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Pain management for chronic back 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 more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

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


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Acute hip pain. With back. Pain and. Leg pain?

Acute hip pain. With back. Pain and. Leg pain?

Back pain/ sciatica: Sounds like mostly low back pain from early arthritis or a disc problem with nerve irritation see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Could neck pain and hip pain be related?

Could neck pain and hip pain be related?

Not likely: The neck and hip both have their own unique anatomy and are likely not connected although in some cases pain in the hip or neck may alter your posture or how you walk which can irritate the other parts of your body. ...Read more

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Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Can stress cause nausea, breathing problems, chest pain and discomfort, pain under ribs on right side, chronic heartburn, and mid to low back pain?

Stress: Can cause just about any symptom. People respond to stress differently. I would talk to your doctor to make sure nothing else causing symptoms. But stress can cause multiple symptoms ...Read more

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Back pain pain management. Any help/thoughts?

Back pain pain management. Any help/thoughts?

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 more

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Have some problem of back pain and muscular pain?

More detail: I cannot tell if this is a statement of fact or if there is a question hidden in there. ...Read more

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Chronic pain symptoms. What is fibromyalgia pain?

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

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Progressive muscle spasms, twitching, aches, pain, joint pains, stabbing pains and over all body inflammation. Possible causes?

Muscle pain: This sounds very uncomfortable - -make an appt with your doctor for a physical exam and probably blood work asap. ...Read more

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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??

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 more

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Urination pain and pelvic pain related?

Can be: Typically a simple bladder infection doesn't cause pelvic pain - but a chronic infection or other issues with the bladder (like interstitial cystitis) certainly can. Check with your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

Pinched nerve?: Could be many things, but short bursts of radiating pain including the neck and arm (shoulder) can indicate a pinched nerve. If the problem persists for 2 weeks or more see your doctor. ...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

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Chest pain and pain in left arm--help me?

Chest pain and pain in left arm--help me?

RISKY: The combination could represent primary cardiac issues. See your doctor soon. There are other possible causes but take care of this immediately. ...Read more

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Sciatic pain and constipation related?

Can be: But the most common reason for constipation is the use of pain medications or other things like seizure medicines for nerve pain which cause constipation. If you are not using, see your doctor to review if worrisome reason for. ...Read more

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Migraine headache, muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Migraine headache,  muscle pain, joint pain and swelling, sudden and severe abdominal bloating, extreme fatigue? Please help :(

Needs Evaluation: Asap! these multi-system complaints are quite concerning. An internist or rheumatologist would be most efficient. Expect to have blood tests, possibly some imaging studies. ...Read more

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What causes hip and low back pain with these symptoms: shoulder and neck continuous pain and cracking?

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 more

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What could cause headaches,muscle and joint pain and dull pain in upper adomainal where gallbladder and liver but its not a constant pain ?

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

Dr. Craig Morton
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Musculoskeletal Pain (Definition)

Musculoskeletal pain = discomfort of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons ...Read more