Tag Archive: pain

Oct 10

Sterile water injections for acute low back pain

Cui JZ, et al. Braz J Med Biol Res 2016 Mar;49(3)
Sterile water injections are of uncertain value in acute low back pain. It may have a role in patients who consent after being informed to its uncertain value.

Aug 08

Does co-enzyme Q10 reduce statin-related muscle pain?

Banach et al. Mayo Clin Proc 2015 Jan;90(1):24-34.
The effect of CoQ10 on muscle pain in people on statin therapy is uncertain with the evidence limited and inconsistent. CoQ10 cannot be recommended as a matter of routine supplementation to prevent muscle pain in people taking statins.

Oct 30

Starting allopurinol in acute gout

Hill et al. J Clin Rheumatol 2015;21(3):120-5.
It is unclear what effect starting allopurinol in acute has on symptoms, due to the lack of good evidence. It may be preferable to avoid starting allopurinol in an acute attack, but this should not be a dogmatic stance.

Sep 04

Corticosteroid injections for tennis elbow

Olaussen et al. BMJ Open 2013;3(10):e003564
Corticosteroid injections should generally be avoided for tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).

May 15

Paracetamol for acute low-back pain

Williams et al. Lancet 2014;384(9954):1586-96.
Paracetamol does not have an effect on time to recovery for acute low-back pain in the general practice setting.

Sep 05

Does caffeine help with migraines?

Derry et al. Cochrane Database of Syst Rev 2012, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009281
Oral caffeine as a single dose may have a modest effect on acute pain when used as an adjuvant to oral analgesia.

Nov 23

Is glucosamine effective for osteoarthritis pain?

Wandel S, J√ľni P, Tendal B, et al. BMJ 2010; 341: c4675
Glucosamine does not appear to be effective for knee or hip osteoarthritis pain.

Aug 03

Does warming LAs reduce the pain of injection?

Hogan ME, VanderVaart S, Perampaladas K, et al. Ann Emerg Med 2011 Jul; 58(1): 86-98.e1
Warming the local anaesthetic probably does reduce pain in general, but not by much in most individuals.