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Sciatica Case Studies

1) Acute Sciatica – sciatic nerve pain occurs due to pressure placed on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is characterized by pain that starts in the lower back and radiates through the buttock and to one or both lower extremities (LE). Sciatica is also known to cause a feeling of numbness or weakness to the one or both LE (Casazza, 2012). Why? - The patient presented with a c/o right lower dull back pain rated 7/10 with radiation to buttocks and below the knee x 5 days. Red flags indicating sciatica...

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Lumbago Research Paper

a common disorder involving the muscles, nerves, and bones of the back Pain can vary from a dull constant ache to a sudden sharp feeling. Lumbago may be classified by duration as acute (pain lasting less than 6 weeks), sub-chronic (6 to 12 weeks), or chronic (more than 12 weeks). The condition may be further classified by the underlying cause as either mechanical, non-mechanical, or referred pain. The symptoms of low back pain usually improve within a few weeks from the time they start, with 40-90%...

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Endometriosis: The Nursing Process

information will be covered here. Endometriosis: The Nursing Process Endometriosis is a reproductive disease affecting 1%-2% of women in their late 20s to 30s (Ignatavicius, Workman, 2006). This disease causes numerous problems in afflicted women, from pain to infertility. This paper will discuss what endometriosis is, what causes the disease, how this disease works in the body, what signs and symptoms a nurse can expect, what assessments and interventions should be planned, what diagnostic testing and...

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DS5565 Industry 2015 Share and Size Trends and Price Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022

Price,Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 Summary Neuropathic pain (NP) is defined as a disorder of the sensorimotor system and is distinctly different from nociceptive pain, which is a consequence of trauma, injury, or inflammation. The main difference between neuropathic and nociceptive pain is the absence of a continuous nociceptive input in neuropathic pain. Although the term neuropathic pain is used to describe a wide range of pain syndromes with varying etiologies, this report focuses on 3 distinct...

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Deer at Providence

theme is revealed; Pain and suffering has got little or nothing to do with an individual, human or just a deer; it’s simply nature (Dillard, 1945). To support her thesis of pain and suffering being part of nature, Annie Dillard uses the illustration of the Deer of providence’s struggle and the burnt man in a newspaper article; a Mr. McDonald. I think the two examples are good enough to bring out the fact that nature doesn’t discriminate; whether human or not, we are prone to pain and suffering...

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Medical report

Chapter 3 – Medical Record History of Present Illness Patient- 33 year old female was brought into ER with severe burning abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Patient has regurgitated once, light red in color. Patient stated that she has had pain several days, which she has been able to control with OTC-Ranitidine 75mg. This evening pain was worse and nothing was able to ease it. Patient is heavy smoker- 2 packs a day and an occasional drinker- 1-4 drinks a month. Possible pregnancy-2 months...

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From Touching The Void Analysis

How does Joe express his PAIN? First of all, throughout the whole article, Joe writes in first person and uses the words “I” and “me” to refer to himself. This shows how real the feelings are and all the expressions are direct and personal. Further, this also shows that he is alone in facing all these difficulties without any help. Secondly, Joe uses a lot of metaphor expressions about fire and water to describe the extreme extent of physical pains during the mountaineering accident. For fire...

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Levinas: Useless Suffering

such as something that is passive or evil or a “senseless pain”; however he refuses to acknowledge at any point reasoning behind this concept. The title of the essay really begins to jump out at the reader during the first few paragraphs of his phenomenology. Under all the metaphorical rhetoric lies a reoccurring theme of this ethical struggle to acknowledge suffering as anything more than a reality without rationality. He goes on to discuss pain in a physical and psychological light. It is a suffering...

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Plantar Fasciitis Case Study

use of foot orthoses seems to improve foot disability and reduced pain related to chronic plantar fasciitis. Preliminary evidence suggests that plantar fascia thickness greater than 4mm appears related to foot disability in individuals with chronic plantar fasciitis. However, it seems contradictory that inserting more plantar thickness, via foot orthosis or taping, to the already thickened plantar fascia, may be linked to reduced pain and disability. An alternate rationale could be that wearing foot...

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Nursing Management: Patient with Ovarian New Growth

March 4, 2013. At first S.,M feels pain on her lower pelvic for two years with on and off fever. She also said that her two sisters had a history of abnormal uterine bleeding. When the patient cannot bear the pain she decided to undergo ultrasound. The patient had a surgery to remove the found cyst on her ovaries, and a total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salphingo oophorectomy with frozen section was done. Often patients with ovarian new growth can feel pain and should be assessed for alteration...

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