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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


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Is poor posture is linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain?

Is poor posture is linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain?

It can contribute: Poor posture can contribute to both low back and neck pain. This can in turn lead to severe musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more

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Could you think poor posture is linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain?

Could you think poor posture is linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain?

It's possible.: Poor posture results in muscle imbalances and could cause pain. You should see an athletic trainer or physical therapist, who could"rebalance" you, and improve your posture. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal condition, cause chronic pain?

Can fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal condition, cause chronic pain?

Foiled Fibromyalgia: Many believe that fibromyalgia is a 'dysregulation' of the normal sensory input of the body. If true, this irritability can lead to chronic pain for some. The most successful patients seem to be those who remain active despite their symptoms and address chronic inflammation through proper diet, herbal supplements and medication as appropriate. Address the mind-body connection with meditation. ...Read more

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Interested in biofeedback device to help with chronic musculoskeletal pain & severe anxiety. Do I have to get an rx, or can I order something online?

Interested in biofeedback device to help with chronic musculoskeletal pain & severe anxiety. Do I have to get an rx, or can I order something online?

Generally not but...: For biofeedback devices like the emwave from heartmath no prescription is required, though if you want to use it as a medical expense deduction a prescription would help. Some other types of devices that might help, such as the alpha-stim, do require prescriptions. For optimal relief it would be best to do both biofeedback and microcurrent devices. ...Read more

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Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Intelligent: Your question is exceptionallly intelligent. You know that chronic pain involves oversensitized nerves. It also tends to involve emotional factors, which then further worsen the pain and its impairments. Those factors can be treated with "psychiatric drugs," -- certain ones -- but it takes an informed clinician to handle the pain, the drug iteractions, etc. This can actually reduce the pain. ...Read more

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A lot of mysterious musculoskeletal pains. Suspects to be chronic pain syndrome. Should I see neurologist, psychiatrist, pain management, rheumatolog?

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

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How can I get relief for upper back musculoskeletal pain?

How can I get relief for upper back musculoskeletal pain?

Need to see a doc: There are many causes for a person to have any kind of pain. Therefore one size does not fit all. This is why it is important to see a doctor, preferably one who is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of various pain syndromes of the spine and other conditions. They can also make sure that there the pain is not from a non spine source. ...Read more

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Please explain the gastron technique for management of musculoskeletal pain.?

Please explain the gastron technique for management of musculoskeletal pain.?

See below: The graston technique is a type of deep muscle work that tries to address irritibility in muscle tissue. It is basically a type of deep tissue massage and it uses a device to try to clear out irritable areas of muscle. It can be very uncomfortable as a lot of these techniques are. ...Read more

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How we can differentiate musculoskeletal pain , neropathic pain and psychosomatic pain?

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

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


Dr. Craig Morton
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Musculoskeletal Pain (Definition)

Musculoskeletal pain is a symptom that can be due to overuse, injury to the muscle, ...Read more