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TV’s Michelle Watt killed herself due to agonising pain from spinal operation says dad Jim. The former host of television show 60 Minute Makeover passed away at her home in Scotland a week ago, aged just 38.

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We all have our own sleeping positions right? Most of us chose to sleep in the position that we find comfortable, but then are you wondering what your sleeping positions says about you?

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Carrie I know, but sometimes I just have to let some ignorant s.o.b. have it. It may not change his ignorance, because there none so blind as those who will not see, but in the end....I feel a little better. Even if it is just for a minute. Thanks.

You're not going to change his mind sometimes you just have to ignore and forgive ignorance. You don't have to justify your illness to anyone. No one knows what you go through or how you feel except you and if you can look yourself in the mirror and say I have done everything I can that is all that matters. We research and over research this disease to exhaustion so why waste any precious time on the opinion of someone that doesn't matter. He has no affect on your life, honestly I've gotten quite a chuckle on the dry and wet needling, priceless. Don't spend any more time trying to explain something to someone that doesn't understand nor wants to learn about this disease. From what little I know about the both of you I can see you are intelligent, well informed and have been proactive in trying to find a way to survive this. I know it stings when someone tries to tell you your pain isn't real or this disease isn't real but you know the truth. You can't change his mind the funny thing is he thinks we are close minded just blindly being led astray by our doctors but we know better. We know we've tried every diet, supplement vitamins bio feedback, SCS, nerve blocks PT (pushing ourselves to tears) breathing techniques meditation and just plain old faking being happy in hopes it will become true. Tonight, tonight I'm tired and I'm tired of fighting this disease/workers comp and trying to find some way to get through the night. I don't know if I can find the energy to do this...

sterod Gee, I'm so glad you have finally found a cure for Causalgia. I'll just call my surgeon and cancel right away. (There really should be a special "I'm being facetious" font.) If someone were to attempt to massage my affected foot, I could not be held responsible for my actions. No jury could possibly convict me for whatever I might do. With every stroke of the keyboard, you have proven more and more and more that you have absolutely no clue about CRPS, RSD, Causalgia, or any of the 1/2 dozen other names our condition has been called over the last 150 years since it was first named. It appears you haven't got the brains to look at the wealth of information on the subject right here on this site alone. It is quite a bit past time for you to stop writing on the subject, and stop pretending that you are treating anyone with this condition! I cannot tolerate the pain of ANYTHING so much as lightly brushing against my skin. I personally would break someones arms rather than sit back and let them stick a needle in that area. You have no clue what you are talking about! Move on to some other place, someplace where people don't have to suffer with incurable pain until the day they die. Jackass!

@sterod I have a dear friend who is a master of ancient Chinese medicine, he says that all that you profess is pure unadulterated bullshit! causalgia was named during the Civil War ( a little before the 50's) and treatment of the unnamed pain disease with the same symptoms can be traced back to the Court of I think Luis lV which would make it the 1600's. Either study more or speak less because all you are doing is shoving your foot further down your throat.

You are not going to find any correct info on the web. Someone does not want you to see it.

I've traced causalgia back to 1950s p75, this is prolotherapy book describing who to treat such a pain syndrome. Today I simply use dry and wet needle which is the more invasive form of physical therapy. Massage ===> Chiropractors ===> thin needling ===> hypodermic needling.

Jerry S. I've seen the Wikipedia thing, I like it, and I am printing it out for my visit with the surgeon next week. Lucky for me, since my injury occurred while I was in the Navy, the VA is taking care of all the expenses for my treatment. For all the bad stories going around about VA hospitals these days, the one I go to, Loma Linda VA Medical Center, Loma Linda, Calif. has been great. I couldn't ask for any better. Last year they sent me to Long Beach for a 2nd opinion on the best course of treatment, and I found out how good I really do have it. Let's just say I won't be going back to Long Beach ever again for anything, no matter what. The Chief of Orthopedics at Loma Linda is fairly knowledgeable, but he also is smart enough to admit when he is in over his head. I am now being seen by a specialist in a civilian hospital, at VA expense. My CRPS is type II, meaning they can definitely point to the specific nerve injury as the cause of it, it is still at the site of the nerve injury, and from Jan. 1979 to now, it still hasn't spread, it has only become more and more painful. I haven't been able to walk without a stick for years, and because of that injury, I have beat up my good foot badly enough from over-use to require corrective surgery a couple of years ago for plantar fasciitis. I won't say I'm stuck in a wheelchair, but since I use one more often than not, the VA forked out the big bucks to have an ultra-lightweight chair custom made for me. And I totally agree...

Just to add a little to the discussion. CRPS Type or Stage 2 Cold Type is what is also referred to as atypical CRPS. Most people who have CRPS in any stage have to deal with skin reddening, excessive sweating, weird hair growth or loss, funky nail growth and of course the inevitable PAIN! Stage 2 is most often caused by damage directly to a nerve - in my case I had two nerve roots ripped off my lumbar spine (second injury) - Atypical or cold Type, means your skin turns blue and very cold, you rarely if ever sweat, your pain is worse than regular CRPS, it like all dirivetives of RSD does spread. If you are stuck in the colder climates like me in NH, like Carrie said WINTER SUCKS. You get a hypersensetivety to Cold with atypical CRPS and heat and hot weather are your best friend. So to sum it all up: As if stage ll isn't bad enough stage ll cold type is usually a life sentence, not much chance of remission, you need custom tailored meds to help knock out some of the pain. Ketamine does not work for CRPS ll Cold Type. Before I went through my life saving I called the clinic in Florida. I was told it was $10 grand just to walk in the door and a Ketamine Coma to reboot my brain with a 1 in 28 chance of success was $50 grand. I couldn't afford it, and the odds sucked for a 50K outlay so I wrote it off. I have tried the Ketamine drip, went every other day for 3 weeks - got nothing. If it's out there I've pretty much tried it, but STAY AWAY FROM THE STRIP MALL PAIN CLINICS - they...

wbrianiii, if you want an article that actually explains RSD/CRPS and it stages etc. try looking up CRPS on Wikipedia. That's the piece I take with me to every Doctor I see. It's in English so we can understand it but it also has research references and other information that Doctors find credible.

