Pain Management FAQs

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Yesterday I had a steroid injection into my buttocks for piriformis syndrome. I feel find today but I'm wondering if there's anything I shouldn't be doing.12 years 9 weeks ago1941
With all this research on how we feel affecting how we feel pain, why have doctors not yet found out how to treat the pain?10 years 16 weeks ago1683
Why is it that studies often seem to contradict each other?10 years 14 weeks ago1801
Why is it so hard to get people to believe you if you have chronic pain?10 years 40 weeks ago1811
Why does my doctor want to prescribe opioids for my chronic pain? I don't want to become addicted.11 years 37 weeks ago1602
Why do women complain so much about pain compared with men?10 years 22 weeks ago1907
Why do we have pain?10 years 14 weeks ago1914
Why do some people have chronic pain and others with similar injuries or disability do not?10 years 40 weeks ago1800
Why do some people have chronic back pain and others do not?10 years 46 weeks ago1688
Why do some people cope better with pain than others? I read of the term "harm avoidance," but don't we all avoid harm?11 years 8 weeks ago1704
Where do you go to get TENS for pain relief? And are there any disadvantages to it?10 years 40 weeks ago1774
Whenever my pain flairs up, I get more anxious, then I feel like the pain is worse. How can I control the anxiety and keep my pain from getting worse?11 years 43 weeks ago1625
Whenever I go see the osteopath, she always asks me to color in on a diagram where my pain is located. I have trouble with this because it feels like it's in more than one place. I can't really put my finger on an exact spot. Am I so unusual from the average patient? Can everyone else color in these charts?10 years 27 weeks ago1709
When my sister was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, her doctor called it something else - reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome. Does it have two names and what are its symptoms?9 years 13 weeks ago2568
When my mother broke her hip, I noticed that it was hard for the nurses to find out if she was in pain since my mother can't talk. Isn't there some way that nurses can tell if patients are having pain?11 years 8 weeks ago1815
When I was younger, I heard of people taking morphine and other similar drugs after they had surgery or were in a bad accident of some sort. Now my friends with problems like arthritis or back pain are taking these types of drugs. Why are they taking such strong drugs for problems like that?11 years 35 weeks ago1572
When I was traveling in Germany I had a bad bout of muscle pain. The condition has been diagnosed as myofascial pain syndrome. I was treated with physiotherapy and an injection of something called Dysport. It really helped. Should I go back for a second treatment?12 years 15 weeks ago1680
When I was experiencing a lot of back pain, my doctor wanted to put me on antidepressants. I refused because I wasn't depressed, I was in pain. Why would he suggest that I take that kind of medication?11 years 39 weeks ago1573
When I get stressed, I get very nauseated and may throw up. My doctor says it's in my head, but it seems very real to me. I don't do it on purpose. Is it really all in my head?9 years 15 weeks ago1866
What's the difference between getting used to a drug and becoming addicted to it?9 years 46 weeks ago2103
What's the difference between a nerve block and nerve degeneration? I have chronic sacroiliac joint pain, and I see on the Internet that both of these methods can work to stop the pain. But I can't tell by reading the reports what's the difference?10 years 1 week ago2232
What's the connection between pain and depression? I have chronic low back pain that seems to respond to antidepressants.12 years 39 weeks ago1820
What types of treatments can we give people with movement disorder that appear after they have had CRPS?11 years 28 weeks ago1524
What research is being done for complex regional pain syndrome?11 years 5 weeks ago1725
What kinds of things does the doctor look for if he wants to know if I'll be good at handling my own care?11 years 43 weeks ago1647
What is the worst that can happen with complex regional pain syndrome?11 years 5 weeks ago1561
What is the purpose of physical pain in someone who doesn't really seem to have anything wrong with them?13 years 4 days ago1855
What is the difference between chronic pain and acute pain?10 years 40 weeks ago1696
What is the difference between becoming addicted to pain medications and becoming used to them?11 years 12 weeks ago1593
What is pain catastrophizing? I saw the term on a poster in a pain clinic.13 years 1 day ago1731

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