Chronic low back pain linked to higher rates of illicit drug use

( Wolters Kluwer Health ) People living with chronic low back pain (cLBP) are more likely to use illicit drugs -- including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine -- compared to those without back pain, reports a study in Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Discussion: The current study confirmed that individuals preparing a movement attended more toward somatosensory stimuli at the lower back when anticipating back pain during the movement, as measured by the N96 SEP. However, no differences were found between participants with chronic low back pain or recurrent low back pain, or the pain-free controls.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Lower Back Pain Interventions:   Device: EaseVRx headset with active intervention;   Device: EaseVRx headset without active intervention Sponsor:   AppliedVR Inc. Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Low Back Pain, Recurrent Interventions:   Other: Experimental: Diaphragmatic and ─░liopsoas Myofascial Release Techniques;   Other: Sham Comparator: Sham Myofascial Release Techniques Sponsors:   Ümit SI─×LAN;   Istanbul Medipol University Hospital Active, not recruiting
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AbstractObjectivesResearch was conducted to study the efficacy of analgesic infiltration treatment in a well-selected population of patients with non-specific drug-resistant chronic low back pain. It studied the pain on a numeric rating scale and the physical and mental condition of patients using a short-form health survey-36, before and six months after invasive pain treatment.DesignThis is a prospective observational single center cohort study.SettingThe study took place in the Multimodal Pain Therapy Unit of the IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences in Bologna, Italy.SubjectsFour hundred and thirteen out of a total ...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Lower Back Pain Intervention:   Device: PICO G2 4k Sponsors:   Cedars-Sinai Medical Center;   National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Journal of Orthopaedic&Sports Physical Therapy,Volume 50, Issue 6, Page 301-308, June 2020.
Source: The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate lumbar lordosis during sit-to-stand (STS) and stand-to-sit (SIT) in individuals with and without chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNLBP). The second objective was to investigate sex-related differences in lumbar lordosis.
Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this narrative review is to inform readers of the particular impact opioids have had on midlife women and to provide perspective on non-opioid treatment options for women with chronic low back pain.Recent FindingsResearch has shown that midlife women experience more chronic low back pain than men and other age groups of women. As a result, opioids have been particularly deleterious in this demographic group. In addition, there are no data to recommend them for long-term use, while there is a breadth of data on the negative consequences of long-term opioid use. Treatment guidelines no...
Source: Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Low-back Pain Intervention:   Other: non interventional Sponsor:   University Hospital, Angers Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion: Insomnia was associated with disability in men, whereas aging and pain severity were associated with disability in women. Catastrophic thinking was not associated with disability in both sexes. PMID: 32454923 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
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