Vlada Frankenberger, DO
Specialty: Physical Medicine/rehabilitation
- physical medicine/rehabilitation
- pain medicine
Location and Office HoursOrthopedic Associates of Long Island LLP
East Setauket, NY 11733
- monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
- John T Mather Memorial Hospital
- Peconic Bay Medical Center
- St Charles Hospital
What fibromyalgia symptoms are serious enough for me to see a doctor?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredIf you suffer from deep muscle pain and think you might have fibromyalgia, call your doctor and get it checked out. Many people live for years with symptoms of pain, fatigue, and sleeping problems without knowing that they have fibromyalgia. Along with the constant muscle pain, people with fibromyalgia may suffer from headaches, GI distress, and random numbness or tingling. There are no medical tests to diagnose fibromyalgia. To get to the bottom of your illness, your doctor may run some lab tests and take some X-rays to make sure you don't have a more serious problem. After reviewing your symptoms and test results, your doctor can then treat fibromyalgia.
How long will I need therapy for chronic neck and back pain?
Gerald M. Silverman, Chiropractic, answeredProlonged pain and tightness cause tissues to change in size, shape, consistency, strength, and flexibility, and a month or two of therapy will never achieve the lasting changes necessary to prevent the reoccurrences that lead to chronic pain. Given that it has likely taken years for you to develop aberrant tissue patterns, you must accept the fact that it will take months of dedicated and conscientious work to begin reversing those changes. It is illogical and implausible to expect that you can undo years of strain and neglect by going to a physical therapist or chiropractor three times a week for six or eight weeks. Even the best therapy or advice in the world will never make up for a lack of dedication and the necessary follow-through.
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What are the treatment options for postherpetic neuralgia?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
There are several treatment options available for postherpetic neuralgia. For some people, an over-the-counter painkiller will be enough to provide relief, but for those who are suffering from more intense pain, a prescription painkiller like codeine might be necessary. Doctors often prescribe anticonvulsants and antidepressants to treat herpetic neuralgia as well. Other treatments include nerve stimulation, skin patches or ointment containing pain relievers, and steroid injections. Treatment does not work for everyone, but for a large majority of people herpetic neuralgia will go away on its own within three months.
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