Structural equation modelling of lower back pain due to whole body vibration exposure in the construction industry.
This study examines key factors affecting LBP due to WBV exposure using the exploratory factor analysis and structural equation modelling. The results confirm five key factors, which are equipment, job-related, organizational, personal, and social- context, with their 17 associated items. The organizational factor is found the most important factor, as it influences the other four factors. The results also show that appropriate seat type, specific training program, job rotation, workers' satisfaction, and workers' physical condition are crucial in reducing LBP due to WBV exposure. Moreover, provision of new machines without proper training and good working condition might not help reduce LBP due to WBV exposure. The results help the construction companies to better understand key factors affecting LBP due to WBV exposure, and plan for a better health improvement program. PMID: 28795908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A 46-year-old man originally from Vietnam with no known long-term medical conditions presented to a primary care clinic for evaluation of gradually progressive, left-sided, lower back pain accompanied by resolving flulike symptoms. He had a history of episodic back pain dating to his mid-20s, but the cause had never been determined. Unlike his prior episodes, on this occasion he first noticed the discomfort after what he thought was a flulike illness, characterized by fevers, chills, myalgia, malaise, and headache, as well as a 6.8-kg unintended weight loss.
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2017 American College of Physicians ’ guideline on noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain.
A lack of adequate lumbopelvic movement control has been suggested as an underlying mechanism contributing to the development and persistence of low back pain and lower limb pathologies. The purpose of this study was to assess the within and between session reliability (i.e. the ability to discriminate between subjects), and the agreement (i.e. whether scores are identical on repeated measures) of lumbopelvic kinematics in the sagittal plane during functional movement control tasks. Kinematics were measured with a portable inertial measurement unit system.
Negative responses seem to work in a cycle.
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.Reuters Health Information
Conclusion People living with OA in their knees often spend many years having difficulty managing their pain before they are able to have surgery. From recent research in New Zealand, I don’t think many people are offered a pain “education” approach, and indeed, I’d bet there are a lot of people who don’t get referred for movement-based therapy either. Misunderstanding is rife in OA, with some people uncertain of the difference between osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and others very worried that they’re going to “wear the joint out” if they exercise. While OA isn&rsq...
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2017 Source:Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology Author(s): Rebecca Kate Hodder, Luke Wolfenden, Steven J. Kamper, Hopin Lee, Amanda Williams, Kate M. O'Brien, Christopher M. Williams The evidence base regarding treatment for back pain does not align with clinical practice. Currently there is relatively little evidence to guide health decision-makers on how to improve the use, uptake or adoption of evidence-based recommended practice for low back pain. Improving the design, conduct and reporting of strategies to improve the implementation of back pain care will he...
(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.
[Image from unsplash.com]From Nemaura’s new Oceania distribution deal to Sanuwave’s promissory note expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Nemaura inks Oceania distribution deal for SugarBeat patch Nemaura announced in an Aug. 15 press release that it has signed a non-binding distribution deal with Device Technologies for exclusive rights to market the SugarBeat glucose monitoring system in Australia and New Zealand. The SugarBeat is a disposable, adhesive skin patch that is used by diabetics, providing a non-invasive and needle-free method of c...
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