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Injections of arthritis drugs or steroids in the spine may not do much to help patients with chronic back and leg pain due to nerve damage, according to a new study.
Despite the great promise that injecting a new type of anti-inflammatory pain medicine into the spine could relieve the severe leg and lower back pain of sciatica, a Johns Hopkins-led study has found that the current standard of care with steroid injections still does better.
Women take longer to give birth today than did women 50 years ago, according to an analysis of nearly 140,000 deliveries conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
There is better evidence for the effectiveness of drug-based approaches for relieving labour pains than non-drug approaches.
The use of epidural steroid injections may be a more efficient treatment option for lumbar disc herniations.
Researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson have shown that local anesthesia delivered through a catheter in the joint, intraarticularly, may be more beneficial than traditional opioids such as morphine and Oxycontin for pain management following total knee replacement surgery.
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