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Synofit Premium in Refractory Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Observational Study

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DOI: 10.4236/ojra.2017.72011    1,037 Downloads   3,026 Views

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In this retrospective observational study, information about pain and quality of life was collected for analysis from medical records of 85 patients with chronic low back pain who were treated for 3 months with Synofit? Premium (2 - 3 capsules daily), a liquid mixture of green-lipped mussel from New Zealand, blackcurrant leaf, and curcuma extract. Within the first 6 weeks of therapy, a significant clinical benefit was observed for relief from pain, need for pain-relieving drugs, and the interference of pain with personal care and lifting. This benefit was more pronounced at 3 months. The mixture was well tolerated without significant side effects. Adherence was estimated to be “good” to “very good.” Patients assessed global improvement and efficacy as “sufficient” to “good.” Based on this study, the mode of action of Synofit? Premium appears mainly to be analgesic, as reported by patients, and allows them to reduce the consumption of other pain-relieving substances and improve their quality of life. In conclusion, Synofit? Premium holds potential as a promising candidate alternative therapy for relief of low back pain and likely other painful rheumatic conditions, with almost no or minor side effects.

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Qu, J. , Mélot, C. and Appelboom, T. (2017) Synofit Premium in Refractory Low Back Pain: A Retrospective Observational Study. Open Journal of Rheumatology and Autoimmune Diseases, 7, 120-127. doi: 10.4236/ojra.2017.72011.

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