Musculoskeletal Pain

Are OTC Lidocaine Patches as Effective as Rx for Localized Pain?

By August 15, 2017

Study authors sought to compare OTC lidocaine 3.6% with menthol 1.25% patches vs. Rx lidocaine 5% as well as to placebo.

'Smart' Undergarment Helps Reduce Stress on the Lower Back

By August 02, 2017

When wearing the clothing lower back activity was reduced by an average of 15 to 45%.

Impax Launches Generic Skelaxin

By July 21, 2017

Metaxalone, a muscle relaxant (central), is indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other remedies for relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.

Is Radiofrequency Denervation Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain?

By July 05, 2017

Results showed a statistically significantly, but not a clinically important, improvement in two of the trials which evaluated radiofrequency denervation for the sacroiliac joints (−0.71 (95% CI, −1.35 to −0.06) and a combination of the facet joints, sacroiliac joints or intervertebral disks (−0.99 (95% CI, −1.73 to −0.25) at 3 months.

Treatments Compared for Managing Musculoskeletal Pain in Primary Care

By June 27, 2017

In general, the best available evidence pointed to self-management advice, exercise therapy and psychosocial interventions as effective strategies for managing musculoskeletal pain in primary care.

DRG Stimulation Helpful for Pain Due to Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

May 24, 2017

Pain relief for patients with discogenic low back pain due to failed back surgery syndrome

Law Enforcement Data Indicate a Rise in Gabapentin Misuse

By May 15, 2017

Using data from the Drug Diversion Program of the Researched Abuse, Diversion, and Addiction-Related Surveillance System, the authors were able to calculate the rates of gabapentin diversion (per 100,000 population) for each quarter from 2002-2015

Risk of Death Up with Long-Term Quinine Exposure

May 15, 2017

Increased risk of death more pronounced among those younger than 50 years regardless of indication

Movement Disorders Examined in Current, Past Stimulant Drug Users

By April 21, 2017

The researchers concluded that stimulant drug use may result in acute stimulant-induced tremor as well as long-term proprioceptive deficits in terms of arm-droop.

Massage Therapy Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain

April 17, 2017

Patients over 50 tend to respond best, researchers say

Short-Term PNS May Cut Low Back Pain, Analgesic Use

March 20, 2017

Novel short-term PNS produced pain relief, reduced medication use in two patients with chronic LBP

Obese Patients with Chronic Pain May Benefit from Anti-Inflammatory Diet

March 13, 2017

Data indicate that dietary intake can mediate relationship of body fat to body pain

Low Back Pain Treatment Guidelines Released

By February 14, 2017

The recommendations are intended for all clinicians treating adult patients with acute, suabcute, or chronic low back pain.

How Effective Are NSAIDs for Spinal Pain?

February 02, 2017

New research from The George Institute for Global Health concluded that common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) showed little benefit for spinal pain compared to placebo.

Ablation of Basivertebral Nerve May Improve Chronic Back Pain

January 24, 2017

Improvement in self-reported outcomes at three months in patients with chronic lumbar back pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation May Cut Opioid Use in Chronic Pain

By January 23, 2017

Spinal cord stimulation was found to help decrease or stabilize opioid use in patients with chronic pain.

Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain: Is it Effective?

By January 12, 2017

Findings from a systematic review showed low- to moderate-certainty evidence that yoga vs. non-exercise controls resulted in small to moderate improvements in back-related function at Months 3 and 6.

Top 10 Most Costly Conditions in the U.S. Announced in New Report

By December 27, 2016

The highest amounts of spending were seen with these 10 conditions.

VR Gaming Shows Promise in Relieving Phantom Limb Pain in Amputees

December 05, 2016

Amputees who experience phantom limb pain may benefit from playing a virtual reality game that simulates the movement of missing limbs, according to a study published online in The Lancet.

Treatment for Painful Foot Nerve Disorder Gets Fast Track Designation

By November 15, 2016

Centrexion announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to CNTX-4975, a novel therapy intended to treat Morton's neuroma.

Cost-Effectiveness of Commonly Used Neck Pain Treatments Compared

November 14, 2016

Findings for SMT home exercise, advice versus rehab, advice or advice alone

Is High-Frequency Stimulation Superior for Back Pain?

November 10, 2016

High-frequency electrical stimulation of the spinal cord may relieve severe chronic back pain more effectively than conventional low-frequency stimulation, according to research published in the November issue of Neurosurgery.

Study Reveals a New Perspective on the Placebo Effect

By October 17, 2016

A randomized study of 97 patients with chronic lower back pain (cLBP) found that patients who knowingly took placebo pills in conjunction with their usual treatment had significantly improved pain symptoms compared to those taking only treatment as usual.

Drug-Induced Acute Pancreatitis in a Patient with Low Back Pain

By September 08, 2016

Drug-induced acute pancreatitis has been reported as a possible side effect of more than 160 drugs.

Popular Alternative Therapies Effective for Certain Pain Conditions

By September 01, 2016

The pain conditions included back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, severe headaches and migraine.

Gelsyn-3 Now Available for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain

By August 09, 2016

Bioventus announced the availability of Gelsyn-3 (hyaluronic acid), an injectable indicated for pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Vitamin C and Back Pain: What's the Link?

By July 21, 2016

To analyze vitamin C level outcomes, researchers used the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey database.

New OTC Muscle Pain Relief Patches Now Available

By April 20, 2016

Zim's Max has announced the launch of new lidocaine and menthol pain relieving patches, Zim's Max-Freeze Patches.

Oska Pulse Wearable Pain Relief Device Now Available

By April 13, 2016

Oska Wellness announced the launch of Oska Pulse, a small wearable pain relief device to help reduce muscle stiffness, temporarily relieve minor pain, and increase mobility in patients with chronic pain.

Sleep Problems in Young Adults May Suggest Future Chronic Pain

By March 31, 2016

Sleep problems in young adults may predict chronic pain and worsening pain severity over time, a new study published in PAIN has shown.