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Ok does anyone have dystonia with their RSD? The dystonia creates small repetitive movement / twitchy muscles / limb moving and twisting.

This may help a little. It is one of the best articles I have found that lists the differences between CRPS Type I (RSD) and CRPS Type II (Causalgia)

What every doctor that deals with this there is no 'perfect' protocol which I assume is the difficulty in finding treatments that work. I was on 1200 mg of neurotrins for I think 2 years but they kept in a state of not knowing if I was awake or asleep. I did everything I could and do everything I can which is why I probably saved my arm because it was dark purple everyday all day 7/24 and was going to need to be amputated not to cure RSD but because the limb was lost to lack of blood flow. A lot of treating RSD is treated in the manner of this may or may not work. I did nerve blocks and 2 hours later limb was purple again and ice cold. I tried the SCS and it had to be turned on so high that the bottoms ofmy feet buzzed so not exactly changing my quality of life for the better. At home i have done lots of exercising including small weights to try and keep what muscle and movement i have left. Drug companies don't look for a cure because it is not as sexy as curing AiDS, Cancer or erectile dysfunction. Why would changing percocet from 5mg to 7.5 be a 94.00 dollars more in a copay?5mg 6.00 and 7.5 mg 100.00 to me that is excessive. Drug companies are big business, the lobby to keep cost up. There is that idiot all over the news because he took (numbers are not a true reflection) a 10 medication and changed it to 5k. Health/health care is big business that does not like sick people. They are all about profits and research, research is only invested if the return is high. Cures...

If I can help a little here. In the early 90's I was diagnosed with RSD as a result of a crush injury where they took my right shoulder out in 54 pieces. Whether it was the injury or the surgery no one knows what started the RSD. For my luck I had an anesthesiologist who had done his residency in a Florida hospital and his specialty was RSD. I had been given a list that looked like a small town telephone bill of what I couldn't do. Now this was just my right arm and hand. I had a 2 year old son and I wanted very badly to just be a dad, when I came home from the hospital after shoulder surgery, a median nerve release in right forearm and a carpal tunnel ulner nerve release he called me "Robo Dad". I went back to the anesthesiologist (Mike) and the first thing he did was throw the list of can't do's in the trash. He said to me, do whatever you want, restore your corvette, play hoop with your son and when the pain get too bad come see me. At first I was seeing him every week, then once a month and within 5 years complete remission. What did he do? Put me on Neurontin 1200 mg a day because Neurontin helps to rebuild nerve fibers and in some cases re routes them, second he gave percoset for pain, and the instruction was use as little as you can. Third he said when it gets bad come see me, when I did I would lie on my stomach and he would put his finger on a spot around my right shoulder which would almost bounce me off the ceiling - that was the nerve bundle causing all the...

wbrianiii, you are not alone man, there are those of us on this site who have chosen to help others with this unrelenting pain. we are here to listen, pass on what we've learned, and offer what support we can on line.

Sterod, In the 60's they knew little or nothing about CRPS or causalgia as they called it back then, and even so they only dealt with what we call Stage 1 or RSD. When I was first diagnosed in the early 90's I was told it would either burn itself out in 6 months to a year or I would have it for life. The Doctor I see is listed as one of the 10 best in the Country - no. 2 to be exact. His approach was to try all of what you have done for a year, the disease progressed despite my everyday efforts with the program. As is now known the pain if related to a physical injury transforms from a site based pain to a brain based pain. That said no amount of massage, vitamins or what you call the answer will do a damn thing. I have been a physically active person my entire life, I ran and worked a successful Construction Company and my average work week was 60 hours in the field with another 2 or 3 hours a day in the office. I also found time to go to the gym 3 nights a week and at the time of my injury was benching 300, dead lifting 350 and to this day I still do 25 100lb arm curls a day. Despite being in a wheelchair I have refused to give up my 2nd floor apartment sans elevator and I manage. I push myself every day. I'm told I can't walk using my left leg due to the shrinkage or tendons in my knee - I still walk with my cane as much as pain allows. As my wife puts it, I hide the pain very well, but I can't hide the tears. She's right, I have tears in my eyes most every day. I will...

wbrianiii I do hope you find a solution and you're right I don't have a lot of knowledge about type 1 other than it involves actual damage to the nerve. In Germany they have done some studies that show taking an antibiotic for GI infections before and after surgery could prevent RSD. I wasn't going to say anything else on this string but I did want to tell you about that study. Another dr says he has seen improvement in treating SOME RSD patients with an antibiotic for the GI for a month and it can't hurt to try it. Maybe it could help you from having it travel. You are not alone, there are people that do know how you feel that can just listen or let you vent. There is a support group for MO for RSD that you can find on Facebook the administrator for that site is very responsive and knowledgeable. The hardest part about this disease is the isolation, feeling like you are alone and for all the bad social media has created for society it has also allowed people like us an opportunity to connect with other survivors. Even if you can't leave your house with just a few keystrokes you can find an outlet, an ear or a good ole Get Up and start fighting. Sending all the positive energy I can Never give up hope, miracles do happen and obviously you still have something to live for otherwise why would we keep choosing to wake up and do it all over again.

