American Association of Neurological Surgeons: have announced that High-Dose Omega-3 Oils could be used to Treat Non-Surgical Neck and Back Pain. The article on this was found in the Doctors Guide April 20, 2005. and it was written by Cameron Johnson.

What they reported is that Investigators at the University of Pittsburgh were treating chronic pain patients with high doses of omega-3 fatty acids. This is the stuff that you find in many of the cold water fish varieties like Salmon.  It was suggest that this could be the answer to those people who suffer from the adverse effects seen with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors, which have been associated with potentially catastrophic adverse effects.

The man in charge with this investigation is Dr. Joseph Maroon, a specialist in neurosurgery and especially those with degenerative spine disease. He works at the University of Pittsburgh and he reported the findings April 19th at the 73rd meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Patients who took high doses of omega-3 oils were impressed enough with the outcomes that they chose to continue using the oils and forego the use of NSAIDs.

It was a 250 study on patients who suffered from chronic neck or back pain but were not surgical candidates, and they had been using daily doses of NSAIDs. After 75 days of taking high doses of omega-3s, 59% had stopped taking prescription drugs fro their pain.“88% said they were pleased enough with the outcomes that they planned to continue using the fish oils.”“No significant adverse effects were reported.” That to me is a significant finding.

The research article didn’t have the source of the Omegas that they had their patients on. There are many different types, different sources that they got it from and different grades of Omega. My recommendation is a pharmaceutical grade high level Omega from a reliable source like