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My knees and elbows are very painful. I have chronic pain which has worsened recently. Today, the pain reached my hips. Also, the skin at my elbows and knees is painful to touch. Is it possible that I might be suffering from fatigue?

My knees and elbows are very painful. I have chronic pain which has worsened recently. Today, the pain reached my hips. Also, the skin at my elbows and knees is painful to touch. Is it possible that I might be suffering from fatigue?

Joint Pain: Yes, I agree polyarthritis is arthritis in multiple joint which is often associated with a rheumatologic disorder (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus...). Migratory arthritis, where your pain jumps from one joint to another, brings up the possibility of lyme's disease and other conditions. Definitely talk to your pcp. ...Read more

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How much does chronic pain costs the healthcare system and society as a whole?

How much does chronic pain costs the healthcare system and society as a whole?

Societal Pain Stats: Chronic pain exacts a huge toll on society, in the tens of billions of dollars per year, mostly in lost productivity due to absenteeism from work secondary to pain. Direct costs for the provision of care are also staggering as is the cost to provide oversight and surveillance by healthcare, pharmaceutical and police enforcement organizations. As we live longer, pain is likely to affect us all. ...Read more

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Can cutaneous non albican candidiasis affecting skin folds (foreskin) cause epididymo-orchitis/prostatitis symptoms? Chronic pain, pelvic region too

Can cutaneous non albican candidiasis affecting skin folds (foreskin) cause epididymo-orchitis/prostatitis symptoms? Chronic pain, pelvic region too

Yeast infection: If confined to cutaneous areas it will not produce the symptoms you are describing. Suggest you see a urologist and be fully evaluated soon. ...Read more

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Want to get on with my life. How is chronic pain diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Want to get on with my life. How is chronic pain diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain can be due to many problems: trauma, injury, chronic diseases, cancer, inflammation, etc. It is best to speak with your doctor and explain how long have you had, what worsens or improves it, how long it last and they can better assist you. Also engage in alternative therapies such as yoga/tai chi, acupuncture since all of this can help with chronic pain. ...Read more

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Would it be useful to do an rnp test for chronic pain and joint pain? What would it show?

Would it be useful to do an rnp test for chronic pain and joint pain? What would it show?

See details: The rnp has little value except high values may be associated with mixed connective tissue disorder. If mctd is not suspected on clinical grounds, the test will not help. ...Read more

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What causes chronic pain in some, but not others, given similar/same circumstances?

Variability: The answer is very complex, and somewhat theoretical. No two people are the same. Processing of pain is different in different people. No two injuries are the same. People's percetion of pain and pain tolerance differs.
As you see there are many variables. ...Read more

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How can I treat chronic pain?

How can I treat chronic pain?

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 more

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What kind of doctor treats chronic back pain?

What kind of doctor treats chronic back pain?

Many doctors do: Great question: there are many doctors that are qualified to treat back pain. To start off, the family doctor and other gps treat back pain. When they need to enlist the help of a specialist they can refer to a physiatrist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, or an osteopathic doctor for omt.

Certain doctors perform injections that can help these include: radiologists, physiatrists, and anesthesia. ...Read more

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I am treated for chronic pain and depression, but it takes all I have to make it to work daily. What else can I do?

Dep./Chronic pain: If you are already in therapy (counseling) & prescribed medications, you might want to look into pain management specialists, acupuncture, meditation/yoga, hypnosis. Ask your doctor or therapist about those. ...Read more

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What's your opinion on treating chronic pain?

What's your opinion on treating chronic pain?

Treating chronic pai: Treating chronic pain is not "taboo". You need an in depth evaluation and examination by a board certified pain specialist. This is important in order to determine a treatment plan. All too often the pmd starts with medications which may or may not be appropriate. ...Read more

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Where do I even start getting treatment for chronic pain?

Where do I even start getting treatment for chronic pain?

See your physician: Your physician can help evaluate you and decide the correct diagnosis and the best therapy. The treatment of chronic pain can include medications, physical therapy, exercise, sleep evaluation, psychiatric therapy to name a few. It is best if you avoid narcotics or other habit forming meds. This just makes it more difficult for the long term. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for chronic pain?

For which pain?: Can't accurately answer the question without knowing which pain state we are talking about. There are good and bad therapeutic options for all chronic issues but we have to know the specifics and region in question. Get us those details and we will be more than happy to give you more detailed answers. ...Read more

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Is removing mesh aftet iguinal hernia repair is complicated? And what can be done to cure chronic pain after suegery?

Is removing mesh aftet iguinal hernia repair is complicated? And what can be done to cure chronic pain after suegery?

No but: What the reason to remove, is complicated, like infection inside tissue planes, must speak to your surgeon, most common cause for chronic pain the nerve being pinched by scar tissue ...Read more

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And how do you get rid of chronic pain?

And how do you get rid of chronic pain?

Important: Certain meds perpetuate and worsen chronic pain. Make sure your regimen is not working against you. ...Read more

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What are effective prescription drugs for chronic pain?

