Natural Ways to Treat Back Pain
Recently, Mikuriya (1999) reported on interviews of 1800 patients who used marijuana for various medical conditions. Of these patients, he reported that 41 experienced analgesia following traumatic inflammation induced pain, autoimmune disorder-induced pain and ideopathic pain. Similarly, Consroe et al. (1997) found self-reported reductions in pain in patients with multiple sclerosis. Consroe et al. (1998) found similar self-reported pain reduction in patients with spinal cord injury. Schnelle et al. (1999) used an anonymous standardized survey of the medical use of cannabis and cannabis products of patients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Data from 128 170 patients were usable. Of these, 5.4 used cannabis for back pain and 3.6 for headache. Table 2.2 lists human studies of cannabinoid effects on pain.
Uses The seeds of Brassica juncea (L.) Cosson are pungent and are used in America, Japan, China and other countries to make mustard and oil (canola oil). Canola oil abounds in omega-3 fatty acids and has the potency to lower the risk of stroke. In China, the seeds are used to treat colds, rheumatism, lumbago, abscesses and stomach disorders. The leaves are used to soothe inflammation of the bladder and to stop hemorrhages. In Malaysia, the oil expressed from the seeds is used to treat skin eruptions and to heal ulcers.
Proglumetacin, an indoleacetic acid derivative, is particularly associated with gastrointestinal adverse effects in different trials 18-41 of patients had adverse effects, but not to the extent that they interfered with treatment. Comparisons of proglumetacin with indometacin and oxy-phenbutazone showed that it is equally effective and usually better tolerated (SEDA-5, 103). In an uncontrolled, open, multicenter, short-term study in patients with cervical or low back pain treated with proglumetacin, the most frequent adverse effects were gastrointestinal, while adverse effects on the nervous system were rare (1).
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in 288 patients with previously treated erosive or ulcerative gastro-esophageal reflux disease rabeprazole 10 or 20 mg day was significantly more effective than placebo in preventing relapse of erosive or ulcerative gastro-esophageal reflux disease and was well tolerated (10). Commonly reported adverse events were abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, rhinitis, pharyngitis, a flu-like syndrome, and back pain. Rabeprazole had no clinically significant effects on laboratory values, thyroid function tests, the electrocardiogram, vital signs, or body weight.
Adverse reactions associated with the administration of the thiazolidinediones include aggravated diabetes mel-litus, upper respiratory infections, sinusitis, headache, pharyngitis, myalgia, diarrhea, and back pain. When used alone, rosiglitazone and pioglitazone rarely cause hypoglycemia. However, patients receiving these drugs in combination with insulin or other oral hypo-glycemics (eg, the sulfonylureas) are at greater risk for hypoglycemia. A reduction in the dosage of insulin or the sulfonylurea may be required to prevent episodes of hypoglycemia.
Cell wall agents, such as glycopeptides, have concentration-independent bactericidal activity, and the time over which the antibiotic serum concentration persists over the minimal inhibitory concentration of the pathogen is a main pharmacodynamic determination of the outcome. In a two-way, randomized, open, two-period, crossover study in 10 healthy adults, teicoplanin given in two 200 mg doses intramuscularly produced steady-state trough concentrations even higher than those after once-daily intravenous administration of 400 mg (3). Conversion from intravenous to intramuscular administration may therefore allow better compliance with preserved efficacy. Intramuscular teicoplanin was well tolerated. Adverse effects reported were mild local pain for 2-3 hours, headache, and backache.
Trecovirsen is a 25-met antisense phosphorothioate oligonucleotide, which is targeted at the gag site of the HIV gene. In an early clinical experiment it was given to HIV-positive volunteers by intravenous infusion in single escalating doses of 0.1-2.5 mg kg in groups of 6-12 subjects (1). The only significant adverse event was an isolated transitory increase in activated partial thrombo-plastin time at doses of 2.0 mg kg or more it was related to plasma trecovirsen concentrations and was attributed to the polyanionic character of the molecule. Headache occurred in 12 of subjects, and there were some cases of abdominal pain, back pain, diarrhea, and weakness.
And with that we arrive at the Mondo house. Sirius has a little trouble getting out of the car. I'm kicking brain drugs right now, he apologizes. I was experiencing some back pain so I'm staying away from them, for now. Yet, he manages to round off his exit from the vehicle with a little flourish of his cape. He moves like a magician - a slightly awkward magician - as if each action is not only the action but a presentation of that action, too. No meaning. Just showmanship.
Uses In Malaysia, a paste of Hedyotis capitellata Wall. ex G. Don. is used to counteract snake-poisoning, heal broken bones and to soothe inflammation. A decoction of the roots is used to invigorate health and to promote digestion. A decoction of the whole plant is used to treat colic, assuage heartburn, treat dysentery and lumbago, and to promote recovery from childbirth.
