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August 8, 2019

Certain dietary ingredients can relieve musculoskeletal pain

A steering committee recently convened to evaluate whether there is sufficient evidence on the impact of certain dietary ingredients in chronic musculoskeletal pain to help inform clinical decisions and self-care, specifically for Special Operations Forces personnel. The review found that certain dietary ingredients, included as part of a balanced diet or as a supplement, may alleviate musculoskeletal pain with little to no risk of harm.

August 5, 2019

High-frequency TENS can help improve pain and quality of life in low back pain

A recent study explored the effect of a high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (hfTENS) device in low back pain patients. The study consisted of individuals of an average age of 46 years that used the device everyday for 3 months compared to controls who didn’t. The study found that significant reductions in pain intensity, activity interference, and pain catastrophizing in patients that used hfTENS.