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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. ...Read more

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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". ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more