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What's your opinion on treating chronic pain?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Treating chronic pai

Treating chronic pain is not "taboo".
You need an in depth evaluation and examination by a board certified pain specialist. This is important in order to determine a treatment plan. All too often the pmd starts with medications which may or may not be appropriate.

In brief: Treating chronic pai

Treating chronic pain is not "taboo".
You need an in depth evaluation and examination by a board certified pain specialist. This is important in order to determine a treatment plan. All too often the pmd starts with medications which may or may not be appropriate.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Treat

Just be careful not to use medications that would worsen the situation lile frequent dosing of short acting opioids.
Antidepressants with nor-epinephrine effect, anti-epileptic drigs and some other agents are most helpful.

In brief: Treat

Just be careful not to use medications that would worsen the situation lile frequent dosing of short acting opioids.
Antidepressants with nor-epinephrine effect, anti-epileptic drigs and some other agents are most helpful.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Lifestyle Change

Consider how to modify your lifestyle to incorporate your capabilities with your chronic pain condition.
Activity Pacing is a useful strategy as are relaxation and stress management strategies. Also consider your expectations of your activities with your condition and ensure they are realistic. A pain management specialist or clinical health psychologist can teach you these specific skills.

In brief: Lifestyle Change

Consider how to modify your lifestyle to incorporate your capabilities with your chronic pain condition.
Activity Pacing is a useful strategy as are relaxation and stress management strategies. Also consider your expectations of your activities with your condition and ensure they are realistic. A pain management specialist or clinical health psychologist can teach you these specific skills.
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
Dr. Kieran Dhillon
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