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What are the techniques for managing allodynia?

What are the techniques for managing allodynia?

Pain sensitivity: Pain that occurs from a stimulus that ordinarily does not provoke pain is called allodynia. This can occur from nerve stimulation from injury. If the source of the nerve pathway problem is found, then nerve blocks done soon after the onset of the disorder might have a better chance in reducing the pain. Some newer medications that are not narcotics have been found by neurologists to help. ...Read more

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What are some common pathogenic causes of allodynia?

What are some common pathogenic causes of allodynia?

Hopefully the link : Below would help. Excessive bruising or traumatic injury to a body part may contribute to allodynia. http://chronicfatigue.about.com/od/glossary/g/allodynia.htm. ...Read more

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Can you have allodynia as well as hyperalgesia?

Can  you have allodynia as well as hyperalgesia?

ALLODYNIA/HYPERALGES: Theorotically it is possible for both to co exist but these are two distinct conditions with different etiologies and it is not so common to see them in same person. Allodynia is feature of painful conditions like neuropathies, complex regional pain syndromes, post herpetic neuralgia, fibromyalgia and migraine and hyperalgesia is pain limited to viscera with different etiology. ...Read more

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Which tests would u recommend to ddx? Hist: 2 yr cond.(9/10 daily pain,Para + Hyperaesthesia,Allodynia&episodes of 10/10 pain+intermittent back spasms

Which tests would u recommend to ddx? Hist: 2 yr cond.(9/10 daily pain,Para + Hyperaesthesia,Allodynia&episodes of 10/10 pain+intermittent back spasms

Deficiencies: Deficiencies of magnesium,calcium and potassium come to mind. B12 deficiencies cause neuropathy but not muscular spasms. I assume a complete history and physical examination have been done. Less common entities would be toxic substances, porphyria. Consider consulting a neurologist. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have nerve pain in my hand and wrist, what is allodynia?

What should I do if I have nerve pain in my hand and wrist, what is allodynia?

See PMS: See pain management specialist for further investigation. The more chronic is neuropathic pain the more refractory it is. When a stimulus that normally is not painful (such as light touch) causes pain, the condition is called allodynia. ...Read more

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Can you get opiate induced allodynia, numbness, changing of neuropathic pain from one recreational dose of opium? Took 2 weeks ago, will it pass?

Not aware of such: There is such a thing as opiate induced HYPERalgesia which is paradoxical increase in pain sensations or sensitivity, however, I'm only aware of this through LONG TERM use of opiates. I'm unaware of a 1 time recreational dose causing the phenomenon. I'd first check to see if other mechanisms aren't at work since you have known pathology for the problem. Appointment? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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DDx pain Symptoms:stiffness-spine back&neck,hyperaesthesia,Allodynia,Paraesthesia,9/10 pain Findings:Undissipated Central canal,few overactive reflexs

DDx pain
Symptoms:stiffness-spine back&neck,hyperaesthesia,Allodynia,Paraesthesia,9/10 pain
Findings:Undissipated Central canal,few overactive reflexs

Several possibilitie: Your history is not entirely clear. I am assuming that the stiffness is only in the neck? Or the entire spine? Is there a history of fever? If so meningitis should be in the differential. Also, where are the hyperesthesia, allodynia and parresthesia complaints present? I am assuming in the limbs limbs possibly. If so, central nervous conditions should be entertaihed such as MS or T myelitis. ...Read more

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DDX pain stiffness(spine, back&neck),Para+Hyperaesthesia,Allodynia,9/10pain,episodes of 10/10 pain+intermittent back spasm find:diolated central canal

More information: I would need more information of radiological results but your symptoms are quite intense and I would hope you have an orthopedic spine specialist on board with your case. Your question is bit unclear too. ...Read more

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Six weeks post TLIF and developed moderate allodynia on top of foot. Is this CNS or PNS nerve damage? Is regeneration possible? If so, how long?

Six weeks post TLIF and developed moderate allodynia on top of foot. Is this CNS or PNS nerve damage? Is regeneration possible? If so, how long?

Can improve: Painful sensory changes in the lower extremity following back surgery are likely manifestation of stretching of the nerve root. This is a condition known as neuropraxia. This can improve, and may take up towards 12 to 18 months. Beyond that, improvement is not likely. Medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) may help minimize painful sensations. Certainly you should discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more

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What are the best latching techniques?

What are the best latching techniques?

Latching: A good latch is very important for successful nursing. Don't be afraid to take the baby off the breast and start over if he/she is not latched on well. Read this short article for specific tips: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/pages/ensuring-proper-latch-on.Aspx. ...Read more

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What are relaxtion techniques?

What are relaxtion techniques?

There are many: Light exercise (walking), taking a short break from work or studying, stretching, slow deep breathing, "progressive relaxation" (tensing and relaxing body parts in a sequence), "autogenic training", yoga, meditation, guided imagery, etc. It doesn't have to be esoteric or complicated. Many people relax by reading a novel, lying under a tree in the park, or socializing with friends. ...Read more

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What are some abortion techniques?

What are some abortion techniques?

Meds, surgery: Medications are often used to induce abortions. Surgical techniques are often utilized that can be done safely in the office or in the hospital. The mode of abortion is usually determined by the progress of the pregnancy. (gestational age) best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Torque release technique uses and benefits?

A chiropractic metho: 4 movement of the spinal segments.. If spinal segments are able to be to be able to be cranked by a technique, they have loose ligaments that need to be stabilized to get rid of the back pain. Prolotherapy is the treatment of choice. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about prolotherapy and a doctor to help you for real relief. ...Read more