What is sciatica? THIS back pain drug 'does not reduce pain' but can cause side-effects - Express.co.uk

SCIATICA is caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve - the longest nerve in the body which runs from the back of the pelvis through the buttocks and down each leg to the feet. By Olivia Lerche. PUBLISHED: 10:54, Thu, Mar 23, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:17, Thu ...

Sciatica drug Pregabalin no more effective than placebo: study - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

A drug commonly used to treat the painful condition sciatica is no more effective than a placebo, researchers have found. Key points: In its second year of listing, the drug's use was about 30 per cent more than predicted; Twice as many people from ...

Today's Top Medical News - March 23, 2017 - OzarksFirst.com

A popular medicine turns out to be no better than a placebo for treating sciatica. A study in the New England Journal Of Medicine says Lyrica does not relieve pain from the sciatic nerve and that it does cause side effects such as dizziness. Sciatica ...

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain - Madison.com

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed pain drug pregabalin (brand name: Lyrica) may be no better than a placebo when it comes to treating the back and leg pain known as sciatica, a new clinical trial suggests. The study ...

Despite escalating prescriptions, nerve pain drug offers no relief for sciatica - The Conversation AU

Your best option for treating the pain of sciatica is to seek advice, remain physically active, and wait it out. from www.shutterstock.com. Despite escalating prescriptions, nerve pain drug offers no relief for sciatica. March 22, 2017 10.06pm EDT ...

Pregabalin Doesn't Cut Intensity of Sciatica-Linked Leg Pain - Doctors Lounge

Pregabalin does not significantly reduce the intensity of leg pain associated with sciatica, according to a study published in the March 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. No significant difference in leg-pain intensity score at week ...

Pregabalin found ineffective against sciatic pain - Reuters

(Reuters Health) - - Pregabalin, the pain-fighting drug better known by the Pfizer brand name Lyrica, works no better than placebo at relieving the leg pain associated with sciatica, according to results from an Australian study of more than 200 patients.

A painkiller found to be no better than a placebo for sciatica - Washington Post

A drug frequently prescribed for pain is no more effective than a placebo at controlling sciatica, a common source of pain in the lower back and leg, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The researchers at ...

Drugs no solution for Sciatica pain: study - Yahoo7 News

People suffering from sciatica nerve pain spreading down their legs aren't necessarily any better off if they take a commonly prescribed painkiller, a study has found. Researchers from the Sydney-based George Institute for Global Health gave 209 people ...

Millions of back pain sufferers are being prescribed a drug that does nothing to ease their suffering, new research ... - Daily Mail

Millions of back pain sufferers are being prescribed a drug that does nothing to ease their suffering, according to new research. In a study of more than 200 patients, pregabalin - originally marketed as Lyrica by pharmaceutical giant Pfizer ...

Pregabalin No Help for Sciatica Leg Pain - MedPage Today

Pregabalin (Lyrica) didn't offer any relief from the leg pain associated with acute or chronic sciatica, and was associated with more adverse events in a randomized controlled trial, researchers found. Over 8 weeks, there were no differences in leg ...

No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica - Medical Xpress

A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health. The study in the New England Journal of Medicine also found people taking the drug ...