Friday, November 28, 2014

Getting Diagnosed

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Unfortunately, there is no definitive test for many of the chronic pain conditions that may be ailing sufferers.  TMJ, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and many chronic back pain conditions do not have a means to be diagnosed; rather, they are a diagnosis-by-deduction.  With this, the possibility for misdiagnosis or underdiagnosis is raised considerably.

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Spondylolisthesis (spaun-di-lo-lie-thee-sis) is a mouthful and is a common cause of low back pain (although it can exist anywhere in the spine, the lumbar spine is the most common area affected). The spinal column is a series of building blocks called vertebral bodies stacked on top of one another. Sometimes these blocks do not line up perfectly.…

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Cort, Health Guide, answered I burnt my esophagus 10 days ago eating… In general if two weeks have gone by and a pain has not considerably…


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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide, answered lower back and abdominal pain There are a number of things that can cause abdominal pain and nauses but only a doctor…


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Cort, Health Guide, answered Severe Chronic pain right… I'm sorry you've been in so much pain for so long. The only thing I can suggest is to…


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Christina Lasich, MD, Health Pro, commented on Top 10 Medications that Can Cause Pain Thanks for sharing your experience Karen. Individualized treatment can make all…




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