Pain Management News for Medical Professionals

Early Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Shows Modest Benefits

Low back pain is common among many Americans, and even as health care spending increases, so does the prevalence of poor outcomes associated with it.

Opioid Prescribing: The Hospitalist Perspective, A Qualitative Analysis

A study published recently in the Journal of Hospital Medicine reveals some surprising factors that influence hospitalists' attitudes toward opioid prescribing during hospitalization and at discharge.

Epidural Steroid Injections May Delay Surgery, But Only Minimally

The review article evaluated the findings from 26 studies to determine whether epidural steroid injections have a surgery-sparing effect on patients with back pain.

FDA's Prescription Acetaminophen Recommendation

Limiting the amount of acetaminophen per dosage unit will reduce the risk of...

Oral Steroids Provide Little Pain Relief Over Placebo in Acute Radiculopathy Due to Disc Herniation

“Each patient with acute radiculopathy (sciatica) will need to weigh the benefits and risks of taking a short course of oral steroids with their physician,”.
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