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'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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CONCLUSION: Although the comprehensive set of measures presented here indicates overall reductions in biomechanical and functional performance with transfemoral limb loss compared to uninjured individuals, these reductions were relatively smaller than existing evidence among populations that are more diverse in age and activity level. Therefore, this data set may be used as benchmarks for young, active individuals with transfemoral limb loss, to assist with setting clinical goals, and to aid in the evaluation of new treatment techniques or interventions. These measures will also be particularly important for subsequent eva...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
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Source: The Back Letter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Neurophysiological techniques are useful to diagnose, predict and treat chronic pain, in particular of neuropathic origin. In this talk we shall succinctly review these different approaches, as well as the possibility they open to «back translation» of results gathered in humans to animal models.
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
We examined the cauda equina conduction time (CECT) in 20 patients (11 male), average age, 73years, low back pain therapy criterion score of Japan orthopaedic Association (JOA score), 17 points, and Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), 19 points and aged matched 17 healthy volunteers. Magnetic Augmented Translumbosacral Stimulation (MTATS) at L1 and S1 levels elicited a compound muscle action potential (CMAP) recordable from bilateral abductor hallucis muscle. We calculated the CECT as the difference between the latencies of CAMPs elicited by stimulation at L1 and S1 level.
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
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
Abdominal acupuncture (AA) reduces laser-evoked potentials (LEP) amplitude and laser pain perception in healthy subjects (Pazzaglia et al., 2014). The aim of the current study was to investigate the site of AA analgesic effect.
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2017 Source:Arthroscopy Techniques Author(s): Anthony J. Scillia, Todd P. Pierce, Erica Simone, Richard C. Novak, Benton A. Emblom One cause of groin pain in highly active patients may be a core muscle injury, commonly referred to as sports hernia. When patients fail nonoperative management, there are a number of surgical options that may be pursued. Typically, they will involve the direct repair of the rectus abdominis back to the pubis. However, we believe that this repair can be further strengthened by the appropriate lengthening of the adductor longus from the conjoined ten...
Source: Arthroscopy Techniques - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2017 Source:Life Sciences Author(s): Kai-Ting Chang, Yi-Lo Lin, Chi-Te Lin, Chen-Jei Hong, May-Jywan Tsai, Wen-Cheng Huang, Yang-Hsin Shih, Yi-Yen Lee, Henrich Cheng, Ming-Chao Huang Aims Preganglionic cervical root avulsion (PCRA) affects both the peripheral and central nervous systems and is often associated with neuropathic pain. Unlike peripheral nerve injuries (PNI), central lesions caused by disruption of cervical roots from the spinal cord following PCRA contribute to the generation of neuropathic pain. Leptin is involved in the development of neuropathic pain after PNI ...
Source: Life Sciences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
AbstractAnkylosing spondylitis (AS) is a debilitating chronic inflammatory disease with genetic predisposition, which is characterized by the involvement of spine and sacroiliac joints. Due to the relatively unsuccessful treatments, we designed β-d-mannuronic (M2000) with the beneficial effects in various experimental models as a novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The aims of our present study were: first, to compare the therapeutic effects of M2000, as a novel designed NSAID, with naproxen and placebo in Iranian patients with AS during 12  weeks; second, to evaluate the effect of M2000 on gene e...
Source: Inflammopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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