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Is methylene blue any good for lower back pain?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Discogenic back pain

The preliminary results indicated that the result of intradiscal mb injection for the treatment of discogenic low back pain was relatively encouraging in one study i found for the people have discoginc back pain.

In brief: Discogenic back pain

The preliminary results indicated that the result of intradiscal mb injection for the treatment of discogenic low back pain was relatively encouraging in one study i found for the people have discoginc back pain.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: No

No demonstrated benefit.

In brief: No

No demonstrated benefit.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management

In brief: Unlikely

Although one chinese study demonstrated positive results efforts to reproduce the results in other populations have been discouraging.

In brief: Unlikely

Although one chinese study demonstrated positive results efforts to reproduce the results in other populations have been discouraging.
Dr. Mehul Desai
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine

In brief: Painful disk? Maybe.

There was a study looking into this (eur spine j.
2007 january; 16(1): 33–38). If back pain is due to a painful disk, there is a possibility that an injection of Methylene Blue into the disk may provide some pain relief. The study was small, however. Discussion with physician who does this procedure may be helpful. Methylene blue taken by mouth is more likely to hurt than help, in my opinion.

In brief: Painful disk? Maybe.

There was a study looking into this (eur spine j.
2007 january; 16(1): 33–38). If back pain is due to a painful disk, there is a possibility that an injection of Methylene Blue into the disk may provide some pain relief. The study was small, however. Discussion with physician who does this procedure may be helpful. Methylene blue taken by mouth is more likely to hurt than help, in my opinion.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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