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How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

How does cold laser therapy treat chronic pain?

Supposedly: Supposedly by increasing heat which increases circulation which increases and/or promotes healing. ...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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Can I b treated with accupincture on the first visit? Its been suggested I seek this treatment for chronic pain/migraines?

May need multiple Tx: Acupuncture has been successful at treating chronic pain and migraines for many people, but chronic conditions usually require extended treatment plans, and it is more likely that you will need multiple treatments. It is worth trying and wise to see someone with good experience & training & recommended by others as the type of treatment can vary greatly among different providers. ...Read more

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I've had chronic pain in my shoulder for the past six months. My orthopedic doctor took x-rays (negative) and physical therapy hasn't helped.

Torn ligaments: Shoulder ligaments are stretched out or weak and that will cause pain that can not be diagnosed by x rays and will not resolve with pt. Prolotherapy can resolve your problems .Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find out about proltherapy and to fins a capable doctor. To help you. ...Read more

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I have tried meditation (very helpful) diet, physical therapy, and wish to be more physically active with chronic pain -15 years. Suggestions?

I have tried meditation (very helpful) diet, physical therapy, and wish to be more physically active with chronic pain -15 years.  Suggestions?

Graded exercise: Supervised physiotherapy with home exercises should be individulaized. Don't do more than what is suggested until your therapist says its ok. Many people get set back by trying to do too much at one time. ...Read more

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I have Chronic Pain everyday on the sides & have chondromalacia & swelling. i did physical therapy, stretches, i'm allergic to Nsaids Drugs. ?

I have Chronic Pain everyday on the sides & have chondromalacia & swelling. i did physical therapy, stretches, i'm allergic to Nsaids Drugs. ?

Knee exercises: Ask you physician to have you see physical therapy and learn quadriceps exercises. You also need further evaluation to clarify if this is truly chondromalacia because it may be another diagnosis. I would recommend you ask your physician to have you see rheumatologist so we can be certain what the diagnosis is ...Read more

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Having Chronic Pain in (L) Knee. Done Physical Therapy & Injections & meds. nothing helps. Dx Was chondromalacia with effusion. what else can i do.

Having Chronic Pain in (L) Knee. Done Physical Therapy & Injections & meds.  nothing helps. Dx Was chondromalacia with effusion. what else can i do.

Surgical consult: Physical therapy, medications, bracing, and injection therapy are the most common nonoperative treatments for chondromalacia. If you are still having problems, you might need to explore surgical options such as a cartilage transplantation. ...Read more

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I have 3 compression fractures on my T10 T11 T12. I start physical therapy tommorrow and the accident happened Oct 18 2014. Will I have chronic pain?

I have 3 compression fractures on my T10 T11 T12. I start physical therapy tommorrow and the accident happened Oct 18 2014. Will I have chronic pain?

Compression fracture: Compression fractures take 2 to 3 months to fully heal, and because you have 3 of them, I would expect some degree of discomfort for several more weeks. Notify the physiotherapist if any of the treatments cause significant pain either during or after the therapy. ...Read more

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Swollen obtuator internus . Chronic pain. What is the cause?Been to physical therapy, pelvic MRI and lumber MRI show nothing. Pelvic ultrasound fine.

Swollen obtuator internus . Chronic pain. What is the cause?Been to physical therapy, pelvic MRI and  lumber MRI show nothing. Pelvic ultrasound fine.

How do you know the: Oi is swollen if imaging is negative. That muscle allows you to cross one leg over the other. Can be injured with exercise or yoga. A study using neutron to treat prostate cancer caused atrophy and fibrosis of these muscles, leading to inability to cross legs. A physiatrist/pm&r rehab doc is your best bet. ...Read more

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My left knee I have 2 bakers cysts , osteochondritis dissecans, ortho speciaists, did cortisone shots, physical therapy, still chronic pain what to do?

My left knee I have 2 bakers cysts , osteochondritis dissecans, ortho speciaists, did cortisone shots, physical therapy, still chronic pain what to do?

Unresponsive surgery: It has been unresponsive so surgery is probably needed. Depending on location and size there are several options. Big pieces can sometimes be fixed back. Chronic pieces often need removal. If a piece is removed, there are several void filling options. These range in success and vary in technique and surgeon skill. Options include: drilling defect, paste graft, OATS, Denovo stem cell fill, and more ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chronic pain?

Yes. : Underlying trauma patterns and compensation patterns need to be addressed and health promoted. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What type of pain?: Your question is pretty vague. What type of pain and for how long? What's been tried already? What medical issues require additional exploration? ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my chronic pain?

Exercise: Try to put up with the discomfort of exercising. It will benefit you in the long run. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic pain of any kind?

THE DEVIL IS IN THE : Details... Cause, duration, associated problems, chronic medical conditions, etc. ...Read more

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Where do I even start getting treatment for chronic pain?

See your physician: Your physician can help evaluate you and decide the correct diagnosis and the best therapy. The treatment of chronic pain can include medications, physical therapy, exercise, sleep evaluation, psychiatric therapy to name a few. It is best if you avoid narcotics or other habit forming meds. This just makes it more difficult for the long term. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for chronic pain?

Conservative first: Most often chronic pain has an underlying cause and trigger (not always). The treatment is usually directed in that direction. Trying to reduce the symptoms coming from the offending structure. For true chronic issues, "fix" is rarely possible where "control" of symptoms is a more reachable end point. Therapy, injections, medications, even surgery at times, can all help. Get an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chronic pain?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain treatment depends on where it is, what it is caused by and what you have done. There are pain medications, there are pain specialist, your primary can help, and you can also do alternative therapies of acupuncture, massage, rolfing, physical therapy, etc. Speak with your physician for the best path. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for chronic pain other than pain medication?

Yes: I am a big fan of behavioral modification. Many chronic pain patients can adequately manage their pain with counseling regarding biofeedback and coping techniques. Pain medications should always be the last step in managing chronic pain. Interventional pain management techniques are also an option. There non-narcotics meds as well that may be helpful. ...Read more

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