Thomas L. Whitten, MD
Specialty: Pain Medicine
- pain medicine
- pain medicine
Location and Office HoursWestmoreland Pain Management Center
4893 Rte 30 E
Greensburg, PA 15601
- Coventry HealthAmerica
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Highmark BlueCross BlueShield
- United Healthcare
What treatment should be taken for pain and inflammation?
MediGuard answeredThere are many different pain treatments available and the best one for you will depend on the type of pain that you have as well as other medical conditions that you have. Below are some common medicines that are used to treat pain: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) - These medicines are used to treat pain and inflammation. Some examples include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and many others. Narcotics - These medicines are used to treat severe pain. Some examples include oxycodone and morphine. There is also tramadol (Ultram) which is a medicine that has opioid like properties, but fewer risks for dependency and other side effects. Finally, there are two medicines, gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica) that are used to treat diabetic nerve pain and is sometimes prescribed "off-label" to treat other pain conditions. Pregabalin (Lyrica) is also approved to treat the condition of fibromyalgia.
Does TENS nerve stimulation help in post-stroke rehabilitation?
Studies of TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) in post-stroke rehabilitation report inconsistent findings, and benefits have not consistently been demonstrated. Additional research is necessary before a clear conclusion can be reached.
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What is physical pain?
Jane Milliff, Physical Therapy, answered
When I decided to go to physical therapy school, how did I miss the fact that every day I would be discussing pain? I thought about helping people walk and move with ease, but pain never seemed like the biggest deal. Oh, how I have learned!
Physical therapists think about pain and its behavior for at least half their day. Yes, we are interested in FUNCTION - whether a person can tie their shoes, sit for long periods at work, or run a 10K, but most of the time, for our client, function is limited by THE PAIN that happens with positions or activities. So, the bottom line is this: clients usually come to us because they are experiencing pain.
Even though we're pretty good at helping people through painful episodes, pain can sometimes be mysterious. This video gives insight into pain and why it might be so COMPLEX. That's why Physical Therapists need to have so many different treatment approaches that look at the WHOLE you and make this journey with you so individualized. It's really about you - all of you.
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What to do about it in less
than five minutes?
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