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Luis E. Cummings Jr.

Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Luis Cummings Jr. practices Pain Medicine in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Pain medicine is concerned with the prevention of pain, and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients experiencing pain. Pain medicine physicians use a broad-based approach to treat all pain disorders, ranging from pain as a symptom of disease to pain as the primary disease. Dr. Cummings Jr. serves as a consultant to other physicians but is often the principal treating physician, providing care at various levels; such as treating the patient directly, prescribing medication, prescribing rehabilitative services, performing pain relieving procedures, counseling patients and families, directing a multidisciplinary team, coordinating care with other healthcare providers, and providing consultative services.
Luis E. Cummings Jr.
  • Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • MD at the University of Puerto Rico
  • Accepting new patients

Is my mother's leg pain sciatica or something else?

Yes, it can be something else. That's why we need to do a work-up for lumbar pain, as it could be anything from Hip Bursitis, Facet joint syndrome, Sacroiliac artropathy, Disc READ MORE
Yes, it can be something else. That's why we need to do a work-up for lumbar pain, as it could be anything from Hip Bursitis, Facet joint syndrome, Sacroiliac artropathy, Disc herniation, piriform syndrome, abnormal musculoskeletal sprain.
You should consult a pain management physician if pain is present more than 3 months or long-term narcotics.

Long term narcotic use

Constipation is a side effect of narcotics. They should not be prescribed for a long period of time because of the chemical dependance, addiction, and tolerance. The natural remedy READ MORE
Constipation is a side effect of narcotics. They should not be prescribed for a long period of time because of the chemical dependance, addiction, and tolerance. The natural remedy is to start tapering down. Don't start using another medication for a side effect.

My back hurts when I sit down. Why?

The reason is a disc herniation compressing the nerve roots of lumbar nerves.

What is causing my chronic back pain?

The answered is NO. There are multiple studies relating all these NSAID'S with Cardiac infarcts, Renal insufficiency, and Gastrointestinal irritation to name a few of the adverse READ MORE
The answered is NO. There are multiple studies relating all these NSAID'S with Cardiac infarcts, Renal insufficiency, and Gastrointestinal irritation to name a few of the adverse effects.
Should consider work up for lumbar pain lasting more than three months.