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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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Chronic Pain (Overview)

Chronic pain is a condition where pain lasts longer than expected (such as more than 3 months), or in spite of treatment.


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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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Chronic Pain (Overview)

Chronic pain is a condition where pain lasts longer than expected (such as more than 3 months), or in spite of treatment.


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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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Pain Management (Tip)

Pain Management

Opioid narcotics are good for acute pain but have never been shown to be effective in chronic pain. ...See 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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Pain Management (Tip)

Pain Management

Acute pain can lead to chronic pain if left untreated which can lead to depression. ...See 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 are the tests for chronic pain?

What are the tests for chronic pain?

Chronic Conundrum: Chronic pain itself is unique to every individual and so no specific "test" can verify its absence or presence. What is measureable and worthy of testing are the conditions that might precipitate chronic pain. Findings on x-ray, ct, mri, blood work and by clinical examination are sufficient to make a pathological diagnosis, but whether these findings result in chronic pain depends on the person. ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Tip)

Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS)

Chronic fatigue is treatable and manageable with the right support systems in place. ...See 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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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more


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