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Back Pain by John Lee, Suzanne Brook, H. Clare Daniel

By John Lee, Suzanne Brook, H. Clare Daniel

Back soreness: The Facts is aimed toward those who are looking to support themselves. Affecting approximately everyong at your time of their lives, forty% of individuals could have skilled a few kind of again ache in the final yr, with round five% of victims taking day off from paintings in the final month. long-term again ache reasons loads of misery and sadness, affecting paintings existence, source of revenue, domestic existence, relationships, health, and mood.

Back soreness: The Facts makes use of transparent succinct chapters to provide recommendation approximately each point of dealing with again discomfort, in addition to answering commonly asked questions from victims. A key aspect is empowerment via knowing why again discomfort begins and why it persists. There are chapters selling stretching, workout, rest, verbal exchange, suggestion on sexual family, in addition to substantial emphasis on supporting with innovations and emotions.

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Summary This lists the commonest medical disciplines and the treatments which may help in the treatment of pain, but it is not exhaustive. If you are wondering about the benefits of any particular treatment, healthcare providers will often be able to give you advice but they will only be able to work within their experience and training. 34 6 Can my back pain be cured by injections or surgery? Written with Mr James Allibone, Consultant Spinal Surgeon, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery 06 Key Points ◆ It is important for you to make an informed decision about any treatment you plan to receive: the pros, cons and alternatives should all be clear to you ◆ A balance of different approaches is likely to be more successful than focusing on one aspect; for example, consider lifestyle issues and fitness as well as any one medication or treatment ◆ If they are right for you, injections or surgery may make you feel well for anything from several months to years.

Drug companies name their medicines as they want to, so they can call and market the same drug by a trade name. However, a medicine will always have a ‘proper’ pharmaceutical name which must be shown on the packaging and which we use throughout this book. By convention, pharmaceutical names are written with a small initial letter and trade names start with a capital letter. So Voltarol® and Arthrotec® both contain the medicine diclofenac (where ‘diclofenac’ is the pharmaceutical name). Arthrotec® is actually a preparation made up of two drugs, diclofenac and misoprostol.

Arthrotec® is actually a preparation made up of two drugs, diclofenac and misoprostol. Misoprostol is a medicine which protects the stomach lining from some forms of damage. Lastly, you may see ‘M/R’ or ‘SR’ to describe ‘modified release’ or ‘slow release’ on some forms of medicine. Medicines requiring a prescription and those not There is a lot of overlap between simple pain killers available on prescription and those that are available over-the-counter in pharmacies or supermarkets. In the UK, most pharmaceutical agents are available by prescription even though they may also be on sale on supermarket shelves.

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