Tag Archives: Back Pain

  • July 14, 2015

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    What are muscle “knots” actually made of?

    A: Surprisingly, no one knows definitively what muscle knots are made of — and some researchers question whether they even exist at all.

    Many experts believe that the knots, often referred to as myofascial trigger points, are “specific areas of contraction within the muscle fiber,

  • July 14, 2015

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    Experts Urge Sparing Use of Nonaspirin Painkillers

    The Food and Drug Administration warned last week that the risk of heart attack and stroke from widely used painkillers that include Motrin IB, Aleve and Celebrex but not aspirin was greater than it previously had said. But what does that mean for people who take them?

    Experts said th

  • June 2, 2015

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    Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain

    NYTimes. Prednisone, a drug commonly prescribed to treat acute sciatica — the back and leg pain caused by a herniated disk — is almost completely ineffective against the condition, a randomized trial has found.


    Researchers randomiz