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When do you know that you are no longer suffering from a healing injury, but rather a chronic pain condition? Sprained wrist 10 mon ago & still pain

When do you know that you are no longer suffering from a healing injury, but rather a chronic pain condition?  Sprained wrist 10 mon ago & still pain

PT: consider seeing your doctor and getting some physical therapy. If that fails, you may need to see an orthopedic surgeon for further assessment and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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How common is chronic pain?

How common is chronic pain?

Very common: Chronic pain is more common than cancer, heart disease/stroke, and diabetes combined. Over 80 million americans experience chronic pain. ...Read more

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How can I treat chronic pain?

How can I treat chronic pain?

IV Myer's: I have had great success with my patients with chronic pain using a combination of IV nutritional support (myer's cocktail) along with msm 5 gm/ vit c 2 gm 3x/day. This anti-oxidant power house is great at relieving the oxidative stress that perpetuates the pain cycle, neuro feedback is also shown to help break the cycles of pain (www.Clearmindcenter.Com). ...Read more

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Why do I suffer from chronic pain?

Sigh...: Unfortunately, jag, that is one of the great unanswered questions. We do know however that without an intact pain system, people start to damaging themselves immediately. Without pain we do not know how to avoid damaging our bodies. People born without an intact pain system do not live long. We are not allowed to modify the pain system very much. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for chronic pain?

Depends...: .......On what's causing the pain. The first step is to find out the reason why you have pain. There are many approaches, including neural therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, manual treatments (manipulation, massage, etc.), neurotransmitter therapy, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy, etc. ...Read more

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Could my diet be affecting my chronic pain?

Could my diet be affecting my chronic pain?

Yes: The whole issue of food allergy/sensitivity is very complex. An elimination diet can reveal very interesting information. Usual suspects are wheat, corn, soy and dairy. Beef, pork, soy, coffee and apple are common causes of joint pain. Craved foods are also usual suspects. Try an elimination diet, you may be very surprised at what you find! Be sure to eat as "clean" and organic as possible ...Read more

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Please describe a good medicine for chronic pain?

Please describe a good medicine for chronic pain?

Need more info: That is impossible to answer without knowing the source of the pain and previous therapies tried. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chronic pain?

Chronic pain: 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 period is termed chronic. ...Read more

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


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