Diagnose source of chronic pain befor...

Diagnose source of chronic pain before treatment

There are 5 comments on the Courier-Post story from Sep 23, 2013, titled Diagnose source of chronic pain before treatment. In it, Courier-Post reports that:

What should I do? -- Johnny M., Akron, Ohio A: More than 100 million North Americans live with chronic pain, and, as you indicated, it does a lot more than just make you feel achy.

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Since: Sep 13

Bangalore, India

#1 Sep 24, 2013
The most common sources (not related to cancer) are degenerative spine disease, lower-back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis (perhaps in your shoulder), fibromyalgia, HIV, migraine, nerve pain and complications of shingles.

Since: Sep 13

Akron, OH

#2 Sep 24, 2013
sammintu1985 wrote:
The most common sources (not related to cancer) are degenerative spine disease, lower-back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis (perhaps in your shoulder), fibromyalgia, HIV, migraine, nerve pain and complications of shingles.
I have fibromyalgia myself and until very recently here, just mentioning the name fibromyalgia got you labeled as hypochondriac or a drug seeker. Thankfully, as more and more research data becomes available and family members are being diagnosed with it, regular people are starting to realize it is a very real illness. This doesn't change the fact that diagnosing someone with fibromyalgia is a difficult thing to do. There are no blood tests or x-ray's that definitively says a person does or does not have it. And currently the only treatment for it is trying to relieve some of the pain. And that's harder to do for some people than others. Unfortunately, that's how some people are introduced to the world of street drugs. They begin by just trying to be able to go to work or take care of the house and kids and it tumbles out of control from there.
A Buckeye Fan

Memphis, TN

#3 Nov 4, 2013
lizzdabestmom wrote:
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I have fibromyalgia myself and until very recently here, just mentioning the name fibromyalgia got you labeled as hypochondriac or a drug seeker. Thankfully, as more and more research data becomes available and family members are being diagnosed with it, regular people are starting to realize it is a very real illness. This doesn't change the fact that diagnosing someone with fibromyalgia is a difficult thing to do. There are no blood tests or x-ray's that definitively says a person does or does not have it. And currently the only treatment for it is trying to relieve some of the pain. And that's harder to do for some people than others. Unfortunately, that's how some people are introduced to the world of street drugs. They begin by just trying to be able to go to work or take care of the house and kids and it tumbles out of control from there.
Lizzabestmom it's Buckeye Fan. From what I have learned is we have to be OUR OWN ADVOCATE no matter what the doctors think. No one can feel your pain, and you can't feel someone else's pain. Hang in there
Hot lady

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#4 Nov 4, 2013
I see it all the time most Doctors really could care less about your pain. Only a few care I think it's the D.E.A that doctors cannot care! pain is real that is for sure. Keep your faith sometimes that's all we have. I thank god for my wonderful Family and Friends. Your friend Nicky, AKA Hot Lady lol...

Since: Sep 13

Barberton, OH

#5 Nov 5, 2013
Hot lady wrote:
I see it all the time most Doctors really could care less about your pain. Only a few care I think it's the D.E.A that doctors cannot care! pain is real that is for sure. Keep your faith sometimes that's all we have. I thank god for my wonderful Family and Friends. Your friend Nicky, AKA Hot Lady lol...
Isn't your pain level one of your vital signs now? I'm not naive enough to think that just because you pain level is a vital sign, that it would change a doctors feelings and behaviors enough to actually make a big difference, especially if it was a doctor that didn't care about a patients pain level years ago. And I know it's the DEA why they send people to pain management so every doctor isn't out of control writing scripts, but if it's called pain management and not prescription management shouldn't those doctors need to show they are doing more than writing scripts? That they are doing things to actually try to manage a patents pain.

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