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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

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Ulnar nerve decompression surgery with a nerve conduit is presumably done for an ulnar nerve laceration with a nerve gap requiring the use of an interposition nerve graft or conduit . This is a severe form of nerve injury and recovery from such a condition is slow and may ta...
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Engaging in sports requiring the strenuous and repetitive use of the wrist(s) may potentially cause injury. The most important way to prevent injury is: proper training and conditioning of the relevant muscles in the forearm which control the wrist joint. Strong m...
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is classified under functional abdominal pain with a heighten sensation or exaggerated body response to otherwise normal stimuli. As the name implies, the bowel is more "irritable" than one would expect. Dyspepsia and hyperacidity on the other hand, are sympt...
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In general, patients should know their diagnosis first, go through the treatment options before starting the treatments. This is really important for slipped discs as can rupture and compress your spinal cord. Very often, we see patients going for various treatments such as TCM o...
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Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage between the ribs and the breastbone , called the costosternal joints. This uncommon condition can trigger a stabbing, aching pain that's often mistaken for a heart attack. Very often, the etiology is not known, but it can r...
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Myalgia or muscle pain is a common complaint. Unusually excessive exertion, trauma, and viral infections are among the most common causes. While many causes are benign and self-limiting, myalgia can also be associated with significant morbidity. A thorough review by the doctor of th...
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Physical therapy (including physiotherapy) comprises up to 90% of treatment for pain from degenerative disc conditions (most commonly called "slipped disc" in layman's term). Degenerative discs result from natural ageing "wear and tear" of the disc materials in between our spinal bones (ve...
23 Sep 2019
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In general, referred pain to the shoulder is a result of irritation to the diaphragm . A typical example of such irritation is inflammation of the liver or gallbladder. This unique way of presentation is due to the common innervation of the skin around the shoulder and the diaphrag...
21 Sep 2019
The soreness or ache in your muscles are due to an accumulation of lactic acid built up during the exercise. Generally, I recommend to my patients to stop training when there is any pain as it is the body’s way of telling you that you are doing too much. If there is onset o...
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Neck pain (back of neck, not the front) must be further evaluated by a specialist with an MRI scan if accompanied by the following: following an injury (e.g. fall, accident, manipulation) following a cancer treatment following fever/chills/rigors with or without sore thr...
5 Jul 2019
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