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How can I best deal with chronic pain?

How can I best deal with chronic pain?

Balance fight: The best way to deal with chronic pain in my opinion is to not let it overtake you. Pain is a perception we have some degree of control over. If all has been tried & failed, don't take it as an ending battle. Its unhealthy to constantly fight it if you have to live with it. Myriads of alternative therapies are available. Take pain medications not to feed the pain, but to help you manage the pain. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What type of pain?: Your question is pretty vague. What type of pain and for how long? What's been tried already? What medical issues require additional exploration? ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic pain of any kind?

THE DEVIL IS IN THE: Details... Cause, duration, associated problems, chronic medical conditions, etc. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of chronic pain?

How can I best take care of chronic pain?

Combo treatments: Chronic pain is a broad problem and can encompass many different treatments. You may need pain medications, there are pain specialist to see, trying alternative therapies with acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, rolfing, meditation are also very helpful. Eating well, sleeping well, and exercise can help as well. ...Read more

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What are the best medicines for severe chronic pain?

See details: It depends on the cause of the pain. There are numerous options including gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) Cymbalta and opioid pain meds. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for chronic pain?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for chronic pain?

Conservative first: Most often chronic pain has an underlying cause and trigger (not always). The treatment is usually directed in that direction. Trying to reduce the symptoms coming from the offending structure. For true chronic issues, "fix" is rarely possible where "control" of symptoms is a more reachable end point. Therapy, injections, medications, even surgery at times, can all help. Get an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat chronic pain in the neck, and back?

Pain/Neck/Back: It depends on the cause of the pain, you need exam, xrays/mri if indicated
it can be treated with combination of physical therapy, muscle relaxants, non steroidal anti inflammatory pain killers. ...Read more

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What kind of pain reliever works best for chronic back pain?

What kind of pain reliever works best for chronic back pain?

There is no one type: That works best but since pain is usually related to an inflammatory source, non steroidal anti inflammatories are frequently recommended if no contraindications to their use. Other meds include: cymbalta, (duloxetine) gabapentin, Amitriptyline especially if the pain is neuropathic in origin. Sometimes they are used in combination. ...Read more

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Best way to deal with chronic pain?

Best way to deal with chronic pain?

Many: Seek out a pain management specialist that focuses on comprehensive evaluation and management. There are multiple options from biofeedback and counseling to physical therapy, medication, injections and surgery. The best programs use multiple techniques. ...Read more

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Just wondering what the best way is to treat chronic pain?

Complicated answer: There is no simple answer to the question – how to treat chronic pain. Usually it is a multidisciplinary approach including physical therapy, medication management, possible injection therapy and psychotherapy ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to help people with chronic pain get some sleep at night?

What is the best medicine to help people with chronic pain get some sleep at night?

Depends on diagnosis: The first and foremost issue is to have the correct diagnosis and figure out what type of pain exists. The best strategy to improve sleep is not necessarily a sleep medicine but rather a better control of the pain in the first place. ...Read more

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What's the best way to control my weight with chronic pain and very limited mobility?

Water: Consider water based exercise or other low impact exercise such as stationary bike. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic muscle pain?

MUSCLE PAIN: Best treatment would be to have a full evaluation by a neurologist to understand what specifically contributes to the muscle problems.
Then that cause is treated directly if possible (sometimes with antispasmodics or anti-inflammatories). ...Read more

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Is it best to take cannabis for acute or chronic pain?

Is it best to take cannabis for acute or chronic pain?

Can't say: I have had patients who have tried it. We don't have medical marijuana in my state of georgia so I have little experience. I once had a patient from south georgia who got into trouble with the police for taking it for his severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis. He claimed it helped him a lot. You might talk with your physician if you are in a state that allows medical marijuana. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for chronic back pain from bad bed?

New bed: I would suggest starting with a new mattress. Rest, gentle stretching and heat are good treatments in addition to otc nsaids. ...Read more

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Ideas? What pain killer is the best for severe back and chronic pain that works?

See pain management: There are numerous types of medications as well as minor surgical procedures that can control your pain. A pain management specialist can diagnose and treat your pain reasonably well. ...Read more

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What would u say is the best medication for fibro type symptoms is with the least side effects? Also does chronic pain or fibro ever just go away

What would u say is the best medication for fibro type symptoms is with the least side effects? Also does chronic pain or fibro ever just go away

The best is you.: The best medicine is to work on becoming well. Normalize your sleep, eating, exercise, learn to breathe through the pain, and seek joy in the moment. Surround yourself with loving positivity, and learn to separate who you are from the way your body feels. You can make pain go away, but since we do not know what causes the conditions, we have no cure. Your mind is the most powerful medicine. ...Read more

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How can I deal with chronic pain? My sister has fibromyalgia, being that she's only a teenager, what is the best way for her to deal with the pain?

How can I deal with chronic pain? My sister has fibromyalgia, being that she's only a teenager, what is the best way for her to deal with the pain?

