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What are options for pain management for nerve pain?

What are options for pain management for nerve pain?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the neuropathic pain. Standard pain drugs such as advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) do not work. Sometimes drugs such as Gabapentin or Lyrica will work. Narcotics sometimes help as well. Drugs such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants are sometimes uses as adjuvant therapy. Depending on the cause treatment such as epidural steroid injections or other invasive techniques maybe help. ...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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Pain management clinics treat pain for what conditions?

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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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Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Is corticosteriod injection for severe sciatic pain helpful?

Depends: If severe sciatic pain is properly diagnosed and it is due to nerve root compression and truly radiates down the leg, epidurals can be part of the treatment plan. Along with the injections, neuropathic agents and physical therapy are an important part of the treatment. ...Read more

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How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic pain?

How does acupuncture help pain management for severe back/leg pain with sciatic 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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Is an epidural injection helpful for chronic back pain?

Is an epidural injection helpful for chronic back pain?

Depends: It depends on cause of back pain. If you have pain from lumbar facet joints, the epidural will have almost no effect on your back pain. If the pain shoots down a leg or two and is from a disk herniation, you have a good chance the pain will go away for a while (a week to a year). If you also do physical therapy, there may be even more chance of improvement. Talk to your doctor and good luck. ...Read more

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Pain management for chronic back pain?

Options: Always start conservative with any chronic pain, if you can, depending on the severity of the symptoms. If over-the-counter medications, short rest, ice/heat, stretching/exercise, doesn't relieve the problem, seek professional advise. You might need different prescription meds, injections into the pain generators of the spine, physical therapy, to help decrease the pain. ...Read more

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How good is acupunture for pain management?

How good is acupunture for pain management?

Can be very good: Acupuncture is highly effective for many pain conditions but ineffective for others. It is used throughout asia and europe. The United States appears to slow in accepting it. It is being fully embraced my the army, navy & air force with more & more military physicians being trained in medical acupuncture every year. ...Read more

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How good is acupunture for pain management?

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How good is acupunture for pain management?

Accupuncture: Accupuncture is known to be effective adjunct therapy for painful conditions. Its effect depends on your painful conditions. Please be patient with acupuncture treatment. ...Read more

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I have a C5 herniation. What is the recommended treatment for pain management? Surgery? Chiropractor? Physical therapy?

I have a C5 herniation.  What is the recommended treatment for pain management? Surgery? Chiropractor? Physical therapy?

Depends: Surgery maybe recommended if you are having weakness. If no true weakness conservative treatment with osteopathic manipulation, chiropractic manipulation, and/or physical therapy may all help. Often a short course of steroids may be appropriate. Other medications that may help include anti-inflammatories and medications such as neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and flexeril. ...Read more

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Is epidural injection of steroids effective for back pain?

Is epidural injection of steroids effective for back pain?

Yes: Yes is effective if it is done by the right person for the right diagnosis , may have to be repeated once or twice. ...Read more

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Any pain management interventional treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Any pain management interventional  treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Depends: There are basically two forms of RLS: a subjective version (symptoms, no visible cause), and an objective one (symptoms with solidly visible underlying mechanism). You mention chronic pain and fatigue and you are young: so it is statistically more probable you have the first - the more difficult. If so, nerve blocks won't work - or will only work temporarily. Emphasize looking for cause. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is better, epidural or patient-controlled analgesia for pain after surgery?

Expert opinions? Which is better, epidural or patient-controlled analgesia for pain after surgery?

Depends on surgery: But for first few acute days, more likely to have patient controlled analgesia and is more appropriate in most situations. ...Read more

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Is an epidural steroid injection effective for back pain?

Is an epidural steroid injection effective for back pain?

It can be: Depends on the reason for why you have back pain, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or even facet arthropathy? Then yes an epidural injection can be helpful. Speak with a pain/spine specialist to determine what is right for you. ...Read more

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What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

What is more effective for low back pain and joint pain; physical therapy or chiropractic?

Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read more

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What are helpful recommendations for better pain management?

Pain tips: Practices that offer a comprehensive approach are the best. This means the practice support comprehensively addressing the history of your chronic pain condition, reviewing diagnostic tests and or order new ones, performing a detailed pertinent physical examination, then designing an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read more

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Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Steroid: Too much steroid can cause osteoporosis no matter where it is placed. Oral, IV or epidural steroid may increase chance of osteoporosis. The amount of steroid used in epidural injection for a herniated disk is less than the amount of steroid consumed as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack taken orally to treat the same symptoms. Generally, though, we do not recommend more than 3 steroid injections in 6 months. ...Read more

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Pain Management (Definition)

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


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