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Ibs Pain Relief
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No straining: Straining is the chief cause of hemorrhoids and their symptoms. So stop. You can use local therapy with 2.5% Hydrocortisone cream or suppositories. Be sure to see a doctor to verify the diagnosis because fissures are usually the cause of painful bleeding. Sitz bath in very warm water may also help. Only 10% of people who think they have hemorrhoids actually have them. ...Read more
Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include physical therapy, exercise, medication, accupunture, chiropractic therapy, injection ... If your pain persists, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Options: Radiofrequency procedures work well if a previous facet injection or medial branch block was performed with greater than 75-80% relief that was obtained. As with anything there are failures, but quite low if the block worked well. Risks are the same as with any spine procedure, no different. Rare that you would be worse off afterwards. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rectal pain and pain relief question. Are acetominophen suppositories for treating anus or rectal pain?
Not necessarily: Acetomenophen, whether taken orally or per recum, is absorbed into the bloodstream and circulates to its site of action. There is no advantage to take the drug rectally if you have rectal pain because the drug does not produce its effects at the sie of administration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sciatica pain 8wks severe muscle spasms thigh and calf no foot reflex. what pain relief?. codeine,naproxen tramadol paracetamol endep (amitriptyline) no effect
Depends on grade: If gr. 1, treatment is ice, rest ; activity modification. Gr 2 means some muscle damage but no loss of continuity, same rx 4 a longer time 4-6 wks.Gr.3=significant tear of muscle ; recovery is long, now months not was . If there is an avulsion of the attachments with boney involvement @ the knee or pelvis which becomes a surgical problem. 1 ;2 also use nsaids. ...Read more
Broken c2-c6, t12, l3, shoulder scope, arthritis, carpal tunnel surgery. Horrible pain. Any suggestions for pain management besides pain pills?
Alternative therapy: Medications and other interventions that aren't thought of as traditional 'pain pills' can be helpful. Medications like various anti-seizure or anti-depressants can be tried as well as alternative therapies such as accupuncture, reiki, or guided exercise therapy are often helpful for many patients living with chronic pain. ...Read more