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  • Medial Branch Block/Radiofrequency Ablation

    Has anyone had a medial branch block with radio frequency ablation? Did it provide pain relief at all? If so for how long? Thanks in advance for any replies, and amy other tips on back pain relief :-) Dawn
  • 2 days ago

    Pain In Both Legs

    Okay, so I'll describe this the best I can. One night I was sleeping, and randomly woke up at 2 a.m. (as I often do). Nothing seemed wrong, but when I moved to get out of bed, pain immediately shot up both of my legs. It felt like every inch of my legs were hurting, and I had never felt such pain before. After ten full minutes, I thought about calling 911, but then the pain in my left leg subsided and most of my right leg stopped hurting, except for my calf and foot. I didn't do anything....
  • 3 days ago

    Withdrawal

    My Doctor took me off 200 mg of morphine a day to 2 mg of oxycodone Dr. Gajda told me withdrawal will not kill you it's not life threatening. I lost 85 pounds smoking marijuana helped me so much now they took my pain medication from me because I smoked weed. But withdrawal is very very bad they don't care because it's not them in pain ten ruptured disc 4 in my neck.how can a doctor never seen a person sick as hell. I believe it's my skin but of course no I don't think that's....
  • My IVC device has migrated and I'm not sure of what I want to do

    In 2002 after having a pulmonary embolism and subsequent stroke from the medication they gave me to dissolve the blood clot that caused the pulmonary embolism, an IVC device was implanted. Now, some 15 years later after having a chest x-ray due to unusual chest and back pain, it was determined that my IVC device had moved. Now my doctor is not at all sure how to proceed, like: he wants to do an MRI, but is unsure as to whether or not I can have one because my device is metal, etc.. Meanwhile, the....
  • 3 days ago

    pain implant stimulators

    Can a MRI be done when there is a pain implant stimulator present in the back?
  • 3 days ago

    SCS implant

    A few years back I was hit by a drunk driver. I was hurt very bad. I was in so much pain and it got to where the meds were not working. I found out about the spinal cord stimulater and had it implanted June 30 this year. The pain that I had in my lower back is just about gone. I would recommend this procedure, the only problem I'm having is where he placed the battery is very painful and one place on my spine. I hope it's because the surgery was only four months ago and because of my age....
  • 4 days ago

    Knee pain

    I had a sprained patelloformal I went to physical therapy. Last week I went to the otheopedic suregeon he said that my knee is almost as equally strong as my other. I could resume going to the gym. I went to the gym Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. I was in pain over the weekend. I am in pain now. I don’t know if i injuried it at the gym more or it’s just sore from not using it and having it in the brace. I am only supposed to wear the brace to the gym. I am wearing it now because I am in pain. What....
  • 4 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....
  • Chronic nerve pain from shingles...any new treatments known?

    I have had shingles nerve pain for over a year now and am wondering if anyone knows of any new treatments for it. I am on gabapentin and lidocaine patches which help, but don't totally relieve the pain.
  • 6 days ago

    Need help with a supposed infection on my thumb

    Hey, So about a week ago the corner of my thumb nail hurt, similar to when you bite your nail down too low and it stings. I didn't think much of it until it started to get swollen. Over the past 2 days its gotten worse and worse so I went to the doctor and she said that its an infection from where I've bitten the nail down too far and bacteria has gotten into the hole in the base of my nail but to me this really doesn't look like just a simple infection so I'm on WebMD to ask if anyone....