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Dr. Kenneth Candido, MD

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Kenneth Candido MD is a top Pain Management Specialist in Maywood, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Kenneth Candido MD is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Kenneth Candido MD is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Kenneth Candido MD is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Maywood, IL, Dr. Kenneth Candido MD is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Kenneth Candido, MD
  • Maywood, IL
  • Universidad Del Noreste
  • Accepting new patients

My husband has frequent headaches due to work stress. What should we do?

The obvious solution is to identify a stress-reduction strategy up to and including changing work. I understand that this is not always feasible or reasonable. However, headaches READ MORE
The obvious solution is to identify a stress-reduction strategy up to and including changing work. I understand that this is not always feasible or reasonable. However, headaches that are increasing in frequency or duration need to be evaluated immediately by a neurologist with headache experience. There might be a relationship of the headache to untreated blood pressure problems or to a metabolic issue. It should not be ignored!

Kenneth D. Candido, M.D.

My pain persists even after back surgery, why?

A month is a relatively brief period of time to expect resolution of pinched nerve type pain particularly if the nerve was compressed for more than a few weeks. The blood supply READ MORE
A month is a relatively brief period of time to expect resolution of pinched nerve type pain particularly if the nerve was compressed for more than a few weeks. The blood supply to the nerve may have been compromised somewhat by the disc, and as such, will need more time to recover, possibly six months or longer. As the nerve's blood supply is restored following surgery (barring any severe scarring), the nerve typically responds by swelling, which can lead to additional pain. A combination of additional time, some modest physical therapy, and analgesic medications may help. Consult your operating surgeon for additional information.

Kenneth D. Candido, M.D.

Can pain cause depression in a person?

Pain and depression may be closely linked; however, it should never be assumed that the depression is the result of pain. At times, depression is the primary condition and may READ MORE
Pain and depression may be closely linked; however, it should never be assumed that the depression is the result of pain. At times, depression is the primary condition and may exacerbate otherwise minor pain issues. The condition(s) should be evaluated independently; the pain by a pain management expert and the depression by a clinical psychologist or
psychiatrist. Depression is a very serious issue and can flavor the attempts at modulating pain and therefore demands careful attention. Hope this helps.

Good luck, best regards,

KDC

How can pain be managed in the elderly?

The first step in evaluating pain from multiple, diverse sources is to conduct a personal medical interview followed by a comprehensive physical examination. The history and clinical READ MORE
The first step in evaluating pain from multiple, diverse sources is to conduct a personal medical interview followed by a comprehensive physical examination. The history and clinical examination are then used to construct a possible source for the pain which is then followed by suggesting or recommending treatment options. The entire process is one which is essential, as many pain conditions of the sort you are describing can be addressed using simple remedies which do not involve surgery or prolonged periods of convalescence. My humble suggestion is to have your family member schedule a visit and, in doing so, start the process of investigation so as not to further delay them from attaining a reduction in their pain while improving their quality of life. Let me know if you would like additional information or a recommendation as to how one might proceed under these circumstances.

Thank you and best regards,

Kenneth D. Candido, M.D.