Tag: pain

Most Orthopedic Joint Surgery Lacks Scientific Justification

A meta-analysis of the 10 most common orthopedic procedures shows that most lack firm scientific support, according to British researchers. In some cases, they are...

Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Study Brings New Insights Into Migraine

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Roller coasters race up, down, over and back again at breakneck speeds, but...

Widely Prescribed Meds Ineffective for Low Back Pain?

Despite being widely prescribed, muscle relaxants are largely ineffective for low back pain, new research suggests. Results of a large systematic review and meta-analysis of...

‘Trauma Centers’ Huge Fees to Treat Minor Injuries and Send Home

The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home...

No Evidence Muscle Relaxers Ease Low Back Pain

By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Although tens of millions of Americans turn to muscle relaxants for lower back...

Little Evidence That Muscle Relaxants Work for Low Back Pain

(Reuters Health) – Muscle relaxants, despite being widely prescribed for patients with low back pain, are not very effective, a new study suggests. A review...

Diet Rich in Omega-3s Linked to Fewer Migraines, Less Pain

A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids reduces the frequency and intensity of monthly migraine attacks, a new study suggests. In this interventional study, a...

Infusion Centers May Best EDs for Treating Sickle Cell Crises

Adults with sickle cell disease who experienced a vaso-occlusive crisis had substantially better outcomes when they were treated at specialty infusion centers than those treated...

Wrist Fracture Outcomes Similar for Casting, Surgery

For older patients with distal radius wrist fractures, there are no significant differences in outcomes after 2 years when treated with nonsurgical casting compared with...

Expert Offers 10 ‘Tips and Tricks’ for Everyday Cosmetic Practice

During the annual conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, H. Ray Jalian, MD, shared his “top 10” tips and tricks for...

Evaluation in Various Specialties Underway

Advances in photobiomodulation have propelled the use of therapeutic applications in a variety of medical specialties, according to Juanita J. Anders, PhD. Dr Juanita J....

What Works Best to Ease Migraines?

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new research review offers good news for migraine sufferers: There are more...

Doctors May Be Overprescribing Opioids After Surgeries

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many patients who are prescribed opioids after surgery could get the same level of...

Oncologists Underestimate Patients’ Use of Complementary Tx

A large percentage of cancer patients use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, typically with the goal of relieving pain and controlling the adverse...

Almost Half of Patients With Migraine Reluctant to Seek Care

Almost 50% of patients with migraine hesitate to seek appropriate care, new research shows. A survey of nearly 18,000 participants with migraine showed that 46%...

The Hundred-Year History of Electricity in Medicine

We in medicine are generally aware of how important electric devices are — and were — to understanding the function of the heart and brain....

Severe IBS Symptoms Improved During COVID-19 Lockdowns

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms improved among patients who endured a prolonged COVID-19 lockdown in Argentina, a finding that was unexpected yet reaffirms the gut-brain connection...

‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing

When Amanda Green had a baby in 2015, she had no idea how hard it would be to feed him. After struggling to breastfeed for...

Race, Socioeconomics: Barriers to Migraine Care

Race and socioeconomic status can hinder and delay patient access to migraine treatment and result in poorer outcomes, according to a study published in the...

Ultrasound Renal Denervation Drops BP in Patients on Triple Therapy

Renal denervation’s comeback as a potential treatment for patients with drug-resistant hypertension rolls on. Renal denervation with ultrasound energy produced a significant, median 4.5–mm Hg...

IM, IA Steroid Injections Prove Noninferior in Knee OA

Intramuscular injections of glucocorticoids have efficacy similar to that of intra-articular injections in reducing pain in knee osteoarthritis but without the concerns about joint infection...

At-Home, Remotely Supervised Brain Stimulation Offers Pain Relief

Transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), performed at home but supervised remotely, is feasible and effective in managing osteoarthritis (OA) pain in older adults, new research shows....

Addiction Medication Promising for Chronic, Refractory Pain

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) may be effective in the treatment of refractory chronic pain, early research suggests. Preliminary data from a retrospective chart review of patients...

CBD’s Role in Acute Pain Relief Tied to Patient Expectations

The pain-relieving effects of cannabidiol (CBD) may be linked to its influence on affective processes, new research shows. In a pilot study, investigators from the...

How Much Pain Relief Is Real, How Much Is Placebo?

By Denise Mann               HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — CBD is all the rage, and millions...