Rheumatoid arthritis and back pain

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause inflammation and pain in the joints, including the spine and hips. This can cause back pain and stiffness. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause inflammation in any joint. For some people, RA affects the joints in the spine, causing stiffness […]

Spinal surgery for osteoporosis no better for pain relief than injections

Vertebroplasty (surgery to repair spinal fractures) is no more effective for pain relief than a sham (placebo) procedure in older patients with osteoporosis, finds a trial published by The BMJ today. The researchers say their results “do not support vertebroplasty as standard pain treatment in patients […]

Specialized compound could lead to chronic pain relief without the use of opioids

Purdue researchers have discovered a compound that could lead to the treatment of chronic pain without the need for patients to rely on opioids. A team led by Val Watts, associate head and professor of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology […]

Hope for migraine sufferers? Epilepsy drug relieves seizure-like symptoms that cause blinding headaches

Lyrica relieves a seizure-like phenomenon believed to be the cause of migraines It works by stopping a wave of brain cells, preventing symptoms, scientists say And it was found to boost calcium levels, with low amounts causing headaches A drug […]

Rheumatoid arthritis: New treatment option for difficult-to-treat patients

Between 3 and 5% of the population suffer from a form of inflammatory rheumatism. It affects approximately 250,000 — 400,000 people in Austria. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the commonest and also the most dangerous forms of this inflammatory rheumatic […]

New treatment provides instant relief for children with migraine

Although common, migraines are often debilitating and can interfere with daily activities. New research suggests that a type of interventional radiology treatment typically used to treat adults may also be effective in treating migraines in children. New research shows that […]