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What is a multidisciplinary pain management team?

What is a multidisciplinary pain management team?

Pain Team: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. This may also include acupuncture, massage, pain psychology and rehab. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe hip pain!?

Need medical advice for severe hip pain!?

Depends: Depends on the location of the "hip." the term "hip" is often not specifically localizing, even for physicians. If pain in in the groin, actual hip joint may be involved. If pain is on the side, it may be bursitis. If pain is in the butt, other possibilities. This would have to be localized and then specific treatment of bursal injection, identification and assurance of no fx. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What makes up this "team" of providers for interventional pain management ?

What makes up this "team" of providers for interventional pain management ?

Pain team: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. This may also include acupuncture, massage, pain psychology and rehab. ...Read more

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What should I expect from an interventional pain management specialist ?

Pain Specialist: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman Dr. Bassman
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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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When should a person seek a pain management specialist?

If: Your pain is not controlled by the doctor you are seein in a manor that is satisfactory to you and you want something more or different. ...Read more

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A lot of mysterious musculoskeletal pains. Suspects to be chronic pain syndrome. Should I see neurologist, psychiatrist, pain management, rheumatolog?

A lot of mysterious musculoskeletal pains.  Suspects to be chronic pain syndrome. Should I see neurologist, psychiatrist, pain management, rheumatolog?

Holistic/Integrative: I advise you see a holistic/integrative MD to determine the underlying causes. I would suspect chronic Lyme disease, which is common in NY but often not properly diagnosed. Even if not Lyme a holistic MD will do a thorough evaluation and refer you to appropriate specialists. See http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/lyme_disease/lyme_disease.html and http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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Pain management doctors in 21230 area for the spine with post op surgery pain?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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Pain doctor: We can contact your insurance for the list of pain specialists in your area. There are a few big pain centers such as university of maryland pain center, johns hopkins university pain center ..... ...Read more

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When should I seek out a specialist for pain management? At what point is it appropriate to consult with a pain management specialist? .

Treatment: Typically, if you have on going pain for more than 30 to 90 days, you may need to see a pain specialist assuming other causes cannot be identified or treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Who should I see for scoliosis? Chiropractor? Physical therapist? Orthopedic specialist?

Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the body, the hips both ascending/descending issues, and feet problems ascending up the body. Everything is connected. You could have a single problem or several overlapping. You may need to see several specialist to get diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe back pain from spinal fusion?

Tough situation: I am sorry you have this pain. There are many options from chronic medication management to spinal cord stimulators. If possible, avoid further surgery. See an experienced pain interventionalist who can give injections around the hardware and this may help with some of the pain and they also may be able to do the stimulator trials. I hope this helps and best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Remedy for neck pain and ear pain due to refer pain? Any immediate assistance would be appreciated.

Remedy for neck pain and ear pain due to refer pain? Any immediate assistance would be appreciated.

Ibuprofen: To begin with I would try Ibuprofen. As long as there are no neurological symptoms this would be the first step. Warm compresses help too. If symptoms persist, you need to go in and have it assessed. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe pain with bowel movements after laporoscopy?

See your surgeon: This could be due to hard stool and constipation because of dehydration and/or narcotic pain medication. Also could be due to something called an anal fissure. You should really call your surgeon for advice and maybe an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Mary Ness Dr. Ness
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Pain management clinics treat pain for what conditions?

Dr. Mary Ness Dr. Ness
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Really all types: Most pain clinics will treat pain due to many different problems...arthritis, pinched nerves, chronic back pain,etc. Generally speaking though, the source of the pain should have been evaluated and treated to the fullest extent before a pain clinic would take over. ...Read more

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Please provide guidance on evaluation of bilateral patellar-femoral joint pain improved with nsaids?

Please provide guidance on evaluation of bilateral patellar-femoral joint pain improved with nsaids?

Physical therapy: Pt directed at quadriceps strengthening and hamstring stretching should help. May also consider using an orthotic in the shoes if you are flat footed. ...Read more

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Why is my pain management spine specialist refusing to prescibe medication?

Why is my pain management spine specialist refusing to prescibe medication?

Medication : There could be multiple reasons 1 government rules and regs 2 is not a true chronic pain specialist 3 problem with the individual patient. 4 just doesn't want to based on individual backround ...Read more

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What is a colposcopic evaluation?

