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 12 min ago1918
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 7 weeks ago1651
Why is it that studies often seem to contradict each other?10 years 5 weeks ago1774
Why is it so hard to get people to believe you if you have chronic pain?10 years 30 weeks ago1779
Why does my doctor want to prescribe opioids for my chronic pain? I don't want to become addicted.11 years 28 weeks ago1576
Why do women complain so much about pain compared with men?10 years 13 weeks ago1881
Why do we have pain?10 years 5 weeks ago1891
Why do some people have chronic pain and others with similar injuries or disability do not?10 years 30 weeks ago1771
Why do some people have chronic back pain and others do not?10 years 37 weeks ago1667
Why do some people cope better with pain than others? I read of the term "harm avoidance," but don't we all avoid harm?10 years 51 weeks ago1679
Where do you go to get TENS for pain relief? And are there any disadvantages to it?10 years 31 weeks ago1746
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 34 weeks ago1605
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 18 weeks ago1684
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 4 weeks ago2538
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?10 years 51 weeks ago1795
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 26 weeks ago1548
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 5 weeks ago1656
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 30 weeks ago1559
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 6 weeks ago1843
What's the difference between getting used to a drug and becoming addicted to it?9 years 37 weeks ago2072
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?9 years 43 weeks ago2205
What's the connection between pain and depression? I have chronic low back pain that seems to respond to antidepressants.12 years 30 weeks ago1796
What types of treatments can we give people with movement disorder that appear after they have had CRPS?11 years 19 weeks ago1507
What research is being done for complex regional pain syndrome?10 years 48 weeks ago1703
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 34 weeks ago1631
What is the worst that can happen with complex regional pain syndrome?10 years 48 weeks ago1543
What is the purpose of physical pain in someone who doesn't really seem to have anything wrong with them?12 years 43 weeks ago1829
What is the difference between chronic pain and acute pain?10 years 30 weeks ago1671
What is the difference between becoming addicted to pain medications and becoming used to them?11 years 3 weeks ago1565
What is pain catastrophizing? I saw the term on a poster in a pain clinic.12 years 42 weeks ago1692

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