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Case Study: Pain management using alternative therapy with emphasis on magnetic therapy

By: Dr. Rajesh Sarkar
I was greatly touched by the sufferings of my patients from chronic pain. I believe patients get involved in a cycle: inactivity or sedentary life style leads to obesity, stiffness of joints, and some may develop osteoarthritis with aging and a progressive increase in pain with movement, then the patient tends to become…

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Physical interventions better than sucrose at relieving pain from infant immunizations

Oral sucrose reduces pain from infant immunizations, but the 5 S’s (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging, and sucking) is more effective, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Key Point: Pain scores and other signs of discomfort in infants receiving immunizations were lower in those treated with the… 

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Diabetic neuropathy may be linked to metabolic risk factors

Neuropathy is a common, disabling complication of diabetes, and its incidence in India is growing as the prevalence of diabetes—especially type 2 diabetes—continues to rise nationally. India has the world’s largest diabetic population, with an estimated 62 million people diagnosed with the condition, according to the Indian Council of Medical… 

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Steroid injections do not significantly improve back pain

Lumbosacral radiculopathy does not improve significantly more with epidural steroids vs saline injections 1 month following treatment, according to results from a multicenter, randomized trial. The study also looked at functional capacity, and injections of etanercept fared worse than steroids or saline. In the study, which was conducted in the… 

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