Pain Management

The best methods of management for conditions with chronic pain, such as fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, TMJ disorder, and foot pain.

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What Do High Cpk Test Results Mean?

Question Asked by Donna What Do High Cpk Test Results Mean? For over 10 years now, my CPK levels have run in the 300-500s. The norm should not exceed 150, but my doctors say that my high results may just be normal for me. I was diagnosed with fibromy...

4 Myths About Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAIDs) Busted!

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs(NSAIDs) are the most prescribed medications in the world, but are also the most misunderstood medications. Here are some of the myths about NSAID’s busted. 1. Some Work Better than Others: All anti-inflammatory m...

By Christina Lasich, MD

Topical Pain Medications: Which Ones Do the Job?

In a prior entry, I discussed Voltaren Gel. But there are some other prescription topical agents worth talking about this fine morning. Again, these medications have the potential to help all sorts of patients, but they may be particularly useful in ...

By Mark Borigini, M.D.

How To Treat Numbness In My Toe From Sciatica

Question Asked by Valerie How To Treat Numbness In My Toe From Sciatica I have had back pain associated with sciatica on and off for the past 10 years and recently I have been experiencing numbness in the little toe- the pain is sometimes in my lower ...

Pain From Staph/mrsa Infection

Question Asked by Rayne Pain From Staph/mrsa Infection I contracted staph from a hospital and was diagnosed with a MRSA infection. I took a course of antibiotics for 10 days and was feeling better until I completed the antibiotic course. Then my join...

Driving After Spinal Injections Can Prove Dangerous

What if a deer suddenly jumped in front of your car? Unless you want a deer in your front seat, your brain better quickly send a signal to your foot to slam on the brakes. But, if you just had an epidural, this reaction may be dangerously delayed. Re...

By Christina Lasich, MD

Why Does My Body Not Respond To Medicines And Therapies?

Question Asked by Morgan Why Does My Body Not Respond To Medicines And Therapies? I have been taking water therapy for a few months now. The last assessment test that I had done showed that I had actually lost muscle and had become much weaker. I hav...

Sustained Release Versus Immediate Release Medications: Which Works Best?

What is the right tool for 24/7 pain? Having the right tool for the job can mean the difference between being on a roller coaster of uncontrolled pain versus being on a merry-go-round of good pain control. Pain medications have two basic methods for ...

By Christina Lasich, MD

Penis Pain, Burning & Urgency To Urinate

Question Asked by Michelle Penis Pain, Burning & Urgency To Urinate My husband has a 3 mm. stone, had an attack 5 weeks ago (went to ER) and has been on Cipro (for infection), Flomax & Valium since…He has felt it move down his back with since ...

Does Pneumonia Leave A Scar On The Lungs?

Question Asked by D. Muff Does Pneumonia Leave A Scar On The Lungs? Answer Not necessarily and not in most cases. Progressive lung scarring which is called interstitial lung disease can be caused by many factors one of which is called interstitial pn...