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What is pain?

What is pain?

Definition: One of the simpliest definitions for pain is this
"an unpleasant sensation occurring in varying degrees of severity as a consequence of injury, disease, or emotional disorder" there are different types of pain depending on where the injury is (muscles, bones, nervous system, etc). The treatment also varies depending on the same variables. ...Read more

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What is pain?

What is pain?

Pain hurts: Pain is an unpleasant sensation and emotional experience that one's brain and nerves create from electrical and chemical signals transmitted by sensors in the body. Pain means there is real or potential tissue damage happening. Pain is not just a physical sensation, but is molded by a person's attitudes, beliefs, personality, and social surroundings, and does affect his or her emotional health. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Pain (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your 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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Pain in penish?

Penis pain: If your penis hurts you need to get in to see someone asap.

If you gave more information with your question I would be happy to guess the likely cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Inner tigh pain?

Inner tigh pain?

Hard to say: Inner thigh pain can be from almost anything as so many things are there. Problems can be from muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels and nerves, or combinations. More info is needed on how it started, what the pain is like, what the area looks like and so on. Sorry I can't do more right now! Try again and tell more of the story. Lots of great doctors waiting to help! ...Read more

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Pain (Tip)

Myth: pain killers are the cure for pain. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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Causes of ab pain?

Causes of ab pain?

Too nonspecific!: The differential diagnosis is too vast, without more specific information, and requires a length history regarding features of the pain and location, time of occurrence and an exam. I do not believe any of my healthtap colleagues could be more specific. If you are having an ongoing issue, see your doctor. Best! ...Read more

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What forteeth pain?

What forteeth pain?

Home Care: While you do need to see a dentist to resolve this pain, there are somethings you can do at home to help relieve it. Rinse with warm water and brush teeth gently after each meal to flush out any food particles and reduce bacterial load. Avoid eating sweet and/or sticky foods. Avoid acidic drinks (soda, gatorade, etc.). Take advil (ibuprofen) as per a headache.Please arrange to see your dentist asap. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Pain on right side?

Magic: I wish there was a crystal ball doctors could look into to find out where on the right side. Right head, neck, abdomen, chest, leg, arm, toe, finger......? ...Read more

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What is acute pain?

Recent: It is a type of pain which has started recently, less than 30 days ago such as sudden headache, back pain, and abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Pain (Tip)

Myth: patients in pain are drug addicts. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is 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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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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I have pain in kidny?

UTI, kidney stones: The most likely cause is infection. Usually seen with flank pain and polyuria. However, kidney stones are a common cause of pain. This usually radiates to the groin. Another possibility could be a muscle strain or spams. Try hydration, and stretching. If symptoms continue, see your physician for a urine analysis, or ultra sound. ...Read more

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Pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See 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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Pain in my right side?

Pain in my right side?

Not enough info: Right side....Starts top head and ends at soles of feet. So your question is like starting what should be a 12 word sentence in a book and stopping after the second word....Which is fine if your are writing a book and you believe in poetic license. But it doesn't cut it if you are asking a health expert a health question. ...Read more

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What issciatical pain?

Pain from low back: Sciatica describes nerve pain that originates from the low back or buttocks area. It may extend down the leg. Causes include a low back strain or muscles spasming around the nerve as it travels down the lower extremity. The distribution of the pain often helps tell where the source of the nerve injury is occurring. ...Read more

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Pain (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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What is subacute pain?

Less than 3 months.: Pain which lasts less than 3 months. Some resources talk about duration of 1-6 months. ...Read more

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What is traveling pain?

There are many kinds: Travelling pain can be pain that goes from one joint to another, which is a hall mark of rheumatic diseases. The latin root "rheum" means "to flow" or travel. It can also be referred pain, which means the problem is in one place, e.g. The lower back, but is felt in another, e.g. The back of the leg. Fibromyalgia can be associated with travelling pain. ...Read more

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Pain (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more

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What is pain managment?

A specialty of medic: The purpose of pain management is as it sounds to manage a person;s pain. If done right, a cause should be looked for first. If done right, it shouldn't be just medication but rather include lifestyle modifications, psychological or behavioral interventions, exercise or physical therapy and sometimes alternative treatments too like acupuncture. ...Read more

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I feel pain on my back?

I feel pain on my back?

Several...: Local heat, avoiding physically stressful work....pushing, pulling, lifting, Naproxen, motrin by mouth will help. If not better in a wk see PMD. ...Read more

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Pain (Tip)

Myth: you need narcotics to treat pain. ...See more

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