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Quadratus Lumborum Post IsometricTreatment

Techniques involving post isometric relation stretching of Quadratus Lumborum clinic use.                                                            (Travell & Simon)

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Gabapentin Fails Again – Does Not Work in Chronic Pelvic Pains

While gabapentin might work in post herpetic neuralgia and diabetic neuropathy, it does not work well in spinal pains/sciaticas and so forth. Now it has been shown not to work in chronic pelvic pains as well.

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Bruxism with Antidepressant SSRI’s -Quetiapine Helps

Usually when subjects brux (teeth clench) of antidepressants, one has to stop antidepressants as the alternative is higher dose clonazepam (1 mg) Bruxism – How do You Treat Besides Splints http://painmuse.org/?p=4547 Quetiapine 25-50 mg helps considerably as well.

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Chronic Pain – Doing One Thing at a Time to See What Works is Silly – Need For Critical Mass

Even Opioids, if placebo is removed, can only give you 1/10 reduction in pain. Want to push it for more?  Well, I suspect some opioid deaths are included here. From what I have seen, various approaches ( Tai Chi, acupuncture, … Continue reading

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Phantom Rectal Pain

This is such a trying condition that when I came across this poster abstract I felt I needed to post it here.

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New Opioid “Guidelines” Not Always Work And What do with Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia

Would opioid guidelines always work on cancer patients?The answer is NO. –  13.7% do not respond to usual doses and only half of those will get any benefit from increasing the dose. If one were to extrapolate, this would mean … Continue reading

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Skin Nerve treatment in CRPS

Injecting skin nerves where constricted in the skin can significantly relieve pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – a secret as is only published as a letter

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Vitamin B12 Injections For Chronic Pain

Below is a study poster presented to the Canadian Pain Society showing benefits of frequent B12 Injections. Unfortunately, a study found men with smoking history have a 3 times lung cancer rate so I have now restricted B12 injection use … Continue reading

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Beta-adrenergics Prevent Post Thoracotomy Pains

Post-thoracotomy pains are the worst post-operative pains, occurring in high frequency and can be severe. Surprisingly, asthma beta-adrenergic stimulants greatly reduce any neuropathic pain, though not muscular pains, postsurgery. It suggest beta-adrenergic circuits, thought to be involved in descending inhibition, … Continue reading

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Is It Worth Checking For Anxiety – Depression in Osteoarthritis?

Cost-utility Analysis suggests not. I am not a big fan of attributing chronic pain to anxiety-depression – (sorry Dr. Sarno)… Recent analysis suggests in osteoarthritis it is not cost -effective to spend special time on anxiety depression

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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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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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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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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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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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Does Cervical Traction Help Radiculitis of Neck? – Yes

metanalysis of studies shows positive effects of cervical traction.

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Vitamin D Mistake – Actual requirement Ten Times More

For years people were told they needed 400 u/day; Now it looks like 8000 is more like it. There are all sorts of cures for disease’s with taking vit d which is probably just making up for deficiency.

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Supraventicular Tachycardia (SVT) – New Predisposing Initiation Process

35% could bring on their SVT by flexing trunk – a sign they called  “sign of lace-tying.”

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Extra B12 – Lung Cancer Link for Men

I have used frequent B12 shots as an analgesic for resistant pain cases. For men over 40, 10 yr. use of injectable B12 is linked to doubling lung cancer risk.

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Resistant Piriformis Syndrome – Could We be Missing the Boat? – Obturator Internus

I have a case of long term piriformis syndrome that I have been whittling away for some time. To be fair, she has seen multiple specialists and is some better but not enough to improve quality of life, (old sad … Continue reading

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Magnesium Oxide Better Absorbed Than Citrate

Magnesium oxide is (surprisingly) better absorbed than citrate –

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Persistent Hiccups in Cancer – 0.1 ml Vinegar Squirted Into Nose and What Else

Using vinager for hiccups is a Japanese folk medicine treatment. After testing in regular subjects for safety, 0.1 ml; of vinerger (4.2% acetic acid) was used in a cancer patient with persistent hiccups with effect.

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Diabetic Medication Aids

Putting together info on using newer agents. Note: DPP4 and SGLT2 combo not allowed by EDS. Lectures from Dr. Sue Petersen 2017

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Cervical Radiculitis Without a Cause ? Chickenpox Zoster Virus History High

If you take cases of cervical radiculitis – if imaging shows possible reason for it, they give a history of having had shingles at about 18.4%. In cases with normal imaging, the prior incidence jumps to 81.6%  (p<0.01) – most of … Continue reading

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A Multisystem Disease Problem Case

Below is a recent email of someone with multisystem undiagnosed problems that would be daunting to say the least;

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