Musculoskeletal Despite the evidence that estrogens can be of value in countering osteoporosis, some studies have suggested that women who use them are more likely to have back pain than those who do not the possible causal link has remained unclear, and continues so despite recent confirmation of the phenomenon. Baseline information on estrogen replacement therapy, functional status, back pain and function, and other variables has been obtained in 7209 elderly white American women (mean age 71 years) enrolled in a study of osteoporotic fractures X-rays were also taken at baseline and an average of 3.7 years later (38C). A total of 1039 women were using estrogen replacement therapy at baseline, 2016 reported former use, and 4154 had never used estrogen replacement therapy. Compared with never-users, a significantly higher percentage of current estrogen users reported clinical back pain (53 vs. 43 ) and back impairment (12 vs. 9.2 ) at baseline and at the follow-up visit (pain 51 vs....
Uses In Indonesia, the roots of Tabernaemontana divaricata (L.) Burk. are used to counteract poison, treat lumbago, gravel, stop diarrhea and assuage abdominal discomfort. The latex is used to make arrow-poison. In Malaysia, an infusion of leaves is bechic.The pounded roots are used to treat eye diseases. When mixed with other ingredients, they are snuffed to heal syphilitic ulceration of the nose. In Vietnam, a decoction of the roots is used to combat fever. In India, the roots are used to treat biliousness and diseases of the blood. The plant is also used to promote menses, increase venereal desire, invigorate the body, relieve the bowels of costiveness, assuage pain as well as toothache.
Uses Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne. is used mainly to promote urination and treat fever. In China, the wood of Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne. is used to promote sweating, digestion, milk secretion and menses, to treat fever, relieve the bowels from costiveness, to resolve inflammation, and to invigorate health. The stalks and fruits are used to expel impurities. The plant is used to treat rheumatism, lumbago, hernia, dropsy, cold and diabetes, to resolve inflammation of the stomach and kidneys, and to assuage headache. In Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, the plant is used to invigorate health.The pharmacological potential of Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne. remains unexplored. The plant contains saponins (Fujita M et al., 1974) which might be involved in the uses mentioned above.
Postlumbar puncture syndrome with abducent nerve palsy followed the use of intrathecal prednisolone for the treatment of low back pain and sciatica (385). Bilateral posterior subcapsular cataracts have been reported after treatment with epidural methylpredniso-lone for low back pain secondary to degenerative joint disease and disk protrusion (387).
Uses The plant is a source of an aromatic resin known as ngai camphor. In China, Taiwan and Japan, ngai camphor is used to combat fever, treat flatulence, promote expectoration and to counteract putrefaction. In Indonesia, the leaves are used to promote urination and to invigorate health. In Malaysia, a decoction of the leaves is drunk to treat beriberi, lumbago, rheumatism and to promote recovery from childbirth. The crushed leaves are used to check bleeding, to heal wounds and to assuage headache. In Vietnam, a decoction of 6g-12g of leaves is drunk to treat coryza and influenza, combat fever, alleviate cough and to promote digestion. A poultice of leaves is used to heal hemorrhoids and an alcoholic extracts is used to treat rheumatism.
Uses In China, a decoction of Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. is drunk to treat dysentery and used externally to heal abscesses, burns, soothe scalds and to treat numbness. In Indonesia, the roots are used to curb diarrhea and the juice expressed from the leaves is mixed with alcohol to apply externally to assuage backaches and to treat lumbago. In Malaysia, Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC. is a remedy for phthisis and cough.The plant is also eaten as salad. In the Philippines, it is used to combat fever, to heal cuts and ulcers.
Kennedy, such as entertainers Morey Amsterdam and Eddie Gordon* say the president used cannabis regularly to control his back pain (before and during his term) and actually planned on legalizing marijuana during his second term a plan cut short by his assassination in 1963. How Heads of State Got High, High Times, April, 1980 (see appendix in paper version of this book).
Diane Monson, a medical marijuana patient suffering from severe chronic back pain and spasms, was raided by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on August 15, 2002. Ms. Monson has tried several pharmaceutical drugs, but none of them allow her to function normally only medical marijuana does.
About 60 had an acute hypersensitivity reaction, with dyspnea, back pain, hypotension, and chest pain or tightness within 24 hours of infusion. A vascular leak syndrome, as defined by the presence of at least two of edema, hypoalbuminemia, and hypotension, occurred in 25 .
