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Do all pain management doctors treat fibromyalgia?

Do all pain management doctors treat fibromyalgia?

No: Pain management is a broad practice demographic. If you are looking for a pain management physician i would suggest asking before your appointment things to expect as the type of practice and areas of expertise treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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Are there any doctor's that treat fibromyalgia in the nyc area? , I just need someone for pain management.dr who was treating me has decided to teach.

Are there any doctor's that treat fibromyalgia in the nyc area? , I just need someone for pain management.dr who was treating me has decided to teach.

Search: You can start a search here and other online sites. http://www.ucomparehealthcare.com/drs/new_york/pain_management_physicians/Brooklyn.html But research is important. Also get referrals from people you trust. Ask hard questions in a respectful manner. Your ex-doctor is a good start for leads. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are drugs prescribed for long-term pain management addictive? I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and i'm a little worried that i'll end up addicted to whatever pain medication the doctor puts me on.

Are drugs prescribed for long-term pain management addictive? I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and i'm a little worried that i'll end up addicted to whatever pain medication the doctor puts me on.

I agree with the : Previous answer. I would add that being dependant and being addicted are different. Addiction is consumption of drugs in a pattern that makes life worse. You can ge dependant on meds while they make life better. Insomnia improvement is key, do u clinch teeth at night? Tramadol is a partial opiod stimulator that builds up brain transmitters and decrease pain. You should b able 2 tx w/o ful opiod. ...Read more

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What can a pain management doc do for you when u have perupheral neuro, trig neuralgia, fibromyalgia, &cns inflam? Im in desperate need for somthg to wrk

What can a pain management doc do for you when u have perupheral neuro, trig neuralgia, fibromyalgia, &cns inflam? Im in desperate need for somthg to wrk

A lot.: There are several things your pain management doctor can do beside the judicious use of pain pills like nsaids, anticonvulsant drugs like Lyrica or neurontin. Tegretol, injections to the trigeminal nerve to block the pain, antidepressants like Cymbalta or savella, (milnacipran) which are snris, and some lifestyle changes to make you life less stressful. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck and back pain, possibly fibromayalgia.I need to find a good pain management doctor in south houston. Any recommendations?

I have chronic neck and back pain, possibly fibromayalgia.I need to find a good pain management doctor in south houston. Any recommendations?

Fellowship and board: A fellowship trained specialist in pain who has been boarded and recognized by the american board of medical specialties would help identify someone who was properly trained and certified in pain. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor treats Sarcoidosis and which types of doctors work with pain management? Thank you!!!

Which type of doctor treats Sarcoidosis and which types of doctors work with pain management? Thank you!!!

Specialist care: Sarcoidosis is treated by a Rheumatologist/ Internal Medicine physician and pain management is handled by a specialist in Pain Medicine, which is a fellowship that physicians in Anesthesiology usually perform. ...Read more

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Pain management doctors- what conditions or diseases do you use a lumbar sympathetic block to treat?

SMP: A lumbar sympathetic block is used to treated sympathetically mediated pain of one of the lower extremities. This would include conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats Fibromyalgia?

What type of doctor treats Fibromyalgia?

Depends: Many family doctors are expert at treating Fibromyalgia because they see so many patients with the condition. If you have one of those family doctors, then he/she should be quite skilled at taking care of you. If your FP is not familiar or doesn't "believe" in fibromyalgia, then you should seek consultation with a rheumatologist who specializes in all arthritic conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fibromyalgia and need a good doctor to treat my pain?

Interview docs: It's OK to make an appointment with a doctor and to interview them about their methods of treatment for FMS. There are some doctors who don't 'believe' in FMS and you don't want to go there. Go to a FMS website and ask for recommendations in your area. Docs who can treat FMS - FamilyDoctors, Pain Management, Rheumatologists. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Anyone can treat: Anyone can treat it. Proper diagnosis may be best done by a rheumatologist or rehab medicine specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana ever prescribed to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia? Scared to ask my doc about this as other treatments don't help. Weed does.

Is medical marijuana ever prescribed to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia? Scared to ask my doc about this as other treatments don't help. Weed does.

Yes: Our bodies naturally make pain relievers called endorphins, but they also make other substances that can trigger pain relief in the so-called endocannabinoid system. This system seems to play a key role in many processes in the body, including modulating how we feel pain. Marijuana contains cannabinoids very similar to those that occur in the body naturally. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose fibromyalgia What type of doctor treats this condition. Have neck, shoulder, low back pain and left foot pain ?

Symptoms: Please start with a visit to your primary doctor. You will be examined and lab studies done. You might also be referred to a specialist. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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I want stronger pills from my pain management doc for my back could I get them without sounding like a druggie?

Depends: Your doctor can prescribe proper pain med for you depend on you condition-however you do not want to take narcotic pain med for a long time becaue of the dependency of the drugs. ...Read more

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Are there any legitimate pain management doctors left that still want to advocate for legitimate pain patients?

Yes: I do pain management and i believe in coordinated care by the primary physician, psychiatrist, surgeons, and myself. Chronic pain crosses many specialties and there can be many components that make it worse or better. ...Read more

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Do pain doctors focus on diagnostics first? I was referred to one by my primary. I am concerned since I'm most places I read that pain doctors focus on "pain management" and I really want to know why

Cause of pain: It is imperative to figure out the cause of the pain to be able to know what to do to effectively treat and DIMINISH the pain. There are so many different underlying causes of pain that not firmly grasping the cause of the pain, it is very easy to prescribe the wrong treatment/medications/therapy. "Pain management," suggests the attempt to at least decrease the pain to manageable levels. ...Read more

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What does a pain management doctor do?

Pain Management: 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. ...Read more

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How do I have a pain management discussion with my doctor?

How do I have a pain management discussion with my doctor?

Come right out!: If you have a pain issue, just come right out with it. A good history, with emphasis on exact nature of the pain, coupled with a good physical exam, can reveal a lot about the cause of the pain and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Analgesia (Definition)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person ...Read more


Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Pain Management (Definition)

Pain management is the control of pain through medication, ...Read more