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What to do for neuropathic pain?

What to do for neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: First, if the neuropathy is from diabetes, getting your blood sugar under control is very important to prevent worsening of the condition. Medications such as gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) gralise, or metanx have been shown to be helpful in certain cases. Topical creams are also used in some cases. Tens units can block painful stimuli from being interpretted by your brain. ...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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How can I be cured from chronic neuropathic pain last 2 years?

How can I be cured from chronic neuropathic pain last 2 years?

Depends on the cause: Curing chronic neuropathic pain depends on the cause. In some cases neuropathic pain can be cured and in some cases it is merely managed. Discuss the cause with a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How effective is PENS in helping alleviate Neuropathic Pain? Thanks, B

How effective is PENS in helping alleviate Neuropathic Pain?  Thanks, B

PENS/ Acupuncture: Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS) = electroacupuncture. I have used this with good success with patients who have different types of neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Can stress cause neuropathic pain?

Neuropathic pain: Is result of disease or damage to the somatosensory nerves, such as in spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, herpes zoster, hiv, tumors, nutritional deficiencies, toxins or direct nerve injury. Stress is not direct cause, but can exacerbate the pain. ...Read more

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Does morphine help neuropathic pain ?

Sometimes: Neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, is classically not very responsive to opioid medication. However often times a low dose of opioids is somewhat helpful however be careful as it is a slippery slope to very quickly elevating the dosage and therefore developing tolerance and potential addiction issues. Consider trying antidepressant and anticonvulsant medications. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Are there any home remedies to help diabetic neuropathic pain?

Are there any home remedies to help diabetic neuropathic pain?

Information: Diabetic neuropathy is usually in extrmeties. Diet: some addtion of omega 3 topical capscacain ointment, other have tried easy-hot, topical Lidocaine cream, other emollients most health food stores have section on anti inflammatory. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kent Dr. Kent
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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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Can you tell me any home remedies for diabetic neuropathic pain ?

Try alpha lipoic aci: Alpha lipoic acid, classified as a nutritional supplement in the us, can help some people with neuropathic pain. It is worth a try. ...Read more

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What is external neuromodulation? How effective is it in treating Neuropathic Pain? Many thanks, B

New: External neuromodulation can be done by conventional way using TENS or newer ways usin rTMS ie repetitive trams cranial magnetic stimulation. It is fairly effective in selected patients with a carryover effect that lasts about 3 months ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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How long does it take for Gralise 300mg during the 1st week, 600mg 2nd week and 900 mg to start providing relief for neuropathic pain?

Often early: Have seen relief within 10-14 days in most responders, but full benefits may take up to 4 weeks. If you are using the top dose of 1800 mg daily, and do not experience benefits by a month, need to try an alternative medication. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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What are the causes of neuropathic pain in the feet?

Several causes: Foot pain can be caused by diabetes, low back injuries, toxic metals, poor circulation, etc. In traditional chinese medicine, the liver is often prioritized for evaluation and treatment. I have found that foot pain from liver sources often are worse when getting up from bed and then subside. ...Read more

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What causes neuropathic pain in your feet?

Many possibilities: Symptoms of neuropathy can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can result from nerve compression, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. See your physician and get it treated. ...Read more

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