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I am 21 years old and I am suffering from severe body pain from 2 years. What to do to get rid of it?
I am Dr. Preeti Doshi. I am the in charge of pain clinic at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai.
In a pain clinic, we generally advocate a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach to get the best possible outcome. These patients can be offered multiple different modalities to get the best possible outcome.
So, we start mainly with pharmacotherapy in the form of various drugs as appropriate for the type of pain that the patient is present with. Besides this, we also got a spectrum of intervention right from basics to the advance intervention which can be offered to the patients as appropriate for their particular pain syndrome.
So, here we target the nerves or the pixies which are responsible for causing this particular pain and the interventions are done ideally under image guidance and nowadays we definitely prefer to offer interventions under image guidance in form of fluoroscopic or ultrasound guidance. This is to reach the target precisely with minimum side-effects. We also have physical, psychological and occupational therapies and several other complementary therapies.
Overall we can achieve the best outcome if we combine more than one modality depending on individual pain syndrome. So, the most common interventions that we perform as pain specialist are directed towards the spinal pain such as low back pain in which we most commonly perform transforaminal epidural injections under guidance or facet joint injection in form of medial branch diagnostic block or frequency ablation. And these are all performed under local anesthesia and on day care basis.
So, these patients can go home within a couple of hours after these procedures. Besides this, we also have several other options as required for the patients with failback surgeries, we perform a procedure called Epidural Adhesiolysis because they are found to often have fibrosis and scarring around the nerves after having undergone spinal surgery. If the patient fails to respond to the conservative line of management and they have severe pain, we also have the option of advanced pain therapies in the form of neurostimulation or intra-thical drug delivery system.
They have a good success rate with a good evidence in literature for the use in common clinical practice. The complications are very rare if it's been performed with all the due precautions. However, there is the remote possibility of infection occasionally or hematoma or nerve injury and the patient have to be explained about this but these are extremely rare performed by an experienced operator with all due precautions.
Leprosy is also known as Hansen’s disease. It is a chronic dermatological disorder caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium Leprae. The peripheral nerves and mucosa of the upper respiratory tract are affected by the bacteria. Leprosy starts by the appearance of scaly skin lesions. If not treated in the primary stage, it can progress rapidly and cause permanent damage to the skin. It can damage the eyes, nerves and limbs. Leprosy can be moderately contagious, therefore it is necessary for the patient to be quarantined during the course of the treatment to prevent the spread of disease among other family members.
It has been noticed that after prolonged homeopathy treatment, almost 80% cases have been cured and improved. The patients have recovered senses in their limbs; the wounds have improved and in some cases, miraculously disappeared.
Homeopathy and Leprosy
There have also been cases where patients have responded better to homeopathic treatment than the multi-drug treatment regime that most doctors prescribe to leprosy patients. This could be because homeopathy is the safest and a non-toxic remedy to most diseases that does not complicate the health by causing adverse side effects.
A wonder medicine used for the treatment of leprosy is an anti-syphilitic medicine called Mercurius Solubilis. With an extremely high potency of 200, it is known to be an excellent remedy for leprosy. Homeopathic medicines are selected based on the symptoms. First the treatment is done on the symptoms so as to provide relief as soon as possible. Homeopathic medicines then act on the root cause of the disease, also providing bacterial resistance. It helps to retard the progress of the disease. Along with it, homeopathic medicines also help to reduce lepra reactions, and start reviving the damaged nerves, limbs and skin. It also strengthens the immunity system.
Some combinations of homeopathic and natural medicines used to treat leprosy are:
5. Chaulmoogra oil
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My father having body pain he is 52 year old can I give him voveran sr 75 What are the side effects of this medicine When I was in college my sports teacher referred me.
Whole body pain especially nees and shoulders feels like having slightly chillies and tonsils as well is taking salt water goggles will help or should I consult a doctor please advise.
I have problem of body pain and weakness and also help to make stamina and energy in body and name of medicine which has no side effect and tips for weight gain.
I have pain in my feet base after walking or standing for long time. What is the reason and what are the things I should do to avoid this. Also my knees front and back also pain. Do I need to take medications or exercises are enough to make my legs stronger.
I am suffering with the heavy body pains and unbearable headache. I have taken dolo650 for last 1 and half days but no improvement.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder. It affects the joints as well as the skin, lungs, heart, eyes and blood vessels. This condition is most notorious for the pain and discomfort it causes in the joints. Unlike osteoarthritis, it does not attack the cartilage but affects the lining of the joints.
This results in erosion of the bone tissue and can even cause deformities. There is no known cure for this condition and treatment is mostly focused on relieving the pain caused. Some of the ways to manage your pain are:
- Medication: Medication can help control the inflammation and pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs or DMARDs are usually the first course of treatment. These may be accompanied by steroids and help reduce inflammation. The best medication to relieve pain is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs. In some cases, stronger pain relievers may be prescribed but these should be used cautiously. Excessive dependence on pain relievers can cause addiction.
- Change Your Diet: A diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids can help control inflammation. In turn, this can help relieve discomfort and slow the progression of the disease. Cold water fish and fish oil supplements are rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids. In addition, it is important to have a well-balanced diet and to avoid excessive carbs and sugars that can lead to weight gain. It is important to note that heavier people suffer from more pain as their weight puts pressure on the joints.
- Exercise Regularly: Rheumatoid arthritis makes movements difficult and hence exercising may seem counterintuitive but this can help in the long run. Avoid high-intensity workouts and pick low-intensity activities like walking, cycling, swimming etc. Water aerobics is one of the best forms of exercise for rheumatoid arthritis. Yoga can also be very beneficial. Regular exercise is important but it is also important not to overdo it. Put exercising on hold during acute flare-ups and avoid doing anything that increases your pain. It is a good idea to consult a physical therapist to know what the best type of activity is for you.
- Hot and cold packs: Heat and cold therapy can help relieve pain immensely. A hot pack will help relax the muscles while the cold pack will numb the pain. Heat packs and cold packs can be used alternatively. Alternatively, you could soak the affected joint in hot water and cold water.