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The Effect of Lumbar Disc Herniation on Musculoskeletal Loadings in the Spinal Region During Level Walking and Stair Climbing.

CONCLUSIONS LDH patients exhibited different kinetic alternations during level walking and stair climbing. However, both adaptive strategies added extra burdens to the trunk system and further increased the risk for development of LDH. PMID: 28796755 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research

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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.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Residents' Clinic Source Type: research
This JAMA Clinical Guidelines Synopsis summarizes the 2017 American College of Physicians ’ guideline on noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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.
Source: Manual Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Technical and measurement report Source Type: research
Negative responses seem to work in a cycle.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news
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...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Pain Pain conditions Research biopsychosocial Clinical reasoning disability function healthcare rehabilitation science treatment Source Type: blogs
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...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
(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.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
[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...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Implants Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Brenner Medical Clinical Innovations Device Technologies K2M Masimo MedTech Nemaura Medical Sanuwave Si-Bone Source Type: news
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Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Physiatry Reviews for Evidence in Practice Source Type: research
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