How to avoid unnecessary tests & treatments. "In this episode you'll find up to date information about some surprising ways osteoarthritis can be prevented, how unnecessary tests and surgery can be avoided, and advice on what treatments work." Listen to the conversation at Radio National.
Frozen shoulder is a common condition that is highly disabling for a period of a few months to even a year or 2. Corticosteroids are often recommended. However, they only give short-term partial relief & do not hasten recovery. Read the article at NCBI.
"Existing evidence on the use of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain (CLBP) is limited, and demonstrates significant risk of adverse effects with no benefits on pain relief, according to a meta-analysis published in PLOS Medicine by Harsha Shanthanna from McMaster University, Canada, and colleagues." Read the full article at Science Daily.
"There is evidence that asymptomatic findings are the norm with imaging and may not be predictive in the development or prognosis of LBP..." "Traditionally, a pathoanatomical approach has been used in medicine in order to guide treatment intervention; a specific pathology is identified and based on this disease a specific treatment intervention is implemented. It has been estimated that 65-80% of the population will experience at least one episode of low back pain (LBP)1, and
Guess what, exercise doesn't cause arthritis. Lack of exercise plus processed food does. According to a study published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Conventional wisdom is that osteoarthritis of the knee results mostly from wear and tear, which is why, these days, it's more common among older people and those whose excess body weight puts extra stress on those joints." "Your joints aren't just like your automobile tires that wear out as you