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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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3 yrs of many docs,PT,tests,imaging,studies,still have bilateral winged scapulas and chronic muscle pain in neck+shoulders. What to do? tests=normal

3 yrs of many docs,PT,tests,imaging,studies,still have bilateral winged scapulas and chronic muscle pain in neck+shoulders. What to do? tests=normal

Syrinx @ your age: It can be caused by several things such as muscular dystrophy (typically children), injury to the long thoracic nerve (would have to involve both sides so unlikely though this rarely seen with weight training), and damage to the upper spinal cord, which should be apparent on MRI of the cervical spine. Syrinx is one such cord injury that may develop over time in someone your age. ...Read more

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Chronic neck pain radiating into shoulders arms and down spine, unable to raise arms above head and weakness down arms n tingling in fingers. ?

Chronic neck pain radiating into shoulders arms and down spine, unable to raise arms above head and weakness down arms n tingling in fingers. ?

Nerve pressure: You may have a disc problem or degenerative changes in the cervical (neck) spine with pressure on the nerves. In a few people, these symptoms go along with pressure at the top of the spine such as the chiari malformation. If your symptoms do not settle down, you should see your doctor. Other causes are possible. A lot will depend on your neurological examination. Diagnostic studies may be needed. ...Read more

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What r some ways to treat chronic pain myself? I have migraines, neck pain, and over all soreness daily. Avoiding rebound only using meds everyother d

What r some ways to treat chronic pain myself? I have migraines, neck pain, and over all soreness daily. Avoiding rebound only using meds everyother d

DIY pain relief: Some tips: Sleep hygiene = 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. Smoking cessation. Adequate hydration, at least 64 ounces of water each day. Moderation of caffeine intake, less than 5 cups coffee per day. Stress reduction. Riboflavin 400 mg/day, and/or magnesium oxide 400-800 mg/day. Yoga, gentle stretching, massage, meditation. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have several gastrointestinal conditions as well as chronic pain and tingling in my extremities and muscular back/neck pain. Could there be one condition causing it?

I have several gastrointestinal conditions as well as chronic pain and tingling in my extremities and muscular back/neck pain. Could there be one condition causing it?

Most likely: A general rule in medicine , with some exceptions of course, is that there is usually one medical condition to expalin multiple and apparently unrelated symptoms. A sharper eye is needed to link the dots. You may benefit from a virtual consult to go over your results for a proper advice. Feel better:) ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more