A new study reveals that the medication pregabalin, also known as Lyrica, is no more effective in controlling lumbar spinal stenosis-related pain in the low back than a placebo. Lyrica is approved to treat chronic pain associated with shingles, spinal cord injury, fibromyalgia, and diabetic peripheral neuropathy, but it is commonly prescribed for treatment of chronic low back pain syndromes. Lead author Dr. John Markman concludes, “Given the cost and potential side effects associated with pregabalin, it is critical that we understand the efficacy of this drug. This study convincingly demonstrates a lack of relief with pregabalin for the walking […]
Brazilian researchers found that out-of-shape workers in jobs with light physical demands are 3.19 times more likely to suffer from neck, shoulder, or upper-back injuries when compared with co-workers who are in shape. However, physical fitness appears to have no protective effect for workers in jobs with heavy physical demands. Cadernos De Saud Publica, October 2014. Get relief today! Call 801-955-1555
French researchers followed over 1,500 older men for a decade and found that those who worked at jobs with high amounts of bending and twisting were 50-70% more likely to experience back pain during retirement than their peers who retired from jobs that didn’t involve such occupational exposure to bending and twisting. The researchers advise that companies should take greater measures in the workplace to decrease or eliminate biomechanical hazards such as bending and twisting in order to help ensure better health for their employees later in life. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, September 2014 Is your job a pain […]
The sacroiliac joint is located at the base of the spine at the junction of the sacrum and pelvis. Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint can result in pain in the immediate area and even refer pain to the hip, groin, buttocks, or thigh. In a 2012 study, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome found immediate pain relief after a single chiropractic treatment and significant reduction of pain both 48 hours and one month following treatment. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, January 2012 Get relief today by calling 801-955-1555.
A new survey involving roughly 35,000 households in the United States reveals that nearly 20% of Americans suffer with chronic pain. Among individuals with chronic pain, more than two-thirds have constant pain, while more than 50% say their pain can be unbearable and excruciating at times. Medications only relieve about a third or less of the chronic pain and can be completely ineffective in treating some types of chronic pain. The author suggests a variety of potential interventions, including physical and occupational therapy, exercise, dietary changes, weight loss, massage and psychotherapy, acupuncture, yoga, and chiropractic services to help patients manage […]