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Fibromyalgia and Going For Surgery Advice.

This advice is being circulated and I’m putting it here so it won’t be lost in ensuing weeks.

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Chronic Abdominal Pain in Children – Are They Suffering Unnecessarily?

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

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What are the Causes of Polyneuropathy?

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

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Does Small Fiber Neuropathy Progress?

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.

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Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Works Even in Rats

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

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Plantar Fasciitis – New Helps – Simple PRP and Nerve Ablation

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

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Does Ritalin Help Traumatic Brain Injury Mental Fatigue and Mental Functioning? -Yes

Two year study found methylphenidate, average 60 mg /day, improved mental functioning in TBI.

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Masseter Facial Myofascial Pain – Botulinum Treatment

Treatment of Masseter Mysofascial pain with botulinum was successful in 64% of cases.

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Nasal Neuralgias – What to Do

A Nose pain issue with pain out of control could represent a nasal neuralgia with  a treatable injection regimen.

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Lateral to Upper Eyelid Lacrimal Neuralgia

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.

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Might Need Magnesium to Make Vit D Work Well – and Great Effects on BP.

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.

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Cheek Pain – New Zygomaticofacial Neuralgia

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.

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New Test for Neck Radiculitis

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

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Cutting Opioid Dose Does What? And Why is Tapering so Difficult?

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

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Opioid and Tranquilizer Deadly Mix- How Did We End Up That Way? – Bipolar and/or PTSD

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

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Doctors Told To Skip Pain Severity Questions

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

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Indication For Gallbladder Removal

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

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Gluteus Medius Tendonitis Injection Treatment and more

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

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Shoulder Operation -More Confusion

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

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Botulinum Helps Photophobia and Dry Eyes

People who were given botulinum for migraines found coincidentally that phobia and dry eye symptoms improved as well.

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Want Do You Do For Desperate Neuropathy? – Implantable Pain Pump

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

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Anterior Tongue Sore? – Consider Tooth Paste

3 cases submitted where the anterior tongue was sore because of the Sodium Lauryl Sulphate in toothpaste

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Post Breast Surgery Pain – Clearer Reason It’s Bad – High Prevalence of Neuropathic Pain

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

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Do Soft Knee Sleeve Help Knee Pain? – Yes

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.

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Back Pain -Easy Help -Slumping

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

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