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  • 1 day ago

    New pain

    19 years. Scale 1-10. 10 critical pain go to ER pain. Years I spent at a 5-6 daily. Suddenly two years ago I found myself at 8-9 no one listened, no one. Until a new doctor in the same office says, "let's get a CT scan. As it turns out two more discs were blown to hell. When people saw the scan kept asking me how I was still walking. (Thank the heavens for Doctor Megan A Bhave)
  • 6 days ago

    Severe pain in both knees after waking up

    This has been going on every day for a while now. I noticed it typically happens when I sleep with my legs straight (on back or front), and I don't wake up feeling pain if I sleep with my legs bent, even slightly. When I wake up and try to move, the pain is unbearable. I don't know what it is.
  • 12 days ago

    Need PM doc in Maine

    Hello, If you're a pain management doctor that practices in Maine & you're willing to help me with my chronic intractable pain PLEASE contact me asap. I've been abandoned by my Dr of 8 years b/c he's afraid to continue the dose I need even though my diseases & intractable pain fall under the new exemption. I've lived with IP for 36.5 of my 47 years. When my IP was properly/adequately managed I worked 12 hrs/day on building several online business, I was social, I practiced....
  • 19 days ago

    Bloodclot in my knee after injury. is it serious?

    i hurt myself not too long ago, I'd fallen down a flight of stairs and the impact on my knee was bad. I instantly felt pain and it immediately swelled up. I went to see a doctor the next day.He did an xray but nothing was wrong. he prescribed me some painkillers and gave me a knee brace to wear and told me I'd be better in five days. A week down the line there was no improvement. I went to see another doctor, he too did an xray after evaluating that my knee was filled with blood. There were....
  • 26 days ago

    False negative on drug panel.

    I have been a chronic pain patient for over 10 years now. I have never "lost, misplaced had the pharmacy short me, or accidently ruined" my narcotic medication. A little over six months ago due to new state laws I had to leave the orthopedic who had been overseeing my pain managment for more than five years, and enter a pain management program with a pain clinic. After the first couple of visits we tweaked my medication, by lessening the strength of my morphine er by more than half, as....
  • 1 month ago

    MRI of LUMBAR How bad is this?

    WHAT are the options for me? I currently have a lot of pain down my left leg and numbness in left foot. Are these results very bad? I like to stay active playing sports etc. I am 40 years old. Thanks for any help and advice!! MRI lumbar spine unenhanced History: Back pain. Numbness and paresthesias in the left lower extremity for 5 months. Pulse Sequences: Sagittal and axial T1-weighted images; sagittal and angled axial T2-weighted images; sagittal STIR images. Discussion: A sagittal scout image....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 1 month ago

    Knee Pain

    I had a small motorcycle accident a few months ago now. Everything seems to heal up just fine as far as everyday pain, forward movement, walking, balance, and strength. Except now I notice that activity that put a strain on any backward movements of the knee causes pain and weakness compared to my other leg . If say I do a knee curl or lifting up a chair behind me with the leg. When force or extra resistance is met; pain is present that I never noticed before when dealing with the prior injury. My....
  • 2 months 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: