ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D may control brain serotonin, affecting behavior and psychiatric disor...

How Glutathione Can Save Your Life

Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?

New Dietary Guidelines Reverse Flawed Recommendations on Cholesterol

Long term antibiotic therapy may be an effective treatment for children co-morbid with Lyme disease ...

Anticancer Properties Of Saffron

Beyond Depression... SAMe Broad-Spectrum Protection Against Disorders Of Aging

BPA exposure linked to autism spectrum disorder, study reports

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Appear to Protect Damaged Heart After Heart Attack

 
Print Page
Email Article

Omega-3 fatty acids [fish oil] for neuropathic pain: Case series – Source: Clinical Journal of Pain, Feb 2010

  [ 89 votes ]   [ 2 Comments ]
By Gordon D Ko, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • January 24, 2010


[Note: neuropathic pain is pain and tenderness without detectable tissue injury, or pain persisting long after tissue damage is resolved. Malfunctioning nervous system signaling is the cause of pain.]

Objective: The aim of this case series study was to investigate and report on patients with neuropathic pain who responded to treatment with omega-3 fatty acids.

Methods: Five patients with different underlying diagnoses including:

• Cervical radiculopathy,

• Thoracic outlet syndrome,

• Fibromyalgia,

• Carpal tunnel syndrome,

• Burn injury…

…were treated with high oral doses of omega-3 fish oil (varying from 2400 to 7200 mg/day of EPA-DHA).

Outcome measures were obtained pretreatment and posttreatment. These included validated surveys (short-form McGill Pain questionnaire, DN4 neuropathic pain scale, Pain Detect Questionnaire), objective clinical tools (Jamar grip strength, Lafayette dynamometry, tender point algometry) and EMG Nerve Conduction studies.

Results: These patients had:

• Clinically significant pain reduction, [and]

• Improved function…

…as documented with both subjective and objective outcome measures up to as much as 19 months after treatment initiation.

No serious adverse effects were reported.

Conclusions: This first-ever reported case series suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may be of benefit in the management of patients with neuropathic pain.

Further investigations with randomized controlled trials in a more specific neuropathic pain population would be warranted.

Source: Clinical Journal of Pain, Feb 2010;26(2):168-72. PMID: 20090445, by Ko GD, Nowacki NB, Arseneau L, Eitel M, Hum A. Canadian Centre for Integrative Medicine and the Physiatry Interventional Pain Clinic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [E-mail: drgordko@rogers.com]




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

Dose for Omega-3
Posted by: MandMs
Jan 27, 2010
The author mentioned a large range for the size of the dose of Omega-3 fatty acids, with the implication that the lower dose would be expected to yield the same results. Anyone else read it that way? Is anyone currently taking Omega-3 fatty acids and how's it working?
Reply Reply

Fish oil dosage and effect
Posted by: sulis
Jan 27, 2010
I started taking Lovaza (a prescription fish oil supplement) 1000 mg capsule per day over a month ago because of problems with inflammation. My overall pain level has decreased about 1-2 points on a 10 scale most days, some days more. I can't take more because of bleeding problems, but the results of this study make sense to me.
Reply Reply
 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH Running on Empty? Fuel Up with NADH
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency? Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?
SAM-e: a Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood SAM-e: a Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing