inflammatory source, non steroidal anti inflammatories are frequently recommended if no contra ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Identify the causes: If you treat pain as a symptom and treat the symptom you treat the patient forever and they never get well. You need someone willing and able to id ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bettina Herbert
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, h ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
See pain management: There are numerous types of medications as well as minor surgical procedures that can control your pain. A pain management specialist can diagnose and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. MANOHAR CHENCHUGALLA
23 years experience Family Medicine
Narcotics/Neurologic: For several reasons some people have severe chronic pain who need narcotic pain meds and nerve stabilizing or neurologic meds like Neurontin and lyric ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Chen
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Opioid: Opioid medication can help, but be very careful. These can be highly addicting.
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