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I recently wrote about how they are only now finding certain abdominal wall injections work for chronic abdominal pain in adults – confirming source is the abdominal wall – what already??? I suspect it is even worse with children in … Continue reading
Recent study gave a breakdown of what they found re cause. Frank diabetes was eliminated from selection as the cause would be obvious? Top 4 were Idiopathic 47%, Chronic Demyelinating Inflammatory Polyneuropathy(CIDP) 38%, Pre-diabetes 16%, and Charcot Marie Tooth syndrome … Continue reading
Approximately 40% of “Fibromyagia” cases are actually small fiber neuropathy (SFN). There is now evidence of how this type of neuropathy progresses. 75% remain stable and 25% progress into large fibers.
Intramuscular Needle electrical needling of trigger knots in rat gastrocnemius(calf) results in less irritable sites. I use IMS for areas I wish to avoid use of local (neck, about hip where need to be able to walk after etc.). I … Continue reading
Results from simple measures such as heel cup and ankle dorsiflexion night splint are not vigorous so am forced to look further. Steroid injection in the 21st century is out because it thins the heel pad making further problems more … Continue reading
Two year study found methylphenidate, average 60 mg /day, improved mental functioning in TBI.
Treatment of Masseter Mysofascial pain with botulinum was successful in 64% of cases.
A Nose pain issue with pain out of control could represent a nasal neuralgia with a treatable injection regimen.
Poorly known pain condition affecting outer eyelid and temple area. Such conditions I thought no one would care about but have had thank you’s in past so here it is.
Vitamin D is helpful in pain control and reduces cancer esp colorectal cancer – and recurrence rates. Article makes a plausible case for magnesium needed for Vitamin D to work.
The Zygomaticofacial Foramen is 2 cm lateral and 2 cm inferior to the lateral canthus (edge) of the eye. A case of neuropathic pain from there that responded well to injection is documented.
I have now seen 2 cases of idiopathic cervical “sciatica”/radiculitis with stickingly bad pains in triceps. This arm muscle pains can help distinguish this from intrinsic shoulder pains and one author some years ago came up with the arm “squeeze” … Continue reading
Opioid deaths seem to be fueling more by Chinese derived illicit fentanyl. However, massive efforts are made to lower opioid dose. One study was successful at getting opioid consumption down from 288 mg to 150 mg. They weren’t any better … Continue reading
It has been said Opioids and tranquilizers can increase risk of overdose death five fold. In my population, there is a subgroup of cases with bipolar disorder. Indeed, a meta-anlysis found 21 – 25% of Fibromyalgia disorder have it and … Continue reading
Pain became the 5th vital sign and doctors were initially told to take tabs on severity through scales out of 10 testing. Now, out of fear severity analysis will over-treat pain with opioids, doctors in USA are being encouraged not … Continue reading
Article starts by mentioning how up to 33% of cholecystectomy patients can have persistent abdominal pain so taking out Gallbladder (GB) is a serious decision. Indications however include frequent attacks, large stones, older age, inflamed GB attack(cholecystitis), and pancreatitis from … Continue reading
Although the question of whether one is dealing with hip bursitis or is this referred from back is important, I wanted to clarify what steroid injection would do for seemingly glutues medius bursitis. One study suggests it was good in … Continue reading
A Canadian study on full thickness tears found the no-op subgroup did well over 5 years. A Netheraland study found removing bursa (B) and taking off acromium(A) not any better than just removing bursa alone in chronic subacromial shoulder pain. … Continue reading
People who were given botulinum for migraines found coincidentally that phobia and dry eye symptoms improved as well.
Some years ago, Neuropathic study demonstrated meaningful reduction in neuropathic pain occurred in only 23.7% of cases. Severe Neuropathic Pain – Only 1/4 Respond to Standard Drug Protocols – What Else Is There? http://painmuse.org/?p=2640 Subject of present article was case … Continue reading
3 cases submitted where the anterior tongue was sore because of the Sodium Lauryl Sulphate in toothpaste
Literature reviews suggest neuropathic pain in 1/4-1/3 of post breast cancer surgery patient. A review of the effectiveness of neuropathic pain found only 23.7% achieved any significant relief from usual pyramid schemes of treatment for neuropathic pain Severe Neuropathic Pain … Continue reading
I was always suspicious that soft knee sleeves just cover up the pain area without helping. However multiple studies show benefit and presence of “stay” supports does not add any benefit.
Looking for cheap and easy techniques to treat pain, I came across a treatment for back pain using the slump test. Sitting with legs out straight and your feet flat against a wall, you slump forward and put your head … Continue reading
metanalysis of studies shows positive effects of cervical traction.