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According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the oral steroid prednisone may not be effective in treating acute sciatica, reports The New York Times. In a study of 267 patients with a confirmed herniated disc, after three weeks of treatment there was no...
Steroids are commonly prescribed for patients who suffer from lower back and leg pain caused by a herniated disc. But how well do these anti-inflammatory medications actually work? A new study looked at a common oral steroid medication and its effectiveness in decreasing pain and improving function for...
According to CBS News, research published in the journal Pediatrics has found that narcotic painkillers, commonly prescribed during pregnancy may increase the chances of a baby being born early, small, or experiencing drug withdrawal. Close to 30 percent of pregnant women in the study were using either...