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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Chronic Pain (Definition)

classic definition is pain older than 6 months. More recent definitions: Pain beyond the normal healing period, pain associated with psychological impact. Any pain that started as acute after and injury to surgery, but continues beyond the healing ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with chronic pain?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with chronic pain?

Hard to say: Chronic pain is sometines difficult freat asdequately. Treatment must be multifaceted. Looking for cause and a treatment modality that allows patient to function in society in a productive manner. Many physicians ignore pain and refer to pain specialist who pushes pills. This promotes abuse and is not always best answer. Having a good patient relationship with trust and understanding best way. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for chronic pain, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Many options: Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for at least six months. There are many treatment options for pain, not just medication. The best treatment depends on finding the cause of the pain. Your primary doctor may be a good place to start. Once the pain has persisted to the chronic state, you will want to have an expert opinion to prevent permanent impairment and disability. ...Read more

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I have a history of cdiff(no current infection). I am having searing pain in LLQ, also have Chronic pain, do I need to see a doc soon?

I have a history of cdiff(no current infection). I am having searing pain in LLQ, also have Chronic pain, do I need to see a doc soon?

See a physician: LLQ pain suggests diverticulitis, among other possible causes. Pain is the bodies warning system that something is wrong that needs attention. You should see a physician as soon as possible. For more information on abdominal pain see http://bit.ly/10RdXop Get well soon. ...Read more

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If I have chronic pain in my knee should I see my primary care doctor first?

If I have chronic pain in my knee should I see my primary care doctor first?

It Depends: Primary care doctors all have areas of special interest. If your doctor interest is in muscle and joint disorders, he/she would be able to help, it not you may want to see an orthopedist. I suggest you call the office and ask to speak with the nurse. Ask her if he routinely treats patients with knee pain. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should treat chronic pain due to a tumor in my brain and salivary gland?

Which type of doctor should treat chronic pain due to a tumor in my brain and salivary gland?

An oncologist: I would speak with an oncologist first. Are the tumors benign or malignant? ...Read more

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How can a doctor treat chronic pain?

How can a doctor treat chronic pain?

Chronic pain: Pain management specialist evaluates you & recommend treatment based on the type of pain, duration, severity, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Persistent Pain (Definition)

Persistent pain is a symptom in which a person's pain doesn't come and go, but instead is present all the time. The pain can be mild, moderate, or severe, but its constant presence usually means there is ...Read more