Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain Gabapentin May Top Pregabalin for Sciatica Pain
A comparison of the anticonvulsants gabapentin and pregabalin suggests gabapentin may be superior for pain reduction in chronic sciatica. But at least one expert has concerns about this conclusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gabapentin Beats Pregabalin for Chronic Sciatica
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 -- For patients with chronic sciatica (CS), gabapentin (GBP) is superior to pregabalin (PGB), with fewer and less severe adverse events (AEs), according to a study published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Neurology. Kelvin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Homeopathic remedies for sciatic nerve pain
(Natural News) Living with sciatica, also known as sciatic nerve pain, can be an uncomfortable and frustrating experience. Like other types of nerve pain, the condition causes a painful sensation that, in bad cases, can be debilitating. Considering the potential side effects of pain medication, homeopathic remedies could be the best source of relief for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASK DR ELLIE CANNON: Pain pills got rid of my sciatica... but they've given me headaches
This week Dr ELLIE CANNON hears from someone who was prescribed pregabalin for her sciatica but now suffers from chronic headaches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venture Heat Warms up Wearables with New FDA Nod
On Monday, Los Alamitos, CA-based Venture Heat said it had received FDA clearance for its Infrared Heat Therapy Pain Relief using Far infrared Rays (FIR). FIR heat therapy is a type of low-energy therapy that takes advantage of heat generated by waves of energy from the far end of the infrared spectrum. “It’s a lot easier for the consumer to use this particular design,” Eddie Chen, president of Venture Heat, told MD+DI. “Using the product is similar to using the compression wraps. We wanted it to be simple to use and mobile.” The wrap...
Source: MDDI - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

'This ‘rack’ beat my backache... and helped me ditch crutches’: Exploring IDD Therapy
Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy is designed to treat people with sciatica, neck and lower back pain and the ubiquitous ‘slipped disc’. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Degenerative Disc Disease & Sciatica
Title: Degenerative Disc Disease& SciaticaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/4/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - June 26, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Various Factors Affect Progress in Back-Related Leg Pain, Sciatica
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 -- In back-related leg pain and sciatica patients, belief in a long recovery and the number of other symptoms attributed to the pain are independently negatively associated with improvement, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Neuroinflammation seen in spinal cord, nerve roots of patients with chronic sciatica
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found, for the first time in humans, that patients with chronic sciatica -- back pain that shoots down the leg -- have evidence of inflammation in key areas of the nervous system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ASK THE GP: Am I being fobbed off with painkillers for my slipped disc?  
The pain you have is called sciatica, as it is the sciatic nerve, which exits the lower part of the spine, one branch to the left leg, the other to the right, that is impinged upon in this case. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can endometriosis cause leg pain?
Leg pain related to endometriosis may be more common than previously thought, affecting around 50 percent of people with endometriosis. It can also cause hip and back pain. The pain may be related to sciatica, as the growths can affect the sciatic nerve. Treatments include exercises, medications, and diet changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endometriosis Source Type: news

Back pain: Simple ways to save your spine from sciatica
ALMOST half of us are affected by sciatica at some point. Osteopath Oliver Eaton reveals what you can do about it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could sciatica be causing the pain in your buttocks?
A look at pain in the buttocks, a common complaint with many causes but often the result of sciatica. Included is detail on diagnosis and seeing a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Is Sciatic Pain Destroying Your Daily Life? Try out These 10 Foods to Fight Back
That terrible pain radiating down your leg or that intense, sharp, lower pain may be sciatica. Sciatic pain is a widespread condition that can indeed destroy your everyday life. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - January 12, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Spine Articles Source Type: news

Cannabis more effective than prescriptions: Seventy-year-old grandmother threw out all her pills, says smoking cannabis manages her ailments
(Natural News) Vancouver resident Carol Francey, 70, attributed cannabis use of more than five decades to her excellent health today. According to Francey, she smoked cannabis to alleviate various conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, and insomnia. Francey added that her previous medications used to affect her balance and slurred her speech. However, the use of various forms of cannabis proved... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grandmother believes cannabis is the secret to her health
Carol Francey, 70, from Vancouver, credits her marijuana habit for helping her to manage her arthritis, sciatica and insomnia, saying her medication used to slur her speech and affect her balance. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA panel votes against recommending Intrinsic Therapeutics ’ Barricaid spinal prosthesis
An FDA advisory panel voted 5 to 8 against recommending approval for Intrinsic Therapeutics’s Barricaid prosthesis designed for partial annulus replacement in patients with herniated discs, according to a MedPage Today report. The negative recommendation came based on concerns over the safety of the device, including breakage rate and certain endplate lesions of unknown origin. The same panel voted 12 to 1 in favor of the device’s efficacy, according to the report. “There was a high rate of breakage of the device, a high rate of migration, and [there was] the unknown nature of [some endplate] lesions,&rdq...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Intrinsic Therapeutics Source Type: news

Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From 'Slipped' Disc
A new treatment that aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord appears effective at relieving chronic lower back pain and sciatica, a preliminary study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electrical Pulses May Ease Pain From'Slipped' Disc
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 -- A new treatment that aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord appears effective at relieving chronic lower back pain and sciatica, a preliminary study suggests. The minimally invasive procedure,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Paralyzed Reuters reporter tests SuitX ’ s Phoenix exoskeleton
A Reuters reporter who’s been paralyzed for 21 years recently got a chance to use SuitX’s experimental Phoenix mobility exoskeleton in a 2-week trial program, according to a new report. The suit, developed at the University of California, Berkeley, is being commercialized by SuitX which is headed by Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Lab director Homayoon Kazerooni. Reporter Andrei Khalip joined a 2 week program testing the device and despite a rocky start was able to use the system to walk under assistance, according to Reuters. During his involvement in the program, Khalip said he was able to increase hi...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Prosthetics suitx Source Type: news

Cannabis oil ends misery of a sciatica patient from Orkney
Brenda Davidson, 55, from Kirkwall, Orkney, was frequently reduced to tears by her condition, as strong painkillers proved ineffective. But she has been left virtually pain-free since taking cannabis oil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Recent Research is Saying About Sciatica Treatments
When an injury or other condition places internal pressure on the sciatic nerve, a large nerve which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg, it can result in tingling, weakness, numbness, discomfort, and even pain. Some patients may actually incur damage to the nerve itself, not just pressure, either from an injury like a pelvic fracture or slipped disk, or a foreign body like the growth of a tumor.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Viewpoints News Source Type: news

Sciatica is the topic of a Rob Lowe-hosted " Success Files " ...
A new episode of the program will touch on the condition.(PRWeb October 13, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14797865.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 13, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lower back pain? THIS medication could be ineffective and cause side effects
LOWER back pain can be extremely debilitating - caused by everything from poor posture, slipped discs, sciatica and osteoporosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walking and Biking May Lower Risk of Being Hospitalized With Sciatica Walking and Biking May Lower Risk of Being Hospitalized With Sciatica
Lifestyle factors like obesity and smoking are known to raise people ’ s risk of developing sciatica, but a new study finds that regular walking and biking may have an opposite, and just as powerful, effect.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Walking and biking tied to lower risk of hospitalization with sciatica
(This August 3rd story has been refiled to add dropped "of" to headline) (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Walking and biking tied to lower risk hospitalization with sciatica
(Reuters Health) - Lifestyle factors like obesity and smoking are known to raise people ’s risk of developing sciatica, but a new study finds that regular walking and biking may have an opposite, and just as powerful effect. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pregabalin No Better Than Placebo in Sciatica
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - June 17, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Six sciatica stretches for pain relief
Sciatica can be an uncomfortable symptom of back, pelvis, or hip problems. In this article, we look at stretches which can help manage the pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: Not Aortic Dissection, But Sciatica?
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - June 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: news

Freedom at last – Lisa ’ s story
The post Freedom at last – Lisa’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I was 12 when the pains first started. Excruciating pains such that I would count the hours between pain killers and hide at the back of the class trying not to cry. I watched my mother go through the same thing so I figured it was normal. Periods were to be feared each and every month. They were never on time, never when I expected them and always left me tired. But I carried on. As I approached my twenties, and boys came into my life, so did the contraceptive pill and at last the periods were bearable. Each month the pain was ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis endometriosis fibroids Source Type: news

Do MRI Findings Change Over Time in Back Pain and Sciatica? Do MRI Findings Change Over Time in Back Pain and Sciatica?
A new review examines the question of whether lumbar MRI findings change over the short term in patients with low back pain or sciatica.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Sciatica Symptoms Causes Pain Relief
Sciatica Symptoms, Causes, and Pain Relief (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 5, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Sciatica Management / Antenatal Glucocorticoids for Preterm Birth / Louisiana Emergency Medicine Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's today's offering from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Clinical decisions: This interactive feature on the management of sciatica offers a case … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

