Low-Dose Naltrexone Shows Promise in Treating Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia, Crohn’s Disease, Low Back Pain, and Other Chronic Conditions

Naltrexone was originally used to help treat alcohol and opioid abuse. However, at lose doses, naltrexone has been found to help with chronic pain stemming from various conditions including fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease, diabetic neuropathy, axial low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and complex region pain syndrome.

Online, Video-Based Exercise Program Can Help with Postpartum Abdominal Bulge and Back Pain

A study at HSS finds that an online, video-based core exercise program can help with a condition many women experience after childbirth. Diastasis recti causes the abdominal bulge that often occurs after giving birth and may be associated with low back pain and urinary incontinence.

Oh My Aching Back: Do Yoga, Tai Chi or Qigong Help?

About 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some point. Patients are often advised to manage their back pain with exercise and mind-body interventions. But, do they really help? Researchers compared and contrasted yoga, tai chi and qigong, and found them to be effective for treatment of low back pain, reporting positive outcomes such as reduction in pain or psychological distress such as depression and anxiety, reduction in pain-related disability, and improved functional ability.

American Chiropractic Association Launches Website to Enhance Public Understanding of Chiropractic

Hands Down Better, a website launched by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), is a new resource for those who seek alternatives to pain medications and surgery for common musculoskeletal conditions such as back pain, neck pain, joint pain and headaches.