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Dr. Linda Kun Li, MD

Physiatrist (Physical Medicine)

Dr. Linda Li is a physiatrist practicing in South Loop of Chicago and Rockford, IL. Dr. Li is a medical doctor specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, particular pain management . As a physiatrist, Dr. Li focuses on alternative means to treat underline problem and improve a patients ability to function. She can treat multiple conditions that affect the brain, nerves, spine, bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. Dr. Li provides prolotherapy, acupuncture and various suppliments to balance body's deficiency . Dr. Li can diagnose and treat pain that is a result of injury, disease or a disabling condition. Physiatrists often lead a team of physical therapists, occupational therapists and physicians in a patients treatment or prevention plan.
37 years Experience
Dr. Linda Kun Li, MD
  • Rockford, IL
  • Sun Yat Sen University Of Med Science Guangzhou China
  • Accepting new patients

I had a hip replacement. What can I do to improve my activity level?

Hi, thanks  for your  questions. First of  all, many patients who have hip arthritis also have tendonitis and lateral hip pain, which restricts their daily activities. Replacing READ MORE
Hi, thanks  for your  questions.

First of  all, many patients who have hip arthritis also have tendonitis and lateral hip pain, which restricts their daily activities. Replacing a new joint did not repair your torn ligament,  which can be very painful while you walk or stand.
Regenerative therapy can help your body to heal those torn ligaments, such as prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma injections in an Integrative Medical pain Clinic.

I have been experiencing a lot of back pain for the past two days. What medication can I have?

first of all , I need to see you and examine your back. using ice, rest and anti inflammatory as traditional pain doctor to treat this condition. But I have been using READ MORE
first of all , I need to see you and examine your back. using ice, rest and anti inflammatory as traditional pain doctor to treat this condition. But I have been using some special formula as natural supplements. and they work great for acute and chronic pain .

I also believe it you have chronic pain, need to consider torn ligaments. I do prolotherapy and platelet rich plasma injection to the tore ligament site, and got great result too .

Linda Li MD

Is there a test to diagnose nerve damage?

Yes, nerve conduction studies and EMG study.

I have a pain in my lower back while sitting. What can I do?

See a doctor first and get evaluated.

After my c-section my back is extremely stiff. What should I do?

You need to see a doctor and physical therapist for her back pain. Many women develop back pain due to SI joint dysfunction and ligament issues.

My husband has been diagnosed with tennis elbow. How long should he rest?

I recommend prolotherapy for his tennis elbow. It is an injection in the injured ligament. It usually heals after one injection.

Can someone with psychiatric problem enjoy married life?

I suggest you talk to a family consultant and a psychologist about your concern. They can help you better than I can.

I am on an allergy medicine. Could it cause asthma?

You have an allergy. Please schedule an appointment with an allergy specialist to do a skin antigen test in the office. It will find out what is causing your allergy. I also do READ MORE
You have an allergy. Please schedule an appointment with an allergy specialist to do a skin antigen test in the office. It will find out what is causing your allergy. I also do food allergy tests in my office, too. Asthma can be triggered by an allergy. It needs medical attention, so please schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.

I am not getting relief from my back pain in spite of pain killers. Please advise.

You should see a physician and find out what is causing the pain. Self-treating pain with painkillers is dangerous. I will never recommend any patient to take painkillers without READ MORE
You should see a physician and find out what is causing the pain. Self-treating pain with painkillers is dangerous. I will never recommend any patient to take painkillers without consulting a physician.

Suffering from hallucinations, sleeping issues and headaches. Can this be due to glaucoma?

You have an issue which needs medical attention. Please see a physician immediately.

Is there any medication to prevent osteoarthritis?

Control weight gain; glucosamine and stretching exercises; treating underlying ligament damages and muscle strain will prevent OA from developing.

My mother's foot has been amputated due to gangrene. Is there a way to help her recover faster?

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) and vitamin supplements, such as vitamin C, B complex, and lysine all help for recovery.

My husband fell off his bike and suffered a spinal injury. What will recovery be like?

I don't know how bad his spinal cord injury is. So far, we don't have any alternative method to help spinal cord regeneration. Most physical therapy treatments in the USA are focusing READ MORE
I don't know how bad his spinal cord injury is. So far, we don't have any alternative method to help spinal cord regeneration. Most physical therapy treatments in the USA are focusing on helping patients doing self care and to transfer independently.

I have been suffering from back pain because my job requires me to sit for long periods of time. Do you think medication will help me?

You need exercise! Sitting too long is not a healthy lifestyle. Go to the gym and go outdoors for walking. If the pain is severe, you need to be evaluated by a physician.

My mother underwent a joint replacement surgery. How long will the recovery take?

It will depend on your mother's other condition. If she is healthy, with no other illness, she should be recovered in a few weeks. She will have a good outcome. She needs to work READ MORE
It will depend on your mother's other condition. If she is healthy, with no other illness, she should be recovered in a few weeks. She will have a good outcome. She needs to work with a physical therapist for joint range of motion exercises, even though it is very painful. Have her take some painkillers 40 minutes prior to the physical therapy session.

I am having a lot of pain around my hips and buttocks. Could it be sciatica?

You need to be examined by a doctor. I could not give diagnosis without physical examinations. No doctor can.

Yours sincerely,
Linda Li, MD