A new approach for chronic low back pain

Clinical research with Synofit shows positive results in joint and lower back pain

Nearly one in seven adults suffers from chronic low back pain and its consequences

Chronic low back pain is a major problem in the United States and United Kingdom with sometimes severe socioeconomic consequences. Nearly one in seven adults suffers from this condition, often followed by a partial loss of income and comorbidities such as sleep disturbances and depression. The average cost for treatment per patient amounted to more than $13.000 in 2009. (1)

Drugs can have serious side effects

The first line treatment for the relief of low back pain usually consist of pharmacological interventions such as acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as naproxen or ibuprofen, muscle relaxants such a diazepam, topical analgesics, and in more serious cases corticosteroids, antidepressants, and opioids. Regretfully all these drugs can have serious side effects, especially when they are taken for longer than a couple of weeks.

Natural anti-inflammatory alternatives

On the Moving Without Pain website we regularly emphasize the importance of decreasing the tendency for inflammation and associated pain that occurs in various joint and muscle conditions including chronic low back pain. We favor to achieve this with natural anti-inflammatory substances such as green-lipped mussels, black currant leaf and curcumin.

Belgian researchers: less pain and more quality of life

The Erasmus University in Brussels, Belgium has recently published the results of a study in patients with chronic low back pain whose pain and discomfort had not decreased with prescription drugs. (2) These patients were subsequently treated for three months with Synofit®, a supplement that contains various potent natural anti-inflammatory substances. The results were remarkable and are shown in the sheet hereunder. Within three months the pain decreased, the need for additional prescription drugs decreased and the negative impact of the chronic low back pain on their daily life and activities decreased as well. There were no serious side effects reported or observed during the study period. The researchers of the University hospital conclude that Synofit Premium is a valuable alternative for subjects with chronic low back pain.

More information about the supplement Synofit with green-lipped mussel, black currant leaf and curcumin.

References
1) Anna Shmagel, Robert Foley, Hassan Ibrahim. Epidemiology of chronic low back pain in US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009–2010. Arthritis Care Res. 2016 ; 68(11): 1688–1694.
2) Jiangan Qu, Christian Mélot, Thierry Appelboom. Synofit Premium in Refractory Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Observational Study. Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases 2017; 7: 120-127.

Download the study: “Brussels research low back pain” in PDF (497kb)

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