This woman is growing a second skeleton — and it ’ s locking her inside her own body
—— Jasmin Floyd was on her way to kindergarten in northeastern Connecticut, buckled into the back seat of her mother's car. On the way, she called out, “Mommy, my neck hurts,” her mother, RoJeanne Doege, recently recalled. Doege said she peered through the rearview mirror and tried to reassure her, “Honey, it's probably just how you […]Related:A 10-month-old girl had a parasitic twin protruding from her back — until surgeons removed itMore than two-thirds of cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying errors, study saysA painkiller found to be no better than a placebo for ...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Benefit of Pregabalin in Sciatica No Benefit of Pregabalin in Sciatica
The antiepileptic/analgesic drug was no more effective than placebo in reducing leg-pain intensity in patients with moderate-to-severe sciatica in a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 23, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Common sciatica pain drug no better than placebo
New study looked at the effectiveness of Lyrica in patients with acute sciatica causing low back and leg pain (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain
Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Sciatica (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is sciatica? THIS back pain drug 'does not reduce pain' but can cause side-effects
SCIATICA is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve - the longest nerve in the body which runs from the back of the pelvis through the buttocks and down each leg to the feet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregabalin No Help for Sciatica Leg Pain
(MedPage Today) -- More adverse events, mostly dizziness, for those on the drug (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Pregabalin Doesn't Help Sciatica Pain (FREE)
By the Editors Pregabalin (Lyrica) doesn't seem to improve sciatica pain, according to a study in the New England Journal of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Sciatica
Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregabalin found ineffective against sciatic pain
(Reuters Health) - - Pregabalin, the pain-fighting drug better known by the Pfizer brand name Lyrica, works no better than placebo at relieving the leg pain associated with sciatica, according to results from an Australian study of more than 200 patients. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A painkiller found to be no better than a placebo for sciatica
A drug frequently prescribed for pain is no more effective than a placebo at controlling sciatica, a common source of pain in the lower back and leg, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers at the George Institute for Global Health in Australia followed 209 sciatica patients […]Related:What the top U.S. health official should be saying on vaccinesA new mom flew to Miami to get a ‘Brazilian butt lift.’ She didn’t survive the surgery.Health leaders call for immediate action to curb smoking in the U.S. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain
WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 -- The widely prescribed pain drug pregabalin (brand name: Lyrica) may be no better than a placebo when it comes to treating the back and leg pain known as sciatica, a new clinical trial suggests. The study, published... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Spine Concepts, Low Back Pain
Acute low back pain or low back pain with sciatica radiating to the lower leg and to the foot (Figure 1). They are initially treated conservatively for at least six weeks by physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and limited activity (as guided by the pain). Doctors should treat the condition conservatively. Even if there is a large disc herniation on the MRI, unless the disc is central or causing a neurological deficit, they need wait at least six weeks before beginning a more aggressive treatment. 90% of patients will have symptoms that resolve in one month. Smoking, depression and vibrations will increase t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sciatica
is a condition in which the sciatic nerve or any of its roots or branches is compressed, resulting in pain in the lower back and buttock. The pain is usually a sharp shooting pain in the leg or down to the foot. Typically, it affects one side of the body (Figure 1). The sciatic nerve arises from the lumbosacral plexus. The sciatic nerve originates from L4, L5, S1, S2 and S3 (Figure 2). There are five nerve roots and each one has its own area of motor or sensory supply. When a nerve root is compressed, it gives pain and symptoms in a specific area. The most common cause of sciatica is a disc herniation. For exampl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intrinsic Therapeutics raises $18m
Intrinsic Therapeutics has raised $17.9 million in a new round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted today. Intrinsic Therapeutics produces the Barricaid, an adjunct for lumbar limited discectomy to replace missing or damaged parts of the anulus to prevent re-herniation, disc collapse, the return of sciatica and potentially to help stave off low back pain. Money in the round comes from 18 anonymous sources, according to the SEC filing, with the company looking to bring in another $2.3 million before closing out the round. Intrinsic Therapeutics has not yet stated how it plans to spend funds raised in ...
Source: Mass Device - December 16, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Intrinsic Therapeutics Source Type: news

Sciatica: A Love Story Sciatica: A Love Story
It may be anecdotal, says Dr Lundberg, but this treatment worked!Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news