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Top 10 Search Results for "Complementary and alternative therapies"

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Radiofrequency Neurotomy
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

I am on the waitlist for cervical spine Radiofrequency Neurotomy. I had a C4-C5 cervical spine surgery with iliac bone fusion in Sept 2019. It did not resolve the pain, it worsened the pain and further decreased range of motion. I also had a fusion at L4-L5 in 2002, and lumbo-sacral tarlov cysts removed in 2021 (since grew back). I have advanced OA (cervical spine greatly affected), tarlov cysts, and Myofascial Syndrome. For those that had the procedure done, what was your experience and… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

The procedure was performed last Monday, it is now Friday. There is no difference in pain - actually worse. The pain is currently at an 8 (greater than usual 6-7). I also read it can take a couple… read more

Radiofrequency Ablation
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

I’m at my wits end. Having tried literally everything there is and I’m now going to enquire with a neurosurgeon about this radio frequency treatment.
Has anyone with peripheral neuropathy tried this?
Would you recommend it?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I've had it done 2 times works pretty good but still have pain just not as intense.

Radiofrequency Ablation
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

How often can one get this procedure done?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I am scheduled for this procedure at the Allevio Pain Management Clinic in Toronto. Medications, alternative therapies, and cervical spine surgery have been ineffective in pain management. Healthcare… read more

What Are People's Experiences With Alternative Pain Relief? Do People Think That There Is A Way To Minimise Nerve Pain Without Medication?
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

I would like to be off pain medication. I want to be able to sleep properly without medication. I want to rejoin society in a productive way and thus need a way of balancing my life and my pain.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Thank you, Tasha. I do use lavender pillow spray 💜

My Therapist Said There Are Therapists That Specialize In Chronic Pain. Would It Be Worth Switching?
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

Ive had depression and anxiety long before the chronic pain but I finally have a great husband and good job then this chronic pain starts. It feels like I can't catch a break.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Just don't let them tell you your pain is in your head
Some may be..... but when the drunk driver hit me and I went through a windshield, thst is physical painful trauma to many parts of my body.… read more

Belbuca
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

Why can’t my doctor prescribe this medication to me for severe chronic back pain

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I meant to say.. I can't tell if it works or not.. don't like how it makes me feel

Los Angeles TMJ Doctor
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

I was curious if anyone knew or had success with a dentist in the LA area who treated TMJ? Thank you!

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Thanks very much! I appreciate all this helpful info and advice. And yes indeed I have had some relief recently with acupuncture and chiropractic work. All my best.

Massage Therapist Recommendations For Los Angeles Area
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

Does anyone have a massage therapist who they would recommend in the Los Angeles area (preferably in the valley) for severe chronic pain due to cervicothoracic neuromuscular spasms? Preferably someone affiliated with a medical clinic/who can bill to insurance, but any and all recommendations are appreciated!

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

You may have to try out a few before you find the perfect one~ How's it going?

Has Anyone Tried Kratom? Or Palliative Care?
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I just posted the same question. It's Kratom
I have tried the liquid shot. It tastes terrible but 1 shot controlled my pain all day and gave me energy. Unfortunately 1 shot of the strongest dose is… read more

What Can Be A Solution To Arthritis?
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have unrelenting arthritis in my neck and shoulders, pain is almost unbearable from 3am to 10am. I take 75mg of Diclofenac sodium delayed release tablets twice a day but still have unbearable pain mostly in the mornings. The pain lessens as the day goes by but never completely subsides. It’s very hard to live like this, the pain fatigues me so. I’m 73 and a polio survivor.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I know about PPS and it’s progressing effects, mostly fatigue and weakness. I’ve seen an orthopedic doctor in the past, they took X-rays. They told me I have bone spurs on the vertebrae of my neck… read more