Researchers suggest another means to treat Acute Pain to prevent it from escalating into Chronic Pain

The paper, published in Science Translational Medicine, suggests that inflammation, a normal part of injury recovery, helps resolve acute pain and prevents it from becoming chronic. Blocking that inflammation may interfere with this process, leading to harder-to-treat pain. In a surprising discovery that flies in the face of conventional medicine, McGill University researchers report that […]

Anti-Inflammatory drugs can extend back pain

A new study questions the conventional wisdom of using steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen to treat low back pain if exercise and other non-drug therapies don’t work right away. Those medications offer relief from acute pain but may increase a person’s chances of developing chronic pain, said the study published in Science Translational Medicine. […]

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