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EMG, Botulinum Toxin A, Chronic Pain, Sciatica

Research Solves Riddle of Effective Treatment for Buttock Pain/Sciatica

Botulinum toxin is of statistically significant benefit for a surprisingly common cause of crippling, often chronic, back pain, sciatica and especially buttock pain.

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pain, widespread pain, Chronic Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, MRI, Fibromyalgia

Does Widespread Pain Stem From the Brain? MRI Study Investigates

Patients with different chronic pain diagnoses recorded similar brain changes, a new study finds, suggesting a need for new treatment approaches.

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Neurosurgery, spine damage , Back Pain Treatment, Back Pain, Spinal adjustment

Pennsylvania Hospital Neurosurgeon Performs the First Endoscopic Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery in Pennsylvania

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Neil R. Malhotra, MD, an assistant professor of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery and the vice chairman of operations in the department of Neurosurgery, performed the first endoscopic percutaneous lumbar spinal nerve decompression and discectomy in Pennsylvania

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Medical Marijuana, Cannabis, Opioid use, Chronic Pain, pain, HIV

First Long-Term Study on Medical Marijuana’s Impact on Opioid Use for Pain

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System a five-year, $3.8 million grant for the first long-term study to test whether medical marijuana reduces opioid use among adults with chronic pain, including those with HIV.

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Carpal Tunnel, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hospital For Special Surgery, Hand Pain, Wrist Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Get a Handle on It Early to Prevent Long-Lasting Damage

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The sooner carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed and treated, the better the chances for symptom relief, according to experts at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Unfortunately, some people go undiagnosed for years, and by the time they see a doctor, it’s more difficult to reverse the damage.

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Physical Therapy, neck injuries, Neck Pain, neck manipulation, physical therapist

University of Rhode Island Researcher Leads Team Revising Neck Pain Guidelines

In addition to refining treatment recommendations and reorganizing information to be presented in a more user-friendly format, the team expanded the guidelines, last updated in 2008, to include information on screening, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment–based classifications. The guidelines are used by physical therapists in clinical settings, insurers/payers, policy-makers, graduate students and educators.

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Proven Smart Underwear Prevents Back Stress with Just a Tap

Unlike other back-saving devices, this one was tested with motion capture, force plates and electromyography.

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Ergonomics, Caregivers, Caregiving, workplace injury, Wheelchair, patient handling

When Push Comes to Injury: What Pushing a Wheelchair Does to Your Back

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When asked to push a simulated wheelchair against increasing resistance, study participants typically exceeded the recommended limits to avoid back injury by nearly 20 percent before they decided to quit.

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Back Pain, Opioids, pain, Prevention, Ergonomics, Spine, Posture, Chiropractors, Chiropractic, Health Care

Back to Basics: Chiropractors Offer Evidence-Based Care for Back Pain

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractors nationwide will observe National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October by sharing information on back pain prevention and the value of a conservative approach to treatment with the theme “Back to Basics.”

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knee, Morphine, pain, Replacement

New Study Recommends Alternative Pain Relief for Knee Replacement Patients

A new study led by researchers at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and the University of Warwick has recommended an alternative method of pain relief for patients undergoing knee replacement surgery.







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