Category Archives: Back Pain

FM CONFERENCE AND PAMPERS 2011 ANOTHER BIG HIT

News of successful 2012 FM Conference and date for 2012 FibCon and Pampers in the Cathedral town of Chichester, West Sussex, UK. Continue reading

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Back Pain – Medication and Addiction

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton (UK) Courtesy of WebMD.com How can we balance the risk of drug abuse with the suffering caused by untreated back pain? By R. Morgan Griffin – Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD … Continue reading

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Chronic Opioid Therapy Guidelines Offer Direction for Physicians

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Courtesy of Fibromyalgia Network – February 2009 While patients are rightfully concerned about not receiving adequate pain relief, physicians harbor fears about drug abuse, safety issues, and government oversight. New clinical … Continue reading

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Prescriptions for opioids jump following co-proxamol ban

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton Courtesy PulseToday.co.uk. By Lilian Anekwe – 17 March 2009 Opioid prescriptions have jumped during the withdrawal of co-proxamol, with GPs apparently struggling to find adequate means of pain control for some … Continue reading

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Many Chronic Patients Cannot Afford Care

From the FMS Global News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: March 20, 2009 WASHINGTON, March 20 — One patient in four with a chronic condition has postponed healthcare or filling a prescription in … Continue reading

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Those Who Have Chronic Pain May Need to Assess Vitamin D Status

Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain. This correlation is an important finding as researchers discover new ways to treat chronic pain. Continue reading

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Chili Pepper Compound Can Bring Pain Relief

From the FMS News Desk of Jeanne Hambleton COURTESY usnews.com Health Day – Monday March 16 Capsaicin works on nerves to ease joint discomfort, scientists say (HealthDay News) — University of Buffalo scientists say they have found how capsaicin, the … Continue reading

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CO-PROXAMOL – A CONTROLLED DRUG?

By Jeanne Hambleton © 2009 From the Fibromyalgia FMS Global News Desk See LATEST NEWS at end of post…. Yes folk are still writing about co-proxamol and asking why they cannot buy it – what has happened to it – … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN NETWORK of FIBROMYALGIA ASSOCIATIONS

The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) are to have a consultation with a delegation from the European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations (ENFA) Continue reading

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EUROPEAN FIBROMITES ARE DENIED CYMBALTA/DULOXETINE

By Jeanne Hambleton © 2008 News that the drug Cymbalta/Xeristar, a medicine containing the active substance duloxetine, will not be approved in Europe as the first official drug to treat fibromyalgia has been announced, causing grave concern to those who … Continue reading

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