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As my message to them was too long, I’m posting it here: I am a practicing physician. I am very careful to clean off any areas I touch. However, I was accosted by a member who insisted I clean off … Continue reading
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
Two year study found methylphenidate, average 60 mg /day, improved mental functioning in TBI.
A Nose pain issue with pain out of control could represent a nasal neuralgia with a treatable injection regimen.
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.
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
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
metanalysis of studies shows positive effects of cervical traction.
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.
35% could bring on their SVT by flexing trunk – a sign they called “sign of lace-tying.”
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.
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
Magnesium oxide is (surprisingly) better absorbed than citrate –
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.
Putting together info on using newer agents. Note: DPP4 and SGLT2 combo not allowed by EDS. Lectures from Dr. Sue Petersen 2017
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
Below is a recent email of someone with multisystem undiagnosed problems that would be daunting to say the least;
Friedrich Nietzsche – What I got out of his Sayings
Certain Orthopedic Issues over 70 yr Old – Easy Pain Help – low Dose Radiotherapy- But Will you ever see it?
Low dose Radiotherapy over age 70 has minimal risks but can often drop pain by 1.9/10 in following issues – sore heel and achilles pains, knee pains, and trochanteric bursitis.
Pain in butt and hamstring is not uncommon and usually involves hamstring. However, neuropathic level pain in areas can happen after surgery or injection suggesting nerve damage to Posterior Femoral Cutaneous Nerve. Present article used cryoablation successfully to treat.
Pramipexole Stops MS in Animal Model – Helps Restless Legs, Fibromyalgia, and May Help Resistant Depression
In the mouse model of Multiple Sclerosis, Pramipexole, a antiparkinson drug, stops the brain neuroinflammation and that form of MS called “Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis”. This agent is used extensively for restless legs – Got MS and restless legs? – I … Continue reading
Some LTC facilities are reluctant to be involved in end stage care as they already have a reputation as the place the old go to die. Those that embrace it, require more staff, as the dying have rights to increased … Continue reading
A Fokl DNA gene polymorphism in the Vitamin D receptor would reduce its sensitivity to vitamin D. Vitamin D supports many metabolic processes beyond calcium and gene variations are even associated with certain cancers. In athletes, the FF Fokl genotype … Continue reading
Protocol from Anodyne Headache and Pain Care in Texas gave 0.3 mg – 0.4 mg/kg ketamine divided into 3 deltoid IM shots separated by 15 minutes for headache and neuropathic pain. A remarkably successful ketamine IV treatment for depression gave … Continue reading
6-8 years ago a brief neuralgic pain in the scalp that radiated to front or back of head was described. I wrote about it here: http://painmuse.org/?p=1516 Now a facially originated version has been defined and sounds very much like trigeminal … Continue reading