Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
- Sir William Osler
Finding the best medication to treat all types of low back pain is an impossible task given the variability of people and the multidimensional nature of this condition. Finding the right medication for your low back pain might not be so impossible if your individual circumstances are carefully taken into consideration. Over 80 percent of people with chronic low back pain take at least one type of medication to help relieve the pain. The top three medications used are: anti-inflammatory medications, opioid medications, and antidepressant medications . Of course, many other medications are utilized for back pain like acetaminophen, muscle relaxants, steroids, and antiepileptic medications. With so many choices, how can you find the right one that is going ...
pain shootin in top right side of head, pain in right ear sharp pain day 4 whole right side of head face sore feel numb pain in back of head right side this is day 7 right side still feel funny and pain right ear feel clogged. went to doctor thursday given pain pills not helping. does this seem like a migraine thank you. mimi.
Although your symptoms could be Migraine, they could also be something else entirely. The only person who can safely answer your question is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. Unexplained head pain should always be explored and explained. Please call your doctor and let him or her know you're still having problems and that the medication isn't working.
It's important not to continue taking pain medication very long, but to find out what's causing the pai...
Back pain, especially low back pain, is a significant health problem. According to the National Institutes of Health, eight out of 10 people will have back pain at some time in their lives. Also, back pain is the most frequent cause of activity limitations in people under 45. Several recent studies done in both Europe and America have suggested that acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic low back pain. I found the most recent, a study conducted in Washington and California, to be particularly interesting. Following a description of the study and its results, I'll share my thoughts on the conclusion. Study Design A total of 638 adults with uncomplicated chronic low back pain participated in this study. (People with spinal stenosis, sciatica, or previous back surgeries were not included.) The participants were divided into four groups according to the type of treatment they would receive: 1) Individualized Acupuncture – At t...
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