Category Archive for: ‘Epidural’

Alternatives for Back Pain Relief

By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS If you have never suffered from lingeringlow back pain, you’re lucky or, more likely, young. Up to 80 percent of us will experience low back pain at some point. And for most, there won’t be an identifiable cause. In the past 10 years, the most popular nonsurgical medical treatment for “chronic, nonspecific” low back pain has been injection …

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Post-Surgical Epidural May Boost Survival

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterWashington Post Tuesday, August 12, 2008; 12:00 AM TUESDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) — Epidural anesthesia may not only be the best way to control pain after major surgery, it may also improve post-operative survival, Canadian researchers report. The use of epidural anesthetics for major surgery has been somewhat controversial. There doesn’t seem to be much question …

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