A Double-Blind Controlled Trial of a Single Dose Naproxen and an Amino Acid Medical Food Theramine for the Treatment of Low Back Pain

@article{Shell2012ADC,
  title={A Double-Blind Controlled Trial of a Single Dose Naproxen and an Amino Acid Medical Food Theramine for the Treatment of Low Back Pain},
  author={William E. Shell and Elizabeth Charuvastra and Marcus A. Dewood and Lawrence A May and Debora H. Bullias and David S. Silver},
  journal={American Journal of Therapeutics},
  year={2012},
  volume={19},
  pages={108–114}
}
To study the safety and efficacy of a new medical food (Theramine) in the treatment of low back pain, we performed a 28-day double-blind randomized controlled trial in 129 patients. Back pain was present for at least 6 weeks and was not mild. Patients were randomly assigned to receive medical food alone (n = 43), naproxen alone (250 mg/d, n = 42), or both medical food and naproxen (n = 44). All patients were assessed by using Roland–Morris Disability Questionnaire, Oswestry Low Back Pain Scale… 
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