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Antidepressant proves effective in alleviating osteoarthritis pain

Antidepressants can play a key role in alleviating painful conditions like osteoarthritis and may result in fewer side effects than traditionally prescribed drug regimes, such as anti-inflammatories and opioids, according

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Rest versus exercise: Equally effective on lower back pain

Lower back pain due to Modic changes can be hard to treat and the currently recommended therapy of exercise and staying active often does not help alleviate the pain. Results

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Surgery less than 24 hours after traumatic cervical spinal cord injury leads to improved outcomes

Researchers at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson have shown that patients who receive surgery less than 24 hours after a traumatic cervical spine injury suffer less neural tissue destruction and

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Italian researchers discover how to stop low back pain

Italian researchers at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome found an important molecular mechanism responsible for low back pain and other acute vertebral problems like cervical axial pain,

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Monitoring spinal cord during surgery may help prevent paralysis

The American Academy of Neurology is issuing an updated guideline that recommends monitoring the spinal cord during spinal surgery and certain chest surgeries to help prevent paralysis, or loss of

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Annual cost of defensive orthopaedic medicine estimated at $2 billion in the US

In a first-ever national survey of orthopaedic surgeons, 96 percent said they have practiced defensive medicine – the ordering of tests, referrals to specialists and hospital admissions primarily to avoid

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Vitamin D deficiency high among trauma patients, reports AAOS

New research presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 77 percent of trauma patients had deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin

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Research identifies changes to the brain with spinal cord compression

New research from The University of Western Ontario is aiming to look beyond spinal cord injury in patients to better understand what is happening in the brain. Researchers Robert Bartha,

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Deer antlers inspire a new theory on osteoporosis

The loss of manganese could mean that calcium does not stick to bones and could cause osteoporosis. This is the new theory put forward by researchers at the University of

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Orthopaedic surgery report provides transparency on patient safety, quality initiatives

At NYU Langone Medical Center the focus on quality, patient safety and patient experience are not just broad stroke initiatives – but measureable, quantifiable and concrete. Patients and health care