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  • 4 days ago

    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:

  • 23 hours 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....
  • 1 day 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....
  • 1 day 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??
  • 2 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....
  • 2 days ago

    3 neck surgeries and still have pain. Help.

    I'm a healthy 43 year old male and a Marine Veteran here in Phx, AZ. I've had 2 major neck surgeries. First one was a C5-C7 fusion (In the front of my neck). The second was another neck fusion. This time they went in though back fusing the C6-C7 (on the right side). 90% of my muscle spasm and pain is located on the right side of my neck. (No pain running down arms on either side). Here comes my question and the part you tell me i'm crazy. Since I had the 2nd surgery, the spasm will switch....
  • 4 days ago

    Constant pain for 3 years- No doctor is helping

    I am a 24 year old woman at 5'0” at 140 lbs. I and slightly over weight from taking an antidepressant 2 years ago. I have had extreme pain for the last 3+ years. It is my lower back, hips, groin, and leg pain. I have seen a total of 13 doctor's; general doctor's, spine surgeons, hip surgeons, pain management doctor, nerologists, and rhematologists. I have been partially diagnosed with random issues that aren't adding up to anything. I have fibromyalgia, uneven hips, scoliosis from....