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Could Seeing A Homeopathic Doctor Help Me Control My Back Pain
No: You're better off buying a bottle of water. Same thing as any homeopathic 'medication.' the entire philosophy of homeopathics is diluting an ingredient that causes the symptoms down to a glass of medication that actually contains zero molecules of the initial ingredient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on the cause: Depends on what is causing the pain. It can range from treatable to difficult to treat. The diagnosis of what is causing the pain is of paramount importance. ...Read more
I want stronger pills from my pain management doc for my back could I get them without sounding like a druggie?
Yes: If it's not medically necessary, there is reason to believe you are addicted and diverting it for another purpose, or you are using illegal drugs while taking the pill, then the doctor may have medical cause for stopping it. These are the most common reasons. But, there may be others. A doctor has the right to refuse any treatment if he/she feels there is a valid medical or safety reason. ...Read more
Not enough info: Has the cause of the pain been determined? The cause dictates the treatment. ...Read more
I've had chronic pain in my neck for years, would my physciatrist prescribe me pain meds to help with neck? acupuncture/chiro didn't help.
Why won't my doctor give me pills for a protruding disk that lays against a nerve & causes me severe pain?
My elbow joints are sore and paining what could be wrong should I go see a doctor please help me!?
Epicondylitis: Inflammation of the elbow joint is common with overuse of the affected joint. You could be suffering from "tennis elbow" a common term used for epicondylitis. Try a short course of advil 600 mg three times per day for about 7 days or naprosyn (naproxen) 500 mg twice a day for 7 days. You could also use a forearm brace which could releas some pressure of your elbow. Give it a try. ...Read more
I am 18 with multiple sclerosis and severe back pain my neurologist won't prescribe me anything for the pain. Find another doctor? What to do?
Need clarification: Is your neurologist really prescribing nothing or has s/he tried things and they haven't worked and s/he isn't sure what else to prescribe. Some patients need to work with a pain management specialist along with their ms specialist. If s/he has truly not tried anything then a second opinion may be helpful. We often use seizure meds and antidepressants to help with pain. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have pain back of my head, specially behind my ear. My doctor recommend me over-the-counter pain med. It's not working. Who should I see or what do?
See a Doc: The first thing to do is to get it checked out. For my patients this involves an office visit where i take a detailed history of the problem and ask some very particular questions. This helps me sort things out a bit. Then I do a good physical examination which includes the spine, the joints, and the neurological system. If there have been any kind of xrays or mris or labs we review that. ...Read more
Maybe: Massage falls under the category of "cam"- complementary/alternative medicine. This includes acupuncture, chiropractic, etc. Most of these treatments have some +ve studies suggesting they can be helpful for acute flares of back pain but very limited data as far as repeated treatments for chronic problems. With that said, they are generally safe and worth a try as "individual results may vary". ...Read more
I've been having burning pain in my thigh taking med but the pain somedays is unbearable. May you please help me find out what is wrong with me?
Sir I have a regular headache due to my problems which scares me a lot I need some guidance please help me.?
Hello doctors, I have this pain at the back of my head. It's like a headache. Can you help me please.
Could be tension hea: Tension headaches are one type of headache brought on by a rushed and stressed life style. These can cause muscle tension, mostly in the neck muscles(back of the head). These can be minimized by stress reduction.Take off a brief break when you are racing with time and take some deep breaths to relax. This might help. Simplify your life and try to do fewer tasks than you are trying to fit in a busy. ...Read more
Yes: Yes they most certainly can. They are well trained and very knowledgeable. I believe you should also see a person who specializes in backs like a rehab doctor (physiatrist) and a physical therapist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, pain management doctor. All these different specialties bring something different to the table. I would choose one person to quarterback the plan forward, even you. ...Read more
I have scoliosis i've been seeing a chiropractor but now the top of my neck hurts and is giving me headaches what can I do to help ease the pain?
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