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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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Relief for back pain?

Relief for back pain?

Agree w Dr. Ibrahim: If you have chronic back pain - it is important that it be worked up. Since you are receiving physical therapy - suspect that was already done. Acupuncture can be very beneficial for a number of types of back pain. It can reduce pain ; inflammation and improve range of motion, blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and nerve conduction. ...Read more

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Pain relief for hyperacusis?

Pain relief for hyperacusis?

Hyperacusis: You may try ear plugs. You hearing will always be sensitive. If it is too sensitive, an otologists will be able to put some tissue over the oval window and round window to dampen the noise. This will help the noise not seem so loud. Good luck. Feel better! ...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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Relief for hamstring pain?

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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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Sciatica pain 8wks severe muscle spasms thigh and calf no foot reflex. what pain relief?. codeine,naproxen tramadol paracetamol endep (amitriptyline) no effect

Cause???: you have to find out what is causing the damage to your S1 nerve. your wasting your time with just symptomatic therapy, have to get to the root of the cause. pinched nerve due to disk? periformis syndrome?? neuropathy?? ...Read more

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Advice relieving pain from standing at work?

Advice relieving pain from standing at work?

Pain: Gel mats can be used to decrease the impact of standing as can gel inserts in shoes. Consider seeing a pedorthist to get shoes that are optimal for prolonged standing. ...Read more

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Severe pain in shin bone worse when shins get cold. Morphine gives 70% pain relief. ?

What illness underly: What underlying disease do you have that requires morphine to treat? Bone pain could be metastatic cancer pain. Talk to the doctor who prescribes your morphine. ...Read more

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Severe kidney stone pain, Ibuprofen medication gives no relief. Any other medication suggestions. I'm exhausted from the constant pain.

Kidney stones: can be very painful and sometimes require narcotics such as morphine for pain control. Have your doctor prescribe stronger medication, and also make sure that you don't have an associated kidney infection. ...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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Suffering from persistent back pain when sleeping at night or sitting down. Any resolutions?

Suffering from persistent back pain when sleeping at night or sitting down. Any resolutions?

See your dcotor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal pain and severe heartburn. Pain for 7 weeks and heartburn for over 24 hrs. Nothing relieves it help?

Be seen: If you have been having pain for 7 weeks and have tried OTC remedies, I think you should be seen ASAP. You could have a severe gastritis, (inflammation of the stomach lining), or an ulcer. There are other causes of upper abdominal pain, all which need to be ruled out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Back pain relief when sitting for long periods of time?

Weakness: If your pain is relieved with sitting buut worse when active begin a strenghtening program for your hips and back. If you do not see gradual improvement then you need to have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more

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Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now ?

Tendonitis of the knee pain increasing no pain killers anti flam meds working wearing knee brace pain travelling down leg now  ?

Might need to see Dr: There are many causes of knee pain. Tendinitis generally doesnt respond to medications. A physiotherapist might be helpful re your bracing. Suggest get it checked if worsening. Here is a generic article on knee pain see if any fit to discuss with your doctor: http://patient.info/doctor/knee-assessment ...Read more

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What is the recommended bed for back pain relief?

Refer to answer: Bed matter is over rated in the media. The rule to buy any bed is the bed material is to contour to your body, and not the other way around. Too soft you sink in, or too hard for your weight is not good. For adults soft beds are made for 100 lb.. And firm beds are made for people of 250 lb. And over. Sleep on the bed for 15-20 minutes before you make decision to pay for it. ...Read more

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Intermittent severe burning in nasopharynx for 1 month, chest pain on right side&upper chest pain. Ppi for 3 weeks no relief. Antibiotics no relief.

Intermittent severe burning in nasopharynx for 1 month, chest pain on right side&upper chest pain. Ppi for 3 weeks no relief. Antibiotics no relief.

Stop PPI: Not a great fan of ppi. Try teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar instead. Take it in upright position when symptoms occur and wait 20 minutes before repeating if necessary. Do not eat 2 hrs before bedtime. ...Read more

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L5-S1 microdiscectomy Fri for left leg sciatic pain. Calf/foot pain relief w/some thigh/behind knee pain. Pain less AM but sharp pain down left leg into foot w/pain level of 9.5 & hurts sitting/lying.

Microdiskectomy: Give it some time; sometimes simply moving the roots around can upset the lumbar plexus and give you intermittent (even quite severe) pain, although it resolves within a week or two. Getting to the disk requires mobilization of the roots and inflammatory changes from that- or the disk herniation- itself can give this pain. As long as bowel and bladder OK, hopefully this will resolve also. Best! ...Read more

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