Many options: Chronic pain can be difficult to treat. What works for one person might not work for someone else. If you have chronic pain it is best to see a pain specialist to go over the various options. Some would include nsaids and anti-depressants. Narcotics are usually a last resort due to the risk of dependence, tolerance, and addiction. ...Read more

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Osteonecrosis of both hips surgery or tablets - have chronic pain take methadone for the pain family want me to have surgery but dr wants to try meds?

Osteonecrosis of both hips surgery or tablets - have chronic pain take methadone for the pain family want me to have surgery but dr wants to try meds?

Hard to say: Depends on your surgical risk. If average which I would assume looking at your age, then it is my opinion that surgical treatment would be only option as eventually the hips would further necrosis making hip replacement less successful. And more difficult you also do not want to be dependent upon opioids for the rest of your life starting at age 46. Imo Methadone not a good choice in treatmen. ...Read more

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Eating from chronic pain & chronic fatigue. Advice on preventing this maladaptive response?

One idea: You might need to see a specialist to talk this out but one suggestion I have is to change your snacks. Instead of eating processed foods, replace it with something healthy instead like celery sticks, carrots... These have zero to low calories and require a lot of energy to chew which might help you with weight, as well as your digestive system. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is defined as chronic pain?

>6 months: Any pain that lasts longer than six months duration. ...Read more

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I live n chronic pain 24?

Pain Management: Hello:

please make an appointment with a pain management specialist who can diagnose the cause of your pain and create a treatment plan to relieve or reduce the pain.

Best regards:

mark reed, dpm
www. Footpain. Org. ...Read more

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How common is chronic pain?

Very common: Chronic pain is more common than cancer, heart disease/stroke, and diabetes combined. Over 80 million americans experience chronic pain. ...Read more

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How can I treat chronic pain?

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 more

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Can chronic pain can be cured?

Depends on: The nature and the cause of the chronic pain. For instance, if your chronic pain is from a bulging disk and you have that repaired, odds are pretty good that your chronic pain is "cured" or significantly relieved. There r advances being made all the time in the treatment of chronic pain to help the pain w/o just knocking people out with narcotics. Try to fix the problem not just treat symptoms. ...Read more

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How can chronic pain be treated?

Treating cause, PT, +: You have to try to treat the cause, as there are many causes of chronic pain
physical therapy
emotional and psychiatric support
over the counter meds like tylenol
prescription meds like motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) ultram and sometimes narcotics
muscle relaxants. ...Read more

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How can you manage chronic pain?

See a pain managemen: A pain management specialist can diagnose and treat chronic pain most effectivly. ...Read more

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How can I cope with chronic pain?

Find its cause: See a physician who can identify the cause of the pain, not just reduce its intensity. ...Read more

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Why do I suffer from chronic pain?

Sigh...: Unfortunately, jag, that is one of the great unanswered questions. We do know however that without an intact pain system, people start to damaging themselves immediately. Without pain we do not know how to avoid damaging our bodies. People born without an intact pain system do not live long. We are not allowed to modify the pain system very much. ...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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Can I do exercises for chronic pain?

Can I do exercises for chronic pain?

Yes.: People with pain who can exercise at an appropriate level, without signifcantly increasing pain, will with time have a decrement in pain, and will also stay healthier and maintain weight than someone who does not. Exercise is also a distraction and directs your mind away from your pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about chronic pain.?

That a very broad: Question. Depending on which type of pain you want to know about - google "mayo clinic". It is a great resource and provides information about many types of chronic pain. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is chronic pain?

What sort of disease is chronic pain?

Fibromyalgia is one: Fibromyalgai is a chronic pain example. These people have chronic muscle aching, tender areas to touch, and many have poor sleep, deconditioning and psychological issues. Each type of chronic pain depends on the clinical symptoms, the clincial findings whcih is true for all medical conditions. Laboratory testing and imaging can help clarify but the phsyician evaluation - most important. ...Read more

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What should I do for my chronic pain?

Get it evaluated: I would suggest seeing a rheumatologist or a pain specialist. Determine the cause of the pain and then you will know the treatment options available. ...Read more

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Are tens units good for chronic pain?

Are tens units good for chronic pain?

TENS: Yes definitely in well selected patients. There is always a trial period where you really get to know if it helps. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic pain?

Long term pain: Long term pain is pain that persists. It is present for a variety reasons initially but persists because it does not go away. There are a variety of chronic pain syndromes: some are localized; some are back pain; some are fibromyalgia which is more widespread. The duration can be a clue - chronic can be more than 3 to 6 to 12 months. The location can be neuropathic, visceral, somatic, deep, etc. ...Read more

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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 do you recommend for chronic pain?

Depends...: .......On what's causing the pain. The first step is to find out the reason why you have pain. There are many approaches, including neural therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, manual treatments (manipulation, massage, etc.), neurotransmitter therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, etc. ...Read more

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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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Could my diet be affecting my chronic pain?

Could my diet be affecting my chronic pain?

Yes: The whole issue of food allergy/sensitivity is very complex. An elimination diet can reveal very interesting information. Usual suspects are wheat, corn, soy and dairy. Beef, pork, soy, coffee and apple are common causes of joint pain. Craved foods are also usual suspects. Try an elimination diet, you may be very surprised at what you find! Be sure to eat as "clean" and organic as possible ...Read more

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