Yes I Do Have Back Pain In The Middle of My Back

Yesterday I went back to my pain management nurse practitioner yesterday. I felt like it was pulling teeth to get her to admit that there might be an additional source of pain in the thoracic area if my spine (that's the middle part - lumbar is the lower part, cervical is the upper part including your neck).She saw my x-rays which my rheumatologist pointed out to me as showing possible sources of pain. She didn't think they could be causing that much pain. She did push on my back to see if it hurt (how thoughtful of her). She nearly pushed me across the room as she pressed on my spine. Yes it hurt. A lot.Finally she agreed to recommend that I have an MRI on my spine to see if anything had changed in nearly 8 years. Its about time.I keep saying I get new areas of pain and pain management seems to want to prescribe medication to me and give me injections. They never seem to want to look at the areas that might be causing pain. Whenever I say there is new pain, I get these responses " its your fibromyalgia in that area " , " its referred pain from this other pain " , " there isn't pain in that area " .I think that there is new pain obviously and finally they are going to look at what is going on in my back. At first the nurse practitioner wanted me to come back and see her after the MRI, but then she said I should see the doctor himself and see if he can do trigger point injections there to resolve the pain.So now I have the date for my MRI (after T...
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ConclusionSubstantial agreement exists among experts regarding many strong recommendations for the improvement of practice concerning the use of muscle relaxants and reversal agents during anaesthesia. In particular, the French Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (SFAR) recommends the use of a device to monitor neuromuscular blockade throughout anaesthesia.
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Aside from ROM preservation at both C2-7 and TDR levels, COR restoration from ventrocranial location close to normal coordinates by posterior and inferior shifts was marked as a clinical success after MCTDR. The COR position along the x-axis after MCTDR was an important factor to determine maintenance of C2-7 ROM. PMID: 31940714 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our evidence suggests that the L5-KAL can serve as an indicator of the thoracic curve change in Scheuermann's disease and postural kyphosis patients and should be considered in clinical practice. PMID: 31940713 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS The results of this prospective study confirm that the Group 1 having undergone the 6-weeek long combined symptomatic non-operative therapy of GPS proposed by us showed a statistically significant improvement in all the parameters assessed by HAGOS and these values showed no statistically significant difference from those of the Control Group of healthy individuals. Key words: Groin Pain Syndrome (GPS), professional football player, HAGOS (Copenhagen Hip and Groin Outcome), symptomatic therapy. PMID: 31941572 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech Source Type: research
Authors: Štulík J, Huvar P, Nesnídal P Abstract PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Atlantoaxial Rotatory Dislocation (AARD) mostly occurs in children and prevailing majority of cases are successfully managed by non-operative treatment. Surgical intervention is necessary in patients in whom non-operative treatment failed, in case of repeated dislocations and in patients with anatomical defects of the atlantoaxial complex. The purpose of the presented study is the radiological and clinical evaluation of patients with AARD surgically treated at our department. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the period from 2001 to 201...
Source: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: CellAuthor(s): Melody G. Campbell, Anthony Cormier, Saburo Ito, Robert I. Seed, Andrew J. Bondesson, Jianlong Lou, James D. Marks, Jody L. Baron, Yifan Cheng, Stephen L. NishimuraSummaryIntegrin αvβ8 binds with exquisite specificity to latent transforming growth factor-β (L-TGF-β). This binding is essential for activating L-TGF-β presented by a variety of cell types. Inhibiting αvβ8-mediated TGF-β activation blocks immunosuppressive regulatory T cell differentiation, which is a potential therapeutic strategy i...
Source: Cell - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Zhaofa Wu, Yulong LiAbstractPurinergic transmitters such as adenosine, ADP, ATP, UTP, and UDP-glucose play important roles in a wide range of physiological processes, including the sleep-wake cycle, learning and memory, cardiovascular function, and the immune response. Moreover, impaired purinergic signaling has been implicated in various pathological conditions such as pain, migraine, epilepsy, and drug addiction. Examining the function of purinergic transmission in both health and disease requires direct, sensitive, non-invasive too...
Source: Neuroscience Research - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionApplication of HFSCS provides an effective treatment for SNI-induced persistent mechanical hyperalgesia by attenuating ERK, JNK, and p38 activation in the dorsal root ganglia and the spinal dorsal horn.
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Waqas Ullah Khan, Giorgia Michelini, Marco BattagliaAbstractPain often co-occurs with depression and anxiety, and together cause considerable social and economic burden. Twin studies have investigated the aetiology of these covariations. However, to our knowledge, no systematic review examining the covariation between these conditions has been conducted. We searched the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and PsychInfo for twin studies examining the covariation between pain with depression and/o...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We describe three new settings in which ASE improves the detection of a variety of antibodies applied on long-time stored non-human primate brain sections, cell culture monolayers and on squamous carcinomas retrieved from cervical cancer patients. The significant improvement of ASE over optimized immunohistochemical protocols used in clinical practice (i.e. cancer detection) combined with its simplicity and low cost makes it an attractive method for biomedical applications.
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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