The Docs talk with a caller about nighttime shoulder pain.
Tag: shoulder pain
Dr. Souryal, Dr. Brad Bellard, and Dr. Karim Meijer are in the studio today. They talked to Mark about his daughter’s shoulder who is a swimmer. Greg talked his son’s leg pain and is it okay for his son to wear compression socks. Cameron called in asked about the pain he is experiencing.
Preeminent spine surgeon Dr. Scott Blumenthal and Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Karim Meijer join Dr. Souryal today. The doctors get the ball rolling talking about scar tissue and Tony Romo, the complications of steroid use, the EpiPen situation, and then get to the calls.
First off- an internist adds his two cents about price gouging in the pharmaceutical industry. The next caller is on his feet all day with plantar fasciitis and wonders if he should stop his cortisone shots. A young baseball player has knee pain without a diagnosis, a 54 year old with an arthritic ankle may need an ankle replacement and the right surgeon to do it, and a caller with back pain has had four injections after back bulges as well as a five level laminectomy. After twenty more injections he still has pain and needs more awareness before more procedures. Dr. Souryal explains the diagnosis, patient, procedure dynamic and risk/reward equations. A former athlete in her 40’s needs knee evaluation, a runner is about to have a Subchondroplasty procedure in his knee and asks about recovery time for this new procedure, a soldier discusses the psychological element of his treatment for chronic back pain, and a very tall 48 year old is falling apart and wonders if there may be a genetic link to his issues.
Sports medicine specialist Dr. Mel Manning joins Dr. Souryal to ponder why doctors are not all the same, sound medical advice, patients as consumers, and a defense of ABBA. A Souryal Story explains why sometimes there isn’t a good choice in medicine, and why doctors’ judgement matters so much. Retired NBA player Shawn “the Matrix” Marion calls in to shoot the breeze about basketball, fatherhood, and life. Dr. Craig Garrison, director of sports medicine at Texas Health Ben Hogan Center in Fort Worth, gives his perspective on new regenerative techniques for hip and knee recovery.
A mother asks how to best manage her son’s first degree spondylolisthesis: core strength is key and hamstring stretching, as well as regular exams, are recommended. Dr. Manning suggests a systematic approach to treat a herniated disc in the neck, the doctors advise the next steps in differential diagnosis for a caller with shoulder pain that travels to his hand. A 35 year old with an AVN (avascular necrosis) diagnosis wants to know if hip replacement is his only option, another caller asks about exercise after a hip replacement, and a 16 year old has hip issues with “lightning bolt sensations”. A caller with a pinched nerve in his lower back wants to know the timeframe for his injury to heal.
“Le sens commun est fort rare”, so says Voltaire!