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  • 5 days ago

    1 in 12 in U.S. Lives With Intrusive Chronic Pain

    Of the 50 million Americans living with chronic pain, the pain is so bad for 20 million that it keeps them from doing the daily activities of life, researchers say. Read more: We want to hear from you. How does chronic pain affect your life?
  • 6 days ago

    Compressed Ulnar Nerve

    Hello - I hope this is the right forum, I didn't see anything more specific to my conditions. I appear to be experiencing some Ulnar Nerve compression in my left arm. Here is some background on what led up to this. I am a 33 year old Male, about a week and a half ago I was working on cutting deer meat when I cut up near the left tip of my middle finger (of the left hand) with a knife. I cleaned up the cut, applied isopropyl alcohol and Neosporin to the cut and put a bandaid on it. At the time....
  • 9 days ago


    I have severe pain in my lower legs caused by an operation in April 2016. I went to a pain management clinic & was evaluated. They recommended a SPINAL CORD STIMULATOR implant. I had a temporary one put in & it reduced some of the pain. That was replaced by a permanent one from ST. JUDE MEDICAL/ABBOTT GLOBAL. This permanent one has been in for almost 3 months with NO RELIEF from the pain & works nothing like the temporary one! I personally think the Reps are just selling you a bill of....
  • 10 days ago

    Swollen Arm

    I do Crossfit and workout 3-4 times a week. This last Monday we did a hero workout which is a really long high intensity workout in honor of a fallen soldier or first responder. There was a lot of movements which involved the biceps. During the workout my biceps felt tight but nothing too out of the normal. On Tuesday I was feeling stiff and my arms were kind of stuck bent, but not sore. I skipped the workout Tuesday because I was feeling a little dizzy and lightheaded in the afternoon. Wednesday....
  • 11 days ago

    Why do I have right sided flank pain and abdominal pain when taking deep breaths in the mornings? That always goes away after walking aro

    The pain is almost unbearable, so I always have to get up and walk around. After this everything is fine again. This started 5 years ago and has gotten worse over time. In the beginning it was only in the mornings and the pain was only at the right flank. Now the pain is also sometimes felt like a belt over the abdomen, but mainly remains in the right flank. Again it always goes away when I wake up and walk around. However, in the previous year I’ve also felt the right flank pain when I lay on the....
  • 12 days ago

    Extreme pain in coccyx region Post a Robotic Prostatectomy

    Post a Robotic Prostatectomy in 2015, (PSA 10.4) my uncle who is now 82 has been suffering from extreme pain in the coccyx region. Currently the status is that he can neither sit nor rest in a sleeping posture for more than 20 minutes because of the pain. His medical treatments have spanned painkillers, physiotherapy, steroids , Epidural Steriod Injection without usage of fluoroscopy, Ganglion Impar Block (Diagnostic). The pain seems to worsen . His latest PSA levels are 0.30 and hence the oncologist....
  • 14 days ago

    RX Muscle Relaxers

    Does anyone know which prescription muscle relaxers help the best?
  • 14 days ago

    My boyfriend has EDS, please help

    Hi, I just need some advice and wandered if anyone could help. My boyfriend has Ethlos Danlos Sydrome (EDS) where he is in chronic pain doing the smallest things like going to the shop. He hasn’t worked for the last year while he gets used to his new life but his parents are finically very well off and have offered to support him by giving him a wage each year that is greater then what he would get if he worked. My issue is that when he told the doctors that he felt it was getting much worse over....
  • 22 days ago

    CBD oil for pain management

    I'm asking for opinions about CBD oil for chronic pain. I have mid-back pain from sitting at my desk every day at work. It usually starts about 4 hours into my shift. I sit and occasionally get up and move a bit every 2 hours, but after lunch the pain gets intense. I have kyphosis in my mid-back and I think that increases my pain along with minimal movement during my work day. Would CBD oil help with my pain level? I have also been taking Kratom with some success that lasts for about 4 hours....
  • 22 days ago

    Physical therapy

    Referring to treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome post surgery as physical therapy is incorrect. Therapy of hands and other parts of the body above the waist is Occupational Therapy performed by Occupational Therapists, not Physical Therapists.