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Cold Therapy Treat Chronic Pain
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the best treatment for strained retinaculum in both feet? I've had bilateral chronic pain for 2.5 years. Specialists can't diagnose/treat this.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get a pain pump for chronic pain for chondromalacia, if steroid injections & physical therapy and meds didn't help. i have Nsaids Allergy. ?
I have tried meditation (very helpful) diet, physical therapy, and wish to be more physically active with chronic pain -15 years. Suggestions?
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
Having Chronic Pain in (L) Knee. Done Physical Therapy & Injections & meds. nothing helps. Dx Was chondromalacia with effusion. what else can i do.
After trying physical therapy, a chiropractor for 6 months, counseling, numerous non narcotic meds, is it time to seek treatment for chronic pain with?
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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