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Can Psychiatrists Also Treat Chronic Pain
Yes: Pain affects all aspects of one's life. In chronic situations, pain may have devastating effect on a patient's emotional well-being. A psychiatrist or a psychologist can help patient deal much more effectively with depression, anxiety, etc. They can also help with improving patient's coping skills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatry: While it is true that your psychiatrist may not be comfortable or familiar with all the pain medications and he may want you to see a pain specialist for this - it is also true that he may also feels that based on examination pain medications are not justified or based on the psychiatric diagnosis your request for pain medications may be related to this diagnosis - talk to him! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A lot of mysterious musculoskeletal pains. Suspects to be chronic pain syndrome. Should I see neurologist, psychiatrist, pain management, rheumatolog?
Holistic/Integrative: I advise you see a holistic/integrative MD to determine the underlying causes. I would suspect chronic Lyme disease, which is common in NY but often not properly diagnosed. Even if not Lyme a holistic MD will do a thorough evaluation and refer you to appropriate specialists. See http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/lyme_disease/lyme_disease.html and http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors ...Read more
Is morphine useful in the treatment of chronic pain ? I have chronic pain in my legs of unknown source. Psychiatrist believes it's depression related.
Yes and no: Morphine is an addictive medicine that is usually used when everything else has not worked. Depression can exacerbate pain and also be underlying cause in some patients. I recommend you work in conjunction with your psychiatrist as well as a pain specialist to come up with a treatment plan that works for you that is lowest risk of addiction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Butrans & buprenex: Intravenous Buprenorphine (buprenex) initially gained fda approval in the us as an analgesic agent. Recently, a trandermal patch (butrans) was approved. The oral formulation does not have a fda indication as of yet. On a case by case basis, a doctor can decide if opiates are even appropriate for the chronic pain & bup may be a good option due to its ceiling effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek pain doc or psych doc w/Ketamine Inf Treat 4 MDD in Atlanta GA. I'm 52 M chronic pain patient Dx w/MDD, GAD, PTSD. Medicare. Want to Save My Life?
Hang in there: Treatment with ketamine in MDD is a very new theoretical approach that has only just begun being tested (ie, not FDA app.). For now, my best advice would be to find a psychiatrist who you can really partner with to find optimal Rx treatment & concomitantly offers psychotherapy - as it offers you the best chance 4 success. Have you tried tapentadol? Might be something to think about. Good luck! ...Read more
IV Myer's: I have had great success with my patients with chronic pain using a combination of IV nutritional support (myer's cocktail) along with msm 5 gm/ vit c 2 gm 3x/day. This anti-oxidant power house is great at relieving the oxidative stress that perpetuates the pain cycle, neuro feedback is also shown to help break the cycles of pain (www.Clearmindcenter.Com). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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