sterod PT is definitely useful in RSD as it is in MS. You are very confused on what RSD is and luckily for you, you don't have any personal knowledge of it either. You are hitting on a very raw nerve, the concept that what is wrong with us is nothing. I was a runner, training for my first marathon, an avid gym rat and now all I can do is walk on a treadmill. Nobody with RSD wants to feel like this and they've all tried and researched everything to a point that this man would like to cut off his foot. What do they opinions are like a**holes everyone has one? Let's all take a step outside of our ego and realize he is in so much pain, he is so desperate he wants to remove his foot! I know of several people that have taken their lives because they are tired of the pain and you don't understand you don't have any clue as why the idea of waking up tomorrow in pain is our own personal hell. I'm seriously considering doing the ketamine coma not because I enjoy being in pain but because I so desperately want my life back. RSD/CRPS is: a CNS class disease' it is an autonomic disorder, an autoimmune disease and has no cure the best one can hope for is remission however there are several trials and studies going on right now that may be the answer. A little education could possibly help you as well. But again let's put your Archie Bunker 6 pack of PBR philosophy and for one second realize there is something more going on here. Perhaps acknowledge his pain rather than...

wbrianiii I've been in the rodeo for 32 yrs. If you believe what you have been told, go ahead. I know for certain that all pain problems of the body have a matched treatment. If you have a diagnosis then they have to prove it by treating it until resolution. If you are still in pain than either they have the wrong diagnosis or do not know of the treatments. In most cases it is both. Don't believe me - Educate yourself. Doing nothing in pain that is located in the muscle system will yield nothing. I'm here to help you out of pain not to argue -- sorry. You do not want help - please do not respond.

Jerry S I'm afraid that you have received the weak tea versions of the above. That is by design giving you the weak treatments so you will think they do not work. 10 yrs ago I practiced the weak tea version until I discovered a book for the 60s that let me know that what I had learned will not up to snuff. Remember we are living in a system controlled by some sophisticated profiteers. They know what they are doing because they have all of the biggest minds working out the game. You have seen Matrix. That is a reality based movie. Ie If you are in a corporate structure that is like the Matrix, They own you while you are at work. Unplug to go home. You cannot unplug from your pain or will yourself therapy. You will have to yell and scream like the squeaky wheel. If your do not yell for help and what your need then you do not exist to anyone.

Sterod, you keep proving over and over how little you know about CRPS. None of that works for us. Carrie, they tried to burn the nerves with alcohol injections 2 years ago. The third injection changed a pain that i could sorta-kinda live with, and manage with meds, to this horrific nightmarish ever increasing pain that I have now. They say mine is type II, and from everything I've read, there should be slim chance that it will spread, as it is caused by the damaged nerves. The original injury was an open crush of the right foot. Everything, including the nerves, was pretty much flattened. This is why they are calling mine type II. It seems to be slightly rarer than type I, and while the symptoms are pretty much the same, there are a few things that work for type II that won't work for type I, and vice-versa. And there is even less research done on type II. As for amputation, I believe it was in the Canadian research that they thought amputation works for type II, so long as the amputation is done sufficiently above the effected area. Carrie, Jerry thanks for the suggestions, and especially thanks for your prayers. As I said, I will let everyone know how it works out, no matter which way it goes.

Good read, thanks for sharing. You will need to know what works for you.

Only a small part of what's happening today.

Getting worse now.

I find the constant pain interferes with my rationale. We are desperate to feel just a little better and when the flare ups come we go into fight or flight which feeds the pain and cycle keeps going. We feel good today so we do a little extra, not a lot just a little and we end up in severe pain for days even weeks. You would think I would learn my lesson but I'm so excited when I feel better that I just want to do something. I too have cold RSD, whatever that means other than winter sucks ass and my limbs turn a beautiful shade of purple. Try not to make an emotional decision when your emotions have you feeling desperate. Again I understand the desperation.

Muscle diseases will fail in 5 stages this correlates to CRPS stages thus it is due to muscle failing, dying, crying and toxifying the entire body. It is due to doctors looking away from muscles at the skeleton or in the blood for pain. NO! Even the ancients knew that pain in the body needs to be kneaded, stretched and needled. I have to admit Med Schools do not teach about muscle diseases anymore. You guessed it! Somehow we all have been betrayed by the people we put into power. Today I'm taking control of what I believe and telling the establishment to go back to school and think for themselves. I'm telling them but no one is listening - yet.

The most common primary cause of everyday aches, pains and stiffnesses comes from the accumulation of damages in your muscles from life, living, work, play and fun. “All pain problems, by the natural laws of biology, must have a reasonable primary cause, a primary pathological source, a location within the body, a matched solution that will benefit to eradicate the source(s) and a way to get to the source thus resulting in a full resolution of the original pain source.” -Cyriax-modified All pain problems cannot come from nowhere; all invisible, chronic, long-term, mysterious problems must be assumed to be in muscles “The most common primary location of everyday and long-term aches, pains and stiffness can only come from the soft, connective and muscle tissues.” -SSR Thus the default treatments for ALL invisible or mysterious pains and ailments should get the full forces of of PT treatments aimed at the soft, connective and muscle tissues. PT has historically come in a broad spectrum of options from hands-on massage, kneading, stretching, spinal adjustments; tendon, ligament and intramuscular stimulating needling. If you have a pain problem or miserable ailment and you are not receiving any restorative PT treatments - you should ask. If you do not ask - you will not receive. What are muscle pain problems? As muscle collect damages over decades, the micro-scars will collect into patterns, signs and symptoms, here are a few of these patterns: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain,...

