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  1. ED Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man, the pain-killing medications known as opioids may do more than relieve pain -- they may also put a damper on your sex life. A new study found that men who were prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction o

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  2. Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain Symptoms

    May 10,  2013 -- Taking antibiotics could relieve symptoms of chronic lower back pain for up to 40% of people, according to a new study. Danish researchers say they've found a link between many cases of back pain and infection from bacteria. Some experts have questioned how many people are likely to

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  3. Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Medical researchers are trying a new treatment for low back pain. Their hope is that harvesting and then re-injecting the body's own bone marrow -- which is rich in stem cells -- may repair worn-out discs in the spine. In a sm

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  4. Hands-On Treatment May Help Low Back Pain

    March 19, 2013 -- People with low back pain may benefit from a hands-on treatment known as osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) more than they do from ultrasound therapy. A new study suggests that OMT leads to short-term pain relief for these patients. During OMT an osteopath will move your muscles and

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  5. Spine MRIs Often Show Harmless 'Defects': Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Even though expensive MRIs produce very detailed images for assessing back pain, they may not be very good at evaluating results after treatment, research suggests. Many physicians order an MRI before and after treatment of

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  6. FDA Finds Mold, Germs at Compounding Pharmacy

    Oct. 26, 2012 -- "Greenish black foreign matter" in supposedly sterile drug vials. Germs growing in steroid vials supposedly tested for sterility. Mold growing in the "clean room" where drug vials were filled. These are just some of the observations made during an FDA inspection of New England Compo

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  7. Back Pain? Steroid Shots May Raise Fracture Risk

    Oct. 25, 2012 -- Steroid injections to the spine were widely considered to be safe before being linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis that by mid-week had killed 24 people in 17 states. But a study out today raises new concerns about the injections that are used to treat millions of back pain s

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  8. Many Medical Tests, Procedures Not Always Needed

    April 5, 2012 -- Major medical and consumer groups are coming together to question the carte blanche use of many commonly ordered tests and procedures, including MRI for low back pain and exercise EKG tests in people with no symptoms and low risk for heart disease. Sometimes these tests can be lifes

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  9. Experimental Treatment May Help Relieve Back Pain

    Dec. 1, 2011 (Chicago) -- An experimental treatment that involves spinal injections of ozone gas and steroids relieved pain in over two-thirds of 327 people with back problems related to a herniated disc. This condition occurs when the cushions, or discs, that serve as shock absorbers for the spine

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  10. Yoga, Stretching May Ease Lower Back Pain

    Oct. 25, 2011 -- Practicing yoga or intensive stretching may improve chronic lower back pain and reduce the need for pain medications. A new study shows 12 weeks of weekly yoga classes improved back function and reduced symptoms in people with chronic lower back pain. The pain reduction continued si

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