Tag: pain


Nov

20

2012

Vitamin D Supplementation for Nonspecific Musculoskeletal Pain

Vitamin D Supplementation for Nonspecific Musculoskeletal Pain in Non-Western Immigrants: A Randomized Controlled Trial Ferdinand Schreuder, MD1⇓, Roos M. D. Bernsen, PhD2 and Johannes C. van der Wouden, PhD1 1Department of General Practice, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2Department of Community Medicine, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates CORRESPONDING AUTHOR Ferdinand Schreuder, MD Handellaan 108-D 2625 SN Delft The Netherlands fschreuder01@planet.nl Abstract PURPOSE Many...

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Feb

08

2011

Ibuprofen can triple stroke risk

Many of us commonly use painkillers to squelch the common headache or relieve back pains. However it has been found that even over the counter ibuprofen (Advil, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare) can increase stroke risk by three times and drugs such as rofecoxib (Vioxx) and lumiracoxib (Prexige) can double the risk of heart attack. NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are commonly prescribed for the inflammation of...

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Mar

09

2010

Statin induced myopathy presenting as mechanical musculoskeletal pain

Statin induced myopathy presenting as mechanical musculoskeletal pain observed in two chiropractic patients. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2010 Mar;54(1):43-51. Rodine RJ, Tibbles AC, Kim PS, Alikhan N. Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Education and Patient Care, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 6100 Leslie Street, Toronto, Ontario, M2H 3J1. Tel: 416-482-2340. Lipid lowering drugs, such as statins, are commonly used to treat approximately 10 million Canadians affected...

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Feb

25

2010

Breakthrough in the Relief of Chronic Pain Without Drugs!

By Julius Goepp, MD Chronic neck and lower back pain trouble millions of adults, and are notoriously difficult to conquer using traditional medical or surgical techniques. LLLT is showing tremendous promise in this challenging group of patients. For instance, Australian pain researchers treated 90 subjects with chronic neck pain, randomly assigning them to receive either an active laser or a “sham” (placebo) light source.26 The...

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Feb

24

2010

Low power laser therapy and analgesic action

J Clin Laser Med Surg. 1999 Feb;17(1):29-33. Low power laser therapy and analgesic action. Tam G. tam.g@agemont.it OBJECTIVE: The semiconductor or laser diode (GaAs, 904 nm) is the most appropriate choice in pain reduction therapy. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: Low-power density laser acts on the prostaglandin (PG) synthesis, increasing the change of PGG2 and PGH2 into PG12 (also called prostacyclin, or epoprostenol). The last is the...

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Feb

24

2010

Laser therapy for fibromyositic rheumatisms

J Clin Laser Med Surg. 1997;15(5):217-20. Laser therapy for fibromyositic rheumatisms. Longo L, Simunovic Z, Postiglione M, Postiglione M. Institute for Laser Medicine, Florence, Italy. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study is to treat the cases of fibromyositic rheumatisms untreatable with other therapies. The authors chose defocalized laser beams because some experimental studies had showed their analgesic and anti-phlogistic effects on experimental phlogosis....

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Feb

24

2010

The clinical efficacy of low-power laser therapy on pain and function in cervical osteoarthritis

Clin Rheumatol. 2001;20(3):181-4. The clinical efficacy of low-power laser therapy on pain and function in cervical osteoarthritis. Ozdemir F, Birtane M, Kokino S. Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey. Pain is a major symptom in cervical osteoarthritis (COA). Low-power laser (LPL) therapy has been claimed to reduce pain in musculoskeletal pathologies, but there have been concerns about this...

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Feb

24

2010

The action of low-intensity infrared laser radiation on skin afferents

Vopr Kurortol Fizioter Lech Fiz Kult. 1995 Sep-Oct;(5):10-3. [The action of low-intensity infrared laser radiation on skin afferents] [Article in Russian] Ponomarenko GN, Enin LD. Laser radiation modulates functional characteristics of mechanoreceptors. This inhibits impulse activity of the nerve endings from pain focus and reduces pain sensitivity of skin afferents, excitability of conductive nerve fibers. Changes in sensitivity become more pronounced with increasing duration of...

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Feb

24

2010

Acute Low Back Pain with Radiculopathy: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study

Acute Low Back Pain with Radiculopathy: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study. Konstantinovic LM, Kanjuh ZM, Milovanovic AN, Cutovic MR, Djurovic AG, Savic VG, Dragin AS, Milovanovic ND 1 Clinic for Rehabilitation, Medical School , Belgrade, Serbia. Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in patients with acute low back pain (LBP) with radiculopathy. Background...

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Feb

24

2010

Phototherapy for chronic pain treatment

Phototherapy for chronic pain treatment Ide Y Department of Anesthesia, Toho University Sakura Medical Center Sakura 285-8741. Three types of machines are used in the field of phototherapy for chronic pain. One type is an instrument for low reactive level laser therapy (LLLT), one is an instrument for linear polarized infrared light irradiation (SUPER LIZER), and the last one is an instrument for Xenon light...

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