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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

Sciatica
Title: SciaticaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/10/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 10, 2016 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Say Yes to Yoga
By Stacy SimonThe ancient Indian practice of yoga combines meditation, breathing, and precise postures and poses to make a connection with thoughts, body, and spirit. People who practice yoga claim it leads to a state of physical health, relaxation, happiness, peace, and tranquility.Some evidence shows that yoga can lower stress, increase strength, and lessen lower back pain, while providing exercise. And according to a report from the National Institutes of Health, there is also some evidence to suggest yoga may be helpful when used alongside conventional medical treatment to help relieve some of the symptoms linked to ca...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - September 1, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Complementary and Alternative Methods Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Sciatica Treatment Options
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with sciatica. I didn ’t have much pain initially, but it has been extremely painful the past few days — usually when I’m sitting. Would physical therapy be an option for treatment? I don’t like to take medications for pain. Are there other treatments I should try? Could [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Sciatica
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 17, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The psychology of low back pain
Follow me at @srinipillay Low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in the U.S. Over 80% of people will experience an episode of this pain at some point in their lives. The most common reasons for low back pain are disc injuries, sciatica, lifting heavy objects, or some other non-specific back injury. Yet even though back pain is incredibly common, not all people respond in the same way to this often-disabling condition. In fact, even if two people have the same level of pain, their responses to that pain can be very different. These differing responses are due in part to different people’s psycholo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Srini Pillay, MD Tags: Back Pain Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Pain Management Source Type: news

Acupuncture for low back pain no longer recommended for NHS patients
New advice represents a u-turn in treatment for back pain, which affects one in 10 people, after evidence review showed acupuncture no better than a placeboAcupuncture is no longer recommended as a treatment for low back pain on the NHS, according to new draft guidelines released today by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice).The u-turn comes after a review of scientific evidence found that the practice was no better than a placebo in treating those living with low back pain and sciatica. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Acupuncture Back pain NHS Medical research The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Alternative medicine Science and scepticism Source Type: news

The Muscle You've Never Heard of But Need to Know
By Leslie Goldman When it comes to a tight core, most people picture six-pack abs. But a truly toned core is much more than what you see on the surface. Deep within your loins, the psoas (pronounced SO-az) muscle group partners with other muscles to stabilize and girdle the lower spine, promoting proper body alignment. "It's our most important skeletal muscle," says Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones, an advanced Pilates and Hatha yoga instructor and author of The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being. "The psoas is the only muscle connecting the spine to the legs, so it serves as ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metro Denver Pain Management Now Offering a New Type of Epidural...
Metro Denver Pain Management is now offering a new type of epidural steroid injection for the relief of sciatica. The procedure is outpatient, low risk and offered by the Board Certified providers at...(PRWeb February 15, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/denver-pain-clinic/sciatica-relief/prweb13215338.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 16, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Most Lumbar MRI Referrals Show Abnormalities in ScansMost Lumbar MRI Referrals Show Abnormalities in Scans
More than half the patients reported sciatica symptoms for at least 6 weeks, and a majority of patients had disc herniation and/or nerve root compression, a study has found. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Lake Worth Chiropractic & Wellness Announce Successful Sciatica Treatments
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - December 20, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shadowood Chiropractic Center Announces Success Treating Sciatica Following Car Accident Injuries
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mindfulness Practice During A Heart Attack: Or Me and My Mind Against My DNA
The author at age 26 sitting in Zazen Seiza style. This past August, at the age of 56, on the last day of my summer vacation, on the day after I ran yet another 5k, while I was attending my Saturday morning yoga class, I had a heart attack that could have killed me. It was a shock but not a surprise. Heart disease killed my older sister at 54, would have killed my dad at 56 had he not been life-flighted to UMass Medical Center where they shot him up on the helipad with a then experimental decoagulant, and heart disease killed my granddad on my first birthday. I had had a full medical work just the summer before and all sys...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Wearable Technology Promises Drug-Free Pain Relief
BOSTON (CBS) – Living with pain isn’t a lot of fun, and taking medication isn’t always a good alternative. The Food and Drug Administration has given Waltham based Neurometrix the green light to market new wearable technology that can help with all kinds of conditions. “Quell” is a washable sports band with a slim lithium battery operated therapy pod which gets inserted in a pocket. It is attached to the calf area and then relieves pain all over. “It basically stimulates sensory nerves in your leg which triggers the release of endogenous opioids, and those are the body’s natural p...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Pain Killers Quell Source Type: news

Alexander Bone and Spine Institute Now Offering Minimally Invasive...
Alexander Bone and Spine Institute, top Miami spine surgery practice, is now offering minimally invasive surgery for sciatica relief. The procedure involves minimal blood loss, is outpatient and...(PRWeb October 07, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/spine-doctor-miami/lumbar-microdiscectomy/prweb13002321.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 7, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Capstone Pain & Spine Center in Dallas Now Offering over Ten...
Capstone Pain & Spine Center, the top Dallas pain management clinic, is now offering over ten effective treatments for sciatica relief. The therapies include a combination of medication management...(PRWeb October 06, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/dallaspainmanagement/capston-pain-spine/prweb13003627.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breakthrough in 3D technology as new technique regenerates complex nerves
Researchers in the US have engineered a technique to regenerate complex nerves that could help people with sciatica and regain other sensory motor functions after injury. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Innovation Source Type: news

ME AND MY OPERATION: How turning on the satnav could banish your back pain
Alan Jones, 61, a helicopter maintenance instructor from Swindon, Wiltshire, was one of the first British patients to have sciatica surgery with a new 'satnav' technique, as he tells ADRIAN MONTI. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text
This article '8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send A Text' originally ran on Prevention.com. More from Prevention.com: 7 Things To Never Do Before Or After Sex 9 Proven Ways To Lose Stubborn Belly Fat This Haircut Will Make You Look 10 Years Younger Shrink A Size In Just 14 Days 6 Simple Moves To Ease Sciatica Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send a Text
This article '8 Weird Things That Happen When You Send A Text' originally ran on Prevention.com. More from Prevention.com: 7 Things To Never Do Before Or After Sex 9 Proven Ways To Lose Stubborn Belly Fat This Haircut Will Make You Look 10 Years Younger Shrink A Size In Just 14 Days 6 Simple Moves To Ease Sciatica Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news