Knights of the Pain Table

A Camelot for Sufferers of Chronic Pain

Blood Clotting Protein (Fibrin) Linked To Rheumatoid Arthritis – Study at Cincinnati Children’s

| December 7, 2007

Rheumatoid Arthritis Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s have issued the first study showing a link between a blood clotting protein (fibrin) and rheumatoid arthritis.   This study, supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health and the Arthritis Foundation,  could lead to new therapies for this disabling disease. Jay Degen, Ph.D.,  a researcher in Developmental […]

Knee Pain (Osteoarthritis) Decreased by Exercise and Strengthening Muscles

| October 20, 2007

Gabe Mirkin, M.D. When you complain that your knees hurt, your doctor tries to find a cause. If he finds nothing, he tells you that you have osteoarthritis. We don’t have the foggiest idea what causes osteoarthritis and no effective treatment except pain medicines. A study from the Medical College of Georgia shows that strengthening […]

New Treatment for Pain of Fibromyalgia

| August 15, 2007

The seizure drug Lyrica  (pregabalin), may offer extended pain relief for people with fibromyalgia. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lyrica, the first drug to treat fibromyalgia.  Lyrica is also FDA-approved for diabetic nerve pain and nerve pain following shingles. Neuropathic pain,  is often characterized by burning, stabbing, shooting, tingling and/or shock-like sensations. […]

A Fiddler of Peace for Thee

| August 11, 2007

A Fiddler for Thee Knights Bring forth the fiddle and dance my Knights without thy armour.  The moon shines bright and thy Black Knight shall rest upon the shore.   A swirling fiddler in white began to play and it was as if the Knights remembered how it was before the pain. They looked at one […]

Low Dose Naltrexone(LDN) Improves Crohn's Disease

| August 10, 2007

Low-Dose Naltrexone Therapy Improves Crohn’s Disease In the January 11, 2007, edition of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the article “Low-Dose Naltrexone Therapy Improves Active Crohn’s Disease”, is the first study of LDN published in a US medical journal.  In the study they found that two-thirds of the patients went into remission and fully 89% […]

Vitamin D May Help Patients with Pain

| August 8, 2007

Research suggests that Vitamin D may provide protection from osteoporosis, hypertension, cancer and several autoimmune diseases.  In addition a study shows that patients with low-back pain that were Vitamin D deficient, were able to reduce their pain after supplementing with Vitamin D each day.  Recent studies show that lack of vitamin D prevents your body […]

James Coburn and Rheumatoid Arthritis

| August 4, 2007

I remember James Coburn, the actor who starred in The Magnificent Seven, battled many years with debilitating Rheumatoid Arthritis.  This charismatic and distinguished actor was born in Laurel, Nebraska and appeared in over 94 feature films.  He also dabbled in screen writing, trained with Bruce Lee and became very popular when he starred in “Our […]