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How do I know if the pain is bad enough to need pain management?

How do I know if the pain is bad enough to need pain management?

When pain unbearable: When the pain interferes with your daily routine (social, work, home, sleep), and simple measures (exercise, physical therapy, medication) are not giving enough relief. If that is your situation, discuss the problem with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Analgesia (Definition)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person ...Read more


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How does pain management work?My back hurts so bad sometimes for I am an iron worker I am a stubborn man and don't want pain meds but i need somethin

How does pain management work?My back hurts so bad sometimes for I am an iron worker I am a stubborn man and don't want pain meds but i need somethin

Back pain: Pain management doctor utilizes different approaches for pain. It might include accupunture, physical therapy, medication, injections .... The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... I recommend you seeking help from a pain management doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture work on pain management for bad back/leg pain?

How does acupuncture work on pain management for bad back/leg pain?

Acupuncture: It is considered a viable additional or adjunctive therapy that can help contribute to relief. Acupuncture involves placement of almost microscopic needle tips into 'meridians'. It is not painful. ...Read more

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I have 3 levels of degenerated disks in my neck (4,5,6) with several spurs. Pain some days are bad . Any advice on pain management? Traction and heat

I have 3 levels of degenerated disks in my neck (4,5,6) with several spurs. Pain some days are bad . Any advice on pain management? Traction and heat

Feel for ya!: Having experienced what you have, also at a young age. I would strongly suggest that you see a physician who is experienced in prolotherapy. These injections are quite effective in dealing with pain and are much safer than steroids, nonsteroidals, or surgery (traction and heat and muscle relaxants fine). Go to www.getprolo.com to learn more and find someone locally who is trained. ...Read more

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I have crps. Would a pain management doc be good to visit? I only have bad pain in spurts for about 5 min 4 times a day.

I have crps. Would a pain management doc be good to visit? I only have bad pain in spurts for about 5 min 4 times a day.

Doing quite well: The CRPS seems uniquely benign, and would definitely try to avoid heroic interventions, but perhaps this is due to an alternative diagnosis, and worth checking more fully. Perhaps try a consultation with pain specialist and consider further testing. ...Read more

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Pain management hi, I am completely a nervous wreck. I currently go to a pain doctor because I have severe lower back pain. I am prescribed vicodins. Over thee weekend my back was hurting so bad that i had a few left over percocets from a surgery i had. W

Pain management hi, I am completely a nervous wreck. I currently go to a pain doctor because I have severe lower back pain. I am prescribed vicodins. Over thee weekend my back was hurting so bad that i had a few left over percocets from a surgery i had. W

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment of back pain depends on the cause of the pain. It can be physical therapy, massage, heat pads, medications, injection, surgery .... Narcotic medication is not the only treatment. Please discuss with your pain doctor for more treatment options. ...Read more

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Pain management doctor had license suspended went to fill my Xanax (alprazolam) today and they can't oxycodone are due soon will I have bad withdrawals from these I have anxiety and scoliosis what do I do

Pain management doctor had license suspended went to fill my Xanax (alprazolam) today and they can't oxycodone are due soon will I have bad withdrawals from these I have anxiety and scoliosis what do I do

Maybe it is time to: Get off all narcotic medication as it seems that you may need other forms of treatment with a more rigorous workup as to the causes of your pain. A lot of narcotic dependence has been fostered by the liberal use if narcotics and the willingness of providers to continue with them and even going to stronger formulations most originally intended for the treatment of patients with terminal diseases. ...Read more

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How bad is it if the epidural analgesia is leaking?

How bad is it if the epidural analgesia is leaking?

Not bad: Leaking epidural means local anesthetic and narcotic mixture going via epidural catheter in to epidural space leaks around the catheter at skin site. If epidural space is superficial it can leak, if accidentally epidural is displaced i.e. Has come out of epidural space it can leak and would not work as it is not in epidural space any more but is subcutaneous.. ...Read more

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How good is pain management anyway?

How good is pain management anyway?

Pain management: Pain management doctor utilizes different approaches for pain. It might include accupunture, physical therapy, medication, injections .... Interventional pain management doctor has additional training in interventions such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation ..... It's effective for many painful conditions. ...Read more

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What if i test negative for pain management?

What if i test negative for pain management?

Not clear: It isn't clear to me what you are asking? Are you asking if you test negative for controlled substances in your system? Depends on what you are being prescribed and your adherence to the treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is the technical definition of pain management?

Pain Management: The pain provider will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read more

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Pain management doctors in 21230 area?

Pain management doctors in 21230 area?

Pain Md: Do a google search. Also contact the local medical society. You could also check asipp.Org, or asa.Org. ...Read more

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What is a multidisciplinary pain management team?

Pain Team: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. This may also include acupuncture, massage, pain psychology and rehab. ...Read more

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Pain management clinics treat pain for what conditions?

Really all types: Most pain clinics will treat pain due to many different problems...arthritis, pinched nerves, chronic back pain,etc. Generally speaking though, the source of the pain should have been evaluated and treated to the fullest extent before a pain clinic would take over. ...Read more

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What should I expect from an interventional pain management specialist ?

Pain Specialist: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. ...Read more

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Anyone on oxys or subutex for pain management?

Anyone on oxys or subutex for pain management?

Pain: I'm not sure what you're asking. Oxycotin is a potent opiate that is used for severe pain. Subutex is not supposed to be used for pain although it was developed as a pain medicine. It is used to detox and stabilize people that have been addicted to opiates. If you have pain it will secondarily control the pain , it works quite well. ...Read more

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What are my options for pain management in labor?

What are my options for pain management in labor?

Anesthesia choices: The epidural really works best for pain management without exposing baby to medication. Many patients get by with IV pain meds like demerol (meperidine hydrochloride). There are a few docs that do a nerve block vaginally called a pudendal block that can help prior to delivery. There's also those that get by without anything. In these cases, a good support system or doula can be helpful. I personally like epidurals best. ...Read more

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Are there any decent pain management techniques when on your period?

Great Question!: Nsaids (like ibuprofen) are 1st line but fail often. Have a look at this this...Technical.. But includes a great summary: http://www.Biomedcentral.Com/content/pdf/1472-6874-12-25.Pdf plain old heat may work wonders! ...Read more

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Pain Management (Definition)

Pain management is the control of pain through medication, ...Read more