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  • 5 days ago

    Blog: Where Chronic Pain Hurts the Most

    From Dr. Abaci’s perspective, the greatest tragedy of chronic pain is the impact it has on our ability to give and receive love:

  • 6 hours ago

    All I can take

    I am a Kaiser patient. My husband is as well. I suffer from Neurofibromatosis. There is not a single day when I am not in pain. When I try to make my doctor understand just how much pain she will not listen. So She perscribed 1 Tylenol 3 1 time a day. I might as well take a m&m for all the good it does. I am required to take a pee test every 4 months. So when canibus became legal in my state I started using edibles to at least get some relief. So when it came time for my pee test I tested positive....
  • 16 hours ago

    Anyone else who needs BOTH(!)- a Total HR-& a Spinal Fusion op?

    Hi. I just wanted to check and see if I'm the only one needing both surgeries- at the same time... I don't mean having BOTH operations DONE-- @ the very same time! lol I just meant that I've been diagnosed as needing both surgeries(!!) Ok?! chkl Moving along, if there's anyone else in the same boat... Could you please describe what your pain is like? I just want to see if it's similar to mine;,& possibly have some better adjectives to explain this pain, to my Drs(!) I've....
  • 1 day ago

    Pain on inner arm after doing pull-ups

    6 days ago, I decided to do pull-ups after practice at night. I haven't done strength exercises in nearly 3 months so pushing myself hard probably wasn't the best idea. Anyhow, the first day after I did not experience any pain. However, the day after that and to today the inner elbow of my right arm cannot straighten out. My left arm is sore there too, but my right arm is much worse. I need to get back to practice as I am on a college team fairly soon. Any ideas on what this could be/how....
  • 1 day ago

    Should I go behind doctors back and give my girlfriend pain meds?

    Please help. My girlfriend (33) suffers from chronic back pain due to displaced disks and the treatment has been ongoing for years. She can barely function or complete basic tasks without meds to help manage her pain. Her doctor has stopped prescribing her pain meds (not sure why, think she just doesnt want my girlfriend to be hooked on them). I'm originally from the UK, where codeine pain meds are available without a prescription over the counter. My girlfriend is putting a lot of pressure on....
  • Mobility Loss

    For a few years now I have experienced a loss of flexibility, strength, and mobility due to many factors involving a past with a Sciatica injury. Being 27 years old a short recovery has been made through surgery once before but by neglecting advice given about a "healing stage", chosing to take weight training in college during the semester I needed reduced physical acticity, that caused serious damage which would have been better if I had waited six months before going back. Now ever since....
  • 2 days ago

    Nausea, dizziness, and migraines from sleeping

    For several months now I've been enduring a viscous cycle of waking up to extreme headaches in the morning and in the middle of the night. The pain various, but I have yet to see a noticeable pattern or a specific trigger. I'm in college so I recently got on a stricter sleeping schedule. I make sure to drink enough water before bed (to the point where I sometimes need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night). And I try to eat a little something before going to sleep. Something strange....
  • 2 days ago

    Chronic Daily Migraine

    My daughter began having migraines when she was merely two years old. They have progressed over the years to the point she is currently disabled with chronic daily migraines and cluster headaches. We have tried literally every type of treatment including biofeedback, opioids (and every other pain medication available), botox injections, acupuncture, kinesiology, physical therapy, massage therapy, hormone therapy, sleep specialists, pain management clinic, homeopathy and holistic medicine, psychology....
  • hysingla-er 30 mg FEEDBACK PLEASE

    I'm in a lot of severe pain, dr had me start this Hysingla ER 30 mg and then the hydrocodone 10/325 For breakthrough pain... anyone tried this and has any advice on it??
  • 3 days ago

    Severe Pain, Next Steps

    Hi everyone! I'm a 26 year old female with multiple disc herniations and bulges down my lumbar spine. Unfortunately, I have a congenital defect with a narrower spinal canal than most. This causes any disc bulge or herniation to present more pain as already affecting nerves due to tightness from what I've been told. I had a spinal surgery (discectomy and laminectomy) at 19 years old level l2/l3 at Mayo Clinic in MN after being in severe pain for a year. After the surgery my pain was still....