Ginkgo Reduces Neuropathic Pain In Animal Studies

June 8, 2009

An extract of ginkgo biloba shows scientific evidence of effectiveness against one common and hard-to-treat type of pain, according to animal data reported in the June issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia, official journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS).

Dr. Yee Suk Kim and colleagues of The Catholic University of Seoul, South Korea, performed experiments in rats to evaluate the effectiveness of ginkgo against neuropathic pain, a common pain problem associated with herpes zoster, limb injury, or diabetes. Affected patients may feel severe pain in response to harmless stimuli like heat, cold, or touch.
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Comfrey Root Extract Ointment Relieves Back Pain Fast

May 22, 2009

[Efficacy and safety of comfrey root extract ointment in the treatment of acute upper or lower back pain: results of a double blind randomised placebo controlled multicentre trial Online First Br J Sports Med 2009; doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2009.058677]

An ointment containing an extract of comfrey root quickly and effectively relieves back pain, finds industry sponsored research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Read the rest of this entry »


Chattanooga Division Of DJO Receives FDA Market Clearance For Shortwave Diathermy For Pain Relief, Joint Contractures, And Inflammatory Conditions

April 20, 2009

DJO Incorporated, a global provider of medical devices that deliver solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health, and pain management, announced that its Chattanooga business has received 510-K clearance from the U.S. FDA to market and sell the Intelect SWD Shortwave Diathermy device in the United States. Plans are underway to bring the unit to market in Spring 2009.

“Bringing continuous innovation to the clinical rehabilitation market is the cornerstone of our brand,” says Ed Dunlay, vice president product development & clinical education for Chattanooga. “The Intelect SWD 100 has been designed with voice of the customer research, which we used to enhance an already proven therapeutic modality.”
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Pain medication

January 14, 2009

Question:

can dilaudid be mixed with fentynal,percocet and xanax

Answer:

Thank you for contacting Net Wellness. The combination of these medications can be used together; however, they need to be used with a high degree of caution and causes some concern if not used appropriately.

Each of these medications can slow the function of the central nervous system (CNS), which controls breathing, balance, consciousness, and strength. Any combination of two or more of these medications increases the risk of CNS function.

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Treatment Of Bladder Pain Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis 2008: Can We Make Evidence-Based Decisions?

January 8, 2009

UroToday.com – BPS may be a heterogeneous spectrum of diseases rather than a single, easily identifiable disorder. It is still poorly defined, and different experts have varying perceptions as to what it is about. Magnus Fall, Frank Oberpenning, and Ralph Peeker from Goteborg, Sweden and Bocholt, Germany have done a very useful literature review trying to answer the question, “Is evidence-based treatment possible?” The answer is not clear, but they outline the issues and point the way. BPS, as it is comprehended by a majority of clinicians today, is not a disorder dominated by the feature of bladder inflammation, which occurs in only a subset of patients.
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Joint Commission Urges Patients To ‘Speak Up’ About Pain – Education Campaign Coincides With Pain Awareness Month

January 3, 2009

Pain is just a part of life, right? Maybe not. Pain is actually one the main reasons that Americans seek medical treatment, and untreated pain can have serious effects – slowed recovery times, poor quality of life and higher health care costs.

The Joint Commission is launching a national campaign to help Americans work with their health care professionals to better manage pain. The new education campaign is part of The Joint Commission’s award-winning Speak Up™ program that helps patients become more informed and involved in their health care, and coincides with Pain Awareness Month in September.
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Medications for muscle pain

December 26, 2008

Question:

What medications are recommended for muscle pain? I have tried Vicodin, Norco and Oxy with no relief. The muscle pain involves my whole body. Also, is there anything OTC that could work just as well as a prescription med?

Answer:

You describe muscle pain not relieved by opiate or narcotic pain relievers. Your pain may not be muscle pain. Talk to your doctor about the cause of your pain and appropriate treatment. You may have to see a doctor who specializes in pain management.

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