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Anticonvulsants for low back pain ineffective, with potentially serious side effects

Doctors are increasingly prescribing a class of drugs for low back pain as they look for alternatives to addictive opioids, despite evidence the drugs are largely ineffective and carry substantial risks, according to new research.

Accidental falls sending more Canadian to hospital, report shows

Unintentional falls are the most common form of injury across the country: every day last year, falls resulted in almost 1,800 reported emergency department visits and 417 hospital admissions.

Slow walking not good for accelerated knee OA

Results of a longitudinal analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative have been published in Arthritis Care & Research.
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Co-management of temporomandibular disorders and orofacial pain

Chiropractic treatments enable the body to respond positively and adapt to dental changes. The position of the jaw, head and neck are intimately related. For example, often with acute dental pain and discomfort of the jaw, the cervical spine will seek an antalgic position (i.e. usually forward head posture) temporarily. This pattern could become a neuromuscular pattern if not cared for at an appropriate time. » Read more...