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Why Are So Many Chronic Pain Patients Misdiagnosed Or Under Treated
Tough to treat pain: Chronic pain is difficult to treat because what works for one patient doesn't always work for another. Also, certain pain medications can result in dependence or tolerance and worsen symptoms. Unfortunately, there is no "cure" for chronic pain making it very difficult to treat. There may be other factors that contribute to pain including other health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
seems more and more chronic pain patients are being mistreated. I took suboxone for pain recentl head hit hard but was treated like and addict in er.
Narcotics: It can be a hard balance for providers. There are many people who become addicted to narcotics. The providers obligation is to treat pain but not to feed addiction. Providers can also become somewhat jaded because of repeated negative experiences with individuals who abuse narcotics. Hope your feel better soon. Take care. ...Read more
Many things: Any time you have a chronic issue, you should combine alternative medicine with traditional medicine. So see your pain specialist, use the medications but also try acupuncture, reiki, feldenkrais, rolfing, massage, and meditation. Try one different field at a time so you can assess how it helps you. Lose excess weight and make sure you sleep since you rejuvenate your body with sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It provides both diagnostic and therapeutic benefits. It helps pinpoint the location of the pain and also provides some relief. ...Read more
Why are doctors so short or rude with chronic pain patients? In my case I want them to find the problem and fix it, but to help relieve the pain aswel
Chronic pain is: obviously very difficult for you and secondarily for the doc. He/she is human and gets frustrated, not at you but at the situation. Please stay w/your doc and consider adding behavioral medicine to your treatment. A clinical psychologist who is specifically trained can teach you self-hypnosis. See www.asch.net for more info. Peace and good health. Biofeeback is another option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: Vitamins that the patient is deficient in. ...Read more
No: Only a small percent of people actually get addicted to narcotics, but most who are on it chronically are dependent. The difference is that addiction is characterized by the continued use of a substance despite adverse consequences. The goal of chronic pain medicine is not to take the pain away, but to increase the function of the individual, so you can do more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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