Read the studies done in Canada as well, The Netherlands and the Canadians are light years ahead of the Americans when it come to the advanced stages of CRPS whether it's stage 2 or as Wikipedia shows it Stages 2 and 3. By their definition I am in Stage 3, and like you it is a life sentence. Also like you I know more than ANY doctor I have seen. I carry a package, and my family has been instructed that if I have to go to a hospital that the package goes with me. It explains CRPS in Detail including where I'm at. It has my meds list, my Doctors and their phone numbers, the Chronic Pain Sudden Death article etc. I too and sick of "Pain Centers" who haven't got a clue and the only answer is to do Steroid Injections or Burn Nerves - neither of which is worth the risk, and the results are poor at best. Fortunately for me I have an extremely high pain tolerance, and my CRPS is the Cold Type which although worse by the articles it seems easier to bear than the "Hot Type". I think each of is has to make their own educated decisions as to how we are going to deal with our disease. My only fear for you is this. Once CRPS has evolved to stage 2 or 3 the pain no longer comes from the injured part of the body. It actually comes from your brain. If that is true, and lots of studies say it is, cutting off the damaged part of the body doesn't stop the pain signals from your brain. I just spent 6 days in the hospital in December, for 3 1/2 of those days I was unconscious and was given...

If you are at this point why not try and get in to see Dr Kirkpatrick in Tampa and either do low dose ketamine infusions or HE can set it up for the coma in Mexico. My dr has told me amputation is not the answer but it has spread so I would end up being just a right leg. We know CRPS starts in our CNS so removing the limb may not stop the signal. Geeze I don't think they recommend it but why not try burning the nerves before amputation. However I do understand the desperation to just want to feel better. Whatever you do I hope it helps I'm just concerned you could end up making it worse or force it to travel. Trust me if I could go back to it just being in my shoulder to hand i would dance in the streets.

Some time back I read that most doctors don't like patients like me. I have a rare, horribly painful condition for which there is no cure, CRPS type II. As a result, I have spent countless hours studying all the information I can find on this condition, and I feel quite secure stating that I probably know more about it than most of the doctors I have seen. As anybody with this condition knows, the average doctor knows very little about CRPS type I or II. The medical community as a whole does not know a whole lot more than they did a century and a half ago when it was first named "Causalgia." Mostly they know what doesn't work, if they know anything at all.

I have tried all of the above. To no avail. I stated my meds usage above, it works as well as anything I've tried. Movement is the biggie - if you don't move it you will use the use of it. So walk, stretch, do things, get out, and learn like all of us to hide the pain and be pleasant because people don't want to be around a whiner or constant complainer. They cannot comprehend your pain and there is no way to explain it so quit trying. Live your life as best you can is my advice and a little chemical help goes a long way.

I actually asked about having my left leg amputated to get rid of the pain of CRPS. I was told by my pain Doc (one of the 10 best in the US) that it wouldn't stop the pain as 1. the surgery would simply aggravate the situation and the CRPS would spread to other body parts, plus 2. there would be phantom pain that was equal to or worse than what I already had. When you add the two together you end up with CRPS/RSD moving into other body parts so NO WIN THERE, and add that to phantom pain and it's a LOSE LOSE proposition. Carrie it right, it hurts - we all know that, but it's going to hurt worse if you lay down and baby it. Get Up and Move it will hurt, but with CRPS everything hurts. Move it or Lose it.

But not all chronic pain can be cured. I have CRPS/RSD which has no cure. It is a CNS class disease like MS. The pain is not in my muscles but in the signal from my CNS this is fact. Now I do eat well, exercise as much as I can and do breathing techniques when the pain spikes. So far it has worked for me as i have avoided going to the emergency room. You need to realize people with RSD suffer extreme, unrelenting pain and the only way to ease it is to slow down the signal from our CNS. Oh and WC would be thrilled if they could say my pain came from my muscles instead of having a degenerative, autonomic, autoimmune disease that has no cure to date. That in the best case scenario you can put someone in remission but it can come back in a week, year or years from now and the best chance of doing that is in the first 3 months of getting RSD. However WC doesn't diagnose RSD they told me I had frozen shoulder and it would heal but than my entire arm turned blue and 7 months later I am diagnosed with RSD and was already in stage 2.

wbrianiii you have been told that amputation won't necessarily cure RSD? In fact it could cause the pain to travel as well as the phantom pain.

I'm not completely clear as to what you are trying to convey. If you are stating pain is not generated by your nerves/CNS you are misguided. RSD is caused by your CNS. Your nerves become 'broken' and the signal is wrong. Eventually this CNS class disease does have real physical damage but it is not the cause rather a secondary condition. RSD does affect blood flow in the limb(s) from blue, cold to red,hot. RSD is caused by an injury typically to either bone or soft tissue but can be caused by stubbing your toe. RSD produces an over reaction to pain and persists long after the initial injury has healed. The signal is broken/damaged. Now massage, that would be pure torture to someone with RSD because of the aldonyia which is the skin becomes painful. Clothes actually hurt, showers can be extremely painful feeling like you are being stung everytime the water hits you and even air blowing on you can cause pain. The concept of a ketamine coma is it resets your CNS in hopes to break the pattern RSD has created. Medication is prescribed to slow down the signal from CNS, opiates are a sedative which is why it is prescribed to patients with RSD along with anti seizure medication like gabapentin or topamax. So repairing the bone or tissue damage does not change or 'cure' RSD. However it is important to use those limbs effected by RSD because not using it can lead to permanent damage and never be able to use that limb again, move it or lose it.

