Spinal Cord Stimulation for Disk Degeneration: Pain Medicine News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, provider type influences whether patient receives opioid Rx (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - July 18, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Synthetic Botox Treats Chronic Pain in Mice
Researchers silence pain neurons in the mouse spinal cord with injections of botulinum toxins modified to bind to the neurons' receptors. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 18, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Back pain - 85p ‘top superfood’ could prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also slash your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this “top superfood” fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to deal with two-year molars
Teething can be a difficult process for infants, toddlers, and caregivers. Two-year molars are the large teeth at the back of the mouth, and when they come in, it can cause even more discomfort and irritability. In this article, learn how to relieve related pain and which medications to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: You could avoid bone density loss and tiredness with this vitamin
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms could be avoided by making diet or lifestyle changes. Sometimes people don ’t get enough vitamin D, which can cause tiredness, back pain and hair loss among other signs. Levels of the essential vitamin could be boosted by eating more of a popular breakfast food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Eat more of this food to avoid the deficiency
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms could be avoided by making diet or lifestyle changes. Sometimes people don ’t get enough vitamin D, which can cause tiredness, back pain and hair loss among other signs. Levels of the essential vitamin could be boosted by eating more of a popular breakfast food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Avoid hair loss and muscle pain with this yellow food
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms could be avoided by making diet or lifestyle changes. Sometimes people don ’t get enough vitamin D, which can cause tiredness, back pain and hair loss among other signs. Levels of the essential vitamin could be boosted by eating more of a popular breakfast food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency: Raise vitamin D levels by eating more of this popular breakfast food
VITAMIN deficiency symptoms could be avoided by making diet or lifestyle changes. Sometimes people don ’t get enough vitamin D, which can cause tiredness, back pain and hair loss among other signs. Levels of the essential vitamin could be boosted by eating more of a popular breakfast food. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rheumatology in a Chronic Pain Multi-Disciplinary Team Rheumatology in a Chronic Pain Multi-Disciplinary Team
A rheumatologist could play an important role in the multidisciplinary team approach to the management of chronic lower back pain.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

This Simple Trick Will Make You Happier and Better at Your Job
Tech startups are famous for installing nap pods and break rooms to attract Millennial workers. But most people work in offices where slipping off for a snooze or a foosball match would put a big dent in their promotion prospects. Even for self-employed or remote workers who don’t have a boss peering over their shoulder, taking anything more than a lunch break during work hours is anathema. But this “all work and no play” ethos may be harming employee health and productivity. The latest evidence suggests that taking short breaks during the work day makes employees happier and better at their jobs. A rece...
Source: TIME: Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Back pain - eat more of this tasty dessert to prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. Patients could also lower their risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this dessert treat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McDonald ’s Salads May Be Causing Parasite Outbreak in Some States
(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) — Health officials in Illinois and Iowa are investigating an increase in people becoming sick from a parasite that causes intestinal illness. The Illinois Department of Public Health said in a news release Thursday that it has received confirmation of about 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, which is caused by the Cyclospora parasite. The Iowa Department of Public Health, in its own release, said it has identified 15 cases linked to the same illness and parasite. Both departments say there appears to be a link to consumption of McDonald’s salads. The departments say McDonald’s is also investi...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency: Signs you need more ‘sunshine’ vitamin as heatwave continues
VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms include back pain, tiredness and muscle weakness. These are the warning symptoms that you need more ‘sunshine’ vitamin, as the Met Office forecasts the UK to bask in more hot weather this weekend. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - eat more of this ‘popular’ spice to prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by adding more of this cheap spice to your dinner. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can high blood pressure lead to headaches?
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, has many potential symptoms. These may include back pain, difficulty sleeping, and shortness of breath. Some research also suggests that very high blood pressure can cause headaches. Treatment depends on the causes. Learn more about high blood pressure and headaches here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hypertension Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spinal stroke: Causes, treatment, and outcome
Strokes in the spinal cord are rare, accounting for just over 1 percent of all strokes. They can cause a variety of symptoms, including pain in the neck and back, long-term paralysis, and incontinence. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment. We also cover what to expect during recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Stroke Source Type: news

Most Back Pain Patients Halt Opioid Use After Surgery
FRIDAY, July 13, 2018 -- Duration of preoperative opioid use appears to be the most important predictor of sustained opioid use following back surgery, according to a study published in the June 6 issue of The Journal of Bone& Joint... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Back pain - add this herb to your dinner to prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by changing your diet or by swapping your sleep position. But you could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating this herb everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back Pain: Five of the best exercises to prevent backache
BACK pain does not always have a clear cause, but it can be uncomfortable and leave the sufferer in agony. Treatment to help prevent backache can include medication, easy at home tricks and some movement. These are the best exercises to prevent back pain, according to an expert. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’ t Be Afraid of Pain
A neuroscience education program for those with back or neck pain led to better physical and mental health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Neck Mental Health and Disorders Nerves and Nervous System Back (Human Body Part) Pain-Relieving Drugs Source Type: news

