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How can I relieve pain from being a wheelchair too long?

How can I relieve pain from being a wheelchair too long?

Change positions: If you are having pain from sitting too much in the wheelchair, it could be that the wheelchair does not give you proper support or that the cushion you are using is not supportive enough. Like all of us however, sometimes you just need to get out of the chair for a while and lie down if possible. Sometimes if people do this in the middle of the day, they can then catch a second wind. ...Read more

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Dr. Elena Bravver
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Can numbness and very sore muscles be perminant/get worse? End up in wheelchair? Anything be done to relieve pain?

Can numbness and very sore muscles be perminant/get worse?  End up in wheelchair?  Anything be done to relieve pain?

It depends: upon the cause. You need a clinical evaluation to determine the etiology of your symptoms. Follow up with your doc. There is no way to predict the course of your symptoms without knowing the cause. ...Read more

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Ibuprofin: how long does it take to relieve pain?

Ibuprofin: how long does it take to relieve pain?

Ibuprfen timing : It can start working within 30 to 45 minutes. Under-dosing can be one reason it may not work which is the reason it comes in 200, 400, 600 and 800 mg formulations. Depending on cause, Ibuprofen may not be right medicine. Also, prolonged intake can lead to serious adverse effects. ...Read more

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How long does a hydrocodone pain killer relieve pain?

How long does a hydrocodone pain killer relieve pain?

3-4 hours: Hydrocodone is relatively short acting, and with severe pain it may be as short as 2-3 hours. Doctors often prescribe it for every 6-8 hours, but it almost never lasts that long, although the tylenol (acetaminophen) in it might. ...Read more

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What can be done to relieve pain caused by tmj? Are there alternatives to medicinal therapy for long term relief?

What can be done to relieve pain caused by tmj? Are there alternatives to medicinal therapy for long term relief?

Can be complicated.: Tmj disorder can be complicated, and i agree with the other doctors' answers. I will add a couple of things. I have advanced training from the university of michigan concerning tmd. You should certainly stick with a soft diet, with no chewing gum. Try to massage the affected joint. Take Ibuprofen to lessen the pain and reduce inflammation. See a dentist for an x-ray and overall evaluation. ...Read more

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I believe I scratched my eye, how long does it take for it to heal in any tips to relieve pain?

Scratched eye: A scratch/ abrasion usually heals w/in 24-72 hours. Check it out at doc/ urgent care as sometimes need antibiotics as infection can set in and worsen the pain/cause scar/ or may have lash/ foreign body in eye. They also may recommend preservative free eye drops like soothe or systane to keep the eye moist and if large may place a lens bandage on the eye to prevent further damage. f/u w/doc ...Read more

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Having pain in my right butt about half way up when standing for longer than 15 mins. 2 epidural shots. any other way to relieve pain without surgery?

Having pain in my right butt about half way up when standing for longer than 15 mins. 2 epidural shots. any other way to relieve pain without surgery?

Try physical therapy: Some home exercises utilizing the McKenzie protocol may help. If you have a disc protrusion or rupture, if stable, tincture of time may allow disc desiccation and shrinkage, but surgery is indicated if progressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe pain near or on coccyx when going from sitting to standing or when sitting too long. Broken or bruised? And how to relieve pain??

Severe pain near or on coccyx when going from sitting to standing or when sitting too long. Broken or bruised? And how to relieve pain??

Coccyx pain usually-: -follows an injury of some sort. May B minor but there R many ways 2 Rx this from a simple donut cushion 2 surgical excision. Cushion-NSAIDS-minimal sitting & always use the donut-pain clinic injections & last is excision by someone who has experience in it. I was the area excisor, drawing from pop of 250, 000.did about 25-30 all happy, no returned not happy. So it does work but not often needed. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst & it's causing a lot of pain. Motrin isnt cutting it. Any other ways to relieve pain & how long does it take to go away?

I have an ovarian cyst & it's causing a lot of pain. Motrin isnt cutting it. Any other ways to relieve pain & how long does it take to go away?

Depends: There are many types of cysts, from large simple cysts to small follicular cysts to complex, heavy cysts. Birth control pills trick the brain into not stimulating the ovaries, thus less cyst formation and likely improvement in pain. If small they can resorb in time, add tylenol (acetaminophen) 2 500 mg 4 times a day and use 2 aleve 2x per day, might work better tham motrin, good luck. ...Read more