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What's the treatment for myofacial pain syndrome?

What's the treatment for myofacial pain syndrome?

One option: It is important to have this medically evaluated to determine the cause so that a treatment plan can be developed. Acupuncture is one option that can be effective. After a complete evaluation, your doctor can let you know if this option is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for myofascial pain?

What's the treatment for myofascial pain?

Rx: Hopefully antiinflammatories for short course can eliminate the myofascial inflammation...If becomes chronic, exercise, pt neck rom exercises, trigger point injections, muscle relaxants, tricyclics antidepressants, gentle massage, ... ...Read more

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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What are the best pain treatment options for patients with complex regional pain syndrome?

Dr. Brian Le Dr. Le
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What are the best pain treatment options for patients with complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS: Crps is a difficult condition to treat. Often, a combination of various therapies is necessary. It might include: - medication (anti-seizure, antidepressants, topical cream, pain killers...) - physical therapy, biofeedback - interventional therapies (sympathetic nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation ...). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome?

What is the best treatment for severe hip bursitis and piriformis syndrome?

Bursitis: Rest, ice, anti inflammatory agents such as Ibuprofen ( there are many other similar one's), physical therapy and in resistant or unresponsive cases, local steroid injections are the choices. ...Read more

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Is myofascial pain syndrome a serious condition that needs medical attention?

Is myofascial pain syndrome a serious condition that needs medical attention?

Needs attention: It can be quite uncomfortable. You can develop horrible migraine headaches and suffer needlessly. Eventually, you can develop problems in the joints themselves. Absolutely address this as a arlymas possible. ...Read more

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Pain management clinics treat pain for what conditions?

Dr. Mary Ness Dr. Ness
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Pain management clinics treat pain for what conditions?

Really all types: Most pain clinics will treat pain due to many different problems...arthritis, pinched nerves, chronic back pain,etc. Generally speaking though, the source of the pain should have been evaluated and treated to the fullest extent before a pain clinic would take over. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for chronic pain syndrome?

What is a good treatment for chronic pain syndrome?

Look for cause: In functional medicine, we hone in on the root cause of your pain and rid the body of it. Check out my website at http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine to learn more. Perhaps it's your mitochondria, your hormone imbalances, a food sensitivity, a parasite causing inflammation, which causes pain, or other. ...Read more

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Any pain management interventional treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Any pain management interventional  treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?

Depends: There are basically two forms of RLS: a subjective version (symptoms, no visible cause), and an objective one (symptoms with solidly visible underlying mechanism). You mention chronic pain and fatigue and you are young: so it is statistically more probable you have the first - the more difficult. If so, nerve blocks won't work - or will only work temporarily. Emphasize looking for cause. ...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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I have severe muscle pain- myofascial muscle pain. Treatment and medication recommendations?

If indeed it is as U: say, & not due 2 exercise, & U feel that it is fibromyalgia, U need 2 B evaled. by a neurologist who specializes in this. Or an MD in physical medicine & rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with my chronic myofascial pain syndrome?

Can lyrica (pregabalin) help with my chronic myofascial pain syndrome?

Possibly: Lyrica (pregabalin) does a good job with diabetic peripheral nerve pain, and may be useful with other pain syndromes. Another drug, cymbalta, has now been approved for a variety of non-nerve pain syndromes, and may be a bit more useful with "myofascial pain". You could try either, but high dosage levels may be important, if you can adjust to side effects. ...Read more

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What is chronic regional pain syndrome?

What is chronic regional pain syndrome?

NIH Definition: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. CRPS 1 is without a confirmed nerve injury and CRPS 2 is when there is a confirmed associated nerve injury. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for chronic pelvic pain syndrome?

This is variable: I would assume that there is no correctable abnormality in your case and you are dealing with chronic pain. Treatments range from coping mechanisms, biofeedback and pelvic therapy to medications, injections and even neuromodulation. I would say the most common treatment would be medication management. You should seek out a specialist to manage your pain. ...Read more

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What is a therapeutic treatment for piriformis muscle syndrome?

What is a therapeutic treatment for piriformis muscle syndrome?

Many things: First of all it is important to get a good physical examination to confirm the diagnosis of piriformis syndrome. A physiatrist is probably best for this. If it is piriformis syndrome, specific stretching exercises are helpful and then sometimes we will inject the piriformis muscle directly with local anesthetic and cortisone. Sometimes it needs to be done more than once. ...Read more

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A lot of mysterious musculoskeletal pains. Suspects to be chronic pain syndrome. Should I see neurologist, psychiatrist, pain management, rheumatolog?

A lot of mysterious musculoskeletal pains.  Suspects to be chronic pain syndrome. Should I see neurologist, psychiatrist, pain management, rheumatolog?

Holistic/Integrative: I advise you see a holistic/integrative MD to determine the underlying causes. I would suspect chronic Lyme disease, which is common in NY but often not properly diagnosed. Even if not Lyme a holistic MD will do a thorough evaluation and refer you to appropriate specialists. See http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme101/lyme_disease/lyme_disease.html and http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for arteritis pain in the neck? Steroids? Pain meds?

What is a good treatment for arteritis pain in the neck?  Steroids?  Pain meds?

Usually Steroids: Your doctor will likely prescribe corticosteroids taken by mouth. Corticosteroids are often started even before a biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Aspirin may also be recommended. Most people begin to feel better within a few days after starting treatment. However, you need to take medications for 1 - 2 years. The dose of corticosteroids is slowly reduced. ...Read more

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Muscle ache, joint pain, headaches, pain== if fibromyalgia what's the best treatment, medication?

Muscle ache, joint pain, headaches, pain== if fibromyalgia what's the best treatment, medication?

Multiple treatments: Fm is a quirky entity to treat. We really don't know what causes it and a lot of doctors "don't believe" in it. Find a good pain medicine or rheumatology doctor who is familiar with it and follow their advise. Exercise, warmth, decreasing stress and various medications such as cymbalta, lyrica, savella (milnacipran) and narcotics can help somewhat although none are "cures". ...Read more

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