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What type of pain medication is typically prescribed for arthritis?

What type of pain medication is typically prescribed for arthritis?

Arthritis: Usually anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's)-remember this is as an adjunct to exercise, pt and other modalities. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What kind of pain medication is prescribed for cervical spine surgery?

What kind of pain medication is prescribed for cervical spine surgery?

Cervical spine: Really any kind depends on the surgeon and the level of pain. Most surgeons try to avoid nsaids. ...Read more

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Which type of pain medication is prescribed for adult circumcision?

Which type of pain medication is prescribed for adult circumcision?

It depends: Upon the surgeon and the patient. Talk w/your doctor and get your questions answered before surgery. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for the treatment of severe arthritis?

What is a good medication for the treatment of severe arthritis?

Impossible to answer: It is impossible to answer this without knowing what type of arthritis we are talking about and how severe it is etc. there are vast differences in therapy depending on whether you have inflammatory arthritis like rheumatoid disease or non inflammatory disease You need to have professional help to prerly diagnose see a rheumatologist ...Read more

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What is the best type of medication prescribed for headaches and pain for a brain tumor patient?

What is the best type of medication prescribed for headaches and pain for a brain tumor patient?

Two types: Relieving pain in a patient with a brain tumor should involve two different approaches: treatment of the tumor or of related swelling, as with steroids, to decrease pressure inside the head; and pain medication (analgesics) from tylenol (acetaminophen) on the low end to morphine at the top. Each patient is individual. ...Read more

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What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

Radicular Pain: Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain. Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Which types of pain meds (OTC or Rx) are most commonly used after removal of wisdom teeth & for how long? What is typical dosage used for pain relief?

Which types of pain meds (OTC or Rx) are most commonly used after removal of wisdom teeth & for how long? What is typical dosage used for pain relief?

Depends: This surgery can be very painful or a piece of cake- there is no standard for pain control. Sometimes you can look at your face and see how painful it might have been, but in any case your surgeon will have a good idea what meds you need. Narcotics and non steroidal drugs are frequently prescribed. After a week or so you should be off meds but you won't be pain free. ...Read more

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What type of medication does a pain management doctor give?

All Kinds: Pain management specialists can provide most all kinds of medications for treating your pain. I would suggest speaking with your doctor to see what they can do for you. ...Read more

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What type of pain medication is safe to take for biliary dyskinesia pain and headache?

What type of pain medication is safe to take for biliary dyskinesia pain and headache?

Biliary dyskinesia: carries a significant risk for serious consequences such as acalculous cholecystitis and should be teated under the guidance of your primary care physician in consultation with a surgeon. The pain should be your clue to do something about it. There is no limitation regarding the use of pain meds for headache in the face of BD. Most meds will not help biliary pain . ...Read more

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What type of arthritis is doctor prescribing medication for?

What type of arthritis is doctor prescribing medication for?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

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Which type of pain management is there for painful scoliosis?

Which type of pain management is there for painful scoliosis?

It depends: It depends if you are an adult or a teen. Opioids and muscle relaxers are options. Nerve blocks may help. Physical therapy and a back brace may help. See a spine/scoliosis specialist first. ...Read more

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What is the typical treatment for a muniscus tear is there surgery involved? What kind of pain medication and how long is recovery?

Hello. : Hello. I don't know the extent of your injury. Often, arthroscopic surgery is done to the knee. This means that the surgery is done internally, without filleting the knee open. Without knowing more about your injury it is hard to say how long the recovery would be. If there is a small tear and that is removed, your recovery time could be four to six weeks. (this doesn't mean you need to lie in bed for four to six weeks; but you wouldn't want to be playing sports). It the doctor only needed to remove loose bodies from the joint space, that recovery might take two to four weeks. It the meniscus requires repair, it could take four months or longer for a full recovery. Often patients are prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Narcotics are often prescribed post operatively to control pain. ...Read more

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What type of drug is tramadol? Is it a pain medication?

Tramadol: Is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more

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What kind of pain medication is given after a septorhinoplasty?

What kind of pain medication is given after a septorhinoplasty?

Medication for rhino: Septorhinoplasty post op pain is highly variable. The majority of my patients take some tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 for a few days and then switch to plain tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil. ...Read more

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What type of pain medication is typically prescribed for arthritis?

Arthritis: Usually anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's)-remember this is as an adjunct to exercise, pt and other modalities. ...Read more

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What medications are usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis?

