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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other ...Read more


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How effective is lidocaine (Anecream) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is lidocaine (Anecream) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Minimal usually: CRPS represents a response by the autonomic nervous system which is literally exaggerated Have no problem with use of lidocaine creme locally at source of discomfort, but have found other approaches such as sympathetic blocks work far better. ...Read more

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Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain ?

Is MS Contin (morphine) a good med for chronic nerve pain ?

Sometimes: MSContin is far better for most types of chronic pain than any of its shorter-acting relatives.Nerve modulators like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can also be helpful.All work on the theory that pain is primarily in the brain.In my practice, pain almost always has an actual mechanical or inflamm. cause which is treatable w/ osteopathic manip., neuroprolo, Vit D/glucose creams, etc.This is 'cure' v 'control'. ...Read more

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How effective is gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Gabapentin: is one of the most commonly used drugs for this and is effective. The dose can be titrated by your doctor to a dose that is effective for you, ...Read more

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How effective is a nerve block for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is a nerve block for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

CRPS: If the nerve block (sympathetic block) is done early then it mahy be quite helpful. The longer the symptoms the less likely the block will help. ...Read more

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Why isn't fibromyalgia classified as an autoimmune disorder but mimics one?

Why isn't fibromyalgia classified as an autoimmune disorder but mimics one?

Test results: To classify a condition as being immunologically- mediated, lab evidence is usually required. Even if fibromyalgia were from an autoimmune disorder, we cannot classify it as such until such evidence emerges. ...Read more

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Are butrans effective for chronic nerve pain ?

Are butrans effective for chronic nerve pain ?

Butrans: Butrans is a 7 day patch for moderate-severe pain for continuous blood level however one should expect pain control by 1/3 or 30% and not 100% it is also not a replacement for people taking high doses of controlled pain meds ...Read more

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How effective is phenoxybenzamine (Dibenzyline) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is phenoxybenzamine (Dibenzyline) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Worth a try: CRPS is often very difficult to control, and you may have to try several different approaches. In many of my patients, high dose opioids have been the ultimate choice. Try the Dibenzyline (phenoxybenzamine) and work closely with your doctor, and maybe that will be your solution. ...Read more

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Is subutex a strong enough pain killer for fibromyalgia, scoliosis and osteoarthritis?

Is subutex a strong enough pain killer for fibromyalgia, scoliosis and osteoarthritis?

Forget this med: This combination med is used to treat opiate dependency. I have never heard of it used to treat fibromyalgia or oa. ...Read more

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Is there a more powerful version of amitriptyline for curing chronic pain?

Is there a more powerful version of amitriptyline for curing chronic pain?

No: Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, similar to drugs such as Cymbalta (duloxetine) and savella (milnacipran) which are known as snris (serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors). None cure pain; they increase nerve chemicals that decrease pain. You may respond better to one vs. Another but none are "more powerful" than any other. The snris are touted to have less side effects. ...Read more

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How effective is biofeedback for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is biofeedback for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Can be useful add'l: There are several forms of biofeedback: peripheral (focuses on Autonomic Nervous System and Muscle activity-EMG), and neurofeedback (focuses on Central Nervous System-EEG). I have found it is a useful modality for chronic pain such as CRPS, but used in combination with other treatments: medication, physical therapy, and psychotherapy,. Look for a biofeedback provider who is certified by BCIA. ...Read more

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What is the most potent pain killer ever synthesized?

What is the most potent pain killer ever synthesized?

The human brain: In traumatic situations (after a car accident) people report that they did not feel pain, until help arrived. The unconscious brain goes into action and numbs the pain, possibly to insure survival as much as possible. Hypnosis activates this unconscious mechanism in helping people manage chronic pain. It can be used for migraines, back pain and dental work. ...Read more

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What is the strongest pain killer there is?

General Anesthesia: Oral pain killers all are relatively the same in terms of effectiveness if taken in equipotent doses. There are some issues that complicate their effectiveness as some meds are metabolized differently and some individuals are more or less responsive to the medication. Also, the use of other medications may have the same effect. Some meds are more effective for neuropathic pain-the pain from nerves ...Read more

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What is the strongest painkiller (analgesic)?

What is the strongest painkiller (analgesic)?

Fentanyl: is the most potent of the readily available opioids. Available in a oral preparation and a transdermal patch. ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) as strong as tramadol for pain relief ?

It's not so much: a matter of strength. They work differently and are used for different types of pain. Tramadol is usually prescribed for acute or temporary pain and can be taken as needed. Sometimes this is not the case, but that's generally the idea. Cymbalta is prescribed when pain is long term or chronic, and needs to be taken daily. If it's not taken as prescribed it will be much less effective. ...Read more

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What is the strongest pain killer available?

What is the strongest pain killer available?

Depends: Depends on source/cause of pain.Strongest narcotic regularly used is probably Fentanyl which does not come as a pill, but as a patch.Oxycodone & combinations of it like Percodan/Percocet come as a pill-but even these aren't as good as simple ibuprofen for some types of pain that are inflammatory.Also, some people just respond better to one med than another.Talk w/your dr. if you need pain relief. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is stronger, hydrocodone or propoxyphene?

Expert opinions? Which is stronger, hydrocodone or propoxyphene?

"Apples to apples": Hydrocodone, probably, if one considers a standard pill. You have to keep in mind that potency ( "strength") of the drug, the ability to provide desired effect, is reflected in the amount ( mg or mcg) used. There is also considerable variabilty among patients - what is " strong" for one, may not work for the other. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Muhammad Arif
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Causalgia (Definition)

Causalgia = burning pain related to damage ...Read more