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Really all types: Most pain clinics will treat pain due to many different problems...arthritis, pinched nerves, chronic back pain,etc. Generally speaking though, the source of the pain should have been evaluated and treated to the fullest extent before a pain clinic would take over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be careful: Reputable clinics should. Be very careful. There seems to be a "pain clinic" on every corner. Some clinics are nothing but pill mills managed by doctors w/ no certification in pain management. Be sure the doctor is board certified by american board of pain medicine or american board interventional pain practice. ...Read more
Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?
Interventions: Typically, injections such as lumbar sympathetic or stellate ganglion blocks can be used in conjunction with physical therapy and non opioid nerve pain medication. Also, spinal cord stimulation has been used effectively to reduce symptoms if other interventions fail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain team: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. This may also include acupuncture, massage, pain psychology and rehab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fore treatment-resistant depression. No local psychiatrists prescribe it, so seeking anesthesiologists or pain management physicians .
Urologist: A general physician may also be able to help, especially if surgery's not in the offing. ...Read more
Yoga would be great: As long as you have had your chronic lumbar pain properly worked up, I am fine with yoga. Do your homework and find a yoga instruction that is familiar and has worked with low back patients. You must start at the beginner level and go slowly. Do not do painful poses and work within your range of movement. Remember when you first start, there could be muscle soreness. Go slow and easy will be fine. ...Read more
Be careful: Self diagnosis and the general web information can be dangerous. I would turn to your healthcare provider, webmd or simply healthtap as resources to learn from. ...Read more
See Dentist ASAP: In the mean time - rinse with warm salt water after eating, avoid sticky and/or sweet foods, brush area gently, take Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as per instructions on the box. The less food and/or bacteria are hanging around the better you will feel. However the problem will not go away until you have a dental professional render proper and urgently needed care. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Here's a link: www.greentidings.org is a site that has helpful advice. Some doctors can find ways to help - many can't. Same w/ alternative approaches. Try anything you can - maybe you'll hit it for your case. Vit d is good, but always combine with healthy fat (oils) since it needs that to be absorbed. Other do's and don'ts are on the link. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please provide guidance on evaluation of bilateral patellar-femoral joint pain improved with nsaids?
No. : That is not a safe practice for you. Pain is an important symptom that something is wrong and should be evaluated by physical exam. ...Read more
Internet addiction: Keep in mind addictions serve the function of taking you away from important aspects of your life you probably don't feel successful at managing. It is a way of taking a mental vacation from the real problems in life. If this persists consult a mental health professional who can help you deal with your addiction and also help you uncover the real concerns in your life. Best. ...Read more
A lot of mysterious musculoskeletal pains. Suspects to be chronic pain syndrome. Should I see neurologist, psychiatrist, pain management, rheumatolog?
Holistic/Integrative: I advise you see a holistic/integrative MD to determine the underlying causes. I would suspect chronic Lyme disease, which is common in NY but often not properly diagnosed. Even if not Lyme a holistic MD will do a thorough evaluation and refer you to appropriate specialists. See http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/lyme_disease/lyme_disease.html and http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors ...Read more
Pain tips: Practices that offer a comprehensive approach are the best. This means the practice support comprehensively addressing the history of your chronic pain condition, reviewing diagnostic tests and or order new ones, performing a detailed pertinent physical examination, then designing an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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