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What is chronic pain syndrome exactly?

What is chronic pain syndrome exactly?

Pain for 6 months: This is a diagnosis often given for patients who experience pain that has lasted for greater than 6 months. The source of the pain is specific for each patient and is usually a separate diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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How do people get chronic pain syndrome?

How do people get chronic pain syndrome?

Chronic Pain: Chronic or persistent pain lasts 6 mos. Past the point of normal healing. Most people get into trouble when they continue to use methods appropriate for acute pain to treat chronic pain. Depression, pain, social isolation, poor social support, pain catastrophizing, sleep problems, chronic opiate use, and a strong somatic focus can all combine to make it difficult to cope with chronic pain. ...Read more

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I see pain mang. 4 chronic pain syndrome.I was told not to stop taking my meds abruptly, but i can no longer pay for them. What can I do? Go 2 e.R.?

Some suggestions: First, phone your doctor and explain problem, and perhaps switch to generic medications. Secondly, consider haggling with your doc and pharmacy to lower fees. Thirdly, contact drug company manufacturer about a discounted or even fully compassionate program. Fourth, contact your insurance carrier (if you have insurance), and get advice to decrease your costs. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome please.?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome please.?

Very Similar: Both are problems with the central processing of pain. Fms seems to be a problem with the body's inability to ignore normal degrees of pain and discomfort with normal daily activities.Cps develops when the brain rewires itself to having pain sensations even in the absence of pain signals coming into it. Cps develops with constant incoming pain. Fms probably has multiple associate factors involved. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for chronic pain syndrome?

What is a good treatment for chronic pain syndrome?

Look for cause: In functional medicine, we hone in on the root cause of your pain and rid the body of it. Check out my website at http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine to learn more. Perhaps it's your mitochondria, your hormone imbalances, a food sensitivity, a parasite causing inflammation, which causes pain, or other. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between crps and chronic pain syndrome? If so what's the difference?

Is there a difference between crps and chronic pain syndrome? If so what's the difference?

Not the same.: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is one of hundreds of causes of chronic pain. Crps has pain as the main symptom. However, there are many physical symptoms that help make that diagnosis. Chronic pain syndrome is generally used to describe physical and psychological changes due to chronic pain, which may can be pain from any number of causes, either known or unknown causes of pain. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from chronic pain syndrome (rsd). Can the weather make the pain worse?

I'm suffering from chronic pain syndrome (rsd). Can the weather make the pain worse?

Anything ... really: In the 50s there were a few md pioneers who concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. Rds develops from this myofascial dz. Early therapy is the key with myofascial release therapy with massage, tissue therapy, trigger pt injs w Lidocaine and acupuncture. ...Read more

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Is chronic pain syndrome caused by anxiety? Keep having 1 type of pain after another which takes a long time to go away - ankle, lower back, neck, etc

Is chronic pain syndrome caused by anxiety? Keep having 1 type of pain after another which takes a long time to go away - ankle, lower back, neck, etc

Possible: Anxiety can definantly cause pain. It is not the only cause and other possibilities should be ruled out before it is blamed for your symptoms. Often doctors are reluctant to confront this head on. You should ask your doctor this directly. This will make it easier to open a frank discussion about the anxiety problems. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for chronic pain syndrome / nerve pain?

What type of doctor should I see for chronic pain syndrome / nerve pain?

Compassion: You need to have a compassionate primary care physician as people with chronic nerve pain have other problems which cannot always be treated by pain doctors. A good PCP can keep your healthy in many ways to lessen the overall pain. After that, see a Pain Management doctor for meds but also consider yoga, meditation, other modalities of treatment as medications alone are not the answer. ...Read more

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Is it reasonable for a doctor to recommend somebody with severe chronic pain syndrome to move to a warmer climate?

Yes: The reason why elderly people tend to be “snowbirds” , is that they feel better in warm weather. In my observations, it is the combination of cold and fluctuating air pressure but causes increased pain. Warm climates, such as the desert, have less changes in both temperature and air pressure. We are all familiar with people that can predict a storm coming by increased joint pain. ...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