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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Chronic Back Pain (Definition)

Chronic back pain is pain that lasts for more than 3 months. Chronic back pain has usually not responded to conservative measures. Other treatment options include ...Read more


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Should I go to the emergecy room for severe chronic back pain?

Should I go to the emergecy room for severe chronic back pain?

Depends: When someone talks about chronic pain, the assumption is that the pain is stable. If the pain is stable then there should no need for "emergency" intervention. However, if the pain character, location, etc has changed or if there are new neurologic issues (weakness, numbness) then it might be appropriate to seek urgent attention.

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Chiro tx for severe chronic back pain, with success,On weekly schedule last 2 months and the next 3. How long before I go to every 2-4wks to maintain?

Chiro tx for severe chronic back pain, with success,On weekly schedule last 2 months and the next 3. How long before I go to every 2-4wks to maintain?

That is something U: need to ask the Chiropractor. Seeing your Spine surgeon would be good as he can consider surgical options, if nothing else is working. I am sure doing P Therapy would be beneficial, if you are not doing it. Hot packs can be helpful, as well Exercises to get the muscles as strong as possible, as weakened muscles make themselves known, " by hurting or increasing the intensity of the pain".

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I have several herniated discs spinal stenios also faucet disease I have had 12 spinal injections and severe chronic back pain for years is meds onl?

I have several herniated discs  spinal stenios also faucet disease I have had 12 spinal injections and severe chronic back pain  for years is meds onl?

Referral: Maybe a good time to get a referral to a local spine surgeon to go over information. If you have exhausted all conservative treatments.

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How does dihydrocodeine compare to oxycodone in the relief of moderately severe chronic back pain?

Opioids aren't great: oxycodone is a much more potent analgesic than dihydrocodeine. The problem is that opioids are often not good for chronic pain. They often don't provide lasting results. And lots of patients get dependant on them. If you have PTSD and chronic pain and have had back surgery, it's important to get multidisciplinary treatment that helps you maintain your function. You need mind-body care

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Will an online MD prescribe Suboxone for severe chronic back pain and electronically send it to the store so I can go pick it up tonight I'm hurting?

Will an online MD prescribe Suboxone for severe chronic back pain and electronically send it to the store so I can go pick it up tonight I'm hurting?

No, very unlikely: I answered your previous question, and this one gets the same response. No physician should prescribe any controlled substance, particularly for pain. You need an examination to determine cause of pain, and treatment directed at that. Suboxone is not generally anybody's first choice for pain, and would be off-label for that. There are many better ways to treat pain than opioids. See doctor/NP/PA

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Can sle cause severe chronic back pain? Also, can it cause degenerating discs in your lower back?

Can sle cause severe chronic back pain? Also, can it cause degenerating discs in your lower back?

SLE can cause many..: Lupus is a famous master of masquerade--it can mimic many disease states. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body somehow produces "autoantibodies" which attack its own tissues--virtually all organs/tissues can be involved--can involve bones/joints and thus back/joint pain.You likely have other symptoms as well. Consult your doc. Good luck.

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What is the best pain med to help with severe chronic back pain when all other options have failed? Have tried trig point inject, phys therapy

Try osteopathic tx: Why not try osteopathic medical treatment by a trained do, or osteopathic doctor, who can do a complete musculoskeletal diagnosis of your condition, and also take into consideration past and recent traumas, medical conditions, etc.? This could be affecting the fatigue from your chronic pain. Go to the aoa.Org website, and look up a doctor in your town, and get a second opinion and treatment.

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Chronic back pain, should I go to the emergency room or what?

Chronic back pain, should I go to the emergency room or what?

No: 'chronic' means it has been going on for 60-90 days. This is, by definition, not an emergency. If the pain hasn't gone away and conventional approaches haven't found the cause, you might want to consult an osteopathic doctor, especially one who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and manipulative treatment. They can frequently find the cause and treat it when others can't.

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Hi,i suffer with chronic back pain and i get severe spouts of lower back spasms, i was told its of probable musculoskeletal origin, what does it mean?

Hi,i suffer with chronic back pain and i get severe spouts of lower back spasms, i was told its of probable musculoskeletal origin, what does it mean?

Back Spasms: Musculo (Muscle) Skeletal (Bone). Muscles attaché to bone via tendons and ligaments. If your back muscles are cramping up(spasming) then you will have back pain and sore bones.

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I recently lost my health care provider who prescribed talwin for chronic back pain for many years. I am now finding it impossible to find any doctor who will treat me. My back pain is so bad i've been to the emergency room twice this month. Over the yea

I recently lost my health care provider  who prescribed talwin for chronic back pain for many years. I am now finding it impossible to find any doctor who will treat me. My back pain is so bad i've been to the emergency room twice this month. Over the yea

Talwin (pentazocine): Talwin is a combination of pentazocine hydrochloride and Naloxone hydrochloride. It is used for moderate to severe pain. There are several similar medications used for pain. Please seek help from a pain management doctor, physiatrist, neurologist, spine surgeon ...

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Severe depression.What can I do?I just want to feel good again.(inside that is). I suffer chronic back pain from inneffective surgeries and have t-cell lymphoma.I have tried antidepressants(zoloft, paxil, Lexapro and pristiq).None of these have helped.Can

A : A combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and anti depressants is an effective treatment strategy. There are other anti depressants with a different mechanism of action that could be tried- eg: tricyclic anti depressants (nortriptyline), mirtazapine, MAO inhibitors.The treatment could also be augmented with medications in the class of Abilify (aripiprazole) , seroquel etc. If nothing else works , electroconvulsive therapy is a safe and effective treatment option.Please talk to your psychiatrist and hope you get well soon.

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Help! I've been having chronic back pain for going on 3 years and nothing has worked?

Pain Clinic: There is help for it, you're just a red-flag patient due to your age. If all the studies are negative, treating your pain would be the next thing to do and that is a step-wise process that involves a trusting doctor-patient relationship. Doctors who specialize in pain management would be better equipped for this.

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I am having chronic back pain?

I am having chronic back pain?

Hey dude how am I-: -supposed 2 kno. It's Ur back, right back at U. R U having chronic back pain?

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How do I handle chronic back pain?

How do I handle chronic back pain?

When to see a doc?: Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor

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What could cayse chronic back pain?

Many reasons: Chronic back pain is by far the most common cause of chronic pain in adults. Causes can be various. Most are related to disease of the vertebrae, discs, and occasionally nerves and the spinal cord. Most of them result from a wear and tear process, known as degenerative spine disease, whereas others may be a result of a previously sustained injury. There are also mixed ones.

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What can u do for chronic back pain?

What can u do for chronic back pain?

Treatments: Chronic back pain is usually musculoskeletal and so aggressive therapy is wise - such as physical therapy and/or daily stretching and anti-inflammatory medication. Heat could be used as well to help with muscles. If your pain involves the vertebrae and spinal nerves you may wish to visit a pain management specialist to see if other medications or injections may be helpful.

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What to do to cure chronic back pain?

Core strengthening: You can improve chronic lbp, but curing it is harder. You will have the best outcome with home exercises program. Get a stability ball with dvd/poster. Do exercises on this 20-30 minutes a day. Most folks will notice improvement after 6 months of consistent exercising of the core (abs, later flank muscles and upper and lower back muscles). See exerciseball.Com for animations. Other good dvds, .

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