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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A jolly good Fellow: Doctors continue training after medical school for 3-6 years depending on their final choice for a career. After that they take on a position as a fellow in training and after 2 or 3 years take an exam on the field they have studied. If they pass, and most do, they become "fellows" - letting everyone know that they have successfully completed a tough training program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: There are many causes of headaches, including muscle tension (particularly in the neck and shoulders) and eye strain. Perhaps the most common cause of headaches is dehydration; try drinking plenty of water during the day to see if this helps. There are other more serious causes of chronic headaches; best to check in with your doc if this persists. Take magnesium supplement at night 400mg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Back pain have multiple causes, such as urinary track infection, peptic ulcer diseases, cancer, arthritis of spine, disc herniation, inflammation of muscles, and refereed pain from other parts. Suggest refer to your physician for proper treatment. Any pain killer has a temporary effect. Do not take a lot tylenol, (acetaminophen) for pain because is silent killer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could you tell me what is the protocol for a psychiatrist when dealing with a schizoaffective parent?
No set protocol: Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental illness where both psychosis (breaks from reality, delusions, hallucinations) and mood symptoms are prominent. Treatment is antipsychotic medications for psychotic symptoms and mood stabilizers or antidepressants for mood symptoms. Sometimes only one agent is needed. The choice of one agent over another is based on which symptoms are more prominent. ...Read more
When to see a doc?: Severe back pain that is associated with: weakness in the leg, problems controlling your bowels or bladder, numbness when wiping yourself with toilet paper should be seen immediately by a doctor: http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/living-with-low-back-pain-11/when-to-call-doctor ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
An M.D. or D.O.: In the United States, a physician is a person with an M.D. Or a D.O. Degree from a medical school. A small number of physicians received their degrees in other countries that use abbreviations different from M.D. Or D.O., but they have equivalent degrees and so are also called physicians in america. There are other "healthcare practitioners" that are called doctors but are not physicians. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapy vs meds: Speaking very generally, most psychologists hold either a PhD or a PsyD degree (I hold both) and practice psychotherapy. Psychiatrists hold either an MD or a DO degree, and they prescribe psychotropic medications, and generally do not do all that much therapy these days, but years ago psychiatrists would do both. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Admitted: You may or may not be required to lie in a bed. Hospital staff will take your vital signs or administer medications or other treatments. You might have blood drawn, radiographic studies or other diagnostic testing. A doctor will assess you. Unless you are directed to have nothing by mouth, you will be provided liquids &.Or food. ...Read more
Is the graston technique good for someone that has neck pain? What is the physical treatment for neck pain? Please help this is driving me crazy
Graston technique: Is great for muscle and myofascial pain. If you have pain simply from that, someone with graston experience can help a great deal. However, if it is from nerve irritation, arthritis or disc issues, then it will not help. The treatment for neck pain really depends on the pathology causing the pain. ...Read more
Depends on: Issue. For most general, chronic knee pain, quad and hamstring strengthening can be very beneficial. If it is oa, or mild injury, nsaids can be used to help with the pain. Past that, head vs cold, which ever feels better to you, range of motion, bracing, etc, can all help. If injured or unknown cause, consider seeing a physician for physical exam. ...Read more
What is the diagnostic difference between a headache and a migraine? How do you know a headache is a migraine? What is the key clue to a migraine?
What type of doctor is better to see for treatment of small fiber neuropathy in the legs- a neurologist or a pain management doctor? pain is bad
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