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Pain Relief For A Broken Pelvis
A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more
Need to get source: Simply masking pain after fracture may not be appropriate. It is important to determine why there is still pain. Are you still in acute recovery or is this now a chronic process. See a specialist for this such as a foot and ankle trained podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a dislocation causes severe pain and deformity and a twisted ankle causes strong pain than is a twisted ankle a dislocation?
Multiple Meds: A broken arm can result in pain due to musculoskeletal damage along with possible nerve involvement. Typically alleve/motrin work well in addition to ice, casting, elevation, and rest. If pain is severe and resistant to above medications, you can utilize a narcotic (i.e. Percocet). Discuss with your pcp or orthopedist/sports medicine physician on other options for pain control. ...Read more
Herniated disk: Can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness and weakness. There are 2 modalities for treatment: conservative and surgical. Conservative consist of patient education, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and pain-medications. This modality relieves symptoms in 9 out of 10 people with a herniated disk. Rec.: see international pain management specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
None: Can't really think of an OTC med strong enough to quell the pain of a broken limb. Usually narcotic pain relievers would be used. I never recommend NSAIDS like Advil or Aleve when you need healing as they do relieve pain, but they also interfere with the healing process, potentially prolonging the healing phase.You're pretty much left with Tylenol (acetaminophen). If no choice & really need relief, use an NSAID. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you suffer from abdominal pain and need to take a pain reliever, can you take motrin for a severe tailbone injury?
Both can help: These medications are in 2 different classes. Naproxen is an NSAID and hydrocodone is an opioid and probably also has tylenol. If you don't have major kidney disease or stomach ulcers, Naproxen should be the safer of the 2. If inadequate, hydrocodone can be added until no longer needed. Use all meds as directed and carefully note all sources of acetaminophen/tylenol-3000mg/day max! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How effective are neuro-stimulators (i.E. Medtronics) for long term relief of chronic pain? After a back fusion, my wife has had chronic burning foot pain. She recently had a neuro-stimulator embedded for relief of this debilitating foot pain. Does hist
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You may not be able : The best thing to do is to have the problem evaluated. See an orthopedist to determine the cause and the best treatment options. ...Read more
See your doctor: Get evaluated by your doctor, following this he/she will develop a treatment plan. It is important that an underlying issue is not masked by meds. Also, other than for a few days 3-4 days, taking muscle relaxers/pain medication for back pain longer than this is not really advisable, except for a few pathologies (for example cancer, recent surgery, things in that line). ...Read more
Not for ANYTHING: There's no stronger legal pain medicine for ANYTHING than morphine. Some people find the closely related hydromorphone aka Dilaudid to be about as effective. Only diacetylmorphine aka heroin is thought to be stronger than native morphine but of course it's Schedule I. There are times when compassionate use of heroin for really intractable pain would be rational but it won't happen in the USA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis- osteoarthritis in shoulder. Constant pain - dr. Says only lasting relief is via surgery. Any other way to get relief from constant pain?
Try prolotherapy: Find a physician locally who is experienced in prolotherapy. These injections can be done with standard solutions, with PRP, and now even with stem cells and definitely provide pain relief as well as some regeneration of cartilage. It may not avoid surgery if your joint is too far gone, but it will definitely help with your pain, delay surgery, and will not damage the joint like steroids will. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers