Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gabapentin beats pregabalin for chronic sciatica

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic sciatica (CS), gabapentin (GBP) is superior to pregabalin (PGB), with fewer and less severe adverse events (AEs), according to a study published online Oct. 15 in JAMA Neurology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New device for peripheral nerve stim cuts chronic low back pain

(HealthDay)—A novel method of short-term percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is useful for producing pain relief and reducing medication use among patients with chronic low back pain (LBP), according to a case ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment of hips beneficial in patients with low back pain

(HealthDay)—For individuals presenting with a primary complaint of mechanical low back pain (LBP), prescriptive treatment of the hips seems beneficial in addition to treatment of the lumbar spine, according to a study published ...

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Platelet-rich plasma superior for lumbar facet joint syndrome

(HealthDay)—For intra-articular injection autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and local anesthetic (LA)/corticosteroid are effective, easy, and safe in the treatment of lumbar facet joint syndrome, according to a study ...

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AAPM: intradiscal biacuplasty improves outcomes in LBP

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) of discogenic origin, 12-month outcomes are superior for intradiscal biacuplasty plus conservative medical management (IDB+CMM) versus CMM alone, according to a ...


No lasting value for minimally invasive lumbar laminotomy

(HealthDay)—For patients with neural foraminal or lateral recess stenosis with unilateral leg neurogenic symptoms (NS), a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) approach offers no advantage over an open lumbar laminotomy approach ...

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