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Will i need surgery to remove trigeminal neuralgia?

Will i need surgery to remove trigeminal neuralgia?

Many times: While some go into long term remission, many others require a procedure. The microvascular decompression is the most effective treatment for tn. Up to 80% are cured and come off medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...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 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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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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What can be done to get your doctor to prescribe you pain medication?

What can be done to get your doctor to prescribe you pain medication?

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

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

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

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Do you need your dentist to refer you to see a periodontist ?

Do you need your dentist to refer you to see a periodontist ?

No: but it helps if your dentist refers you to someone they work together with to coordinate care. ...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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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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Help! need to know if there's a test to determine nerve damage?

Help! need to know if there's a test to determine nerve damage?

Nerve damage: Can be detected via electrical studies such as electromyogram and nerve conduction studies. Under certain conditions, nerve biopsy can aid in the etiology. ...Read more

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Is the only way to treat cluster headaches to go to a neurologist?

Is the only way to treat cluster headaches to go to a neurologist?

A neurologist can: diagnose your cluster headaches and treat. Consult w/him/her and also consider things like biofeedback and clinical hypnosis w/self-hypnosis training. Food sensitivity lab testing may also be helpful. Peace and good health. See www.relaxationresponse.org ...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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What would cause you to need a craniotomy?

What would cause you to need a craniotomy?

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 more

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Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Anyone can treat: Anyone can treat it. Proper diagnosis may be best done by a rheumatologist or rehab medicine specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Do I need a doctor to prescribe or order pt?

Do I need a doctor to prescribe or order pt?

See below: It depends on the state. In my state (massachusetts), a doctors prescription for physical therapy is required. This is not the case in every state. ...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.

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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Nerve Pain (Definition)

Neuralgia is a sharp, shocking pain that follows the path of a nerve and is due to irritation or ...Read more