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This pisses me off. Drug addicts making it so hard for actual chronically ill patients who might need opioids to give them quality of life.

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This is an example of my pain prescription: Hands-on options @ 2-3 x per week: a) Massage. b) Joint Manipulations Thin intramuscular needling options @ 2-3 x per week: a) Dry needling b) Acupuncture Hypodermic intramuscular needling options @ 1-2 x per week: a) Trigger Point Injections b) Tendon and Ligament Injections. The goal is to whittle down the intramuscular damages to a healthier levels over a 6 to 24 months time frame. Thus the providers and the patient be allowed to review all signs, symptoms, physical examination at each office visit which will allow for better customization and personalized treatment sessions. This data can only be gathers in real-time at each office visit. The dynamics of muscle design dictates that this part of the process is mandatory for better clinical outcomes. The patient must get up to speed with a self-care plan of action: Self massages, aerobic exercise program, i.e. take the stairs, walking, house or yard chores, gardening, using hand weights, or doing floor exercises. Take time every day for yourself by relaxing by Breathing, Eye Exercises, Tai Chi and/or Yoga. Stretching... all of the major joint areas. Herbals and Supplements: Multivitamin; an A-Z type + B Complex 100 + Vit C 1000mg/d. Magnesium Glycinate 400 mg/day by mouth. Other ways to get magnesium into the system is Epsom Salts baths (the magnesium will be absorbed through the skin), 2 cups per tub of warm water for 10-15 minutes. NOTE, you are really just “dunking” yourself...

All of the most miserable pain problems like TN, tension headaches, whiplash, TMJ, Migraines, lower back, upper back, arm and leg pain problems: Have the same cause which is the collection of stresses, strains, trials and tribulations of life and living. All of these pain problems are in the same locations; soft, connective and muscle tissues. All of these pain problems will present in different locations because muscles tissue are all over the body. There are 700 of them from top of the head to the toes. All will have different presentations because we are all have different DNA and live different lives. All have the same set of solutions which are hands-on or old-school Physical Therapy. Customized PT will rub it out all of knots in your muscles of your head, face, neck and shoulder. The old-school and hands-on PT which is now hard to find. But fortunately you can do most the work at home by yourself or with a family member. Soft tissues especially muscle demand PT and they will give you a little nudge to help and give a hand. The signals of this need are the pain you are experiencing. The textbooks and today’s doctors will say, “ You pain is in the bone, skeleton, joints, blood, nerves, brain or all physiological. NOPE! They have been misinformed and misguided and taught the wrong theories, concepts and evidence. It is important to note that, it is correct to say that pain is in your nerves but this statement is ½ true. The other half of the statement is that the soft,...

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American Academy of Pain Medicine - Get the Facts on Pain

Pain is associated with a wide range of injury and disease, and is sometimes the disease itself. Some conditions may have pain and associated symptoms arising from a discrete cause, such as postoperative pain or pain associated with a malignancy, or may be conditions in which pain constitutes the primary problem, such as neuropathic pains or headaches.

My doctors finally diagnosed my condition as CRPS type II in April 2014, after suffering with pain in my right foot for several years. The initial injury was dropping the ships' anchor chain on my right foot, from about waist high, in Jan. 1979, while I was in the US Navy.. It is now stage 2, and on occasion, for no known reason, the pain gets even worse yet, which it did again 2 weeks ago. I cannot begin to describe the intense, unremitting pain I endure each and every minute of every day. I have decided to go with amputation of my right foot, rather than endure any more of this. I understand they are working wonders with prosthetic legs and feet these days.

The first case of RSD was during the Civil War and they don't know much more today than they did than. I feel your pain. In 2012 they thought they were going to have to amputate my left arm. It's a horrible disease I get that. It has changed everything about me and my family. We are consumed and ruled by this. We make plans and than RSD decides it's not going to cooperate. I too am in stage 2 and declining but REFUSE to believe there is no hope! There are several new programs that are in trials now that might change our prognosis. I'm not ready to believe this is it, this is how I am going to live the next 40 years. I may, when i financially can, go to Mexico and do the ketamine coma. There have been people that have had RSD since the 80's that have been put into remission. But I don't think I could keep going if I believed there was no hope.

Carrie, for what it's worth, I was diagnosed with RSD in 1991, prescribed Neurontin and pain killers. Back then they knew even less than they do today, and there's not been a lot of increased knowledge believe me. I am now in Stage 2 which is a life sentence, no chance of remission, no chance of anything getting easier, prognosis wheelchair for life and "do their best to keep me comfortable" which is funny coming from people who cannot comprehend the degree of pain that I and many others live with daily. Wikepidia has a very good definition and description of all phases of CRPS, I take one to each Doctors appointment or trip to the ER as I have only met 3 Doc's in all these years who actually KNOW what I have - most have never heard of it and have no idea what CRPS even stands for.

