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Multiple Sclerosis And Dental Pain
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the pain symptoms of traumatic dental Neuralgia and can these symptoms mimic a cracked tooth?
Severe pain: after dental work . Please inform your dentist. ...Read more
If RA is severe can you have multiple bone erosions in multiple joints causing widespread joint pain and morning stiffness?
Yes,: it can affect multiple joints.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can multiple tarlov cysts cause pain and tachycardia? Have them on sacrum, lumbar and mid thoracic area. Treatment?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can neck pain cause headaches and facial pain? No TMJ per oral surgeons diagnosis. Headaches are short lived but come and go all day.
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
Periodic pain in head, different locations, facial and neck pain @ times, had cervical MRI - degenerate disc disease?
Cervical via: Ddd usually causes pain in the same distribution, does not affect facial region, . ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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