What is a colposcopic evaluation?

Microscope: Basically we look at your cervix thru a special kind of microscope, and if we see anything that stands out, may collect a little tissue from that area for testing. Usually not very painful but not a bad idea to take 800 mg of Ibuprofen 1-2 hrs beforehand and ask whether your gyn might use a local anesthetic if a biopsy is needed which we have started doing and the patients prefer. ...Read more

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What does the donor evaluation include?

What does the donor evaluation include?

Complete workup: Usually a complete physical examination; and comprehensive blood panels to make sure the "donor" is is top shape. ...Read more

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What does a donor pre-evaluation entail?

What does a donor pre-evaluation entail?

Match and health: Tissue match is certainly needed for donation to make sure the recepient will not reject. Also, the health of the donor is evaluated to make sure the donor will not be hurt by donating his kidney. Also, a final stage is evaluation of the anatomy of blood vessels that will be operated upon. Along the way, a psychosocial eval makes sure the donor is actually interested & not pressured to donate. ...Read more

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What?Is the evaluation like for ?Migraines?

What?Is the evaluation like for ?Migraines?

History&exam: Most migraines are diagnosed by the history and a normal neurological exam. Scans of the brain are usually not necessary. ...Read more

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Can you give me a mental evaluation over this app?

Can you give me a mental evaluation over this app?

No good answer: Any reasonable mental evaluation used for legal or other purposes would need to be conducted by a licensed physician, preferably board certified in psychiatry, or psychology on a face to face basis. A mental evaluation by an out of state physician, conducted on line would borderline as malpractice. ...Read more

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How much does it cost for arthrocentesis evaluation?

How much does it cost for arthrocentesis evaluation?

Depends: That would depend on the joint (deep joints will require equipment to accurately enter the joint, adding to cost) and what tests are done. These tests vary in cost from lab to lab. The actual cost is often less that the amount charged due to contractural arrangements. ...Read more

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What will happen at my first urogynecologist evaluation?

What will happen at my first urogynecologist evaluation?

H&P: Likely the doctor will take a history and perform a physical, which may include a pelvic exam, urinalysis and post void residual measurement. You may also be asked to complete a voiding diary either before or after your appointment. ...Read more

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Does a donor need to be hospitalized for pre-evaluation?

Usually not: Usually all pre-donation tests are done on an outpatient basis. Unless if any tests were positive and they need to be taken care of that will preclude donation at this point. ...Read more

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What typically happens during a psychological evaluation?

What typically happens during a psychological evaluation?

Battery of tests: A psychological eval usually starts with a clinical interview in which the examiner works to develop a history on the client, gather the client's perception of current dysfunction, and develop rapport. This may be followed by self-report and/or examiner administered tests. The types of tests will depend on the referral question. A report is generally written and feedback provided to he client. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a complete psychological evaluation?

What can I do to get a complete psychological evaluation?

See a psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can conduct a complete evaluation using a standard interview such as the scid to determine if you have a psychiatric diagnosis and can refer you for further psychological testing for such disorders such as adhd. ...Read more

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What is a Psychological Evaluation and why is one performed?

What is a Psychological Evaluation and why is one performed?

Pdychological: A psychological evaluation is conducted by a psychologist and usually involves asking about a person's history and symptoms and performs psychological tests. Usually there is a question, symptom or problem ti which the psychologist is trying to find an answer and make recommendations. ...Read more

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Is there anywhere where i can have a psych evaluation online?

Is there anywhere where i can have a psych evaluation online?

Screening only: There are online screening tools for many mental health conditions. But the best resource for a full psychiatric/psychological evaluation is in person with a live professional interacting with you. Some areas may have telemedicine resources available with doctors. In these, the evaluation is "online" on camera, through a protected internet connection (not through email). ...Read more

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How can a home evaluation by pt help me care for an elderly loved one?

How can a home evaluation by pt help me care for an elderly loved one?

Home safety.: A physical therapist can help identify safety issues in the house. Are there slippery throw rugs around the house? Where's the refrigerator in relation to the sitting areas? How many steps need to be climbed in the house? And most importantly, how can we make this house safer and this person stronger to be more mobile within the home. ...Read more

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