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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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Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Is sacroiliac pain treatable with cold laser therapy?

Probably not: Cold laser had very limited (several millimeters) permeability. Therefore it's unlikely any joint pain can be treated with this method. ...Read more

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Can psychiatrists also treat chronic pain?

Can psychiatrists also treat chronic pain?

Yes: Pain affects all aspects of one's life. In chronic situations, pain may have devastating effect on a patient's emotional well-being. A psychiatrist or a psychologist can help patient deal much more effectively with depression, anxiety, etc. They can also help with improving patient's coping skills. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture treat chronic fatigue?

Does acupuncture treat chronic fatigue?

It can help: Acupuncture can help with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, improve mood and increase an overall sense of well being. It can also treat headaches, joint pain, muscle pain . All these symptoms can be associated with cfs. ...Read more

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Can smoking help treat chronic pain?

Can smoking help treat chronic pain?

NO: As a matter of fact depending of the source of the pain it can make it worse. ...Read more

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What meds treat acute bronchitis?

What meds treat acute bronchitis?

Depends...: If acute bronchitis is due to bacterial infection, then antibiotics are usually prescribed. If there is a viral etiology, treatment is aimed at symptom management while the infection runs its course. ...Read more

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Can hypnotherapy healing treat and cure any chronic problem?

Can hypnotherapy healing treat and cure any chronic problem?

Hypnosis, mixed bag: You would be surprised that only 5 % of human population are hypnotizable and you cannot be hypnotized unless you are a willing participant. A lot of studies have looked at hypnotherapy and results are a mixed bag. A lot depends on the hypnotherapist s /therapist expertise. Remember hypnotherapy is not considered a treatment of choice in mainstream psychiatry or medicine. ...Read more

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Which is better, cold or hot compresses to treat pain of arthritis?

Which is better, cold or hot compresses to treat pain of arthritis?

Both: Cold is better for an acute flare up of arthritis with red and swollen joints. Hot is likely to be more soothing for the daily stiffness. ...Read more

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Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Can cognitive-behavioral therapy help treat fibromyalgia symptoms ?

Definitely: There have been a number of studies supporting the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in fibromyalgia and other chronic pain states. They should be used more often. ...Read more

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I have chronic back pain (herniated l4-s1) treated by opioids, which are making migraines worse- other options to treat pain in 27 y/o f? Pt failed

I have chronic back pain (herniated l4-s1) treated by opioids, which are making migraines worse- other options to treat pain in 27 y/o f? Pt failed

Back pain options: Sorry to hear about your pain. Other options in no particular order might include: 1. Disc decompression 2. Acupuncture 3. Core strengthening 4. Epidural steroid injections 5. Medial branch blocks/radiofrequency for associated facet pain 6. Tens unit 7. Non-narcotic meds 8. Surgery. ...Read more

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What treatments work for chronic back pain ?

What treatments work for  chronic back pain ?

Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. ...Read more

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Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Intelligent: Your question is exceptionallly intelligent. You know that chronic pain involves oversensitized nerves. It also tends to involve emotional factors, which then further worsen the pain and its impairments. Those factors can be treated with "psychiatric drugs," -- certain ones -- but it takes an informed clinician to handle the pain, the drug iteractions, etc. This can actually reduce the pain. ...Read more

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Are butrans effective for chronic nerve pain ?

Are butrans effective for chronic nerve pain ?

Butrans: Butrans is a 7 day patch for moderate-severe pain for continuous blood level however one should expect pain control by 1/3 or 30% and not 100% it is also not a replacement for people taking high doses of controlled pain meds ...Read more

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Is there an alternative therapy to treat chronic belly pain?

To what?: Alternative to what? Medication, surgery, nerve block, and accupuncture all may help. ...Read more

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Does every anti-depressents treat chronic pain?

No: The only anti depressant that is fda approved as an adjunct for treating chronic pain, especially from arthritis, is cy, balta. Many other anti depressants may help with chronic pain as the pain itself can cause mild depression because of the pain itself. ...Read more

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Do drs ever prescribe medications to help alleviate chronic fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis?

Do drs ever prescribe medications to help alleviate chronic fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Complaints of fatigue are present in over 80 percent of patients with active ra. Successful treatment of the RA with medications decrease these symptoms. It is felt that the fatigue is due to pain. Another factor is depression which can be treated with medications. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

Depends : PT is one of my primary treatment options for PF. I find about 80% of patients see a benefit. night splinting, good footwear, rest from offending activities and possible orthotics and non-corticosteroid injections such as PRP & amniotic membrane injections are often part of my treatment plan as well. If I can help, join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more