I am an Iraqi War Veteran who has been diagnosed through the Veterans Administration to have Chronic Migraine Syndrome. I have Migraines - with auras- 3-4 times a week depending on if the pain cycle can be broken. I have gone many times with a severe migraine lasting 2 days to 3 weeks without a break in pain. I understand that everyone's risk for certain conditions vary person to person but with this type of migraine and pain how high is the risk for stroke? Is stroke the only major issue that can come from the pain cycle not being broken? Thank you, Erica.
Thank you for serving. Now, to get to your question:
We're not quite following what you mean when you say you have migraines with aura three to four times a week, depending on if the pain cycle can be broken . Are you saying you have three to four migraines a week, or are you saying that you have migraines three to four days a week? The latte...
Dear Dr Lasich - I'm six weeks post op spinal fusion surgery. Dec. 8, 2011 and then again eight days later I was in so much pain. The doctors went back in and found that a screw had broken by bone and some hardware was removed. My foot feels like it's on fire and top of my toes feels like someone is holding a match to them. I know nerve damage takes time to heal but I'm to the point not taking much more. I'm on Percocet and Lyrica. Can you please recommend something else I can take to help? Also will these pains go away eventually? I can't imagine living like this the rest of my life. I'm only 43! -Sad
Surgeons use hardware such as screws and rods to fix a spine. Unfortunately, this fix can sometimes ruin a life, especially when the screws go askew. These screws are called pedicle screws because they are lodged into the ped...
Definition A broken jaw is a break in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw bone connects to the skull (temporomandibular joints). Alternative Names Dislocated jaw; Fractured jaw; Broken jaw; TMJ dislocation Considerations A broken or dislocated jaw usually heals completely after treatment. However, the jaw may become dislocated again in the future. Complications may include: Airway blockage Bleeding Breathing blood or food into the lungs Difficulty eating (temporary) Difficulty talking (temporary) Infection of the jaw or face Jaw joint ( TMJ ) pain and other problems Problems aligning the teeth Causes The most common cause of a broken or dislocated jaw is injury to the face. This may be due to: Assault Industrial accident Motor vehicle accident Recreational or sports injury
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