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What qualifies a pain specialist to be able to treat fibromyalgia?

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What qualifies a pain specialist to be able to treat fibromyalgia?

Caring interest: Doctors don't learn everything in medical school. Worse yet, medical knowledge and technology change so fast that most of what each doctor uses everyday must come from keeping up with the latest scientific publications. This is especially true with fibromyalgia, where the first drug was approved by fda just a few years ago. Many doctors are qualified, if they have an interest and keep up learning. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has chronic pain problems in the arms or legs, but can also feel pain in other ...Read more


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What needs to be done to make TMJ better?

What needs to be done to make TMJ better?

Other than rest,..: Pain meds, and time you may need to see a dentist or facial pain specialist for a diagnosis. Tmj is a collection of problems related to the jaw joint and prior to treating it, it needs to be diagnosed. See www.Aaop.Org or www.Aacfp.Org for a listing of dental specialists. ...Read more

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Do you need nerve biopsy for ms?

Do you need nerve biopsy for ms?

Almost never: However, problem comes when ms plus another peripheral nerve problem coexist. Biopsy for ms would usually involve brain procedure in order to clarify a difficult presentation, such as tumefactive type of lesion, but this is unique. In short, almost never even get testing of peripheral nerves in ms pts. ...Read more

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How serious does an injury need to be to warrant crutches/wheelchair?

How serious does an injury need to be to warrant crutches/wheelchair?

Moderate or more: Crutches are used to offweight one or both legs, by carrying some weight thought the trunk. Think ankle fracture, or severe knee problem. Wheelchair use is limited to severe balance problems , if unable to bear weight on the legs , or severe spine disease affecting posture and walking ability. ...Read more

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Do you need to treat confusional migraine?

Do you need to treat confusional migraine?

Child Neurologist: Confusional migraine is a disease of children and adolescents that is usually made by a competent child neurologist after ruling out things like encephalitis, hemorrhages, epilepsy, & drug abuse. Have your primary md refer your child to a child neurologist. Once properly diagnosed the neurologist will propose treatment options. ...Read more

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Need expert advice! where to go to be tested for bipolar disorder?

Need expert advice! where to go to be tested for bipolar disorder?

Consultation: I would recommend a board certified psychiatrist. Look for one with a lot of experience in dealing with bpd. You may want ask your primary care physician to recommend one. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a way to cure myalgia?

First find : The etiology if you can. Is it biomechanical? Have you treated with any treatment yet? I would x. ...Read more

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How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

Some fractures, ...: Some fractures, some tendon ruptures, blood vessel damage that decreases blood flow to the toe, excess foot swelling that is compressing nerves and blood vessels, enlarging infections, deep cuts, deep punctures, etc..., are some conditions that may need an orthopedic or foot surgeon to repair. An injured person can see a primary care doctor first, and then be referred to orthopedics if needed. ...Read more

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Should you get a biopsy to confirm idiopathic neuropathy ?

Should you get a biopsy to confirm idiopathic neuropathy ?

Work-up: Neuropathy can be caused by a number of things. In addition to blood work, neuro exam and electrical tests, a biopsy is often done to look at the type of nerve fibers afffected and whether there are changes in the nerve fibers themselves. The most common biopsy we do is a skin biopsy involving a small punch of skin looking for small fiber neuropathy. ...Read more

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What to do to get referred to a specialist dentist?

Ask: Ask your dentist to be referred to a specialist. Don't know what treatment you need. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will mononeuritis multiplex lead to amputation?

Need doctor's help! will mononeuritis multiplex lead to amputation?

It might, but there: Have been so much advancement in our knowledge and preventative measures, that the amputation option would be the last resort. The best person to answer this specifically would be the physician/neurologist who is seeing and treating you. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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In order for me to be diagnosed for polymyalgia rheumatica, do I need to see a rheumatologist?

In order for me to be diagnosed for polymyalgia rheumatica, do I need to see a rheumatologist?

No: Depending on their training and experience, many doctors, especially primary care doctors, are perfectly qualified to diagnose and manage polymyalgia rheumatica. ...Read more

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Will i need to have a diagnosis to go to a pain management center?

Will i need to have a diagnosis to go to a pain management center?

Diagnosis: You just have to have the pain. The pain doc will diagnose and treat the pain eventually with the help of other specialists, part of your team that will develop a plan and a strategy to eliminate the pain. ...Read more

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Do you always need to do an endoscopy to accurately diagnose GERD?

Do you always need to do an endoscopy to accurately diagnose GERD?

GERD: It's not always necessary to have an endoscopy. When the clinical situation is clearcut, no warning symptoms such as food sticking in the esophagus, blood present in the stool, or unexplained weight loss are present, and the symptoms resolve with treatment, it may be unnecessary. However, if the symptoms persist long term, endoscopy may be necessary to rule out Barrett's esophagus. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does clinical depression need to be treated?

Why does clinical depression need to be treated?

Clnical depression: Because, it's miserable to be depressed on an ongoing basis, isn't it? Would someone choose to continue to suffer if there were an alternative available that can lead to increased happiness? If it's clinical depression, chances are it may not resolve on its own, without professional help. ...Read more

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How to find orthopedist to evaluate and treat cervical muscle spasm with physical therapy? May be causing nummular headache according to neurologist.

How to find orthopedist to evaluate and treat cervical muscle spasm with physical therapy? May be causing nummular headache according to neurologist.

Not nummular: Nummular headache is considered to be inflammation of a branch of the trigeminal nerve in the scalp. The headache is highly localized, doesn't move around, and typically sharp. Usually a small area (hence the name. ... Coin-sized area). I do not see how a muscle spam in the neck (far away from scalp) could cause a highly localized nerve problem. More likely, you have two separate problems. ...Read more

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How severe does meniscus tear need to be to need surgery?

How severe does meniscus tear need to be to need surgery?

Painful: To operate on a torn meniscus, the patient must have symptoms enough to interfere with activities. Patients without problems shouldn't have surgery just because an MRI says there is a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Is there any need to get help for Raynaud's syndrome?

Is there any need to get help for Raynaud's syndrome?

Get examined : You need to get a full exam to see if you have vasospasm that is symmetrical and not caused by obstruction or vasculitis. Wearing warm clothes and gloves can help and usually that's enough. Sometimes medications are used if Raynauds is severe. Have an MD give you a full exam and determine if any medical issues are contributing to your anger, irritability, and hostility and try CBT. Good luck. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What have you found to be an effective pharmaceutical to treat arthritis?

Need expert advice. What have you found to be an effective pharmaceutical to treat arthritis?

There are many, but.: You need to find the type of arthritis that is present before indentifying best drugs! that will take you to a rheumatologist. Even for rheumatoid arthritis, I have many patients requiring drugs available for years in low dose. Others need much newer drugs! ...Read more

Dr. Muhammad Arif
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Causalgia (Definition)

Causalgia = burning pain related to damage ...Read more