I have CRPS and it does vary, unfortunately I am one of those that does not seem to respond well to typical protocol and have had it spread to other areas. It is both physically and emotionally draining on the sufferer and his/her family. There are varying statistics on this disorder ranging from 1 million to 5 million having RSD possibly due to over diagnosis however mine was confirmed by a 3 phase bone scan. This may also explain the varying effects. There is no cure for RSD and at most even the ketamine coma is only at best remission and can come back for any reason including stubbing your toe. I belive in that episode of House his pain came back. This is also called the suicide disease as well wake up everyday in the kind of pain that makes you cry to only spend the rest of the day in pain. The pain keeps you up so you never get a full night of sleep year after year. For some the fight is just too much and the only way out of this hell is to never wake up again. With all of that said pain is pain and whether it's RSD or a slipped disc your life is forever changed and it takes an emotional toll on your mind and body.

Doctor convicted of murder for patients' drug overdoses gets 30 years to life in prison

The FDA is deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of opioid abuse, dependence and overdose in the United States. In response to this crisis, the agency has developed a comprehensive action plan to take concrete steps toward reducing the impact of opioid abuse on American families and communities. As part of this plan, the agency is committing to work more closely with its advisory committees before making critical product and labeling decisions; enhancing safety labeling; requiring new data; and seeking to improve treatment of both addiction and pain. At the same time, the FDA will fundamentally re-examine the risk-benefit paradigm for opioids and ensure that the agency considers the wider public health effects. The FDA is committed to taking all of these steps transparently and in close cooperation with its sister agencies and stakeholders. The FDA’s actions include:

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The most common primary location of pain in the body is in...

This is the best Treatment RX for pain that is located within the body; muscular system. aka physical therapy PT. The old school PT form a few decades ago. This is the treatment translated into AMA CPT code versions: Massage CPT: 97124. b) Joint Manipulations CPT: 98925 and 98926. @ 1-3 per week x 6 weeks then 1 weekly. Dry needling CPT: Physical therapy codes. b) Acupuncture CPT 97810. @ 1-2 per week x 6 weeks then 1 weekly. Trigger Point Injections CPT: 20552 and 20553. @ 1-2 per week x 6 weeks then 1 weekly. Tendon and Ligament Injections CPT: 20550 and 20551. @ 1-2 per week x 6 weeks then 1 weekly. These needles and injections are not the standard conceive inject medicine into the body. These techniques involve using the needle as a stimulator of the deeply embedded tatters in the muscle bundles. Did you know? Worker’s Compensation Providers are not looking at your muscles for your pain. WC providers do not want you to know that most of your pain is in your muscles and that your pain is 100% treatable with Physical Therapy. WC providers are only looking at you like you are a cash cow. All diseases of the human body have a set know treatment plan of action which will remove the disease. Injured workers cannot get these restorative treatments because it is more profitable to keep you sick, confused, bewildered and in pain giving you pain pills and offering your surgery. Did you know that you cannot treat pain in the body with pills or a knife. Did you know that WC is a...

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This is the best Treatment RX for pain that is located within the body; muscular system. aka physical therapy PT. The old school PT form a few decades ago. This is the treatment translated into AMA CPT code versions: Massage CPT: 97124. b) Joint Manipulations CPT: 98925 and 98926. @ 1-3 per week x 6 weeks then 1 weekly. Dry needling CPT: Physical therapy codes. b) Acupuncture CPT 97810. @ 1-2 per week x 6 weeks then 1 weekly. Trigger Point Injections CPT: 20552 and 20553. @ 1-2 per week x 6 weeks then 1 weekly. Tendon and Ligament Injections CPT: 20550 and 20551. @ 1-2 per week x 6 weeks then 1 weekly. These needles and injections are not the standard conceive inject medicine into the body. These techniques involve using the needle as a stimulator of the deeply embedded tatters in the muscle bundles. Did you know? Worker’s Compensation Providers are not looking at your muscles for your pain. WC providers do not want you to know that most of your pain is in your muscles and that your pain is 100% treatable with Physical Therapy. WC providers are only looking at you like you are a cash cow. All diseases of the human body have a set know treatment plan of action which will remove the disease. Injured workers cannot get these restorative treatments because it is more profitable to keep you sick, confused, bewildered and in pain giving you pain pills and offering your surgery. Did you know that you cannot treat pain in the body with pills or a knife. Did you know that WC is a...

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You Can HELP Yourself Out Of Pain With These Steps

Sunday, January 31st, 2016 Posted by NAIDW Member @sterod Title: Pain New Awareness You can HELP yourself out of pain with these steps. The treatments for pain are under your nose and at your fingertips. All your have to do is change your mind and take actions. View Changes: Step 1: If you are not dying of cancer or some dreaded disease then your pain has to be located somewhere! The most common location of everybody’s pain is within the muscular system. The present theories are that the location of pain in the skeletal, blood or nervous system is not completely true. Because if you had pain in those areas, the standard treatments will remove the source of those pains and restore you back to a better state of wellbeing. So if you are living in pain then you pain is not in those areas. Step 2: Who do you believe? Today as a physician, I can not longer believe what PubMed puts out instructing me on how to treat pain. Their data is one sided and thus ½ true. So I can not believe what mainstream medicine has to say about pain treatments. I can now only believe the “Father of Medicine” teaching, Hippocrates. The human body was the same as it was 2000 years ago and Hippocrates was able to relieve pain and suffering. So there is so are some good medicine we can still use today. Step 3: Where is pain? The most common primary location of pain is in our body, the soft tissue between the skin and bone. The Muscular System is the culprit organ system which causes pain in that soft...

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I use to send folks to get these done in the 1980-90s. Today I want them banned. They do nothing but kill the tissues surrounding the spine. PLUS they give false hope. PLUS the best treatment for back pain or RSD is full spectrum physical therapy == see my other post.

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy??
The data is incomplete related to PN and almost all pain problems. Someone change our view of where pain is located about 60 years ago. Starting the entire mess. I do not trust incomplete data anymore especially if there is better info out there. See my Help Yourself post.