Exercise or acupuncture? Which alternative treatment works best for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis?
(Natural News) Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causes chronic back pain, which is relieved through a variety of treatment methods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Japanese researchers compared the effectiveness of medication, exercise, and acupuncture – the three most commonly prescribed approaches – for relieving pain caused by LSS.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should You Stay Friends With an Ex? Here ’s What Experts Say
Few relationship questions are as polarizing as whether or not you should stay friends with an ex. For every person who tries to salvage the good and forget the bad, there’s another who’d rather move on and never look back. Anecdotal evidence feeds arguments on both sides — but what do the experts say? Rachel Sussman, a New York City-based psychotherapist and author of The Breakup Bible, advises caution when it comes to staying friends, but says there are couples for whom it works; ultimately, she says, it’s “an individual determination.” Nonetheless, Sussman says there are some guidelin...
Source: TIME: Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Back pain: Three ways to relieve lower backache and soothe agonising feeling
BACK PAIN tends to affect the lower and upper areas of the back. There are several methods of relieving backache. Try these three methods to reduce back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: Probiotics could halve bone density loss study shows
ARTHRITIS pain can be triggered by a reduction in bone density, which causes severe back pain, loss of height and an increased risk of fractures. However, a new study has revealed taking probiotics could drastically reduce the speed of bone density loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription Drug Coverage for Treatment of Low Back Pain Among US Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and Commercial Insurers
In this cross-sectional study of 62 products used to treat low back pain examined across 50 Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and commercial insurance plans, utilization management strategies were common for nonopioids and opioids alike. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Back pain: How to prevent backache while travelling - four ways to reduce the pain
BACK pain can be caused by a minor injury, a feeling of being stressed or run down, or appear without an apparent reason. It ’s important to take care of the back, by taking precautions, to avoid backache. Travelling like this will help prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Best way to prevent backache while travelling - Four ways to avoid condition
BACK pain can be caused by a minor injury, a feeling of being stressed or run down, or appear without an apparent reason. It ’s important to take care of the back, by taking precautions, to avoid backache. Travelling like this will help prevent the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What vitamin comes from the sun? Spend this much time outside to avoid a deficiency
WHAT vitamin comes from the sun? Sunlight is the best source of vitamin D and this vitamin plays an important part in keeping a person healthy. A deficiency in vitamin D can cause symptoms including bone and back pain, and fatigue and tiredness. But how much time should you be spending in the sun every day? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain
Anticonvulsants don't help lower back pain or nerve pain shooting down a leg caused by back problems, a new evidence review has concluded. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain
FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 -- Doctors and pain specialists have been turning to anticonvulsive drugs for treatment of lower back pain more often over the past decade. There's just one problem -- these drugs don't really help. A series of clinical trials... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain
Title: Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 6, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

The Highs and Lows of Healthcare
Every once in a while, I meet someone who I think should be the ‘patient-centric poster child’.This person is doing great work advancing their organization ’s efforts to create better outcomes for patients (and so better outcomes for their company and people). In the spirit of illuminating our path to patient-centricity, growing together faster than any of us can alone, this column is dedicated to sharing their stories, successes and challenges.Doug Noland, Head Patient Experience, Executive Director, Astellas US, shares why he is on a mission to create a culture of patient-centricity and loving it.Before...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jill Donahue Source Type: news

Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain
THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 -- Anticonvulsant drugs are ineffective for chronic low back pain and can cause harm, despite a recent increase in prescribing, according to a review published online July 3 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Supplementing with vitamin D shown to reduce chronic lower back pain
(Natural News) Back pain is something everyone experiences at one point, and it’s something we wouldn’t like to endure all the time. It’s said that Americans alone spend $50 billion annually for treatment and expensive pharmaceutical drugs. Fortunately, researchers found a more natural – and way cheaper – solution to this growing problem. A study published in Pain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Systematic science review finds that ibuprofen is no better than placebo in treating back pain
(Natural News) It’s a familiar scene in TV commercials: A person, who is clearly suffering, pops an over-the-counter pain medication and like magic, they can suddenly return to their favorite activities as if nothing had ever happened, the expression of relief on their face palpable. But what if that feeling was actually all in their head?... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?
Lower back spasms can be debilitating, but they are treatable. People can get immediate relief from muscle spasms by using home treatments, such as stretching and massage. For long-term treatment of chronic back spasms, doctors can prescribe muscle relaxants. Learn how to treat and prevent future lower back spasms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

