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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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Pain management clinics treat pain for what conditions?

Pain management clinics treat pain for what conditions?

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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What kinds of symptoms do interventional pain management specialists treat?

What kinds of symptoms do interventional pain management specialists treat?

Unpleasant sensation: The symptoms of pain include any unpleasant sensation. The pain may be described as sharp, electrical, or burning. Constant or intermitten in occurrance. Aggravating and alleviating factors should also be noted. Where the pain originates from and where it spreads to is helpful in identifying the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?

Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?

Interventions: Typically, injections such as lumbar sympathetic or stellate ganglion blocks can be used in conjunction with physical therapy and non opioid nerve pain medication. Also, spinal cord stimulation has been used effectively to reduce symptoms if other interventions fail. ...Read more

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What are pain management doctors like?

All are different...: But they share the fact that the focus of their practice is on treating pain. Some use only medical management, which is mostly medication and physical therapy, where others use interventional techniques to treat pain. Most will use some combination of both. Recommend going to someone who has special training in pain or has experience in treating pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What kinds of specialists diagnose and treat fibromyalgia?

What kinds of specialists diagnose and treat fibromyalgia?

Team effort: Fibromyalgia appears to respond to multi-modal treatment. Doctors from many specialties often work together: rheumatology, psychiatry, pain, family, etc. ...Read more

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Are pain management specialists trained to deal with the depression and mental problems that come with constant pain?

Absolutely: Absolutely. The best practices involve specialized pain psychologists who are the primary role players in helping address the depression and mood disorders associated with chronic pain. ...Read more

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Fore treatment-resistant depression. No local psychiatrists prescribe it, so seeking anesthesiologists or pain management physicians .

Fore treatment-resistant depression.  No local psychiatrists prescribe it, so seeking anesthesiologists or pain management physicians .

Seeking doctor: Please contact your local state medical society for referrals. Also consider a virtual consult through HealthTap. TMS therapy is used by some docs. Here's a link https://neurostar.com/?gclid=CNOQvtat7NECFdQ2gQodErgAZQ Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why are so many doctors hesitant to prescribe pain medications for fibromyalgia?

Why are so many doctors hesitant to prescribe pain medications for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: The current feeling is avoid using opioids in fibromyalgia. This does not mean that in severe cases opioids should not be used. Docotrs have to justify their prescription - so if the exam shows no objective findings then there would be no indication to write for an opioid - just saying "i have pain" is not enough. ...Read more

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Are pain clinic doctors good at finding solutions for chronic pains?

Are pain clinic doctors good at finding solutions for chronic pains?

Be careful: Reputable clinics should. Be very careful. There seems to be a "pain clinic" on every corner. Some clinics are nothing but pill mills managed by doctors w/ no certification in pain management. Be sure the doctor is board certified by american board of pain medicine or american board interventional pain practice. ...Read more

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Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

Neurologists both diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions, right?

Not exactly: They usually treat problems related to the neurologic system that would involve both brain and peripheral problems regarding both diagnostics and treatment. ...Read more

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What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

None: No reputable clinic would offer this medication on an outpatient basis. This drug is an anesthetic and requires continuous monitoring with administration. ...Read more

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I'm 24yr old female with fibromyalgia and many headaches, why do the pain management drs. Say i'm to young for pain medication?

I'm 24yr old female with fibromyalgia and many headaches, why do the pain management drs. Say i'm to young for pain medication?

Because you are: Once you start you are on them for life with all of the medical and psychiatric problems associated with long-term narcotics use. Also, you need to exhale all of the standard treatment options which include, gabapentin, lyrica, savella (milnacipran) and cymbalta. ...Read more

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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Medical opinions:  nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read more

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Under certain circumstances, do doctors prescribe pain meds for psychic pain?

Under certain circumstances, do doctors prescribe pain meds for psychic pain?

Psychic pain: I do not think there are any circumstances in which a doctor will provide pain killers for "psychic pain" - the use of this word implies a psychological cause no objective cause and this a a definite no to pain medication. ...Read more

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How we can differentiate musculoskeletal pain , neropathic pain and psychosomatic pain?

Chronic Pain: It is very difficult to differentiate musculoskeletal, neuropathic or psychogenic pain because they manifest similarly and they affect the same system. The association with certain lesions in the spine, with chronic diseases like diabetes, herpes infection or cancer may indicate the diagnoses, or the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder could be diagnostic as well. Work with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some ways for fibromyalgia sufferers to manage their pain?

What are some ways for fibromyalgia sufferers to manage their pain?

Fibromyalgia: Pain management, preferably with as few pills as possible is of utmost importance. Here is the website of the American Academy of Pain Management: http://www.aapainmanage.org/ ...Read more

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Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Pain Management (Definition)

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