FDA OKs spinal cord stimulation devices for chronic back pain
The indication for the devices now includes treatment of chronic back pain in patients who have not had, or are not eligible for, back surgery.
New guidelines for cannabis in chronic pain management released
New clinical practice guidelines for cannabis in chronic pain management may help clinicians offer an effective and less addictive alternative to...
Metabolic syndrome linked to knee pain in middle adulthood
Metabolic syndrome that develops in middle age had a greater association with osteoarthritis knee symptoms and pain than metabolic syndrome that...
Antidepressants benefit some patients with osteoarthritis pain
Although some patients benefit from antidepressants for osteoarthritis pain, it’s difficult to know which patients will benefit and which will be...
Link between knee pain, sleep disturbance related to daily activities
Findings suggested that it’s only knee pain, not the severity of knee osteoarthritis, that’s significantly associated with sleep disturbances, and...
COVID can mimic prostate cancer symptoms
“I had none of those previously reported experiences that could suddenly trigger a spike in PSA.”
Marathon running does not increase arthritis risk: Survey
For those runners who had undergone knee or hip surgery or had a previous hip or knee injury that prevented running, the likelihood of having...
Telehealth doctor indicted on health care fraud, opioid distribution charges
According to court documents, Dr. Sangita Patel was responsible for submitting Medicare claims for improper telehealth visits she didn’t conduct...
From the Journals
Which nonopioid meds are best for easing acute low back pain?
Acute low back pain (LBP) remains a common cause of disability worldwide, with a high socioeconomic burden.
U.S. vs. French guidelines for osteoporosis treatment
New U.S. guidelines, compared with 2018 French guidelines.
Back pain: Red flags and when to image
‘If the patient has any kind of back pain, they should just not move. Right?’