here is poster in pdf format:
here is poster in pdf format:
A case in desperate need of help wrote and I have put it in a patient discussion forum:
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I have a program that tracks where users are from – pain is worldwide:
I have recently achieved (previously unattainable) control in some of my chronic pain subjects using recent innovations – but to acheive this required use of multiple modalities at once.
Over three minute pressure to occipital arteries can greatly relieve migraine pain in over 1/2 of cases; almost sounds too good to be true. Continue reading
If you take cases of cervical radiculitis – if imaging shows possible reason for it, they give a history of having had shingles at about 18.4%. In cases with normal imaging, the prior incidence jumps to 81.6% (p<0.01) – most of them not within the last 24 months. This leaves one to wonder if the virus had some input into this disease or whether abnormal autoantibodies contributes to some autoimmune syndrome.
Patients were followed during various stages of chemotherapy. and had 1/4 or less significant mucositis compared to control if took Zinc Sufate 220 mg/day
Below is a recent email of someone with multisystem undiagnosed problems that would be daunting to say the least;
In rat model, vitamin C prevents oxidative stress on liver and kidney
Though often confused with an abscess, acute anterior neck pain and stiffness associated with swallowing pain or globus, can be longus colli tendonitis. Calcificatrions might be seen on xray. Fortunately it last only a couple weeks on average
in the Animal model if animal sleep deprived ( Not fragmented sleep though) , they animals become more sensitive to noxious stimuli. Yet sleep would restore things and Caffeine would also reduce pain reaction.
Both duloxetine and pregabalin work by restoring brain down pain inhibition. Hence the work in people who have deficits in this system. There is a simple test to confirm functioning.
Friedrich Nietzsche – What I got out of his Sayings
Keyboard too close, too long in one job position, and muscle tension are 3 factors found in one study
Twin study found only a weak relationship between sedentary lifestyle and chronic back pain – and found it only in women and when corrected for genetics -was only weak.
Spine J. 2017 Jul;17(7):933-942. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.02.004.
Does sedentary behavior increase the risk of low back pain? A population-based co-twin study of Spanish twins.
Amorim AB et al
Comment – people with chronic pain are automatically labelled as weak, out of shape and so forth as a cause for their disability. There appears to be little evidence for that once genetics taken into account. To add insult to injury, chronic back pain sufferers are subjected to exercise regimens that may be only weakly associated with relief. For some this amounts to torture and when the drop out of the program, insurers use this as an excuse to terminate their coverage. This this despite a WCB case that concluded patients could terminate exercise program. (lancaster house has it listed). I call that a racket…
In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, quoted FM rate is 30-40% ; present study found 62%. Thyroid antibodies, abdominal girth, and duration disease among other things, contribute to FM possibility.
Must be horrible to have a sore mouth with chemotherapy – ketamine 20 mg/5ml used four times daily reduced pain from 6 to 3 within days.
“Sedative-hypnotic use compared with nonuse was associated with 6.4 times the risk of opioid overdose death. … Even at opioid doses 1-19 mg/d, patients using sedative-hypnotics concurrently had 5.6 times the risk than patients without sedative-hypnotics”. I must admit I have found clonazepam helpful for restless legs and sleep but cannot bring myself to allow sedative use with these sort of statistics.
Low dose Radiotherapy over age 70 has minimal risks but can often drop pain by 1.9/10 in following issues – sore heel and achilles pains, knee pains, and trochanteric bursitis.
Spine J. 2017 Jul;17(7):905-912. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.02.009.
Chronic low back pain and the risk of depression or anxiety symptoms: insights
from a longitudinal twin study.
“The relationship between chronic LBP and the future development of depression or anxiety symptoms is not causal.”
Shared familial factors was considered more likely
Child cancer case where chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy pain was not helped by usual topicals was helped by 5% doxepin cream
J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jul;32(7):2191-2198. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2017.02.002.
Total Hip Arthroplasty Improves Pain and Function but Not Physical Activity.
Jeldi AJ et al
Comment – my brother dislocated his artificial hip just bending down so there are certain restrictions. People need to be warned about their function after surgery not being associated with more activity
Pain in butt and hamstring is not uncommon and usually involves hamstring. However, neuropathic level pain in areas can happen after surgery or injection suggesting nerve damage to Posterior Femoral Cutaneous Nerve. Present article used cryoablation successfully to treat.
June 2017 Pain News: I put them up as short snaps because not going to blog note them – hope you like. You will probably not find many in news elsewhere.
This was the title of a recent article in British Journal of Sports Medicine. It is what my blog is all about – recognizing that there are new things coming out every week that make a difference –
In Chronic Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy (sciatica) epidurals are used with varying success.
“The mean length of relief duration is 38.37 weeks for individuals without painful lumbar extension and 14.68 weeks for individuals with painful lumbar extension.”
CONCLUSIONS:: The mean length of relief following a caudal injection is reduced by 62% in patients who exhibit pain with lumbar extension.
European study found in RAP syndrome without any alarm features, 57% were found to have organic disease – and treatment of such lead to resolution of symptoms.
Things found included:
Venlafaxine (300 mg/d) and Clonazepam (5 mg/d) in Refractory Burning mouth – All responded with a reduction in pain from 8.6/10 to 3.2/10 after 3 months
Subdeltoid hyaluronic acid injections 2 ml x 2 weekly associated with mild improvement in pain