The Guardian view on opioids in the the UK: poverty and pain | Editorial
These painkillers don ’t work against chronic pain. The UK must find alternatives to help sufferers in deprived areasPeople in Blackpool are twice as likely as the inhabitants of Wokingham to die before they are 70. Arecent paper which measured the distribution of opioids not by the number of prescriptions, but in equivalent units of morphine, found that NHS prescriptions of opioid painkillers have been generally rising in England and Wales, but have risen most in the north of England and more in poorer areas. Blackpool, again,tops the list. In part this is because poverty is correlated with chronic physical pain: both m...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Opioids Poverty Social exclusion Society Drugs Science Opioids crisis US news NHS Health GPs Doctors Conservatives Politics Austerity Economics Business Source Type: news

Back pain: The refreshing fruit you should add to your shopping list to prevent back pain
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also reduce your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this refreshing fruit - is it on your shopping list? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of chronic low back pain and post-traumatic stress disorder on the risk for separation from the US Army - Benedict TM, Singleton MD, Nitz AJ, Shing TL, Kardouni JR.
INTRODUCTION: Co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and low back pain (LBP) are common reasons for increased disability in the Veteran communities. Medical discharge from the military represents a considerable financial cost to society. Little is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Back pain: The best position to sleep in if you have lower back pain
LOWER BACK pain can be aggravated by adopting poor posture, so it ’s important to maintain good posture while standing, sitting and even while sleeping. This is the best position to sleep in if you have back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer and Lilly Announce Top-line Results From Phase 3 Study of Tanezumab in Chronic Low Back Pain
NEW YORK and INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 19, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced positive top-line results from a Phase 3 study evaluating tanezumab in patients with modera... Biopharmaceuticals Eli Lilly, Pfizer, tanezumab, low back pain (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer-Lilly drug shown to help reduce back pain in late-stage trial
A non-opioid painkiller developed by Pfizer Inc and Eli Lilly and Co succeeded in reducing chronic low back pain when used in a stronger dose, results from a late-stage study showed on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Higher dose of Pfizer-Lilly drug helps reduce back pain in study
Pfizer and Eli Lilly said on Tuesday that a higher dose of their non-opioid drug tanezumab succeeded in reducing chronic low back pain in patients in a late-stage clinical study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Back pain warning - the one sleep position that could be causing your lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet or by doing certain exercises. But you could be raising your risk of lower back pain symptoms and backache by sleeping in a specific way. This is the worst sleep position for back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - the 10p vegetable you should add to your shopping list to prevent back pain
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet or by changing your sleep position. You could also reduce your risk of lower back pain symptoms by eating more of this cheap vegetable - is it on your shopping list? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intrinsic Therapeutics wins PMA for Barricaid spinal implant despite safety concerns
Intrinsic Therapeutics has won FDA premarket approval for its Barricaid anular closure device intended for preventing reherniation, according to a recent FDA posting. The approval comes despite the fact that the prosthesis, which is designed for partial anulus replacement in patients with herniated discs, received a 5-8 advisory panel against recommending approval in December 2017. The 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 an adjunct for lumbar limited discecto...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Intrinsic Therapeutics Source Type: news

Decompression for Lumbar Stenosis May Also Improve Low Back Pain Decompression for Lumbar Stenosis May Also Improve Low Back Pain
Treating symptomatic lumbar stenosis with surgical decompression may also relieve associated low back pain (LBP), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Back pain: Taking up this popular and CHEAP sport can help reduce lower back pain
BACK PAIN can be debilitating but keeping active and exercising is essential in order to relieve pain and speed up the recovery process. According to experts, there is one popular and cheap sport which can help to reduce lower back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: The best sport to help reduce lower back pain and speed up recovery
BACK PAIN can be debilitating but keeping active and exercising is essential in order to relieve pain and speed up the recovery process. According to experts, there is one popular and cheap sport which can help to reduce lower back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Three exercises you must AVOID if you have lower back pain
BACK PAIN can be relieved by exercising and stretching to strengthen the back muscles and increase flexibility. But how can you be sure exercising won ’t cause further damage? Avoid these three exercises if you suffer from lower back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relievant back-pain device study stopped for positive results
Relievant Medsystems said it has halted enrollment in a clinical trial of its Intracept lower-back pain device due to the device’s superiority over non-surgical management. The Level I Intracept study found a “highly significant reduction” in the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score in patients treated with the Intracept procedure over patients in the non-surgical management arm. The trial’s independent data management committee recommended that investigators stop enrollment and offer Intracept treatment to control-arm patients, according to the Minneapolis, Minn.-based company. The interim analy...
Source: Mass Device - February 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Clinical Trials Featured Implants News Well Orthopedics Pain Management Research & Development Spinal Relievant Medsystems University of California at San Diego Source Type: news