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Need To Neuralgia
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not your call.: I am always "frightened"by patients who believe they need pain meds, usually, no always meaning narcotics. They almost always have "tasted" these drugs before, frequently inappropriately! your doctor is the best arbitor of this, hopefully a creditable one. Very few patients need narcotic therapy. Narcotics are grossly overprescribed! you are male-they will kill your masculinity! great trade off! ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Access to the brain: Craniotomies are performed routinely by neurosurgeons to gain access to the brain. The overlying skull is removed using a special type of saw (the bone flap is replaced later). Neurosurgeons access the brain to remove tumors, blood clots, seizure foci. This is also done to treat (clip) brain aneurysms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer