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Sympathetic nervous system disorder of women that leads to pelvic pain and symptoms of interstitial cystitis may be the cause of severe backache and be very responsive to medical therapy rather than surgery despite the presence of herniated discs
1 The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Camden, NJ (USA)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2011, 38(2), 175–176;
Published: 10 June 2011
Purpose: To describe a unique pharmacologic treatment for backache that seemed to be related to herniated discs. Methods: Dex-troamphetamine sulfate was prescribed to a woman who developed acute lower backache which was attributed to herniated lumbar discs. Results: Within hours the pain diminished and she was pain free within a week. The 100% relief has persisted for months. Conclusions: Acute backache can be added to the long list of pain syndromes related to impairment of the sympathetic nervous system that is effectively treated with sympathomimetic amines.