Miracle vaccine could remedy arthritis pain

Researchers have developed a vaccine which can block arthritis pain.

Miracle arthritis pain vaccine

Researchers from Oxford University have developed a vaccine which could block arthritis pain in humans.

Around 10 per cent of the Western population suffers from osteoarthritis and less than 25 per cent of patients currently have adequate pain control for their condition. The long-term use of painkillers poses significant risks, which makes such a treatment critical for the longevity of Osteoarthritis sufferers.

Successfully tested in mice that had uneven distribution of weight across the hind legs, this is the first successful vaccination to target pain in osteoarthritis.

Read the full study at BMJ

Would you like to see such a vaccine ready in your lifetime?

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    Ted Wards
    14th Mar 2019
    9:49am
    No most pain is lifestyle related such as eating foods which inflame your arthritis, being inactive. I was born with a rare form in every joint and I have never had pain medication to handle it. The trouble is we are so afraid of pain now and its so normal to be on many tablets. Eliminate pain not mask it, get active, make better food choices, fight through the pain. Pain means you are alive!
    jackie
    14th Mar 2019
    11:37am
    Ted Wards...I agree. Pain is caused by inflammation. Avoid situations and food that contributes to it. Unfortunately, there are people that find that hard work. This drug will be for them.
    Charlie
    14th Mar 2019
    2:44pm
    If you have so much pain that you cant sleep and cant have a conversation without being overpowered by pain, then it needs more management than just diet and exercise.

    There are some special diets a person with continuous pain can't think clearly enough to manage, let alone do the shopping. Continuous pain is a horrible place to be, where nothing in life can be enjoyed anymore.

    I recommend maximum drugs, with lots of coffee and exercise to clear the head. Then special diet if it can be managed, if it cant, find something you enjoy eating. The pleasure will block the pain signals going to the brain for a short time.
    Aussiefrog
    14th Mar 2019
    10:57am
    Couldn't agree more Ted.
    Aussiefrog
    14th Mar 2019
    10:57am
    Couldn't agree more Ted.

    14th Mar 2019
    11:20am
    Absolutely, I have been on anti inflammatories for a long time and they have a side effect if taken continuously. I take them when the pain gets too much and stop when the pain eases. The pain is always there and it would be nice if it could just go away. In saying that, I am mindful that my only problem is arthritic pain and it's a discomfort, not life threatening. I have attended too many funerals lately of those who had real medical problems.
    Charlie
    14th Mar 2019
    6:28pm
    I take maximum slow release opioids every 6 hrs, that's for the last 10 years and for the rest of my life. It puts me on a different level of numbness to pain, but I still have to tolerate the highs and lows of that level.

    The system gave me six hours a day starting 5 am, where I could tolerate exercise, coffee and conversation, shopping, paying bills, washing, cleaning...

    Activities under the influence of medication use a lot of energy so in the afternoon and night I have to rest, there is also a hangover...

    Before this i had unstoppable pain 24hrs a day for three years, trying to exist on minimum medication and thinking it would go away as suddenly as it appeared, but it didn't.. Called nerve pain, neuropathic pain, intractable pain and a few other things.
    Charlie
    15th Mar 2019
    9:48am
    Sorry couldn't resist adding this, but one of the first and most obvious side effects of pain medication is constipation.

    Again this comes down to diet and it doesn't have to be that complicated. The experts say plenty fruit and vegetables but if a person is surviving on takeaway, that seems to be full of freeze dried meats these days, some simple and immediate action may be necessary.

    When things start going wrong I generally divert to having some rock melon each day and failing that there is always the little red pills called Coloxyl. There's also stuff like Metamucil with Psyllium that helps a bit and there's also other similar products if you want to avoid the Aspartamine sweetner in the Metamucil.

    As a pensioner already taking a handful of pills each day I am starting to balk at taking even one more artificial thing. This Arthritis injection that's only been tested on mice may not even be available during my lifetime.
    KSS
    14th Mar 2019
    12:14pm
    Agree Ted. There is much to be learned from the maxim "use it or lose it".

    I wish there were more GPs who wrote diet and exercise prescriptions instead of first resort to pills (which could/should be the last resort).
    Agnomen
    14th Mar 2019
    2:31pm
    Did any of the above actually read the article? It is not a drug, but a vaccine that stimulates the recipients own immune system.
    musicveg
    19th Mar 2019
    2:37am
    And you can stimulate your own immune system in many many different natural ways.
    KB
    14th Mar 2019
    2:55pm
    You need to be active. Always take pain killers an hour before going out or the need to do physical work such as gardening Advice from a doctor. Avoid inflammatory foods like tomatoes. Tomatoes are high in acid and cause inflammation junk food Hopefully the vaccine will come into being which means using less drugs which often have side effects
    musicveg
    19th Mar 2019
    2:38am
    There is no real proof that tomatoes are inflammatory, veggies and fruit and anti-inflammatory and animal products especially milk will cause infammation.
    KB
    14th Mar 2019
    2:55pm
    You need to be active. Always take pain killers an hour before going out or the need to do physical work such as gardening Advice from a doctor. Avoid inflammatory foods like tomatoes. Tomatoes are high in acid and cause inflammation junk food Hopefully the vaccine will come into being which means using less drugs which often have side effects
    ancal
    14th Mar 2019
    4:07pm
    It so simple to write things that you feel about the topic. I don't see it as a drug. Please read the article again. It must be great for you people that can walk, I have had spinal operations and struggle to walk, so this may be my answer. Exercise in walking is impossible but I still work at 80 in a job I can handle sitting, even though I am 80 years young
    Bellbird
    15th Mar 2019
    8:26am
    Maybe this approach may help people with osteoarthritis one day, BUT short term studies in mice are a vast distance from long term studies in humans. The safety of suppressing NGF in people must be questioned: could it lead to neuropathies, dementia etc: who knows? There is always a tendency to over-hype preliminary research in the media.
    musicveg
    19th Mar 2019
    2:39am
    Yes mice have a completely different system than humans.
    SANGA
    15th Mar 2019
    7:09pm
    So it's like the Titanic,the Poms are great at a First 2 sink the Unsinkable.I want box's of this from Oxford Uni so i can sell it & go 2 Jail 4 misleading people.
    musicveg
    19th Mar 2019
    2:40am
    Always another vaccine or another drug, they are not fixers, only masking the symptoms. Beat inflammation by getting rid of junky processed foods and eat a wholefood natural diet full of leafy greens and other veggies and heaps of fruit.


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