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.

Hypermobility: A Condition, Not a Diagnosis

August 09, 2016

Rheumatology nurses play an important role in identifying patients who may have hypermobility, a condition marked by painful joints capable of a long range of motion, says Dr. Rodney Grahame who spoke at RNS16.

Sensitization Playing Central Role in Quest for OA Pain Relief

May 06, 2015

(OARSI2015) Researchers can now describe how osteoarthritis patients may become sensitized to feel pain beyond the affected joint. Different brain areas are triggered than in fibromyalgia, and biochemical studies offer clues to new kinds of pain relief.