Influence of chronic neck pain on cervical joint position error (JPE): Comparison between young and elderly subjects.

CONCLUSIONS: Cervical joint position sense is impaired in subjects with chronic neck pain. PMID: 28800305 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research

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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: Soldiers returning from deployment were more likely to receive an opioid prescription than the overall active duty population, and 1.1% initiated a long-term opioid episode. We report a declining rate of opioid receipt and long-term opioid utilization among Army members from fiscal years 2008-2014. This study demonstrates that the most important predictors of opioid receipt were not demographic factors, but generally clinical indicators of acute pain or physical trauma. PMID: 30007291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
I’m not certain Theodore Roosevelt actually said that – but who cares?! It’s a great statement. For the person living with persistent pain, though, it can be the last thing you want to hear. After all, it’s tough enough getting up and just doing the normal things let alone challenge yourself! So… how can a health professional help? Let’s briefly recap. Self efficacy is the confidence I can do something successfully if I wanted to. It’s a robust predictor of many health behaviours including exercise, stopping smoking, eating healthily and coping well with persistent pain (Jackson, ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Back pain Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Coping Skills Coping strategies Professional topics Research Resilience Science in practice biopsychosocial function healthcare pain management physiotherapy rehabilitation self effic Source Type: blogs
We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
It is known that the patients with chronic low back or neck pain has different spatiotemporal characteristics than healthy controls such as average speed, cadence, step length parameters. Patients with chronic neck pain (CNP) or Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) also experience fatigue while performing daily living activities. It is stated that fatigue is significantly higher in individuals with CLBP and CNP than healthy individuals [1 –5].
Source: Gait and Posture - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
Vectris(TM) Trial Screening Lead Kit for Spinal Cord Stimulation, Models: (a) 977D160 (b) 977D260 Product Usage: The Medtronic Vectris lead kits contain the implantable spinal cord stimulation lead, as well as additional components used for lead implant as part of a Neurostimulation system for pain therapy. A Medtronic implantable Neurostimulation system is indicated for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) systems as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs-including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with the following conditions: Failed Back Syndrome (FBS) or low back syndrome or fai...
Source: Medical Device Recalls - Category: Medical Devices Source Type: alerts
ConclusionsContrary to our hypothesis, this analysis demonstrates that the PROMs evaluated in this study, alone are insufficient to identify patients who may elect to pursue spinal surgery. Male gender and increasing age correlate with decision for later spinal surgery.Level of EvidenceII
Source: PMandR - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese findings point to the role of CGRP in the processes underlying migraine chronification and suggest a possible interaction with gamma-aminobutyrate (GABA) and glutamate transmission to induce/maintain central sensitization and to contribute to the dysregulation of descending pain system involved in chronic migraine.
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results suggest that prostate inflammation activates afferent nerve fibers projecting to the lumbosacral spinal cord, producing reflex activation of spinal neurons innervating the bladder and bladder hyperreflexia. This is mediated by capsaicin-sensitive prostate afferent neurons. PMID: 29991230 [PubMed]
Source: International Neurourology Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int Neurourol J Source Type: research
We report the case of a patient suffering from hidradenitis suppurativa since puberty and complaining of chronic low back pain associated to altered sensitivity and muscular weakness in the right leg. A diagnosis of lumbosciatica was confirmed. Symptoms were not relieved after the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics. A surgical decompression was then indicated but heavily debated. Indeed, extended inflammatory and fibrotic hidradenitis suppurativa lesions were located regarding the skin area eligible for the proposed surgery. A combined therapy with clindamycine/rifampicin was started and the surgery...
Source: Case Reports in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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