You can HELP yourself out of pain with these steps. The treatments for pain are under your nose and at your fingertips. All your have to do is change your mind and take actions.

View Changes:
Step 1:
If you are not dying of cancer or some dreaded disease then your pain has to be located somewhere! The most common location of everybody’s pain is within the muscular system.
The present theories are that the location of pain in the skeletal, blood or nervous system is not completely true. Because if you had pain in those areas, the standard treatments will remove the source of those pains and restore you back to a better state of wellbeing.
So if you are living in pain then you pain is not in those areas.

Step 2:
Who do you believe? Today as a physician, I can not longer believe what PubMed puts out instructing me on how to treat pain. Their data is one sided and thus ½ true. So I can not believe what mainstream medicine has to say about pain treatments.

I can now only believe the “Father of Medicine” teaching, Hippocrates. The human body was the same as it was 2000 years ago and Hippocrates was able to relieve pain and suffering. So there is so are some good medicine we can still use today.

Step 3:
Where is pain? The most common primary location of pain is in our body, the soft tissue between the skin and bone. The Muscular System is the culprit organ system which causes pain in that soft tissue sandwich layer. I’m going to have to believe that even Hippocrates knew this...
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Researchers reveal ‘super morphine’ that has all of the painkilling properties but is NOT addictive. This new drug could offer pain relief without risking opioid addiction.

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1995 I had L4-5 & 5-6 bone graft fusion, The pain was worse after the surgery and before. 1997 they had to do my neck @ C3-4.5&6. 1998 hardware removal on low back This was all caused by a work related injury None of my symptoms match the injury or Worker's Comp. said I was trying to get a free ride Although I had put in over 37 years of work history In 1999 I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis
due to my facial features and severe fatigue ,, in 2014 I learned about RSD .. Since then I have come to the conclusion I do not have myasthenia gravis.
Question could all that trauma have caused the problem I'm having now I face my eyes tired all the time and autoimmune system is bad The Cartlidge in my Esophagus is dissolving and I'm having liver problems can be related to my back and neck. Fusions?

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What Is Peripheral Neuropathy

What Is Peripheral Neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy is not a single disease. It’s a general term for a series of disorders that result from damage to the body’s peripheral nervous system. WHAT IS THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (PNS)? The body’s nervous system is made up of two parts. The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) connects the nerves running from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body…the arms and hands, legs and feet, internal organs, joints and even the mouth, eyes, ears, nose, and skin. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves are damaged or destroyed and can’t send messages from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin and other parts of the body. Peripheral nerves go from the brain and spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs, and feet. When damage occurs, numbness and pain in these areas may occur. Peripheral neuropathy can affect multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) or only one nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) at a time. Mononeuropathy is usually the result of damage to a single nerve or nerve group by trauma, injury, local compression, prolonged pressure, or inflammation. Examples include: Carpal tunnel syndrome (a painful wrist and hand disorder often associated with repetitive tasks on a computer keyboard) Bell's palsy (a facial nerve disorder) The majority of people, however, suffer from polyneuropathy, an umbrella term for damage involving many nerves at the same time.

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What Is Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is not a single disease. It’s a general term for a series of disorders that result from damage to the body’s peripheral nervous system.

WHAT IS THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (PNS)?
The body’s nervous system is made up of two parts. The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) connects the nerves running from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body…the arms and hands, legs and feet, internal organs, joints and even the mouth, eyes, ears, nose, and skin.

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves are damaged or destroyed and can’t send messages from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin and other parts of the body.

Peripheral nerves go from the brain and spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs, and feet. When damage occurs, numbness and pain in these areas may occur.

Peripheral neuropathy can affect multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) or only one nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) at a time.

Mononeuropathy is usually the result of damage to a single nerve or nerve group by trauma, injury, local compression, prolonged pressure, or inflammation. Examples include:


Carpal tunnel syndrome (a painful wrist and hand disorder often associated with repetitive tasks on a computer keyboard)
Bell's palsy (a facial nerve disorder)

The majority of people, however, suffer from polyneuropathy, an umbrella term for damage involving many nerves at the same time.

What Is #PeripheralNeuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is not a single disease. It’s a general term for a series of disorders that result from damage to the body’s peripheral nervous system.

WHAT IS THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (PNS)?
The body’s nervous system is made up of two parts. The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) connects the nerves running from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body…the arms and hands, legs and feet, internal organs, joints and even the mouth, eyes, ears, nose, and skin.

Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves are damaged or destroyed and can’t send messages from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin and other parts of the body.

Peripheral nerves go from the brain and spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs, and feet. When damage occurs, numbness and pain in these areas may occur.

Peripheral neuropathy can affect multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) or only one nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) at a time.

Mononeuropathy is usually the result of damage to a single nerve or nerve group by trauma, injury, local compression, prolonged pressure, or inflammation. Examples include:


Carpal tunnel syndrome (a painful wrist and hand disorder often associated with repetitive tasks on a computer keyboard)
Bell's palsy (a facial nerve disorder)

The majority of people, however, suffer from polyneuropathy, an umbrella term for damage involving many nerves at the same time.