Self-care: Fibromyalgia is aggravated by stressors. The best way to deal with the pain is through plenty of rest, self care, proper nutrition and wellness activities. Meditative exercises help build ones body awareness and have been known to help with chronic pain and stress. Also, psychotherapy can help teach good coping skills and self-care. May try hypnotherapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of chronic pain?

What's the best treatment to get rid of chronic pain?

What and where?: You need to know where is your pain and what is causing it. If you can't eliminate what is causing the pain, then you need treatment.
For example, if you have chronic pain from shingles, the treatment might be quite different than somone who has spinal stenosis or complex regional pain syndrome etc...
Check with your doc. ...Read more

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What are the best non narcotic meds for chronic pain?

NSAIDs: Help with inflammation and are good for pain. Several antidepressants help with chronic pain as well. Nerve pain has different treatment options. Talk to your doctor to see which treatment is best for you. Several non narcotic options are out there ...Read more

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Which is the best way to treat a knee ligament chronic pain?

Which is the best way to treat a knee ligament chronic pain?

Depends on cause: Basic treatments include rest, physical therapy treatments and exercise as well as the use of hot and cold compresses. Sometimes splinting or wrapping for support can also help. The treatment for a knee ligament can vary greatly depending on the cause and severity. There are numerous other options depending on your individual problem. ...Read more

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What is the best opiate for long term chronic pain treatment?

What is the best opiate for long term chronic pain treatment?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain is best treated with a comprehensive treatment. It might include physical therapy, exercise, weight management, nutrition, medications like anti-inflammatory, anti-depressants, anti-convulsant. ..., injections, psychotherapy. Opioid therapy alone is not the best option for chronic pain management. ...Read more

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I've lost my left arm in accident. And suffer with chronic pain due t the nerve ends. What's best pain killer to take?

I've lost my left arm in accident. And suffer with chronic pain due t the nerve ends. What's best pain killer to take?

Several options: Several different options. You should talk with your doctor about taking either Neurontin or Lyrica (pregabalin) along with an ssri such as cymbalta.
These medications work on reducing nerve pain. This would be a good starting point but there are many other options. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat optic neuropathy that persists with chronic pain?

What is the best way to treat optic neuropathy that persists with chronic pain?

See below: Very serious condition that needs aggressive treatment. Pain is treated like any pain as an adjunctive condition. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic neck pain & associated occipital headaches?

What is the best treatment for chronic neck pain & associated occipital headaches?

Several: Treatment for neck pain/occipital headaches may include: physical therapy, massage, accupuncture, trigger point injections, chiropractic and occipital nerve blocks. You may want to start with the least invasive treatments first. ...Read more

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What's the best vitamins that could possibly help chronic pain in the vagina?

What's the best vitamins that could possibly help chronic pain in the vagina?

Not the right tool: Adequate nutrition across the vitamin and mineral spectrum will help overall in keeping a body best able to respond to the slings and arrows flesh is heir to, but the correct tool for this job is an exam by an OBGYN provider. The Vitamin Bs help proper nerve function - but if you have an injury or disease, pain is proper. Several help cell health, but again this begs an exam. ...Read more

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I need a new hip, what is the best procedure? I'm 58, having chronic pain. Hip locks, can't bend. Mother had both done in her 50's. In good health, very active.

I need a new hip, what is the best procedure? I'm 58, having chronic pain. Hip locks, can't bend. Mother had both done in her 50's. In good health, very active.

The: The main types are:
1. Hemiarthroplasty, which is a surgical procedure which replaces one half of the joint with an artificial surface and leaves the other part in its natural state. This class of procedure is most commonly performed on the hip after a fracture. The procedure is performed by removing the head of the femur and replacing it with a metal or composite prosthesis.
2. Hip resurfacing is an alternative to hip replacement surgery. It is a bone conserving procedure that places a metal cap on the femoral head. It is more like a natural hip and may allow patients a return to many activities, including marathons and triathlons.
3. There is also conservative treatment, such as injections, to try to avoid a hip procedure. ...Read more

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Lost my left arm in a car accident. I suffer with chronic pain through nerv damage to the spine. What's best painkillers for this?

Lost my left arm in a car accident. I suffer with chronic pain through nerv damage to the spine. What's best painkillers for this?

Nerve pain meds: Medications for treating nerve pain would be the best. These include some anticonvulsants such as Gabapentin or Pregabalin and trycyclic antidepressants. Some newer antidepressants might also be considered if the medications mentioned before are not helpful. ...Read more

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Chronic pain after hip/knee. Dr. Put me on Vicodin every 4 hrs. Forever. She said I'm 77 best to b comfortable. She out of business now. Now what?

Forever?: See you take Clonidine and Vicodin. You will need to see another doctor. But prescribing narcotics has become a progressively stricter business. Many physicians refer patient who might have a need for chronic narcotics to pain management specialists. There are pain treatment modalities besides narcotics. There is no one sized fits all approach for chronic pain - see what you new doctor thinks. ...Read more