Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Connect with Facebook Connect with Google For Doctors
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorxDentist Terms of Use.
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
By creating an account, you are indicating that you have read and accepted the DoctorxDentist Terms of Use.
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of Interests
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
What are your interests?
Please select at least 3 interests.
NEXT
NEXT
Registration Progress
Step 1: Indicate Topics of doctors
Step 2: Follow Relevant Doctors
Complete!
Follow your favourite doctors
We found some doctors you may like. Click continue to follow them.
CONTINUE
CONTINUE
Consult Doctors. FREE.
Real Doctors, Expert Answers
Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

or

OOPS!

SOMETHING WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! SOMETHING

WENT WRONG.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

Disclaimer: Any answers provided are for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

Continue with Facebook Continue with Google

Disclaimer: Any answers provided are for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.

YOUR QUESTION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUESTION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

YOUR ANSWER

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR QUOTE REQUEST

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL GET

BACK TO YOU SHORTLY!

YOUR THREAD HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

YOUR THREAD

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

CREATED.

HEAD OVER TO THE FORUM PAGE NOW

TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION!

YOUR REVIEW HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR REVIEW

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

THANK YOU.

OOPS!

THERE IS SOMETHING

WRONG WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

OOPS! THERE IS

SOMETHING WRONG

WITH YOUR EMAIL.

PLEASE TRY AGAIN.

YOUR EMAIL HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR EMAIL

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBSCRIBED.

THANK YOU.

YOUR CONSULTATION HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS WILL

GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY.

YOUR CONSULTATION

HAS BEEN

SUCCESSFULLY

SUBMITTED.

OUR DOCTORS

WILL GET

TO YOU

SHORTLY.

MESSAGES TO
Pain Profile Image

Pain

Pain medicine deals with improving the quality of life for those living with pain issues. 

Pain occasionally resolves once the underlying problem is treated.

However, when pain due to an injury or disease persists, then the role of pain medicine is to relieve suffering. 

Treatment approaches to chronic pain include:

  • Oral medication such as painkillers and anti-depressants
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological therapy
  • Exercise
  • Interventional procedures, such as steroid injections

Back pain may be from muscle strains to slipped discs or arise from certain joints or nerves. The pain generator in back pain may sometimes be difficult to identify. Usually your doctor will order an MRI of the corresponding area to ensure insidious or life threatening causes are...
21 Apr 2019
Any abdominal pain should have a through exmaination and imaging to exclude problems inside the tummy that could be the cause of pain. The character of pain gives an indication of source as well. If it is dull, intermittent and gnawing, this is likely arising from inside the tum...
11 Apr 2019
Back pain can be due to many different problems including nerve irritation from disc bulges, facet joint irritation, muscle or ligament issues or degenerative changes. If your symptoms keep coming back, then its certainly useful to look into why it is happening. Strengthenin...
2 Jan 2019
Hi, Pain in the gluteal and hamstring region may be difficult to identify due to the complex interaction of deep muscles (also known as the hip rotators), the bigger superficial muscles (such as the hamstrings and glutes) and the main nerve that runs in the back of the leg (the sciatic nerve). Th...
17 Jan 2019
I’m sorry to hear about your symptoms/diagnosis. I imagine it can be quite frustrating. Firstly, it’s great to hear that you are on a disease modifying medication and hopefully this will control your symptoms/condition. From an overall health perspective I would ful...
22 Dec 2018
Hi I am sorry to hear about your predicament. Pain is of course a complex phenomenon with an overlap between stimulation of pain fibres and significant overlay of an individual's pain perception. Sometimes, during procedures, superficial nerves can get injured and leads to ...
13 Jan 2019
This is certainly a concern for patients with a widely degenerative spine where multiple discs have herniated and there maybe other wear and tear changes. The simple answer is - we don’t know! Your surgeon will operate with the best intentions and provide you with the ...
17 Sep 2018
Thank you for your email and I am sorry to hear about your ongoing pain symptoms. This can be an issue after surgery even if it does resolve the disc issue/symptoms that you were experiencing. The only way to resolve pain is to assess you and consider the pain generators in th...
19 Jun 2018
Hi, Numbness associated with shooting pain are some characteristics of neuropathic pain. When the discomfort is isolated, it indicates a higher likelihood of a localised cause. Likely causes include 1. Meralgia parasthetica, or also known as pain symptoms arising an irrita...
2 Jan 2019
Thank you for your question - certainly an interesting one. Without knowing where exactly the injection was placed it is hard to know what effect you should have experienced. Nevertheless, steroid injections typically last a few months and allow the individual to do other rehab...
13 Dec 2018
Not the question you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged Pain Anaesthesia or ask your own question now FOR FREE.

TOPIC STATS

MOST VIEWED DOCTORS