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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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Pain Management (Definition)

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