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SOMA 250 MG Shown To Significantly Improve Functionality And Reduce Disability In Patients With Low Back Pain In Three Days

A recent analysis of two pivotal clinical trials in patients with acute low back pain (ALBP) who were treated with SOMA® (carisoprodol) 250 mg showed significantly improved functionality and reduced disability after three days of treatment, as measured by the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ). This analysis is being presented this week at the 26th annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine in San Antonio, TX. In addition, a recent review of published literature indicates that SOMA 250 mg is the only skeletal muscle relaxant proven to significantly improve functionality in patients with acute low back pain as measured by the RMDQ.

In Chronic Pain Patients, Higher Opioid Dose Linked To Overdose Risk

More and more Americans with chronic pain not caused by cancer are taking medically prescribed opioids like Oxycontin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone). The January 19 Annals of Internal Medicine features the first study to explore the risk of overdose in patients prescribed opioids for chronic noncancer pain in general health care. The study links risk of fatal and nonfatal opioid overdose to prescription use - strongly associating the risk with the prescribed dose. A team led by Michael Von Korff, ScD, a senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute, studied nearly 10, 000 patients who received multiple opioid prescriptions for common chronic pain conditions like back pain and osteoarthritis.

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Smooth And Integrated Movement Patterns Can Help Individuals With Back Pain

Many people with back pain do not know what is causing it and they do not receive effective treatment, but learning to move in a more integrated way makes a big difference, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. "People with long-term back pain often protect themselves by unconsciously limiting their movements, " says physiotherapist Christina Schà n-Ohlsson. "Such inefficient movement patterns gradually become habituated even though the original injury or strain is no longer present." The answer to the problem is sensory motor learning, where patients are guided to find out how they are moving and how they can free themselves from self-imposed limitations.

Cymbalta R Significantly Reduced Chronic Low Back Pain In New Study

In a new study, 60 mg of Cymbalta(R) (duloxetine HCl) taken once daily significantly reduced chronic low back pain, as measured by the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) average pain rating, compared with placebo.(1) The data were presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) in San Antonio, Texas. A total of 401 patients participated in the 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, designed to assess the efficacy of duloxetine 60 mg once daily on the reduction of pain severity in patients with chronic low back pain. In the study, duloxetine-treated patients experienced a statistically significantly greater improvement on BPI average pain scale compared with placebo in chronic low back pain (p<0.

Automobile Accidents and Whiplash

Getting involved in an automobile accident is a traumatic experience. The sudden jar can incite panic, which can be exacerbated by an intense adrenaline rush. Under these extreme conditions, many people do not realize the extent of their injuries and refuse medical assistance. Unfortunately, some injuries take a few days before victims begin experiencing symptoms. Whiplash During an auto accident, occupants are oftentimes forced in one direction because of a collision. This sudden jolt can cause excessive stress on an occupant's back and neck, resulting in whiplash; however, they may not feel symptoms until a few days later. Symptoms When involved in an automobile accident, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of whiplash.

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How to Ease Sciatica - Ways to Find Fast Relief

The alarm goes off, and you groan as you turn it off. You dread the thought of getting up. How can you possibly make it through another day at the office when you are in so much pain? Sleeping, walking, driving, sitting in a desk chair. All of these things only make sciatic pain worse. And yet somehow you are expected to do all of them every day. No wonder you are in so much pain. Learning how to ease sciatica on your own is not necessarily hard. But when you feel that burning sciatic pain, researching how to find relief is the last thing on your mind. If these tips are used daily, they can help you find lasting relief. The important thing is that you don't just use them when you are in pain.

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