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Management of patients with back pain in outpatient practice

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2010-120

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The authors studied the efficiency of drug therapy using the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) meloxicam (Movalis) for nonspecific back pain and radiculopathy in the outpatient practice (without physio-, reflex, and manual therapies). Examination of 156 patients revealed a specific cause of back pain only in 6 (3.8%). Drug therapy using Movalis in 150 patients with acute, subacute, chronic nonspecific back pain at various sites or radiculopathy resulted in a considerable reduction in pain (as high as 1-3 VAS scores) and its complete regression in 97.3% of cases within 2-3 weeks of treatment. Movalis therapy was found to be well tolerated and caused a low frequency of side effects (1.7%) as mild gastrointenstinal disorders; Movalis used in combination with antiepileptic agents (pregabalin and gabapentin), myorelaxants (Midocalm) and Milgamma in some patents was ascertained to be also well tolerated.

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Gerasimova O.N., Parfenov V.A., Gerasimova O.N., Parfenov V.A. Management of patients with back pain in outpatient practice. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2010;2(4):65-71. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2010-120

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