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Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain

Posted 6 Jul 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 – Doctors and pain specialists have been turning to anticonvulsive drugs for treatment of lower back pain more often over the past decade. There's just one problem – these drugs don't really help. A series of clinical trials have shown that anticonvulsants are no good at easing either lower back pain or nerve pain shooting down a leg due to back problems, a new evidence ...

Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study

Posted 18 May 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 – Chiropractic care can help ease low back pain when added to a comprehensive treatment plan, a new clinical trial has found. Active-duty military personnel reported having fewer back problems when they visited a chiropractor along with receiving usual medical care, the researchers said. "This study provides the strongest evidence to date that chiropractic is safe, that it's ...

Backbreaking Work May Shorten Men's Lives

Posted 15 May 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, May 14, 2018 – As if their work wasn't already tough enough, new research suggests that men in physically taxing jobs may be at risk of an early death. The increase in risk can be as high as 18 percent beyond that of a typical office worker, the researchers said. "Our findings suggest that there are contrasting health outcomes associated with occupational and leisure-time physical ...

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

Posted 10 May 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 – Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention, aim for the recommended 150 minutes of exercise, like brisk walking or cycling, each week. Along with eating a healthy diet, this can cut your risk of diabetes by more than a third, plus increase your level of good ...

Walmart Announces New Measures to Cut Opioid Abuse

Posted 8 May 2018 by Drugs.com

Walmart Inc. says it will take more steps to reduce opioid medication abuse and misuse. Earlier this year, the company announced free opioid medication disposal in all its U.S. pharmacies. On Monday, the company said that within the next 60 days, Walmart and Sam's Club will restrict initial acute opioid prescriptions to no more than a seven-day supply, with up to a 50 morphine milligram ...

Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery

Posted 8 May 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 – Spine and joint surgery patients aren't taking advantage of common pain relievers like Tylenol or Motrin during their recovery, researchers say. Instead, many are given opioids, such as oxycodone (OxyContin) or hydrocodone (Vicodin). These highly addictive narcotics are potentially deadly when abused. The United States is currently grappling with an ongoing opioid ...

Health Tip: When To Call Your Doctor If You Have Lower Back Pain

Posted 3 May 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Few people go through life without having episodes of lower back pain. For some people, though, it's a daily struggle. The American Academy of Family Physicians says back pain may be controlled by maintaining proper posture and sitting, lifting, standing and exercising properly. Others have to seek medical attention for relief. The academy mentions these warning signs that you should see a ...

Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

Posted 16 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 – People with chronic back pain often try painkillers and other treatments without success. Now, a new study suggests a program of education and exercise may provide relief. Helping patients think differently about pain and encouraging them to move in ways they previously feared appears to ease pain and improve function, researchers say. "People with chronic neck and/or ...

Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

Posted 21 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 – Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability, but it's often treated improperly, researchers report. Their review of evidence from around the world suggests low back pain should be managed in primary care and that the first step should be education and urging patients to stay active and working. But inappropriate tests and ...

Dealing With an Exercise-Related Injury

Posted 12 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 – If you love exercise, one of the hardest parts of suffering an injury is being sidelined. But if you take the time to heal a sprain or strain correctly, you'll get back in the game faster. First, understand your injury to treat it appropriately. A sprain affects ligaments, the bands of tissue that connect bones at a joint. A strain is damage to muscle and the fibers that ...

Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds

Posted 6 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 – Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, new research finds. With opioid overdose deaths rising in the United States, the findings suggest addictive medications like oxycodone (OxyContin) or morphine don't have to be the first choice against crippling arthritis pain or chronic backache. ...

Health Tip: Shovel Snow Safely

Posted 26 Feb 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Snow shoveling is a factor in thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths in the United States each year. The National Safety Council suggests how to shovel safely: Do not shovel after eating or while smoking. Take it slow and stretch out before you begin. Shovel only fresh, powdery snow; it's lighter Push the snow, rather than lifting it. If you do lift snow, use a small shovel or only ...

Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 – The onset of back pain among runners may stem from a general weakness in their deep core muscles, new research indicates. Such deep muscles are located well below the more superficial muscles typified by the classic six-pack abs of fitness magazine fame, the researchers noted. Using computer simulations, they found that runners with relatively weak deep core muscles ...

Health Tip: Sit and Stand Up Straight

Posted 26 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Your posture has a direct effect on your long-term health, the U.S. National Library of Medicine says. Good posture means your spine is correctly positioned at three natural curves: your neck, middle back and lower back. The agency says poor posture can lead to: Undue wear on the spine, making it more fragile and prone to injury. Neck, shoulder andback pain. Decreased joint flexibility and ...

Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From 'Slipped' Disc

Posted 29 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 – A new treatment that aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord appears effective at relieving chronic lower back pain and sciatica, a preliminary study suggests. The minimally invasive procedure, called image-guided pulsed radiofrequency, eased lingering pain in 80 percent of 10 patients after a single 10-minute treatment. Ninety percent were ...

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