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Are joint pains, weakness, and pain associated with anything other than fibromyalgia?

Are joint pains, weakness, and pain associated with anything other than fibromyalgia?

Yes: There are a lot of diseases that cause pain, joint pain and weakness. There are several autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease. Infections like lyme and endocrine disorders like hypothyroid. A complete evaluation should be done to rule out other causes, before a diagnosis of fibromyagia can be made. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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What are the pain symptoms of traumatic dental Neuralgia and can these symptoms mimic a cracked tooth?

What are the pain symptoms of traumatic dental Neuralgia and can these symptoms mimic a cracked tooth?

Yes: cracked teeth cause irritation of the nerve going to tooth, causing shooting, aching, at times burning pain radiating as far as to the scalp. ...Read more

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Can chronic joint and muscle pain be a symptom if multiple sclerosis along with weakness?

Pain not unique: At least 90% of MS patients have significant issues with pain, but am not convinced that you have MS at all. See your doctor and uncover why you are suffering your symptoms, and get a diagnostic confirmation. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis cause sciatica pains?

Can multiple sclerosis cause sciatica pains?

Yes: Its possible since MS can affect nerves not only in the brain but also in the spinal cord. Alternatively, diseases like Transverse Myelitis (related to MS) can occur and cause pain in a sciatic pattern as well. ...Read more

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Can multiple tarlov cysts cause pain and tachycardia? Have them on sacrum, lumbar and mid thoracic area. Treatment?

Can multiple tarlov cysts cause pain and tachycardia? Have them on sacrum, lumbar and mid thoracic area. Treatment?

Tarlov cysts : Tarlov cysts are incidental and asymptomatic outpouchings of dura mater surrounding nerve roots in the spine. They are not the cause of the pain. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate your back pain. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for painful TMD? I have crepitus, pain and spasms. X-rays showed bone spurs and flattening in the joint.

What are treatment options for painful TMD? I have crepitus, pain and spasms. X-rays showed bone spurs and flattening in the joint.

Depends: If you've had imaging of the joint, I assume you've had a diagnosis? If so, the treatment depends on the diagnosis. It could range anywhere from physical therapy to surgery. This issue is so individualized it is actually counterproductive to get a list of options when many of them may not be appropriate to your situation. No harm in getting additional opinions from docs who actually see you, tho. ...Read more

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Can neck pain cause headaches and facial pain? No TMJ per oral surgeons diagnosis. Headaches are short lived but come and go all day.

Can neck pain cause headaches and facial pain? No TMJ per oral surgeons diagnosis. Headaches are short lived but come and go all day.

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Could Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis be related in any way?

Could  Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis be related in any way?

No relationship: Both are neurological disorders, but very different in numerous ways. For example, ms affects younger pts, women outnumbering men 3 to one. Parkinson's older folks, men far more often than women, 3:1. ...Read more

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Why are epidural treatments for lower lumbar pain .And ups an downs of such treatments.

See below: Epidural steroid injections are not indicated for the treatment of mechanical lower back pain. They may be use in a selected fashion for injection near a nerve root to reduce nerve root irritation associated with radicular pain such as numbness and tingling. This is a conservative management to try to avoid operative intervention. An evaluation by an orthopedics surgeon and the management of mechanical lower back pain and treatment recommendations would be recommended. ...Read more

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Other causes of severe nerve pain in both legs, feet, pelvis and groin with tingling, numbness. Mri shows no compression in spine, no diabetes. Help?

Other causes of severe nerve pain in both legs, feet, pelvis and groin with tingling, numbness. Mri shows no compression in spine, no diabetes. Help?

Abnormal nerve: Neuropathy is a condition resulting from abnormal nerve function. Neuropathy can be due to certain vitamin deficiencies, nerve damage due to trauma, alcohol consumption, radiation, side effects of certain medications, or due to certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pain management doctor and Neurosurgeon when dealing with SI Joint pain and other disorders of the spine such as OA.

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What is the difference between a pain management doctor and Neurosurgeon when dealing with SI Joint pain and other disorders of the spine such as OA.

Surgical vs nonsurg: The biggest difference is that a neurosurgeon can do surgery - such as fusion surgery for stabilization, or decompression surgery to unpinch nerves. Pain management doctors do not do surgery, but can treat patients with various medications as well as numerous types of spinal injection procedurese. ...Read more

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I'm having many neurological symptoms with a history of autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis and marrow reconversion in spine and base of skull. Thoughts?

I'm having many neurological symptoms with a history of autoimmune disease, sarcoidosis and marrow reconversion in spine and base of skull.  Thoughts?

Neurosarcoid: Your sarcoidosis is more advanced then average with lesions involving the nervous system and bone marrow. Involvement of red blood cell-producing areas in your bones is resulting in reactivation of dormant bone marrow regions to maintain an adequate supply of blood elements. You need a sarcoid specialist experienced with the use of immunosuppressive drugs. ...Read more

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What causes severe pain with dental retainers?

What causes severe pain with dental retainers?

Fit?: If you don't wear them for a while the teeth will move so they will be sore when you wear them again. The fit should also be checked to make sure the retainers are not pushing too hard on the gums. ...Read more

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Have multiple sclerosis. Can constant movement makes body tingle and numb?

Have multiple sclerosis. Can constant movement makes body tingle and numb?

Yes!: Numbness and tingling is very common symptom of ms, also movement like tremors or other movement can be symptoms--some sensory symptom make you move--so it is unclear which come first. ...Read more

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What are some options for the treatment of pleural effusion of both lower lobes causing pain and impeding full breaths after multiple pleurodeses?

What are some options for the treatment of pleural effusion of both lower lobes causing pain and impeding full breaths after multiple pleurodeses?

Depends on cause: The CAUSE of the pleural effusions is the most important factor. Both sides usually means heart failure, liver problems, kidney failure, or cancer in both lung spaces. All of these are difficult problems without easy answers. It is important to talk to an experience thoracic (chest) surgeon about the cause, and the possible treatments, which depend on the cause. Good luck to you! ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more