- Q Does physical pain affect children differently than adults?
Children are sometimes unable to express or describe their physical pain, and this may make the diagnosis and treatment of it more difficult. Things modified specially to diagnose pain level in children are now available to doctors to help with this... Full Answer
- Q What could cause shooting pain and numbness down my arm?
Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Internal MedicineShooting pain down the arm with numbness suggests a nerve problem.Possible causes include a pinched or compressed nerve in the neck or in branches of nerves that travel through the shoulder or arm. Arthritis in the neck or a bulging ("slipped") disc can... Full Answer
- Q What causes non-cardiac chest pain?
Dr. Bill Salt, GastroenterologyThe two most common causes of non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP) are: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)There are two main symptoms of GERD. Heartburn (pyrosis) is a burning feeling behind the breast bone. Regurgitation is feeling stomach juices... Full Answer
- Q What are some ways to prevent heel pain?
Dr. Christopher Chiodo, Orthopedic SurgeryHeel pain can take several forms, but it usually develops when people overdo high-impact exercise or wear poorly fitting shoes. Some heel pain can be prevented by wearing supportive shoes with cushioned heels, by warming up before you exercise,... Full Answer
- Q What is the gate control theory of pain?
Dr. Lawrence Friedman, GastroenterologyHave you ever noticed that when you have stomach pain for example you feel it less when you're doing something that requires all your attention? That's because pain is not a one-way street. Your brain can inhibit the pain signals from the gut.Experts... Full Answer