July 2014

24
Jul

Paracetamol and Back Pain

Paracetamol is no better than placebo for back pain A recent research paper out of Australia on the effect of paracetamol for back pain has suggested it has no measurable effect on duration of back pain. It had more than 500 subjects so it has quite a bit of statistical significance. It was reported in Pulse (a web site dedicated

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17
Jul

Recuperation from intervertebral disc injury

In February this year I (Jonathan) woke with lacerating pain from a prolapsed disc in my neck. I was very concerned about not just how long before I’d be able to work again (and earn a crust), but also how long I would be in pain. In fact, for patients in pain it is usually the only question that they

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