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Possilbe pain relief for facet joints?

Possilbe pain relief for facet joints?

Options: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Possibly: Joint injections with corticosteroids can be very beneficial in arthritic joints . You can see what your specialist recommends and how long they last for you. One has to be careful in limiting steroid use to limit complications. ...Read more

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Aspercreme help shingles pain?

Aspercreme help shingles pain?

Not best treatment: It could help since it is an analgesic but it might not be the best treatment. If you have active shingles, please visit your doctor, he/she might recommend anti viral medication and anti inflammatory medications. If the pain is persistent after the rash is gone, topical Lidocaine patches along with a nerve pain medication are the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis &back pain. Causes?

Left leg &foot pain redness swelling warm to touch. Use flector patches cymbalta (duloxetine) morphine tizanidine &norco 4 chronic arthritis  &back pain. Causes?

Leg modification: Complex regional pain syndrome. It is difficult to explain and to understand. Usually follows a major injury, operation, foreign materials to fix a fracture, etc. Has a sympathetic component (this is why the increased temperature and redness) unilateral sympathetic nerve block might help along with hot.Cold, tens, physical therapy, spinal stimulator. Prevention of bone loss is indicated. ...Read more

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Relief for hand arthritis.

Relief for hand arthritis.

Tylenol (acetaminophen): In a 75 year old it is important to know medical history, other meds, previous meds tried, kidney function and other variables before suggesting meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be the safest bet. ...Read more

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Have shingles no rash...unbearable..sharp stabbing pain taking anti fungal/600 gabapintin 4x day..tylonal / codene lidocaine/menthol gel...no relief?

Have shingles no rash...unbearable..sharp stabbing pain taking anti fungal/600 gabapintin 4x day..tylonal / codene lidocaine/menthol gel...no relief?

Need to see your doc: Need to see your doctor and discuss the situation and see if there are other treatment modalities available for you. ...Read more

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Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Depends: If severe sciatic pain is properly diagnosed and it is due to nerve root compression and truly radiates down the leg, epidurals can be part of the treatment plan. Along with the injections, neuropathic agents and physical therapy are an important part of the treatment. ...Read more

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Could instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

Could instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

See details: Most of the Intraflex products are just high priced vitamins and minerals with little value. The joint care product has glucosamine which may provide some benefit for osteoarthritis. Having the knee evaluated by an orthopedist or rheumatologist should be done being relying on questionable supplements. ...Read more

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Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?

Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam  muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area
Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?

See a specialist: There are many causes of hip/low back pain. Most of these causes are related to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in the back. Other causes could stem from problems with kidney, bladder, or reproductive organs. Further work up is required. Ask to see a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can yucca relieve arthritis pain?

The bark and root of yucca — a group of shrub-like plants native to the southwestern United States and Mexico — are ingredients in many dietary supplements that claim to promote joint health: Parts of various yucca plants have been used for centuries in traditional Native American medicine. But the only direct evidence that yucca relieves joint pain comes from a single study published in the 1970s and never validated in later publications. Since then, scientists have isolated several yucca compounds that may turn out to have medicinal value. In the laboratory, some of these compounds display properties similar to those of anti-inflammatory drugs used to treat joint pain. What these yucca-derived chemicals do in the test tube, however, is likely to be quite different from what they do in the human body. Scientific studies have validated many alternative and complementary therapies for arthritis, but yucca is not one of them. ...Read more

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Backlofen and naproxen can relief from ankle pain ?

Backlofen and naproxen can relief from ankle pain ?

It depends: It depends on what's causing the pain. Naproxen is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medication that will address most if not all forms of pain. Baclofen has muscle relaxant properties that are helpful if there is a spasm component or increased tone component of pain. It also modulates neurotransmitters like serotonin which can further help modulate how you body "perceives" pain. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

Can instaflex help against knee pain and joint relief?

Not much: The problem with these joint pains is wear and tear in the ligaments and joint surfaces and these pills are not correcting the problem it will get worse while taking the pills.' 'prolotherapy will resolve the problem and make to joint heal. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org or www, proloshot.Com to find a doctor to best resolve your problem. ...Read more

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How to ease arthritis pain, using minimal pain medications?

Mixed modalities.: Take 3-omega fatty acids as fish or flaxseed oil (my preference!). You should take enough to take 1500-2000mg per day. Regular flaxseed oil is less expensive and has more omega-3, which is antiinflammtory! take adequate vitamin d3, at least 2000/day with calcium. Gentle atraumatic exercises like yoga, cardio-dancing, pilates helps. Take ibuprophen or naproxen. These will help, but not remit! ...Read more

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Can Botox injections relieve arthritis pain?

In early studies, Botox injections appear to reduce arthritis pain in the shoulder, knee and hip: These results are promising, but they fall short of proving that Botox injections are an effective treatment for arthritis pain. Botox injections are the best known of a group of medications that use various forms of botulinum toxin to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. Other medications that contain botulinum toxin include Dysport, Myobloc and Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a). This toxin is produced by the microbe that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning. So far, participants in various studies have reported improvement in arthritis pain and function after Botox injections. Botulinum toxin works by blocking the transmission of certain chemical signals that relay information between nerves and the brain. These preliminary studies have been small, and many of them didn't include a control group to see if the botulinum toxin injections work better than placebo. So there's much left to learn about the possible role of Botox injections in arthritis treatment. While research continues, proven treatment options — such as exercise, weight loss and medication — remain the focus of most arthritis treatment plans. ...Read more

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Relief for hamstring pain?

Depends on grade: If gr. 1, treatment is ice, rest ; activity modification. Gr 2 means some muscle damage but no loss of continuity, same rx 4 a longer time 4-6 wks.Gr.3=significant tear of muscle ; recovery is long, now months not was . If there is an avulsion of the attachments with boney involvement @ the knee or pelvis which becomes a surgical problem. 1 ;2 also use nsaids. ...Read more

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Can meloxicam relieve pain from a sprained ankle?

No: Anything is possible but this is a stretch. It has no analgesic properties. ...Read more

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What are topical pain relief ointments?

Too many: To list. There are many otc topicals out there. Several prescription meds have nsaids and anesthetics in them. There are also compounds that can be ordered that have several different meds combined. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Can joint injections help ease rheumatoid arthritis joint pain?

Rheumatoid joints: Absolutely. Cortisone injections into joints with inflammation of any cause can be helped . It's more important to get in with a rheumatology specialist as there r medications which can slow or reverse the disease . ...Read more

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How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A severe illness caused by bacteria named bacillus anthracis. Anthrax disease can result in pneumonia, ...Read more