Many drugs: Used to treat rheumatoid arthritis have potentially serious side effects. Doctors typically prescribe medications with the fewest side effects first. You may need stronger drugs or a combination of drugs as your disease progresses. Nsaids steroids. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs immunosuppressants. Tnf-alpha inhibitors other drugs.(anakinra, Abatacept , Rituximab , actemra). ...Read more

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What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

What medication is prescribed for inflammatory arthritis?

Many.: Steroids like prednisone, methotrexatedoxycycline, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, oral gold, leflunomide, azothioprine, cyclophosphamide, tnf-alpha inhibotrs, rituxan, orencia, (abatacept) and on and on. Some are used alone. Many in comination, and a rheumatology (arthritis) specialist is in the best position to know which ones to use! ...Read more

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What type of arthritis is doctor prescribing medication for?

See a rheumatologist: Rheumatologist can give you the best advice and treatment plan for ra. ...Read more

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Are there certain types of illegal drugs that can cause early rheumatoid arthritis or bone deterioration more than others?

Are there certain types of illegal drugs that can cause early rheumatoid arthritis or bone deterioration more than others?

Many!: Smoking pot impairs healing, as does cigarettes. Narcotics may provide pain relief, but they demotivate and lower testosterone in men. Certainly no illicit drugs such as meth, cocaine, etc. Help the process and/or impair treatment, as does the money wasted! ...Read more

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Which type of anti inflammatory drugs would be the most effective for treating my arthritis back pain? I've been diagnosed with arthritis, and i'm in constant pain along my spine. Are the newer anti inflammatory drugs a safe choice to relieve my symptoms,

NSAID: Not all anti inflammatory medicines are the same. Celebrex (celecoxib) (a cox-2 nsaid) has less GI side effects than Motrin and other nsaids. Naprelan is also an NSAID with less GI side effects. There are also NSAID patches (flector) and ointment preparations (voltaren gel) that i prescribe for patients with high blood pressure and/or GI ulcers/bleeds in which oral NSAID could be harmful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some reasons that the medication isn't working for rheumatoid arthritis?

Wrong diagnosis: Diagnosis is wrong or your activities prevent it from working, but medications don't always work. Your doctor should be able to provide direction. ...Read more

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What medications work for arthritis?

What medications work for arthritis?

Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more

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What medications work for arthritis?

What medications work for arthritis?

Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the recommendations is weight loss/exercise for this. Rheumatoid arthritis needs to be started on specific medications called DMARD's and gout for example another type of arthritis can be treated with NSAID's, colchicine, prednisone and/or others. ...Read more

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What is the future outlook on arthritis medications/cures?

See below: Each arthritis and autoimmune disease have their own course, but hopefully in the next ten years based on the current push for funding, we may finally have a drug to halt the progression of osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat arthritis without medication?

Depends: If you are overweight, the best means of reducing stress on your joints is weight loss. For painful arthrits of the knee for every pound you are overweight you induce anywhere from 4-7 pounds of added force thru your knee depending on activity such as stair climbing. Put down the cheeseburger and choose something healthy. You can't change genetics which probably is the most important factor. ...Read more

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What other things should people with arthritis do apart from take medication?

What other things should people with arthritis  do apart from take medication?

Mobility: Arthritis of all forms tends to rob you of your joint motion. As a result the soft tissue envelope around the joint then also get tight. I would recommend stretching around the affected joint as well as the joint above and below. Both static and dynamic stretching are helpful as well as active assisted stretching. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which medication works for arthritis?

Can you tell me which medication works for arthritis?

Depends: Technology good for inflammatory arthritis, but not for the more common oa>. ...Read more

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What medications should I take for juvenile arthritis?

What medications should I take for juvenile arthritis?

MTX & TNF-inhibitor: Kids tolerate the combination of weekly Methotrexate injected under the skin(mtx)and a tnf-inhibitor(enbrel, humira, (adalimumab) remicade)so well, there is no reason to not start both medications.The goal in children should be no active arthritis.There is not the same risk of infections that adults have w/ meds.Kids are growing and anything less than total remission of their disease can inhibit normal growth. ...Read more

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What medications are needed for rheumatoid arthritis?

What medications are needed for rheumatoid arthritis?

DMARDs: Ra is treated with disease modifying agents (dmards), usually starting with methotrexate. If that is not sufficient tnf agents such as enbrel, Humira or Remicade (infliximab) may be indicated. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Will my arthritis medication(s) interact with other medications?

Yes.: Medications for pain and arthritis can interact with many other drugs. This is why your doctor needs to know all the medications you take. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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