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Home Remedies For Persistent Pain
Diagnosed pars defect @ l5. Persistent pain. Current CNA is this a bad job position. What are my options for treatment.
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
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
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
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
I've had a persistent pain on/below the lower right side of my ribcage for 4-5 days and now getting progressively worse. Could you kindly advise?
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?
Ok so I'm 22 years old and I suffer from constant pain to the point where I thought all people my age have some sorta of persistent pain but that's wr?
Chronic pain?: Get a thorough physical exam, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Call for an exam today. ...Read more
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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