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Diagnosed pars defect @ l5. Persistent pain. Current CNA is this a bad job position. What are my options for treatment.

Diagnosed pars defect @ l5. Persistent pain. Current CNA is this a bad job position. What are my options for treatment.

Pars defect: may or may not be the cause of your pain. See a specialist before you change jobs. Don't become a neurologist if you have back pain. ...Read more

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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What is the definition or description of: Persistent pain?

What is the definition or description of: Persistent pain?

Pain almost daily: 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 re-evaluated by the doc ...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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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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What could be causing a strange, persistent pain at the left ribcage area?

Costochondritis?: You could have inflammation of the cartilage where your ribs connect to your sternum. Other common possiblilites are acid reflux or trapped gas in the colon. As with all persistent pain, it's very important to have your doctor evaluate this for you, and rule out more serious disease. ...Read more

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I have persistent pain in my left side, waist high and lower. It hurts worse when I push in. What could this be?

Must R/O ovary, bowe: Bowel problems, could be muscle or otehr you need an evauation by your doc so give your doc a call today , your doc is on call or has someone covering for him or her. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 25 y/o male- lots of exercise and a clean diet. For the past few days i've had a minor, but persistent pain on the left side of my chest?

I'm a healthy 25 y/o male- lots of exercise and a clean diet. For the past few days i've had a minor, but persistent pain on the left side of my chest?

? muscle strain: This question is impossible to answer without more specific info and the ability to examine you. It is probably a minor muscle strain. Give it time to heal. If it persists, see a doctor. ...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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My boyfriend has persistent pain in his neck. Why?

My boyfriend has persistent pain in his neck. Why?

Many possible causes: Too many possibilities to list them all: arthritis, disc injury, thyroid problems, swollen lymph glands, strained muscles, referred pain from another part of the body, problems with the shoulder, rib dysfunction, pinched nerve, etc. A good history & physical examination, including an osteopathic hands-on exam could help find and possibly even treat the problem. ...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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for chronic pain?

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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Could gallstones cause persistent pain?

Could gallstones cause persistent pain?

Yes: Abdominal pain, especially if it doesn't go away, may be caused by gallstones. This is called biliary colic and can be cured by removing the gallbladder. See a doctor and get testing done which includes labs and an abdominal ultrasound looking at the gallbladder. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of chronic pain?

What's the best treatment to get rid of chronic pain?

What and where?: You need to know where is your pain and what is causing it. If you can't eliminate what is causing the pain, then you need treatment. For example, if you have chronic pain from shingles, the treatment might be quite different than somone who has spinal stenosis or complex regional pain syndrome etc... Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for chronic pain?

Chronic pain remedy: Chronic pain is best treated using pain management therapies from a pain specialist as well as engaging in alternative therapies such as yoga or tai chi to help with balance, stretching, feldenkrais, physical therapy, high doses of fish oil, arnica, and eating an anti inflammatory diet. Regular acupuncture and massage can help as well. ...Read more

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