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March 23, 2011

Live chat today at noon on nerve pain

Our next live chat will be today at noon about nerve pain. Dr. Steven Cohen of Johns Hopkins will be taking question about nerve pain, including neuralgia, nerve damage, sciatica, diabetic neuropathy and other neuropathic pain.

Cohen is an associate professor and researcher with Hopkins School of Medicine and professor of anesthesiology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and director of Pain Research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Ask question about treatments and managing nerve pain.

Click here for the chat. If you can't make the chat, send questions to and read the transcript later.

Posted by Meredith Cohn at 11:11 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: General Health


My husband had a neck injury during a massage. The person put his elbow in my husband’s neck and my husband heard a crack/pop along with a horrible pain that radiated through his left shoulder, down his arm, and into his first three fingers starting with his thumb. He has sense gone under 3 neck surgeries (fusion of c5, c6, c7). He has also tried epidural injections, and acupuncture. He still is in pain. We think it is a damaged nerve, but are wondering what tests can be done besides the MRI, CT Scan, and EMG to discover what is causing this horrible pain. Also, are there any additional treatments that you would recommend?

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Meredith CohnMeredith Cohn has been a reporter since 1991, covering everything from politics and airlines to the environment and medicine. A runner since junior high and a particular eater for almost as long, she tries to keep up on health and fitness trends. Her aim is to bring you the latest news and information from the local and national medical and wellness communities.

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