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Medical Certificate For Back Pain
Tough situation: I am sorry you have this pain. There are many options from chronic medication management to spinal cord stimulators. If possible, avoid further surgery. See an experienced pain interventionalist who can give injections around the hardware and this may help with some of the pain and they also may be able to do the stimulator trials. I hope this helps and best of luck. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the location of the "hip." the term "hip" is often not specifically localizing, even for physicians. If pain in in the groin, actual hip joint may be involved. If pain is on the side, it may be bursitis. If pain is in the butt, other possibilities. This would have to be localized and then specific treatment of bursal injection, identification and assurance of no fx. ...Read more
Is there any legitimate pain nanagement doctors still careing and advocating for legitimate pain patients?
Yes: There are several pain management centers. Good ones have a multidisciplinary approach, and may include providers from orthopedics, interventional radiology, psychiatry, and specialist in pain management.Some people may not be surgical candidates or respond to epidurals etc, and simply need medication. Signed contracts, random urine testing may be required, but do not be offended if you need tx. ...Read more
Do i qualify for a medical marijuana card? Bipolar- disorder
back pains (lower to middle)
Not a good idea: The legalities of medical marijuana vary from state to state, but there is a far more important consideration: thc is very destabilizing for someone with bpd. Please avoid it (and other psychedelic drugs). Balancing the mind and brain in bpd is extremely important and not easy to do. The benefits of achieving this balance cannot be overstated. ...Read more
See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more
Hubby (29) in pt & pain management for yrs for awful back pain. Mri unremarkable. Must be something beyond pain pills and botox. Specialist to see?
How can I find a startup advisor from the medical profession for my fertility medical tourism initiative
Place ad in OB: If you are seeking a medical professional place an ad on linked in or a local OB may be interested. ...Read more
I have chronic neck and back pain, possibly fibromayalgia.I need to find a good pain management doctor in south houston. Any recommendations?
Should I see immediate medical assistance with a sudden left teaticle pain that will not go away?
Torsion: This could be a torsion or twisting of the testicle in the sack. You should get this checked out ASAP. ...Read more
Cramp: If you are referring to cramps in the calf and feet at night there are many causes, one of which is being female. Very common in females, not in men, probably hormonal. Other reasons, electrolyte imbalance, overuse, poor shoes. Common treatment- stand on a cold floor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: Back pain is usually related to arthritic changes to the spine. Sometime back pain can be related to infections, cancer, fractures, or even other organs such as the kidney, bladder, etc. A good physical exam and possibly imaging can help diagnose the cause of low back pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Last resort: It should only be a last resort option if nothing else helps. You have to get the pump refilled monthly or every other month and there is a chance for infection with every refill. If you miss a refill you can go into life threatening withdrawal so it limits possible travel. There may be other options like spinal cord stimulators, chronic pain rehabilitation, cognitive therapy... Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Back pain: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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