'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain

With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say
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Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: PM&RAuthor(s): William A. Berrigan, Curtis Whitehair, Richard ZorowitzAbstractDry needling is a procedure commonly performed for the relief of myofascial pain disorders. The procedure is generally well tolerated. Adverse events often are mild, but severe complications have been reported. This case report describes an acute spinal epidural hematoma as a complication of dry needling. It is a reminder to the performing physician or therapist to take specific precautions when placing a needle near the spine. Sudden onset of neuropathic pain post-needling therapy in and aro...
Source: PMandR - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
We present a 31 year-old woman with T3 AIS A spinal cord injury who developed recurrent AD while receiving duloxetine and amitriptyline combination therapy for neuropathic pain. After excluding other AD generators, duloxetine was discontinued and the AD episodes resolved. While secondary hypertension is a known side effect of amitriptyline and duloxetine, neither drug has been previously associated with AD. One potential mechanism for inhibition of duloxetine metabolism is discussed. Unexplained AD in at-risk patients receiving duloxetine and amitriptyline should prompt consideration of an adverse reaction to combination therapy.
Source: PMandR - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
We present a case of a 24-year-old female with known lymphangiomatosis, presenting with acute onset of lower extremity paresthesias, weakness, and new urinary retention. MRI of the pelvis revealed lymphangiomatosis of the sacral plexus, which has not been previously reported. We will review the clinical and imaging manifestations of lymphangiomatosis and provide a differential diagnosis for masses of the lumbosacral plexus. Although lower extremity pain and weakness encountered in the emergency department or outpatient setting is most frequently caused by lumbar spine pathology, occasionally, abnormalities of the lumbosacr...
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2018Source: Journal of Bone Oncology, Volume 12Author(s): Wei Zhao, Zhao-Hong Peng, Jin-Zhou Chen, Ji-Hong Hu, Jian-Qiang Huang, Yong-Neng Jiang, Gang Luo, Gen-Fa Yi, Hui Wang, Shen Jin, Bu-Lang GaoAbstractPurposeTo investigate effects and heat distribution of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) on vertebral tumors in vitro and in vivo swine experiments and its clinical application.Materials and methodsRFA was performed on the swine spine in vitro and in vivo for 20 min at 90 °C at the electrode tip, and the temperature at the electrode tip and surrounding tissues were recorded. Clinical...
Source: Journal of Bone Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
We aimed to describe characteristics, etiology and health care use in children with low back pain (LBP) presenting to pediatric emergency department (ED) and to develop an algorithm to design a diagnostic approach.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Fatima Marinho, Valéria Maria de Azeredo Passos, Deborah Carvalho Malta, Elizabeth Barboza França, Daisy M X Abreu, Valdelaine E M Araújo, Maria Teresa Bustamante-Teixeira, Paulo A M Camargos, Carolina Cândida da Cunha, Bruce Bartholow Duncan, Mariana Santos Felisbino-Mendes, Maximiliano Ribeiro Guerra, Mark D C Guimaraes, Paulo A Lotufo, Wagner Marcenes, Patricia Pereira Vasconcelos Oliveira, Marcel de Moares Pedroso, Antonio L Ribeiro, Maria Inês Schmidt, Renato Azeredo TeixeiraSummaryBackgroundPolitical, economic...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
The FDA said today that Bayer will no longer sell or distribute its Essure permanent birth control device in the US, effective December 31. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the action follows a “series of earlier actions that the FDA took to address the reports of serious adverse events associated with its use,” according to an FDA release. “For women who have received an Essure implant, the postmarket safety of Essure will continue to be a top priority for the FDA. We expect Bayer to meet its postmarket obligations concerning this device,” Gottlieb said in a prepared statement. In April, the fe...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Bayer Source Type: news
A guest column by the American Society of Anesthesiologists, exclusive to KevinMD.com. It’s officially that time of year. Summer is in full-swing, and all of America is getting ready to take a much-needed holiday. However, some Americans, particularly those who suffer from chronic pain, often dread getting away. They are afraid their chronic pain might prevent them from having a good and restful vacation. They ask, “Will the long flight wreak havoc on my back?” Some of my patients even forgo trying to get away on holiday due to these fears. Other patients fear going away on a vacation because th...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Pain Management Primary Care Source Type: blogs
Are you up-to-date on current LBP guidelines for primary care? Find out with our 11-question quiz. ©Africa Studio/Shutterstock.com  
Source: ConsultantLive - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news
Conditions:   Chronic Low Back Pain;   Chronic Leg Pain Interventions:   Device: Therapy A Spinal Cord Stimulation Parameter Set;   Device: Therapy B Spinal Cord Stimulation Parameter Set Sponsor:   Biotronik, Inc. Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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