There are, however, some side effects of epidural anesthesia. The patient's legs often become numb, and movement of the leg muscles is difficult. Other mild side effects include a backache (thought to be a result of over-relaxation of the back muscles), itchiness of the skin, and an inability to urinate. More rarely, patients experience headache, lowered blood
Third, most of the customers were female. Those who were male, came in because of a physical ailment only, like a sore back, stiff neck, tight shoulders, or something they couldn't just shake off. The men weren't interested in understanding that the cause of their back pain may be stress related and they may need to address their lifestyle, in order to combat these physical manifestations of psychological stress.
Back pain is the commonest problem presenting to Pain Relief Clinics. Many of these patients have major problems with their pain, complicated by a multitude of factors. Surgery and other invasive treatment have not only a very limited scope but also a significant failure rate.
There are many possible uses for cannabinoids in pain relief. Not only is the whole field of chronic pain open to such a new potential analgesic, but also its place in palliative care needs exploring. Acute pain, particularly acute back pain may be another valuable use of it. Sedation in Intensive Care is another possibility although this area is littered with agents that have come and gone. The anti-inflammatory effects may preclude its use here. Perhaps the traditional use of benzodiazepines for premedication prior to surgery could be challenged
Uses The rhizome of Acorus calamus L. has been used since ancient times to promote appetite and digestion, to invigorate health and to stop spasms and flatulence. Ibn Sina called this herb waj and Dioskurides aKopov. A description of Acorus calamus L. is given in the Theatrum Botanicum of J. Parkinson (1640). The rhizome has since been listed in a number of Western Pharmacopoeia and Codices. Calamus (British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1934) has been used to promote appetite and digestion in the form of an infusion (1 to 10 of boiling water dose of 15mL-30mL) or tincture (1 in 5 dose of 2 mL-4 mL). The volatile oil is used in perfumery. In the Asia-Pacific, the rhizome is principally used to invigorate health, soothe inflammation and to treat skin infection and lumbago. In China, it is used to combat fever, to stop spasms and to treat anxiety. The juice expressed from the rhizome is used externally to heal buboes, carbuncles, treat deafness and to soothe inflamed eyes. In Indonesia, the...
To the product (vaginal itching after product insertion) and 43 as possibly or probably related. All were categorized as mild (84 ) or moderate (16 ). Excluding participants who withdrew by day 7, 71 of the signs and symptoms resolved during the trial and 24 within 3 days of product withdrawal at the end of the trial 5 persisted at the end of the trial (one woman was given treatment for a yeast infection and one was not re-evaluated for itching). Minor self-reported symptoms of irritation of limited duration accounted for 64 of reported signs and symptoms and were approximately equally distributed across study sites. They included vulvar and vaginal itching or burning, burning when urinating, and genital rash. The overall rate of symptoms of irritation for all sites combined was 0.58 events per woman-week of observation (95 CI 0.3, 0.88). Other signs and symptoms included lower abdominal pain or backache, symptomatic yeast infection, and vaginal discharge.
Uses The medicinal profile of Crinum asiaticum L. is the one of the most poisonous plants emetic and counter-irritant. In Indonesia, the oiled and heated leaves are used to treat strangury and to heal wounds occasioned by poisoned arrows, bites, and stings. In Malaysia, a poultice of the powdered leaves is used to soothe swelling, swollen joints, to treat lumbago, to assuage pain and headache and to combat fever. In Papua New Guinea, the juice expressed from the bulb is used to treat gonorrhea. In the Philippines, the bulbs are crushed and applied externally and the leaves are emollient. In the Northwest of Solomon Islands, the bulbs are used at childbirth and the leaves are used to soothe inflammation.
Uses All parts of Morinda citrifolia L. are used to treat dysentery. The leaves are used to alleviate cough, nausea and to assuage colic. The ripe fruits are palatable and used to alleviate cough, combat fever, expel intestinal worms, promote urination, treat diabetes, gynecologic diseases, asthma and lumbago. The roots are used to counteract putrefaction and to lower blood pressure. In Vietnam, the backed fruits are used to treat dysentery, asthma and to promote menses.
Octafluoropropane gas encapsulated as microspheres in lipid shells (Definity) is given intravenously as an echo-cardiographic contrast agent. In a review of its diagnostic efficacy and safety, the authors concluded that it improves the diagnostic accuracy of echocardiographic examinations and has a good safety profile (11). Minor adverse effects were reported, such as headache, back pain, flushing, and nausea. There were no serious adverse effects. However, Definity should not be used in patients with intracardiac shunts or in pregnant or lactating women. It should also be used with caution in patients with severe liver or renal disease. An intravenous infusion of an emulsion of perflubron as a hepatic and splenic enhancement agent during CT examination caused lower back pain and transient fever (SEDA-15, 505). This problem appeared to be due to the lipid emulsion and seems to have been overcome with more recent formulations.
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