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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for chronic pain?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for chronic pain?

Chronic pain remedy: Chronic pain is best treated using pain management therapies from a pain specialist as well as engaging in alternative therapies such as yoga or tai chi to help with balance, stretching, feldenkrais, physical therapy, high doses of fish oil, arnica, and eating an anti inflammatory diet. Regular acupuncture and massage can help as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is pain that occurs most of the day, on most days. Pain that last for more than 4-6 months is called chronic pain. Persistent pain doesn't go away in an expected time frame for the injury. for example, your doctor says it'll be fine in a couple of weeks; if the pain is still present, more days than not, at 3-4 weeks out, its persistent. And, it should be ...Read more


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What over-the-counter drugs work well for chronic pain?

What over-the-counter drugs work well for chronic pain?

It depends: It depends on the severity and cause of the pain. Most times they are not very effective. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for chronic pain other than pain medication?

Yes: I am a big fan of behavioral modification. Many chronic pain patients can adequately manage their pain with counseling regarding biofeedback and coping techniques. Pain medications should always be the last step in managing chronic pain. Interventional pain management techniques are also an option. There non-narcotics meds as well that may be helpful. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for chronic pain syndrome?

What is a good treatment for chronic pain syndrome?

Look for cause: In functional medicine, we hone in on the root cause of your pain and rid the body of it. Check out my website at http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine to learn more. Perhaps it's your mitochondria, your hormone imbalances, a food sensitivity, a parasite causing inflammation, which causes pain, or other. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chronic pain?

Yes. : Underlying trauma patterns and compensation patterns need to be addressed and health promoted. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What is best treatment for chronic pain?

What type of pain?: Your question is pretty vague. What type of pain and for how long? What's been tried already? What medical issues require additional exploration? ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic pain of any kind?

THE DEVIL IS IN THE : Details... Cause, duration, associated problems, chronic medical conditions, etc. ...Read more

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Where do I even start getting treatment for chronic pain?

See your physician: Your physician can help evaluate you and decide the correct diagnosis and the best therapy. The treatment of chronic pain can include medications, physical therapy, exercise, sleep evaluation, psychiatric therapy to name a few. It is best if you avoid narcotics or other habit forming meds. This just makes it more difficult for the long term. ...Read more

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Can I b treated with accupincture on the first visit? Its been suggested I seek this treatment for chronic pain/migraines?

May need multiple Tx: Acupuncture has been successful at treating chronic pain and migraines for many people, but chronic conditions usually require extended treatment plans, and it is more likely that you will need multiple treatments. It is worth trying and wise to see someone with good experience & training & recommended by others as the type of treatment can vary greatly among different providers. ...Read more

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Why is so diffucult to get effective treatment for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, deg joint disease, neuropathy which is all documented?

Why is so diffucult to get effective treatment for chronic pain, fibromyalgia, deg joint disease, neuropathy which is all documented?

Tricky conditions: Fibromyalgia because it remains somewhat controversial can rub some md's the wrong way. There are excellent non-narcotic remedies for pain and neuropathy - Gabapentin and lyrica (pregabalin). Fibromyalgia/pain responds to cymbalta. Same has been shown to have benefits in some trials. Ani-inflammatories like Ibuprofen can provide relief for arthritis. Physical therapy, acupuncture, stretching, moderate exercis. ...Read more

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What are some things you should & shouldn't go the day ur going in for a epidural spinal injection (for chronic pain treatment?)

Take it easy: You should shower before your procedure and wear comfortable clothes. The procedure typically takes 15-30 minutes. Afterwards, expect so pain at the site 2-4 hours after the injection, as the numbing medicine wears off. Ice the injection site and/or take an over-the-counter pain medication, if it's ok for you to do so. Don't do heavy chores or workouts that day. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my chronic pain?

Exercise: Try to put up with the discomfort of exercising. It will benefit you in the long run. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of chronic pain?

What's the best treatment to get rid of chronic pain?

What and where?: You need to know where is your pain and what is causing it. If you can't eliminate what is causing the pain, then you need treatment. For example, if you have chronic pain from shingles, the treatment might be quite different than somone who has spinal stenosis or complex regional pain syndrome etc... Check with your doc. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for chronic pain?

Conservative first: Most often chronic pain has an underlying cause and trigger (not always). The treatment is usually directed in that direction. Trying to reduce the symptoms coming from the offending structure. For true chronic issues, "fix" is rarely possible where "control" of symptoms is a more reachable end point. Therapy, injections, medications, even surgery at times, can all help. Get an evaluation soon. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for chronic pain?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain treatment depends on where it is, what it is caused by and what you have done. There are pain medications, there are pain specialist, your primary can help, and you can also do alternative therapies of acupuncture, massage, rolfing, physical therapy, etc. Speak with your physician for the best path. ...Read more

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Want to get on with my life. How is chronic pain diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Want to get on with my life. How is chronic pain diagnosed? When can treatment start?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain can be due to many problems: trauma, injury, chronic diseases, cancer, inflammation, etc. It is best to speak with your doctor and explain how long have you had, what worsens or improves it, how long it last and they can better assist you. Also engage in alternative therapies such as yoga/tai chi, acupuncture since all of this can help with chronic pain. ...Read more

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Why would a 27 year old not get the same pain treatment as someone older with the same chronic pain?

Why would a 27 year old not get the same pain treatment as someone older with the same chronic pain?

Apples and oranges: Though you may appear to have the same pain, pain is not an objective issue. Pain perception differes from perosn to person as will the treatment. You both may have a "bad back" but one of youmay have additional neuropathic pain which is treated differently. If you are not getting relief than you should discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best opiate for long term chronic pain treatment?

What is the best opiate for long term chronic pain treatment?

Chronic pain: Chronic pain is best treated with a comprehensive treatment. It might include physical therapy, exercise, weight management, nutrition, medications like anti-inflammatory, anti-depressants, anti-convulsant ...., injections, psychotherapy. Opioid therapy alone is not the best option for chronic pain management. ...Read more

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