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Analgesia (Overview)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person needing to be unconscious.


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What is analgesia and how is it used during a root canal?

What is analgesia and how is it used during a root canal?

None during RCT: Analgesia is not trypically used during rct, as the procedure is done under local anesthesia. Your dentist may prescribe nsaids after the procedure if necessary. ...Read more

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Analgesia (Overview)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person needing to be unconscious.


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I hear people talk about pain management doctors. What exactly do they do?

I hear people talk about pain management doctors. What exactly do they do?

Good ones: Perform a comprehensive evaluation of your painful condition and develop a plan to further evaluate the condition if needed, as well as a treatment plan to address the pain. Treatment may include counseling and lifestyle modification to medications, interventional injections and surgical consultation if needed. Any doctor can call themselves a pain management specialist, so beware. ...Read more

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How common is it to be prescribed methadone for pain management?

How common is it to be prescribed methadone for pain management?

Methadone: Methadone is a narcotic medication. It is commonly known as medication for narcotic addiction. However, it's not uncommon to see Methadone used for chronic pain conditions. ...Read more

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What will you do if the analgesia is not effective?

What will you do if the analgesia is not effective?

Different approach: If you are talking about pain after surgery, different types of pain relief are possible and may be used in combination. Your doctor may prescribe a narcotic (vicodin, dilaudid, etc.) along with tylenol (acetaminophen) or a NSAID such as ibuprofen. Depending on the type of surgery, a nerve block or epidural might be helpful for postop pain. We would need more information about the specific cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Are there other pain management options than drugs that would work just as well?

Are there other pain management options than drugs that would work just as well?

Depends: Pain mgmt doesn't consist just of drugs. Drugs may be given to alleviate pain or treat the underlying problem. Depending on the particular problem anything from physical therapy and exercise to invasive procedures may be recommended. ...Read more

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For pain management: how much vicodin is safe?

For pain management: how much vicodin is safe?

Vicodin: Vicodin 5/500 has been discontinued and replaced by 5/300 the max dose is listed at 6 per day for a short period ...Read more

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Warfarin user refused neck surgery too dangerous need warfarin friendly pain management medicine artificial aorotic heart valve?

Warfarin user refused neck surgery too dangerous need warfarin friendly pain management medicine artificial aorotic heart valve?

Second Opinion: This is not an unusual problem. You cam be transitioned to another anti-coagulant with the help of your cardiologist prior to the operation. The surgeon can then do the surgery and you can be placed back on your coumadin (warfarin). Discuss with your cardiologist about recommendations for another surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the main side effects of methadone (for pain management)?

What are the main side effects of methadone (for pain management)?

Many: I personally do not use Methadone as i feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of breathing suppression and heart electrical conduction problems. ...Read more

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Can my dr at pain management give me methadone for my chronic pain? Would it last longer than regular pain killers? I need opinions please.

Can my dr at pain management give me methadone for my chronic pain? Would it last longer than regular pain killers?  I need opinions please.

Chronic Pain: You have to discuss with your pain specialist if Methadone is the right grug for your kind of pain and what else you can take and do including therapy, nerve blocks to spare the use of narcotics, which are very addictive and you develop tolerance if you use these long term narcotics are not the answer for all chronic pain. ...Read more

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Pain Management: How long can the positive effects of a cervical facet joint nerve block diagnostic test last before retreatment (been 1 month now)?

Pain Management: How long can the positive effects of a cervical facet joint nerve block diagnostic test last before retreatment (been 1 month now)?

Facet block: Most patients report a benefit lasting 1-3 months although some patients report longer benefit. Benefits in the cervical paraspinals are limited compared to lumbar intra-articular facet blocks. ...Read more

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Do you develop drug tolerance to analgesia?

Do you develop drug tolerance to analgesia?

Narcotics, yes: It's easy to develop tolerance to narcotic medications (morphine, demerol, dilaudid, vicodin, etc.) if they are taken for more than a few days. This means that it will take more and more drug to produce the same level of pain relief. Other types of analgesia, or pain relief, do not produce tolerance. These include local anesthetics, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or nsaids such as Ibuprofen or naprosyn. ...Read more

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What will you do if the analgesia is not effective?

Different approach: If you are talking about pain after surgery, different types of pain relief are possible and may be used in combination. Your doctor may prescribe a narcotic (vicodin, dilaudid, etc.) along with tylenol (acetaminophen) or a NSAID such as ibuprofen. Depending on the type of surgery, a nerve block or epidural might be helpful for postop pain. We would need more information about the specific cause of the pain. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: analgesia?

What is the definition or description of: analgesia?

Pain Relief: Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person needing to be unconscious. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between anesthesia and analgesia?

Pain relief: Analgesia is the relief of pain, you may or may not need to be under anesthesia for that. Anesthesia implies either unconsciousness (general anesthesia) or complete absence of sensation (regional anesthesia). Analgesia can take a variety of forms including pain medications, local anethesia or regional block. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the purpose of a patient control analgesia?

Patient controlled: It is a machine that delivers a set dose of a narcotic intravenously by the patient pushing a button. There is a maximum quantity per hour and button can only be pushed at certain intervals. The safety comes from fact patient will not be able to push button if overdosed. There are also epidural infusion patient controlled for women in labor, delivering a local anesthetic. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of using IM Dilaudid vs IV Dilaudid? Aren't they equal analgesia? Same onset, peak and duration?

Different: so when drugs are given IV they are instantaneous. When they are given IM (or through the muscle it takes longer to be effective. Although usually are both effective treatment but it would help to know why you are getting these drugs? A procedure? What kind? ...Read more

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Which nsaid offers the best analgesia?

Which nsaid offers the best analgesia?

Depends.: Different people respond differently to them . Pretty much trial and error to find the best one. ...Read more

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Are all NSAID drugs equal in analgesia effect for pain?

Are all NSAID drugs equal in analgesia effect for pain?

NSAIDS: Most NSAIDS have equal effects. Toradol may be slightly stronger. All of them can worsen kidney function or cause stomach irritation. Be careful. ...Read more

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On my root canal bill it says analgesia. So what's that?

Pain Medicine: Analgesia is the term to describe any pain medication given to you so that you don't feel anything during your procedure. Depending on the situation it could refer to local anesthetic, nitrous oxide, any IV sedation, or a handful of other products intended to make you more comfortable. Feel free to ask--i am sure they would be happy to tell you exactly what was done. ...Read more

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What is analgesia and how is it used during a root canal?

None during RCT: Analgesia is not trypically used during rct, as the procedure is done under local anesthesia. Your dentist may prescribe nsaids after the procedure if necessary. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of using a pca - patient control analgesia?

Better pain control: With patient controlled analgesia you get better pain control with less side effects and usage of narcotics is less than when narcotics are given intravenous by nurses as needed. ...Read more

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What are the common dental analgesia methods in addition to injection?

Options: Miriam webster definition of analgesia : insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness some options commonly used in dentistry may include oral sedation with or without nitrous oxide and oxygent. Some practices may also offer hypnosis. ...Read more

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