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This is a newly described condition. Ignored as a possible cause of head pain (astoundingly, 6/15 had a prior supraorbital nerve block but not trochlear). Tip off is it’s near midline location. Pressing or … Continue reading
Using vinager for hiccups is a Japanese folk medicine treatment. After testing in regular subjects for safety, 0.1 ml; of vinerger (4.2% acetic acid) was used in a cancer patient with persistent hiccups with effect.
Putting together info on using newer agents. Note: DPP4 and SGLT2 combo not allowed by EDS
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 … Continue reading
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.
“Severe high altitude headache occurred in 3% treated with ibuprofen and 10% with placebo”
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 … Continue reading
Certain Orthopedic Issues over 70 yr Old – Easy Pain Help – low Dose Radiotherapy- But Will you ever see it?
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. Fernandez M https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28267634 “The relationship between chronic LBP and the future development of depression or anxiety … Continue reading
Child cancer case where chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy pain was not helped by usual topicals was helped by 5% doxepin cream
Sad News of Hip Replacement – Less Pain and Better Function but No Increase in Physical Activity Seen
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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28285898 30 cases ages 67 +/- 7 yrs Physical Activity of Total Hip Arthoplasty patients was quantified to 12 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading