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Chronic Pain And Musculoskeletal Pain
Options: Always start conservative with any chronic pain, if you can, depending on the severity of the symptoms. If over-the-counter medications, short rest, ice/heat, stretching/exercise, doesn't relieve the problem, seek professional advise. You might need different prescription meds, injections into the pain generators of the spine, physical therapy, to help decrease the pain. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Persistent pain is pain that occurs most of the day, on most days. Pain that last for more than 4-6 months is called chronic pain. Persistent pain doesn't go away in an expected time frame for the injury. for example, your doctor says it'll be fine in a couple of weeks; if the pain is still present, more days than not, at 3-4 weeks out, its persistent. And, it should be ...Read more
Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, exercise, medication, accupunture, chiropractic therapy, injection ... If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specific pattern: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that consists of widespread muscle pain often associated with fatigue, poor sleep and joint stiffness and specific tender points. It is a real disorder yet not yet well-understood. Sometimes other conditions like lyme disease are misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia. Mainstream treatment tends to focus on symptom relief but a more holistic approach is often helpful. See comment:. ...Read more
Progressive muscle spasms, twitching, aches, pain, joint pains, stabbing pains and over all body inflammation. Possible causes?
Severe pain in back. Some pain and tightness in chest and shoulder pain. Took Advil (ibuprofen) and pain has subsided. Could this be a heart attack??
Maybe not: If the advil (ibuprofen) improved your pain it is most likely some sort of inflammation or muscles or bone contusion. Unlikely advil (ibuprofen) would improve pain from a heart attack. Also your age of 33 and a female would make it highly unlikely that you are having a heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic Pain: It is very difficult to differentiate musculoskeletal, neuropathic or psychogenic pain because they manifest similarly and they affect the same system. The association with certain lesions in the spine, with chronic diseases like diabetes, herpes infection or cancer may indicate the diagnoses, or the presence of post-traumatic stress disorder could be diagnostic as well. Work with your doctor. ...Read more
Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(
100-101 degree fever on and off 3-4 years. Chronic left sided flank pain. fatigue, joint and muscle pain. Any help with diagnosis?
What causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What could cause headaches,muscle and joint pain and dull pain in upper adomainal where gallbladder and liver but its not a constant pain ?
A virus: Viral infection are one of the most common causes for your symptoms. If this is a long term problem, see a doctor and have an evaluation. ...Read more
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