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They sent me to a rehab center for pt for pelvic fracture. Why can't I go home?

They sent me to a rehab center for pt for pelvic fracture. Why can't I go home?

Can you walk?: There is usually no attempt to pin or surgically manage pelvic fractures. If you are able to walk, manage at home, do your shopping and self care without too much pain, then probably you do not require in patient rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Nothing helps my back pain 7 years after a spinal tap what can I do? I was going to pay 250$ to go to a clinic but then what...Refer me to a surgen?

Nothing helps my back pain 7 years after a spinal tap what can I do? I was going to pay 250$ to go to a clinic but then what...Refer me to a surgen?

Back pain: First question is why did u have the tap and are those symptoms resolved. It's uncommon to have isolated low back pain for 7 years after a spinal tap so other causes must be looked for. You should probably see a pain specialist or physiatrist that specializes in spine as i doubt that there is a surgical issue if this pain truly resulted from the tap. What other work up have u had. ...Read more

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Where can I go to find a rehab facility for my mother?

Where can I go to find a rehab facility for my mother?

Rehab facility: Try kessler institute for rehabilittion in west orange new jersey. They also have other facilities in new jersey. They are amongst the most renowned institutions for rehab in the world and treat all conditions that cause disability or loss of function in people of all ages. ...Read more

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I went to the ER and the pathetic excuse for a doctor refused to do anything but an xray when I went in for wrist pains. should they've done a CT?

I went to the ER and the pathetic excuse for a doctor refused to do anything but an xray when I went in for wrist pains. should they've done a CT?

Not at ER: The ER is a place to assess emergencies that require immediate treatment. An X-Ray is perfectly adequate to rule out a fracture that would need emergent treatment. A CT or MRI can better assess soft tissue damage, but that's not considered an emergency. It would be more appropriate to see an orthopedic, hand specialist or sports medicine doc in outpatient setting to get further tests & evaluation. ...Read more

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I was positive for clymidahia and I think its coming back don't have insurance so I don't want to go back to the hospital for a bill what can I take O?

I was positive for clymidahia and I think its coming back don't have insurance so I don't want to go back to the hospital for a bill what can I take O?

You cannot take: anything over the counter that would treat Chlamydia. You may need another examination of your female parts to see if it is still Chlamydia, as the initial treatment from the hospital visit should have taken care of it. See a healthcare provider and consider what your health is worth to your life/living as opposed to not seeking help. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What will happen if I go to a pain management clinic for fibromyalgia?

What will happen if I go to a  pain management clinic for fibromyalgia?

Depends: It depends on the doctor and how he or she sees this condition. Some will focus solely on various procedures like trigger point injections and medications and others may focus on more holistic treatments. It is the really great doctor who treats the whole person and addresses all aspects of the disorder. Drs who treat this order need to take the time to listen to the patient. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get help after my orthopedic doc has moved me on to a pain clinic?

Where do I go to get help after my orthopedic doc has moved me on to a pain clinic?

2nd Opinion: You may begin by getting a second opinion from another board certified spinal surgeon. Make sure diagnosis is correctly established and that all available treatment has been exhausted. It must also be established if prescription abuse is not a part of the symptoms. This may require psychological evaluation. A multispecialty pain management program may provide all of the above. ...Read more

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I was going to a pain mangement in Monroe mi I when to a pain management in Toledo Ohio and they can do nothing for it hurt to walk sit sleep I cry?

I was going to a pain  mangement in Monroe mi I when to a pain management in Toledo Ohio and they can do nothing  for it hurt to walk sit sleep I cry?

Pain Mgmt Opinion: Hello. Can't give clear answer as we need more information from both of these pain management clinics such as your stated diagnoses in addition to all forms of treatment completed. Any PT, Chiro, Acupuncture, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy like Biofeedback? What meds were tried? What types of Injection Therapy occurred including what meds were injected, etc.? ...Read more

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Im going to school to become a medical assistant and I need to find a clinic where I can do my externship hours that's all I need to graduate... Help ?

Im going to school to become a medical assistant and I need to find a clinic where I can do my externship hours that's all I need to graduate... Help ?

Call Around: Googke a list of primary care offices in your area and start making calls or showing up at them. Ask for the office manager and ask if they would be willing to help you out. ...Read more

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What to do for lumbar strain I have a very painful lumbar strain going on two weeks now. My dr refuses to refill my pain killers and i need them. What do I do? Do pain management drs take insurance? I need to ease my pain but drs are very hesitant to give

What to do for lumbar strain I have a very painful lumbar strain going on two weeks now. My dr refuses to refill my pain killers and i need them. What do I do? Do pain management drs take insurance? I need to ease my pain but drs are very hesitant to give

Typically, : Typically, an acute lumbar strain will improve with time and appropriate stretching and physical therapy. Often ice and/or heat will be of benefit, as well. Your post doesn't detail how you were injured or any of the symptoms you are experiencing specific to your problem. I would start by seeing your primary care doctor, reviewing your situation and coming up in a collaborative way a treatment strategy for you to follow. The first step will be to confirm whether or not the actual diagnosis is a lumbar strain versus other pathology such as a compression fracture, disc herniation and so forth. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im going to school to become a medical assisant and I need to find a clinic where I can do my externship hours thats all I need to graduate... Help ?

Call Around: Call around the doctor's office's in your area and let them know you are interested in externship hours. Many will be more than willing to have you on board. ...Read more

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Never been to a PT before but my dr referred me to PT for knee pain. What do I expect at first PT appt ?

Call and ask...: Regardless where ever you go, you can expect generally similar requirements and procedures. Bring all your paper work along with insurance, prescription and co- payment. Dress casually, usually shorts will do. You will be asked about your general health and knee specifics. Strength, motion, swelling, gait and pain will be assessed along with the the starting of closely monitored knee exercises. ...Read more

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Can an ER refuse narcotic treatment for pain? I have chronic stomach issues. Have even gone to a pain clinic and they have done everything they can for me. When I have a bad flare up and my meds don't work, i need to go to the hospital, even though someti

Can an ER refuse narcotic treatment for pain? I have chronic stomach issues. Have even gone to a pain clinic and they have done everything they can for me. When I have a bad flare up and my meds don't work, i need to go to the hospital, even though someti

Yup.: An er doc can and should decline to prescribe any medication that s/he feels might not be appropriate. Chronic pain, by definition, is not new or emergent and ideally should not be treated in the emergency room, where the docs don't have an ongoing relationship with the patients. You need to work with your doctor, who knows you, to have a plan for your "flare ups" to keep you out of the er! ...Read more

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My employer will give me insurance so can I just pick physio in my area and turn up?Should I get a referral from a primary care doc to ensure quality?

My employer will give me insurance so can I just pick physio in my area and turn up?Should I get a referral from a primary care doc to ensure quality?

Yes: It is usually to advantage your referral from someone who knows the facility to which you are going. Picking name out of a insurance book based on location alone is not the best way to find a specialist or physical therapy etc. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more