Acupuncture May Improve Leg Pain in Chronic Discogenic Sciatica Acupuncture May Improve Leg Pain in Chronic Discogenic Sciatica

Acupuncture can relieve leg pain in patients with chronic discogenic sciatica, a small sham-controlled trial suggests.Reuters Health Information
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ConclusionsThis incidence of SD sustained by Granulicatella adiances could be underestimated due to their particular microbiological conditions requested for their cultures. However, this infection should be suspected in cases of culture-negative SD, especially when associated with endocarditis.
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
We report a rare case of epithelioid sarcoma involved the sciatic nerve which presented with chronic sciatic pain and treated with radically wide resection, but lung metastasis and local recurrence have occurred shortly after surgical resection and resulting in the patient's death in six months after initial presentation.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
This is a long…… readooops, sorry, not. Low back pain is, we know, the greatest contributor to days lived with disability (Rice, Smith &Blyth, 2016). And no-one anywhere in the world has found a good mix of services to reduce the number of days lived with disability as a result of this problem. And yet billions of dollars are used to fund research into the many contributors to a shift from acute low back pain to ongoing disability associated with low back pain. At the same time, treatments that directly target disability, rather than pain (a target considered the most important outcome by Sullivan a...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Low back pain Pain conditions Research Science in practice health funding health systems models of care Source Type: blogs
​BY JENNIFER TUONG; IVAN KHARCHENKO; JEAN LUC AGARD; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 65-year-old man who had HIV well-controlled with highly active antiretroviral therapy, hypertension, sciatica, and restless leg syndrome presented to the emergency department with left leg pain. He also had had chemotherapy and radiation for anal cancer. The patient said the pain had started 45 minutes earlier when he was sitting on the toilet.He described the pain as sore in quality and 10/10 on the pain scale. He reported that it had started in his lower back and radiated to his left leg. He said he had had no trauma or weakness to the regio...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
In Reply We have read with great interest the letter by Rato et al regarding our study that investigated the effect of pregabalin and gabapentin on pain intensity in adults. We thank the authors for their insight into the methodological aspects of the crossover design used.
Source: JAMA Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Intrinsic Therapeutics said today that it raised $52 million in a new round of equity financing to support the U.S. commercialization of its Barricaid annulus seal. The Boston-based company’s Barricaid implant is a polymeric mesh that is designed to sit at the posterior intervertebral disc space and is connected to a metal anchor that is attached to the vertebral body. The device is intended as an adjunct for lumbar limited discectomy to replace missing or damaged parts of the annulus to prevent re-herniation, disc collapse, the return of sciatica and potentially to help stave off low back pain. Intrinsic Therapeutic...
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CONCLUSION: In therapeutic dilemmas, some GPs choose to prioritise patients' requests over iatrogenic risks. GPs need pragmatic implementation tools for handling therapeutic dilemmas, and to improve their skills in medication management and patient engagement in such situations. PMID: 30803978 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of General Practice - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Br J Gen Pract Source Type: research
This study collected and analyzed the data of medical records of pain clinic in Tibet Autonomous Region People's Hospital from September 2017 to August 2018. The results showed that the total amounts of patients visiting pain clinic were very small, the most common pain diseases were postherpetic neuralgia and sciatica, and more female patients visited the pain clinic than male patients. All these results indicate that the hospital and government need to pay more attention to the development and promotion of pain medicine in Tibet to make Tibetans being accessed to high-quality pain clinic service. PMID: 30766644 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVESymptomatic perineural or Tarlov cysts (TCs) are a rare cause of chronic low-back pain. Given the rarity of the disease, there is no literature consensus regarding the optimal management of these cysts.METHODSThe authors conducted a systematic comparative outcome analysis of symptomatic TCs treated with surgery (group A, 32 studies, n = 333) or percutaneous interventions (group B, 6 studies, n = 417) analyzing the demographic characteristics, baseline characteristics of the cysts, clinical presentations, types of interventions, complication rates, and the recurrence rate in both treatment groups....
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
ConclusionA less well-known cause of chronic pelvic pain is compression of the sacral plexus by dilated or malformed branches of the internal iliac vessels. Laparoscopic management of vascular entrapment of the sacral plexus has been described by Possover et al 1, 2 and Lemos et al [3]. This procedure appears to be feasible and effective, but requires significant experience and familiarity with laparoscopy techniques and pelvic nerve anatomy.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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