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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Fibromyalgia And Chronic Pain Syndrome Please

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What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome please.?

What is the difference between fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome please.?

Very Similar: Both are problems with the central processing of pain. Fms seems to be a problem with the body's inability to ignore normal degrees of pain and discomfort with normal daily activities. Cps develops when the brain rewires itself to having pain sensations even in the absence of pain signals coming into it. Cps develops with constant incoming pain. Fms probably has multiple associate factors involved.

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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is pain that occurs most of the day, on most days. Pain that last for more than 4-6 months is called chronic pain. Persistent pain doesn't go away in an expected time frame for the injury. For example, your doctor says it'll be fine in a couple of weeks; if the pain is still present, more days than not, at 3-4 weeks out, its persistent. And, it should be ...Read more


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Is there a difference between crps and chronic pain syndrome? If so what's the difference?

Is there a difference between crps and chronic pain syndrome? If so what's the difference?

Not the same.: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is one of hundreds of causes of chronic pain. Crps has pain as the main symptom. However, there are many physical symptoms that help make that diagnosis. Chronic pain syndrome is generally used to describe physical and psychological changes due to chronic pain, which may can be pain from any number of causes, either known or unknown causes of pain.

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What is chronic pain syndrome exactly?

What is chronic pain syndrome exactly?

Pain for 6 months: This is a diagnosis often given for patients who experience pain that has lasted for greater than 6 months. The source of the pain is specific for each patient and is usually a separate diagnosis.

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How do people get chronic pain syndrome?

How do people get chronic pain syndrome?

Chronic Pain: Chronic or persistent pain lasts 6 mos. Past the point of normal healing. Most people get into trouble when they continue to use methods appropriate for acute pain to treat chronic pain. Depression, pain, social isolation, poor social support, pain catastrophizing, sleep problems, chronic opiate use, and a strong somatic focus can all combine to make it difficult to cope with chronic pain.

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I see pain mang. 4 chronic pain syndrome. I was told not to stop taking my meds abruptly, but I can no longer pay for them. What can I do? Go 2 e.R.?

Some suggestions: First, phone your doctor and explain problem, and perhaps switch to generic medications. Secondly, consider haggling with your doc and pharmacy to lower fees. Thirdly, contact drug company manufacturer about a discounted or even fully compassionate program. Fourth, contact your insurance carrier (if you have insurance), and get advice to decrease your costs. Good luck.

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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.

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I'm suffering from chronic pain syndrome (rsd). Can the weather make the pain worse?

I'm suffering from chronic pain syndrome (rsd). Can the weather make the pain worse?

Anything. .. really: In the 50s there were a few md pioneers who concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. Rds develops from this myofascial dz. Early therapy is the key with myofascial release therapy with massage, tissue therapy, trigger pt injs w Lidocaine and acupuncture.

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What type of doctor should I see for chronic pain syndrome / nerve pain?

What type of doctor should I see for chronic pain syndrome / nerve pain?

Compassion: You need to have a compassionate primary care physician as people with chronic nerve pain have other problems which cannot always be treated by pain doctors. A good PCP can keep your healthy in many ways to lessen the overall pain. After that, see a Pain Management doctor for meds but also consider yoga, meditation, other modalities of treatment as medications alone are not the answer.

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What makes a physician consider a Chronic Pain Syndrome diagnosis in addition to CRPS?

CRPS is localized: To the general area of an injury or disease process. If pain or other symptoms are more widespread or occur in other specific locations that weren't injured or otherwise affected, the physician, s/he will need to consider other diagnoses. Fibromyalgia, opiate addiction & abstinence syndrome, as well as a systemic disease process such as an autoimmune disorder, are among the possibilities.

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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

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High white blood count, low level of vitamin D, high level of inflammation in blood test, pain in all joint, chronic pain syndrome?

High white blood count, low level of vitamin D, high level of inflammation in blood test, pain in all joint, chronic pain syndrome?

Need more: Data. Have you been tested for rheumatoid factor, ANA? What type of white blood cells are elevated, and how long have you had your symptoms? You should consult a rheumatologist, which is a Dr that specializes in these types of ailments.

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Is it reasonable for a doctor to recommend somebody with severe chronic pain syndrome to move to a warmer climate?

Yes: The reason why elderly people tend to be “snowbirds”, is that they feel better in warm weather. In my observations, it is the combination of cold and fluctuating air pressure but causes increased pain. Warm climates, such as the desert, have less changes in both temperature and air pressure. We are all familiar with people that can predict a storm coming by increased joint pain.

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I have chronic pain syndrome and on the medication suboxone. They refuse to give me sleeping medication. I have tried everything! &cant sleep. Now what?

I have chronic pain syndrome and on the medication suboxone. They refuse to give me sleeping medication. I have tried everything! &cant sleep. Now what?

Anxiety/ depression?: Often people with chronic pain have issues with anxiety and/or depression due to their health status. They report waking up in the night and not being able to go back to sleep. They also report that their mind is working overtime at night thinking about stuff they have no control over at the time. If this is the case, you may try a medication like zoloft (sertraline) and you may find you are sleeping better.

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Is chronic pain syndrome caused by anxiety? Keep having 1 type of pain after another which takes a long time to go away - ankle, lower back, neck, etc

Is chronic pain syndrome caused by anxiety? Keep having 1 type of pain after another which takes a long time to go away - ankle, lower back, neck, etc

Possible: Anxiety can definantly cause pain. It is not the only cause and other possibilities should be ruled out before it is blamed for your symptoms. Often doctors are reluctant to confront this head on. You should ask your doctor this directly. This will make it easier to open a frank discussion about the anxiety problems.

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Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Chronic pain syndrome. How to treat oversensitive nerves that cause pain in musculoskeletal system? Use psychiatric drugs?

Intelligent: Your question is exceptionallly intelligent. You know that chronic pain involves oversensitized nerves. It also tends to involve emotional factors, which then further worsen the pain and its impairments. Those factors can be treated with "psychiatric drugs, " -- certain ones -- but it takes an informed clinician to handle the pain, the drug iteractions, etc. This can actually reduce the pain.

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Ankle pain when I walk. Starts with no injury and lasts for 3 months. Can it be caused by anxiety or emotional problem? Doc said chronic pain syndrome

Ankle pain when I walk. Starts with no injury and lasts for 3 months. Can it be caused by anxiety or emotional problem? Doc said chronic pain syndrome

Probably not: Any pain can be caused emotionally, but it would be very unusual for the kind of pain that you describe to be caused emotionally. If it has become a chronic pain syndrome, then it may have an emotional reaction, and possibly an amotional partial contribution to the continuation of the pain. But this would not be a "cause."

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Chronic pain syndrome. What is it? Info on it? Rheumo refer to pain doctor. Have ms. Bad joint pain stiffness. Same as another chronic pain on site

Chronic pain syndrome. What is it? Info on it? Rheumo refer to pain doctor. Have ms. Bad joint pain stiffness. Same as another chronic pain on site

CPS: Cps is a poorly defined condition. Most authors consider ongoing pain lasting longer than 6 months as diagnostic, and others have used 3 months as the minimum criterion. Chronic pain syndrome (cps) is a common problem that presents a major challenge to health-care providers because of its complex natural history and poor response to therapy. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/310834-overview.

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What are other chronic pain syndromes/conditions besides fibromyalgia?

Many: There are many causes of chronic pain. Just to mention a few, polymyalgia rhematica, rhematoid and related connective tissue diseases are the most common, multiple myeloma, multiple sclerosis, on and on.

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition where pain lasts longer than expected (such as more than 3 months), or ...Read more