Category Archives: Musculoskeletal

IN BRIEF: CoEnzyme Q10 Shown To Decrease Fibromyalgia Pain

IN BRIEF: CoEnzyme Q10 Shown To Decrease Fibromyalgia Pain

The journals “Nutrition” [1] and Anti Oxidant Redox [2] recently published articles on the benefits of CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) against Fibromyalgia (FM). The team of researchers is essentially the same in both articles: Cordero MD et al.  What is CoQ10? CoQ10 is a quinone organic compound that  transfers electrons through Reduction/Oxidation …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Rosemary Shown To Help Against Depression

IN BRIEF: Rosemary Shown To Help Against Depression

  It is always comforting to hear that a study has shown a culinary herb to be beneficial against a condition. One feels that one can hopefully avoid the cost and side effect of of pharmaceuticals. Plus it brings memories of simpler times when individuals had a better chance at …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Growth Hormone As a Complementary treatment For Fibromyagia

IN BRIEF: Growth Hormone As a Complementary treatment For Fibromyagia

The Fibromyalgia Syndrome ‘s  (FMS) standard treatment consists of: Serotonin re-uptake inhibitors, (SRI)  Opioids, and  Amitriptyline Anti-epileptic drugs Complementary Medicine The pain reducing  efficacy  of those treatments seems to be limited and 30% is accepted as a good enough for drug marketing purposes [1-3]. A new study has shown that …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Study Shows Magnesium Citrate treatment effective on Fibromyalgia Pain

IN BRIEF: Study Shows Magnesium Citrate treatment effective on Fibromyalgia Pain

The study published in RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL [1] had the following main points: Study was on sixty premenopausal women diagnosed with fibromyalgia Study was also about the effectiveness of amitriptyline alone and in combination with magnesium citrate Pain intensity, pain threshold, the number of tender points, the tender point index: Serum and erythrocyte …Read the Rest

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Can Vitamin D Can Help Chronic Pain?

Vitamin D deficiency is associated to less cognitive performance [1,2]. Then again, pain is also associated with lower cognitive performance.  So vitamin D deficiency and pain have in common that low cognition.   It is a stretch to hope that  bringing Vitamin D  to “normal” levels might help pain, but: …Read the Rest

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

Overview of Fibromyalgia And Its Treatments (January 2012)

The Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS)  is one of the diseases that were reputed to be all in your head.  Not any more, at least not  in the “imaginary” sense. This was particularly,  aggravating because it could be so painful. It is called a syndrome because it manifests itself in a similar …Read the Rest

Tender points of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial trigger points: Are they related?

Tender points of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial trigger points: Are they related?

MND: In the Internet discussions about  fibromyalgia, there is a tendency to use interchangeably the term  ”tender point” and Myofascial trigger point. There is such a thing as the myofascial pain syndrome, and it’s trigger point differ from the Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)tender points MND:This is according to a German study in …Read the Rest

Fibromyalgia: Benefits of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and massage-myofascial release therapy on pain, anxiety, quality of sleep, depression, and quality of life

Fibromyalgia: Benefits of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and massage-myofascial release therapy on pain, anxiety, quality of sleep, depression, and quality of life

MND: Fibromyalgia has the potential to invade most aspects of a person’s life. Drugs have a limited effect at a high side effect cost, as discussed in previous posts of our parter site careresourceguide.com: Fibromyalgia: Comparative Effectiveness of Drugs MND: As for the Alternative Medicine approaches which are credited with …Read the Rest

Comments on “FDA clears Cymbalta to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain”

Comments on “FDA clears Cymbalta to treat chronic musculoskeletal pain”

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Bisphosphonate class  of Osteoporosis drugs to carry fracture risk warning in US (BBC,FDA)

Bisphosphonate class of Osteoporosis drugs to carry fracture risk warning in US (BBC,FDA)

MediNewsDigest: The FDA requirement (BBC) of  warning about the risk of “… the cause of these thigh bone breaks..” puzzle me. What is the consumer, (hmm, patient) to do: Are there other drugs on the market that purport to solve the same problem? See the link to the FDA warning Is …Read the Rest

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