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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Limb Pain (Overview)

Limb pain = extremity discomfort.


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What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

Nerves: Phantom pains occurs after an amputation and is related to the nerves being cut during the amputation. It is unclear exactly why they occur but one of the possibilities is that the brain "memorized" the pain so it is still present even when the part of the body is removed. It usually improves with time after an amputation. If it does not meds to treat nerve pain are helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
79 doctors shared insights

Limb Pain (Overview)

Limb pain = extremity discomfort.


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I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

Limb pain: This may be a condition known as crps (chronic regional pain syndrome). If in the early stages, epidural injections can prove very helpful. Otherwise, see a pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Limb pain (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Can I use cymbalta (duloxetine) to treat my chronic phantom limb pain?

Can I use cymbalta (duloxetine) to treat my chronic phantom limb pain?

Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more

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How can phantom limb pain be treated?

How can phantom limb pain be treated?

Drugs: From a pharmacotherapeutic standpoint, phantom pain can be treated with Neurontin (gabapentin) ot Lyrica (pregabalin) for fairly good results. ...Read more

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Limb pain (Tip)

Myth: pain killers are the cure for pain. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What is the treatment for chronic phantom limb pain?

What is the treatment for chronic phantom limb pain?

Phantom pain: Yes, you can. However, try to avoid any narcotics to control your phantom pain. Because the narcotics, such as lortab, morphine, tramadal etc, will decrease your endorphine production from your brain and spine by negative feeding back, which will make you sensative to the pain. Acupuncture is an appropriate way to control phantom pain by increase endorphine and and by balancing pain out. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Limb pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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I have severe limb pain. It is unbearable. What drugs?

Limb pain: This may be a condition known as crps (chronic regional pain syndrome). If in the early stages, epidural injections can prove very helpful. Otherwise, see a pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes chronic limb pain after amputation?

Nerves: Phantom pains occurs after an amputation and is related to the nerves being cut during the amputation. It is unclear exactly why they occur but one of the possibilities is that the brain "memorized" the pain so it is still present even when the part of the body is removed. It usually improves with time after an amputation. If it does not meds to treat nerve pain are helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Wiener Dr. Wiener
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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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How can phantom limb pain be treated?

Drugs: From a pharmacotherapeutic standpoint, phantom pain can be treated with Neurontin (gabapentin) ot Lyrica (pregabalin) for fairly good results. ...Read more

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How is phantom limb pain evaluated. Treated?

How is phantom limb pain evaluated. Treated?

See below: There are no blood tests or xrays mris etc that need to be done. The diagnosis is established by the person's history and physical examination. The treatment includes various desensitization techniques such as tapping the limb, massage, using a prosthesis as well as various medications designed to dampen overactive nerves. ...Read more

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Limb pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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