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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

Dr. Satvinder Dhesi
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Pain Management (Definition)

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


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What will a pain management specialist do for me?

What will a pain management specialist do for me?

Diagnose: When patients have a medical concern that is beyond a general doctor or dentist we have doctors who specialize in certain areas such as pain management specialists. ...Read more

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When should a person seek a pain management specialist?

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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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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Will a pain management specialist just treat the pain or will he/she try to find the cause of the pain?

Both: 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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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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What should I expect at my first visit with a pain management specialist?

What should I expect at my first visit with a 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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What are the rules for driving while taking long term pain medication under the care of a pain management specialist? Many thanks.

What are the rules for driving while taking long term pain medication under the care of a pain management specialist? Many thanks.

Variable: Depending on your state laws, it may be illegal to drive at all when taking certain medications, so this is not the place to ask. You need to contact a local attorney and get the correct information. If your work depends on interstate driving, the federal rules are far more stringent, and you need to be aware of them. ...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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Pain management specialist that has treated patients with RSD/CRPS?

Pain management specialist that has treated patients with RSD/CRPS?

Pain Management: Your doc or your local medical association can refer you to a pain management specialist. They do lots of good work but please do not forget behavioral approaches such as clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net), biofeedback, massage therapy, talk therapy, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm Currently Seeking a New PCP and/or a Specialist (pain management) Who is Familiar With TMJ SYNDROME. Thank You.

Hi, I'm Currently Seeking a New PCP and/or a Specialist (pain management) Who is Familiar With TMJ SYNDROME. Thank You.

TMJ: Many Teaching Hospitals and Dental/Medical Schools have departments dedicated to treatment of TMJ dysfunction. For example at Penn we have the "Center for Temporomandibular Joint Disease." These departments are staffed with multidisciplinary specialists who work collaboratively. You may want to seek one out near you. ...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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I understand that new regulations in effect say that only a pain management specialist can prescribe Oxycodone on a reg. Basis? Is this valid?

I understand that new regulations in effect say that only a pain management specialist can prescribe Oxycodone on a reg. Basis? Is this valid?

It may be: I'm not sure of your locality/State rules - but our society is definitely concerned about abuse and illegal dealing in such drugs. If your doctor won't Rx it - that's enough for you to either get a referral to such a specialist or find other methods. You may thank this policy in the future - that's a dangerous path for regular use and can ruin your life. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hubby (29) in pt & pain management for yrs for awful back pain. Mri unremarkable. Must be something beyond pain pills and botox. Specialist to see?

Cognitive-behavioral: Cbt or cognitive behavioral therapy is the most likely therapy to help someone with a normal MRI and severe back pain, especially if Botox and various pain medications have not helped. ...Read more

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My wait for pain management is long, pcp won't prescribe any meds for chronic pancreatitis, or ra, would a new pcp possibly help? Or a specialist?

My wait for pain management is long, pcp won't prescribe any meds for chronic pancreatitis, or ra, would a new pcp possibly help? Or a specialist?

Tough problem: Talk to your pcp about your frustration. There sounds like concerns about meds aggravating your other medical conditions. Local measures (heating pad, ice packs, patches) may be options. The pcp may be able to get you into pain management sooner since you have a special situation. ...Read more

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What type of pain management treatment can a pain management specialist provide for chronic ankle injury to Anterior Tibialis and Post Tibial tendons.

What type of pain management treatment can a pain management specialist provide for chronic ankle injury to Anterior Tibialis and Post Tibial tendons.

Multi modal treatmen: Here is usual algorithms: Pain meds, trigger point injections, PT, desensitization therapy, regional blocks if nothing works then nerve stimulator ...Read more

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Had four epidural injections for lower back pain by a pain management specialist last week. Why is my blood glucose level much higher than usual?

Had four epidural injections for lower back pain by a pain management specialist last week. Why is my blood glucose level much higher than usual?

Yes it could be: THe epidural includes the injeciton of a corticosteroid and this can raise your glucose. You can ask your physiciasn if there are other reasons fo rthe elevated glucose ...Read more

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Why do people say that arizona is the best place for people to live who have allergies?

Why do people say that arizona is the best place for people to live who have allergies?

Better air quality: And less pollinating trees/ grasses are possible reasons. But in the metropolitan areas there are still issues with air quality due to exhaust matter from traffic. ...Read more

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I was in a car driving in arizona and wondered if you really get water from inside cactus if you're stranded?

I was in a car driving in arizona and wondered if you really get water from inside cactus if you're stranded?

Yes, but illegal.: You cannot cut into a cactus plant in the wild legally. I suspect if you where in this very unlikely scenario, the judge would let you off. Listen, the first rule of going into any wilderness, is have enough water and food. Cell phone help too! ...Read more

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It is 6:00am Arizona Time. My pulse was 125. I am now sitting it is 80. Two days ago it was 40. Any thoughts?

It is 6:00am Arizona Time. My pulse was 125. I am now sitting it is 80. Two days ago it was 40. Any thoughts?

Pulse: This is quite a variation. Do you have any symptoms related to it being high or low - dizziness, light headedness? Have you fainted? Any family history of heart disease? If you really are getting such reads, and of course if you have symptoms, then I recommend you see your M.D. for and ECG and blood work. ...Read more

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When you say green tea, does that apply to the hot tea only or do teas like Arizona green tea have similar effects?

When you say green tea, does that apply to the hot tea only or do teas like Arizona green tea have similar effects?

Fresh-brewed best!: Teas like Arizona green tea lose over 90% of their beneficial antioxidants and are loaded with sugars, so are not a healthy choice. Fresh-brewed green tea is MUCH healthier- it is OK to cool it but it should be consumed within hours of being brewed for maximum benefit. You can add a bit of sugar or erythritol.
See http://tinyurl. Com/h3ufegk and
https://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/green-tea ...Read more

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Which are my rights as a patient in arizona?

Inpatient vs?: Check out http://www. Azdhs. Gov/azsh/patient-family/patient-rights. Htm for starters if hospitalized. ...Read more

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In arizona, is there such a thing as valley fever?

In arizona, is there such a thing as valley fever?

Yes.: You are referring to the fungus coccidiodes immitis (cocci for short) which causes the lung disease coccidiomycosis sometimes referred to as valley fever. It is common in the central california valley and southwest. The infection is often mild and not diagnosed, but it can leave nodules, scarring or cavities that can appear on chest x ray. It can disseminate and cause serious disease in some. ...Read more

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Does the arizona green tea with ginseng and honey diet work well?

Does the arizona green tea with ginseng and honey diet work well?

Arizona tea: What do you want the tea to work for? Most of the prepared teas have a lot of sugar and additives in them. If you want the benefits of green tea it's best to brew your own. ...Read more

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Seasonal affective disorder occurs how far south? Arizona? Florida?

Seasonal affective disorder occurs how far south? Arizona? Florida?

Northwest?: I live in the pacific northwest - I see some amount of this a lot. Most move to places like florida and arizona to help this (until they get too hot). ...Read more

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I just moved to Arizona and I don't know how to make a appointment for my new pregnancy?

I just moved to Arizona and I don't know how to make a appointment for my new pregnancy?

Check w Insurance: If you have health insurance give them a call. They can direct you to doctors in your network. Get phone number off the back of your card.
No insurance check phone book. Ask friends and neighbors who they recommend. ...Read more