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What is a multidisciplinary pain management team?

What is a multidisciplinary pain management team?

Pain Team: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. This may also include acupuncture, massage, pain psychology and rehab. ...Read more

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What makes up this "team" of providers for interventional pain management ?

What makes up this "team" of providers for interventional pain management ?

Pain team: The best pain groups will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more options. This may also include acupuncture, massage, pain psychology and rehab. ...Read more

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What is the best pain management drug for surgical wound pain?

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What is the best pain management drug for surgical wound pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the surgical wound pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication. ...Read more

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What is a cardiac rehabilitation specialist?

What is a cardiac rehabilitation specialist?

Medical Specialist: A cardiac rehabilitation specialist is a licensed medical professional who work with patients who have been diagnosed with heart disease. They help patients understand their disease and mange it in order to have a better and healthier lifestyle. The cardiac rehabilitation specialist will give their patients diverse instructions and will monitor them throughout their rehabilitation period. ...Read more

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How is palliative care and pain management different from euthanasia?

How is palliative care and pain management different from euthanasia?

The Goal: The purpose of palliative care and pain management is to support a person with a life-threatening disease and allow them to make the most of whatever time they have left. The purpose of euthanasia is to assist them in ending their life so they don't need to experience (or fear) the pain and disability that can happen at the end of natural life. ...Read more

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Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?

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Pain management doctors- what type of interventional treatment do offer to patients with sympathetically maintained pain?

Interventions: Typically, injections such as lumbar sympathetic or stellate ganglion blocks can be used in conjunction with physical therapy and non opioid nerve pain medication. Also, spinal cord stimulation has been used effectively to reduce symptoms if other interventions fail. ...Read more

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What is pain management?

What is pain management?

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What is the best pain management for diabetic neuropathy?

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Diabetic neuropathy: There are several treatments for diabetic neuropathy. The treatments can be myofascial release, medications, injections like lumbar sympathetic block, and advanced treatment like neuromodulation. Please see a pain management doctor for comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How does an anesthesiologist with a fellowship in pain management differ from a physiatrist?

How does an anesthesiologist with a fellowship in pain management  differ from a physiatrist?

One is rehab: the anesthesiologist has 3 years of training on epidurals, spinals nerve blocks etc and maybe a 1-2 year fellowship for pain mgmt., The physiatrist starts as a rehab doctor and adds epidurals to their training some blocks as well. Its likely better to see a board certified anesth for pain mgmt. but a well trained physiatrist can handle most situations as well ...Read more

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What is the best conservative management for bronchiectasis?

What is the best conservative management for bronchiectasis?

Bronchiectasis: Treatment may consist of antibiotics, inhalers or nebuliser, cough meds, expectorants, chest physiotherapy, oxygen. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a neurologist, a pediatric orthopedic doctor, and a sports medicine specialist?

What is the difference between a neurologist, a pediatric orthopedic doctor, and a sports medicine specialist?

Brain, bones, muscles: Neurologists deal with diseases of the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves), including disorders of movements. Orthopedists are surgeons who deal with problems of bones and joints. Sports Medicine deals with muscles and soft tissues (and bone fractures) that might be injured while playing a sport. ...Read more

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Intensive case management-- what is it?

ICU: It is medical care of patients with acute life or organ threatening conditions. ...Read more

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What is the best pain management for muscular pain?

What is the best pain management for muscular pain?

Muscle pain: Try some initial ice followed by heat; hydrate well; have a gentle massage with a massage therapist and have physical therapy. ...Read more

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Who is a part of a palliative care team?

Who is a part of a palliative care team?

Medical Team: Many times the medical staff involved physicians, nurses, medical assistants, nursing assistants, physical and occupational therapists, your family and even the clergy at the hospital are involved. ...Read more

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What is the best pain management after opioid/opiate/narcotic addiction.?

Impossible to say: depends on the kind of pain, on your specific history, and what has, or hasn't worked (or been tried) in the past. I strongly recommend that anyone with addiction history get pain management from a pain clinic which has a multidisciplinary staff (including anesthesiologists, internists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and addiction specialists), usually at a referral center. ...Read more

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What is a pain psychiatrist?

What is a pain psychiatrist?

Unclear question: Psychiatrists are not trained as pain specialists. However, pain has both a physical and psychological component. A psychologist or psychiatrist may work at part of a pain management team to address coping skills, relaxation techniques, and treat depression associated with pain. ...Read more

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I have a C5 herniation. What is the recommended treatment for pain management? Surgery? Chiropractor? Physical therapy?

I have a C5 herniation.  What is the recommended treatment for pain management? Surgery? Chiropractor? Physical therapy?

Depends: Surgery maybe recommended if you are having weakness. If no true weakness conservative treatment with osteopathic manipulation, chiropractic manipulation, and/or physical therapy may all help. Often a short course of steroids may be appropriate. Other medications that may help include anti-inflammatories and medications such as neurontin, Lyrica (pregabalin) and flexeril. ...Read more

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What is a good pain medicine for lupus patients?

What is a good pain medicine for lupus patients?

Depends: It depends on what medications you are on for your lupus. Acetaminophen is good for any, but non-steroidal inflammatory drugs have to be used with caution and G.I. protection with a proton pump inhibitor if on steroids. Opiods safer on major medications for lupus such as biologics and chemotheirapy drugs. ...Read more

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Pain Management (Definition)

Pain management is the control of pain through medication, ...Read more