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I've read about cognitive therapy for people who are having a lot of pain. How does this work?11 years 30 weeks ago1453
If I have CRPS Type-I, what can my doctor do for me?11 years 31 weeks ago1554
If I use a drug that contains THC , do I have to worry about getting high or stoned?10 years 50 weeks ago1622
If pain is so individual, how can doctors tell if something is seriously wrong or not?10 years 31 weeks ago1534
Is chronic pain a problem in other countries?10 years 37 weeks ago1649
Is complex regional pain syndrome really untreatable?11 years 14 weeks ago1496
Is complex regional pain syndrome something new? I hadn't heard about it until a few years ago when a few people I know had it or knew people who had it.10 years 48 weeks ago1509
Is it a good idea to participate in a study if you have a problem like chronic pain?9 years 49 weeks ago1640
Is it possible that some medications are not being approved because some people are non-responders versus the drug not being beneficial?10 years 33 weeks ago1508
Is it possible to push too hard when I have pain?10 years 45 weeks ago1637
Is it really enough to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen for back pain? I'm in a lot more pain than that, but that's what both my doctor and PA have told me. Should I go see someone else for more treatment than that?10 years 22 weeks ago1568
Is it really true that chronic pain is all in my head? The doctors tell me I'm past the point when the body is healed so the pain isn't coming from the injury. I don't want to be in pain so why doesn't my body get over it?11 years 48 weeks ago1575
Is it true that children are more likely to get better from a pain problem than adults because children think they can and adults take a more pessimistic view?12 years 1 week ago1502
Is it true that if you are out of shape and hurt yourself, it takes longer to recover? Do people who are couch potatoes hurt more when they get hurt?11 years 17 weeks ago1563
Is it true that more women than men get complex regional pain syndrome after an injury? That's what my doctor told me. I don't know why but I don't really want to believe it. It makes me feel somehow kind of inferior as a woman. There's got to be more to it than that.9 years 29 weeks ago1893
Is it true that older people have less pain than younger people?12 years 42 weeks ago1721
Is there a safer way to use THC for chronic neuropathic pain than smoking it?10 years 50 weeks ago1529
Is there any way to tell if someone is misusing their prescription pain meds? I'm concerned that my mother might be addicted to her prescription (narcotic) pain reliever.10 years 21 weeks ago1646
Is there really any benefit to all that relaxation therapy I see advertised in self-help magazines for people with chronic pain? I've had back pain for years now. I notice as I get older I just don't seem to cope as well as I used to. I don't really have any more pain than before, it just bothers me more.10 years 43 weeks ago1498
Is there such a thing as a rechargeable spinal cord stimulator?10 years 37 weeks ago1515
Isn't the talk of counseling and stuff for chronic pain just reinforcing that the pain is all in my head?10 years 28 weeks ago1609
It seems like whenever I have a painful problem, more than one part of my acts up. First I had back pain. Then my knee started bothering me. Before I knew it, my neck was hurting too. Am I just more susceptible to pain once it gets started?11 years 9 weeks ago1503
It's a chicken and egg question. Does depression, difficulty sleeping, and bad memory come before fibromyalgia - and possibly cause it? Or does fibromyalgia cause depression, difficulty sleeping, and bad memory?10 years 6 weeks ago1610
Mother broke her elbow last winter when she slipped and fell on the ice. The fracture took a very long time to heal. Then she had constant pain and other troubling symptoms. The doctor refers to this as CRPS. Now she is starting to have a problem straightening her fingers out. Her hand wants to stay in a fist. Are these things happening to her because she's older (82 years old)?11 years 18 weeks ago1674
Mother was diagnosed with spinal stenosis just about the same time her sister got the same diagnosis. Mother was treated with a corset and antiinflammatory drugs. Her sister got a new drug called neurontin. Her sister got much better pain relief and was up and about faster, too. Is this a coincidence? Her sister is five years younger. Should we ask Mother's doctor for neurontin, too?11 years 30 weeks ago1556
My 17-year-old daughter had a benign tumor removed from inside her skull. She didn't seem to have much pain with this operation. Is this because she's so young? Or are females just tougher when it comes to pain?12 years 33 weeks ago2049
My brother has had a significant drinking problem. Now he's on prescription narcotics for back pain. Isn't this a no-no?10 years 21 weeks ago1645
My brother has had chronic back pain ever since a garage door fell on his head at a construction site. After trying everything, he has given up and seems deeply depressed. The doctor says he qualifies for disability and that his pain is a disease. What makes pain a disease? What does that mean?9 years 3 weeks ago2696
My brother suffered a back injury on the job and has been left disabled. He was always such a positive person but now he seems hopeless. Can anything be done to help him snap out of it?11 years 36 weeks ago1470
My cousin has something called CRPS and she says that it affects more women than men. Is this true and if so, why?9 years 4 weeks ago2892

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