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Pain Pills Severe Scoliosis Best
Do pain patches work better than narcotic pills to control chronic joint pain from ankylosing spondylitis?
DDD Spondy l5-S1 severe stenosis herniated discs + abdominal injury any advice on how to correct posture & improve Severe hunching?
How about PT: Well, I know you're in pain with all that you've said..you haven't specified the nature of the abdominal injury so I don't know whether or not you are bedbound right now or able to get up and move about? Is there a plan to surgerize the back with everything there? I wouldn't necessarily unless it's your only option. But as far as posture goes, PT is usually pretty good with helping with that. ...Read more
Male age 66 with severe curvature lower back scoliosis in constant pain on methadone. The pain is 24/7. Can't walk right. Best rx?
Further testing: Further testing may be needed to determine the specific cause of your pain. We will often use the expertise of an interventional pain specialist to treat the pain. If all else fails, either a spinal reconstruction procedure to correct your curve or doing more of a palliative surgery for your pain such as a spinal cord stimulator are the two choices commonly used. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done for 60yo with intolerable pain associated with worsening scoliosis, herniated discs, osteoporosis beyond nsaids, pt, water exercises?
I'm 24 and I had osteophytes-disc degenerative changes and mild lumber scoliosis. facing modrate to sever pain what is the treatments to reduce pain ?
Osteopath evaluation: 24y female c/o severe chronic back pain. Imaging studies: "scoliosis & DDD". Degenerative Disk Disease normal, age-related & radiologic descriptor routinely & inappropriately co-opted by doctors as "cause" of pain; an association discounted by medical literature. Scoliosis in young women is often functional & spine straight when examined prone; from inherited hypermobility variant. Fibromyalgia? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Left hip/lower back pain weeks no better take anti-inflam muscle relaxer. ER doc treated for sciatica hip area
Inflam pain unbearable loss appetite ?
See a specialist: There are many causes of hip/low back pain. Most of these causes are related to the muscles, joints, ligaments, and bones in the back. Other causes could stem from problems with kidney, bladder, or reproductive organs. Further work up is required. Ask to see a spine specialist. ...Read more
Needs evaluation 1st: If you've had the proper evaluation, been through physical therapy, medications to control pain, etc....and you are now bedbound and immobile with pain and maybe even some leg muscle weakness....time for surgery. Otherwise, I would continue to do things conservatively, try aquatherapy, water jogging, stretching, yoga, massages, etc. ...Read more
Will Neurontin (gabapentin) and percocet control pudenal neuralgia pain , ddd, stenosis in neck, severe chronic abdominal and pelvic pain?
Better option are: : Better options are available for each conditions listed. Severe ddd/c-s stenosis: epidural/surgery. Pudendal neuralgia: surgical decompression is the preferred treatment; pads to avoid pressure while seated; pudendal nerve stimulation; local injection; chronic abd/pelvic pain: opiod induced constipation can worsen this; should work with gyn & GI for better option. Neurontin (gabapentin) okay. ...Read more
I have chronic back pain (herniated l4-s1) treated by opioids, which are making migraines worse- other options to treat pain in 27 y/o f? Pt failed
Back pain options: Sorry to hear about your pain. Other options in no particular order might include: 1. Disc decompression 2. Acupuncture 3. Core strengthening 4. Epidural steroid injections 5. Medial branch blocks/radiofrequency for associated facet pain 6. Tens unit 7. Non-narcotic meds 8. Surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My symptoms severe pelvic joint ligament pain-right side. Low back pain bloating and increase in gas. Please advise me?
Low back pain: Consider seronegative spondyloarthritis. There are several forms including enteropathic spondylitis or spondylitis associated with inflammatory bowel disease (including crohn's disease & ulcerative colitis) & forms caused by bacterial infections of the bowels including yersinia, salmonella, shigella, & campylobacter. See a rheumatologist to sort this out. ...Read more
How long can stiff neck and upper back chest pain last from Myofacial pain? Normal EMG/Mild Scoliosis. Mild disc bulge c5. Can arthritis cause pain
What can cause severe joints pain? No relief with anti-flammatory, nor pain medicine. ( lower and upper joints)
Beside pain m.D., what specialist should treat hands with severe neuropathic & arthritic pain and deformity?
One option: Dear stallion, please talk with your physician about adding in a trial of acupuncture in to your treatment regimen. Acupuncturists trained through traditional chinese medicine or western trained physicians with additional training in acupuncture (medical acupuncturist) often can help with this type of pain. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Not enough detail to answer accurately, but let's assume the leg pain has already been diagnosed as related to an unstable/arthritic spine. Fusion might help, but i'd want to be absolutely certain there is a definite causal relationship between any spinal findings and the leg pain before submitting to surgery. Osteopathic assessment & treatment is conservative; you might want to explore this first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a MVA make bulging discs in the neck herniate? How to know? Neck&back pain after 10dy intolerable. New low back & rt shoulder pain. Meds no help!
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