What Is #PeripheralNeuropathy<br /><br />Peripheral neuropathy is not a single disease. It’s a general term for a series of disorders that result from damage to the body’s peripheral nervous system.<br /><br />WHAT IS THE PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (PNS)?<br />The body’s nervous system is made up of two parts. The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and the spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) connects the nerves running from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body…the arms and hands, legs and feet, internal organs, joints and even the mouth, eyes, ears, nose, and skin.<br /><br />Peripheral neuropathy occurs when nerves are damaged or destroyed and can’t send messages from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin and other parts of the body.<br /><br />Peripheral nerves go from the brain and spinal cord to the arms, hands, legs, and feet. When damage occurs, numbness and pain in these areas may occur.<br /><br />Peripheral neuropathy can affect multiple nerves (polyneuropathy) or only one nerve or nerve group (mononeuropathy) at a time.<br /><br />Mononeuropathy is usually the result of damage to a single nerve or nerve group by trauma, injury, local compression, prolonged pressure, or inflammation. Examples include:<br /><br />Carpal tunnel syndrome (a painful wrist and hand disorder often associated with repetitive tasks on a computer keyboard)<br />Bell's palsy (a facial nerve disorder)<br /> <br />The majority of people, however, suffer from polyneuropathy, an umbrella term for damage involving many nerves at the same time.

Epidural Steroid Injections, The Truth... Finally!

This dramatic episode speaks for itself. The safety and efficacy of epidural steroid injections have never been properly demonstrated, especially since many of the trial studies were funded by the very same doctors who would later financially benefit by the practice. There are no steroid brands anywhere in the world, regardless of the maker, that are FDA approved for epidural injections. Doctors rarely, if ever, tell you this fact.

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Not knowing what people have makes this difficult, but here goes. I have CRPS stage 2 and I have the "Cold Type". My pain is my entire left side, from my left foot all the way up and through my shoulder and down to my fingers. Basically it sucks. My Doc found a combination that has been working for me for a year now. In the morning I take .05 mg of Xanax, a probiotic, 10mg of Baclafen and 200 mg of Lyrica. In the afternoon ( around 4:00PM ) I take .05 mg Xanax, and 10mg of Baclafen. Then at bedtime I take 2mg Xanax, 10 mg Baclafen,, 200mg Trazadone , 200mg Trazadone and 30 mg Morphine Extended Release.

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7 Celebrities Who Manage Life With Chronic Pain - These celebs show that chronic pain isn’t a deal breaker for living your best life. Click through to find out how they’re coping—and speaking out for solutions.

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7 Celebrities Who Manage Life With Chronic Pain These celebs show that chronic pain isn’t a deal breaker for living your best life. Click through to find out how they’re coping—and speaking out… naidw.org/blog/members-myblogs/7-celebrities-who-manage-life-with-chronic-pain

The Economic Costs of Pain in the United States - Relieving Pain in America.

Sudden, Unexpected Death in Chronic Pain Patients.

Sudden, Unexpected Death in Chronic Pain Patients PPM Editor in Chief-authored article about sudden, unexpected death in patients with chronic pain. www.practicalpainmanagement.com/sudden-unexpected-death-chronic-pain-patients?fb_action_ids=10153866551865561&fb_action_types=og.likes

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This is a movement of the Chronic Pain community for the Chronic Pain community. It's time to show the world we aren't the scary junkies that the media make us out to be. It's time to prove them wrong and show that we are patients, not addicts, and deserve the same care and treatment as any other patient. We are not faking. We are not pill seekers. We deserve respect. ‪

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I wanted to pass along some information that hopefully may help someone struggling with prescription costs. If you are on Social Security Disability AND have Medicare, you can get help with your prescription costs and perhaps your $104 Medicare premium. The program is managed by Social Security and is called 'Extra Help'. To apply, go to SSA.gov and search for 'Extra Help' to find information about the program and how to apply. If you have trouble or don't understand, call Social Security toll-free number 800-772-1213 and they will help you. If you have SSDI and Medicare, apply today!!! Read more...

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Opioids, Pain and the CDC's Guideline: Needs Improvement. Read more...

Opioids, Pain and the CDC's Guideline: Needs Improvement As medical boards, insurers and government agencies enforce this guideline, prescribing differently from the top line recommendations is likely to become onerous, leaving many patients… www.huffingtonpost.com/stefan-kertesz/opioids-pain-and-cdcs-gui_b_8993470.html

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I am a warrior fighting Complex Regional Pain Syndrome for 4 years. The crushing pain is now in 90%25 of my body. Without my pain management life would become unlivable and I would lose what quality of life I have. Just because I take opiates does not mean I am an addict. #PatientsNotAddicts #ChronicPain

Amanda Siebe<br /><br />I am a warrior fighting Complex Regional Pain Syndrome for 4 years. The crushing pain is now in 90%25 of my body. Without my pain management life would become unlivable and I would lose what quality of life I have. Just because I take opiates does not mean I am an addict. #PatientsNotAddicts #ChronicPain

I have CRPS and I couldn't agree more. When a friend sprains and ankle and bitches and whines about how much it hurts I want to tell them they haven't got a clue what pain is. Mine is Stage 2, and I am one of the 4% who have "cold type" so temperatures below 70 make my pain even worse. No one wants to know about Chronic Pain nor do they have any idea what it takes to be pleasant , polite and to listen to them whine about their "BO BO" that needs a bandaid!

I’m dependent on narcotics; that doesn’t mean I’m an addict. As a person who relies on pain medication to get by, I'm forced to feel shame every time I step inside a pharmacy.

What your doctor won’t disclose.

What your doctor won’t disclose Wouldn’t you want to know if your doctor was a paid spokesman for a drug company? Or held personal beliefs incompatible with the treatment you… www.ted.com/talks/leana_wen_what_your_doctor_won_t_disclose?language=en&utm_content=bufferdeeb3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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