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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Shown To Be Cost Effective for Chronic Low-Back Pain

Results of a new NCCIH-supported study suggest group sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are cost-effective for chronic low-back pain.
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(Reuters Health) - People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study.
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Authors: Yang LH, Duan PB, Hou QM, Du SZ, Sun JF, Mei SJ, Wang XQ Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify the efficacy of auricular acupressure on pain and disability for chronic LBP by systematic review. METHODS: A search of randomized controlled trials was conducted in four English medical electronic databases and three Chinese databases. Two reviewers independently retrieved related studies, assessed the methodological quality, and extracted data with a standardized data form. Meta-analyses were performed using all time-points meta-analysis. RESULTS: A total of 7 trials met the inclusion criteria, of which 4 ha...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence to support or refute the use of any intervention for persistent pain in survivors of torture. PMID: 28820231 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
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In the modern society the low back pain (LBP) is the most common cause of temporary disability with estimated life time prevalence as high as 23 –80% (Pedisic et al., 2013). LBP with radiculopathy is considered as the most unfavorable prognostic risk factor for the development of chronic pain syndrome and low quality of life (Konstantinou et al., 2013). The aim of this study is to evaluate the short-term efficacy of repetitive peripheral m agnetic stimulation (rPMS) in the treatment of lumbosacral radiculopathy.
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
The gabapentinoids pregabalin and gabapentin are not effective in treating chronic low back pain (CLBP), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information
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By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Gabapentinoids, increasingly used for chronic low back pain, offer little benefit and carry substantial risks in this setting, finds a systematic review …
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Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according to a new review.
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Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according to a new review.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
Conclusions and relevanceExisting evidence on the use of gabapentinoids in CLBP is limited and demonstrates significant risk of adverse effects without any demonstrated benefit. Given the lack of efficacy, risks, and costs associated, the use of gabapentinoids for CLBP merits caution. There is need for large high-quality trials to more definitively inform this issue. Trial registrationPROSPERO CRD42016034040
Source: PLoS Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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