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What is the treatment for chronic phantom limb pain?

What is the treatment for chronic phantom limb pain?

Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more

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I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

Limb pain: This may be a condition known as crps (chronic regional pain syndrome). If in the early stages, epidural injections can prove very helpful. Otherwise, see a pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

Nerves: Phantom pains occurs after an amputation and is related to the nerves being cut during the amputation. It is unclear exactly why they occur but one of the possibilities is that the brain "memorized" the pain so it is still present even when the part of the body is removed. It usually improves with time after an amputation. If it does not meds to treat nerve pain are helpful. ...Read more

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How can phantom limb pain be treated?

How can phantom limb pain be treated?

Drugs: From a pharmacotherapeutic standpoint, phantom pain can be treated with Neurontin (gabapentin) ot Lyrica (pregabalin) for fairly good results. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of chest pain and limb pain?

What are the common causes of chest pain and limb pain?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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Is phantom limb pain either biological or psychological?

Neuropathic: This phenomenon is consider a neuropathic pain. There is a disconnect between what the brain perceives and what is actually there. Phantom limb syndrome is common to many if not all amputees but not all have phantom limb pain. Early use of a prosthesis is essential to help reduce these symptoms. There are excellent medications that can also help with the symptoms. See a pm&r physician. ...Read more

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Why do doctors continue to prescribe meds for phantom limb pain when they've been taught about the effectiveness of the "mirror box" in med school?

Mirror box : Is relatively new therapy. Most treatments in western medicine are multimodal, meaning more than one way of treating pain at one time, has greatest efficacy. ...Read more

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How is phantom limb pain evaluated. Treated?

How is phantom limb pain evaluated. Treated?

See below: There are no blood tests or xrays mris etc that need to be done. The diagnosis is established by the person's history and physical examination. The treatment includes various desensitization techniques such as tapping the limb, massage, using a prosthesis as well as various medications designed to dampen overactive nerves. ...Read more

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What are people using for chronic phantom limb pain?

What are people using for chronic phantom limb pain?

Phantom pain: Try to avoid any narcotics for phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease endorphine production by negative feeding back, and make you more sensative to the pain. Acupuncture, antidepresants, such as ssri, nerve membrane stabilizers, such as neurotin, lyrica, (pregabalin) trileptal, Lamictal are commonly used. ...Read more

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What causes phantom limb pain after amputation?

What causes phantom limb pain after amputation?

Many factors: The exact cause of phantom limb pain is not completely clear. Cutting the nerves that went to the limb and later attempts by the body to heal the nerve play a role. It is also known that the area of the brain that controlled movement of the limb prior to the amputation may interpret sensation from the stump as coming from the amputated portion of the limb and that this might be painful. ...Read more

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Can I use cymbalta (duloxetine) to treat my chronic phantom limb pain?

Can I use cymbalta (duloxetine) to treat my chronic phantom limb pain?

Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more

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Does anyone have information on phantom limb pain?

Does anyone have information on phantom limb pain?

See below: Phantom limb occurs when someone has an amputation of part of the limb and the person has persistent sensation like the amputated part is still there. This can also happen in people who have spinal cord injury and can no longer feel their extremities. With time, the phantom sensation begins to fade in most people. A small percentage have phantom pain which is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what to do about phantom limb pain?

Could you tell me what to do about phantom limb pain?

Phantom Limb Pain: Persistent aberrant pain from nerve endings of amputated limb is difficult to treat. Desensitizing approaches with physical therapy modalities used are heat, transcutaneous electrical stimulations, and massage. Medical treatments beside pain meds, include neuroleptics (nerve meds), antidepressants and even blood pressure meds. Sometimes surgery is done to remove a neuroma at the residual limb. ...Read more

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Can ulcer result in backpain, neck and limb pain and numbness?

Can cause back pain: Certain ulcers can cause back pain in severe situations. They should not cause the other symptoms listed. ...Read more

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My Mother is experiencing limb pain. She also got the EKG report, which according to some doctor are ok, but some suspecting irregularities. I can attach the EKG report and would want to have a second opinion.

My Mother is experiencing  limb pain. She also got the EKG report, which according to some doctor are ok, but some suspecting irregularities. I can attach the EKG report and would want to have a second opinion.

Unassociated: an EKG is going to be a better predictor of a problem that is going on with your mom's heart than your mom's limbs. Although limb pain can sometimes be associated with cardiovascular issues such as the heart not being able to pump blood to a limb, but an ekg is not the right nor only test for this. please have your mom get a full evaluation from a physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing limb spasms, contracture, limb pain and calf pain.worse lying down both feet&lower legs.2daystook relaxer to sleep dr ordered bmp?

I am experiencing  limb spasms, contracture, limb pain and calf pain.worse lying down both feet&lower legs.2daystook relaxer to sleep dr ordered bmp?

Unclear question: BMP is a common screening test but is usually not diagnostic of an illness. You should go through with the evaluation and follow your doctor's advice. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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7 year old's throat culture positive for mrsa. Headache, stomach pain, limb pain for past week. On clindamyacin. Can MRSA cause systemic symtoms?

7 year old's throat culture positive for mrsa. Headache, stomach pain, limb pain for past week. On clindamyacin. Can  MRSA cause systemic symtoms?

Yes: Mrsa can cause systemic symptoms like a regular infection with staphylococci. Please be sure to complet the course of treatment, even if you feel better sooner. ...Read more

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Hi..m 8wk preg.Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe in 1st trimester for body ache..wat else can be done for back and limb ache?

Hi..m 8wk preg.Is tylenol (acetaminophen) safe in 1st trimester for body ache..wat else can be done for back and limb ache?

Yes: I recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen). Avoid NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve which can be harmful. You can try a warm bath and also heating pads. If this does not help, bring your symptoms up at your next appointment. Best of luck! ...Read more

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