Rheumatologic Pain


Surgery May Be Best Option for Sciatica

October 15, 2020

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this year of patients with sciatica lasting longer than four months due to lumbar disk herniation, finds that microdiskectomy was superior to nonsurgical care in controlling pain six months post-op.

Source of Pain in Fibromyalgia Identified

October 06, 2020

Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome may present with elevated intramuscular pressure, which might represent a diagnostic aid in fibromyalgia syndrome and a target for treatment to reduce muscle pressure, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Rheumatology.

More New NSAIDs for Arthritic Pain Relief

February 27, 2020

The FDA has expanded the indication of the over-the-counter pain reliever ActiPatch (BioElectronics Corp.) to include all musculoskeletal pain. Learn more about this and other recent drug approvals in this news brief.

Do you know your NSAID toxicity risk?

June 27, 2019

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with a number of risk factors that can heighten a patient’s risk of major toxicity. Researchers reporting in Arthritis and Rheumatology have come up with a scoring system to measure a patient’s risk of developing major toxicity from NSAID use.

This Month's Top Stories from Rheumatology Network

April 11, 2019

In this slideshow, we highlight some recent noteworthy advances in rheumatology, including new developments on the benefits of chiropractic care, how best to adopt methotrexate into a treatment plan, a possible new benefit for fatty acids, and much more.