How to get rid of neck pain: Best way to soothe the agony revealed
NECK pain and discomfort in the surrounding area, including the shoulder, back and head, is related to posture. Spending hours hunched over computer screens, phones or even being stressed can all lead to tension in these areas. Sufferers can get rid of neck pain with these movements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of neck pain: Best ways to soothe the agony revealed
NECK pain and discomfort in the surrounding area, including the shoulder, back and head, is related to posture. Spending hours hunched over computer screens, phones or even being stressed can all lead to tension in these areas. Sufferers can get rid of neck pain with these movements. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Best sleep positions to help ease discomfort and get a good night's rest
BACK pain is common and usually isn ’t the sign of anything serious. It tends to improve within a few weeks but one of the hardest things to contend with is finding a comfortable sleep position. Not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to a person’s health, so there are two recommended positions to help you get a good night’s rest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticonvulsant drugs ineffective for back pain, can be harmful
Anticonvulsant drugs that are commonly prescribed to treat back pain are not effective and might be harmful, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How acupuncture works: Explaining the five elements theory
(Natural News) Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal technique which stimulates specific points of the body by inserting tiny needles, promoting good body circulation and alleviating pain. Most of the people who seek out acupuncture suffer from musculoskeletal problems, which include lower back pains, knee pain, and shoulder stiffness. The Five Elements theory, based on the five... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Woman Fractured Her Eye Socket By Blowing Her Nose
About a year ago, a 36-year-old woman entered London’s North Middlesex University Hospital experiencing all of the telltale signs of a fist-fight. She was bleeding from the nose, complaining of vision loss and experiencing swelling and extreme pain on the left side of her face, according to a recent case report published in The BMJ. Her symptoms all pointed to an eye socket fracture—what’s called an orbital blowout fracture, an injury typically sustained from punches or other facial trauma. But all this woman had done was blow her nose. “It’s very bizarre. We see eye socket fractures from peop...
Source: TIME: Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

How a New Emphysema Device Won FDA Approval in Six Months
FDA has approved a new device intended to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema. The approval comes just two weeks after an FDA advisory panel shot down a competing technology targeting the same patient population. The agency approved Pulmonx Inc.'s Zephyr endobronchial valve through the breakthrough device designation, a pathway reserved for devices that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of a life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating disease or condition. Devices also must meet one of the following criteria: the device must represent a breakthrough technology; there must be no app...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Back pain - this is how much water you should drink everyday to prevent backache
BACK pain could be prevented by changing your diet or by swapping your sleep position. But you could also lower your risk lower back pain symptoms by drinking water everyday - who much should you be drinking? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmonx wins FDA approval for Zephyr endobronchial valve
The FDA today granted pre-market approval under its breakthrough devices designation to the Zephyr endobronchial valve made by Pulmonx for treating severe emphysema. Emphysema, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes irreversible damage to the lung’s alveoli, trapping air during exhalation that in turn can cause the diseased tissue to grow larger and pressure healthy lung tissue. The Zephyr device is designed to decrease the volume of the chest to improve function in the heart, respiratory muscles and healthy lung tissue. Inserted via bronchoscopy, the pencil-eraser-sized valves prevent air from ent...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

Back pain - ‘most powerful herb on the planet’ could prevent lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by changing your diet or by swapping your sleep position. But, you could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by adding “the most powerful herb on the planet” to your dinner. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Five ways to fall asleep fast in heatwave weather
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bed time routine, watching your diet, and by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. During hot, heatwave weather, it can be more difficult to fall asleep. But, you could get a better night ’s sleep with these quick and easy tips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Five ways to fall asleep fast in hot weather
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bed time routine, watching your diet, and by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. During hot, heatwave weather, it can be more difficult to fall asleep. But, you could get a better night ’s sleep with these quick and easy tips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conquer Chiari Research Center open house
(University of Akron) Conquer Chiari Research Center (CCRC) will hold an open house on Saturday, July 21, at The University of Akron, Ohio. The CCRC conducts research on Chiari malformation, a congenital neurological condition in which brain tissue extends to the spinal canal, affecting the cerebellum. The open house features research presentations by CCRC faculty and student poster presentations. Dr. Jahangir Maleki, pain neurologist from Cleveland Clinic Foundation, will be keynote. Research will be conducted on site. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Back pain - this home remedy could reduce painful lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by changing your exercise routine, or by making some diet swaps. But, you could reduce your risk of lower back pain symptoms with this home remedy, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news