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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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BY JEFF GOLDSMITH On July 17 of this year, I journeyed from Charlottesville Virginia, where I live, to Seattle to have my cervical spine rebuilt at Virginia Mason Medical Center, whose Neuroscience Institute has a national reputation for telling patients they don’t need surgery. It was my fifth complex surgical episode in 29 months, after more than fifty years of great health.  My patient experience has been wrenching, and it made me question yet again the conventional wisdom about doctors and patients that dominates much of our current health policy debate. None of these interventions was remotely elective: hea...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
Looking back to what I now know suggests that my 3 1/2 year old son’s long lasting temper tantrums may have been an indication that something was up. I just didn’t know what it was and wasn’t sure how to become better informed. All I remember is that it seemed like it was his way or the highway. He eventually grew out of those temper tantrums by the time he started pre-school. When Jeff was in elementary school, he would erase numbers and letters until they looked “just right!” At night I would spend a few minutes with each of my sons saying good night. When it was his turn, we would talk and...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Children and Teens OCD Parenting Personal Academic Performance anxiety Childhood Disorders childhood obsessive compulsive disorder Compulsions Obsessions Panic Attacks Rituals Worry Source Type: blogs
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
Anne Kearl, 55, was first diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her spine twenty years ago. Chronic back and neck pain affect every aspect of her life, contributing to her giving up work aged 52, but this impact is often hidden and rarely understood by others. This is something Anne believes needs to change."Pain is normal to me. It’s always there. I may paint a smile on my face, but I'll be hurting all over. You get used to it, but it does grind you down. It’s had a big impact on my mental health; pain and depression feed off each other and in my experience, it’s hard to separate them out a lot of the ti...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
With retirement ages going up and the value of pensions and savings going down, more and more people with arthritis will need and want to work for longer. Arthritis can be a barrier to working at any age, with thousands losing out in the world of work every year because of their condition. That’s why we're funding health and work research to help people with arthritis find or stay in work, inspire changes in the workplace and influence and inform policy-makers and employers.The Health and Employment After 50 (HEAF) study at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work has recruited more than 8...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
This study also includes several collaborators, including members of the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence for Pain (Professor Victoria Chapman and Dr. Federico Dajas-Bailador) and of the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis (Professor Tonia Vincent).Nerve protein may protect against the onset and pain of arthritisMeanwhile, another three-year study will explore if a protein found on nerves in and around our joints could be used to reduce pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.Susan Brain, Professor of Pharmacology at King’s College London, tells us more ab...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
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
ARTHRITIS - inflammation of the joints - and back pain, are symptoms of long term chronic condition Ankylosing spondylitis .
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study didn't measure whether receiving the cardiosphere-derived cells extended lifespans, so we have a lot more work to do. We have much to study, including whether CDCs need to come from a young donor to have the same rejuvenating effects and whether the extracellular vesicles are able to reproduce all the rejuvenating effects we detect with CDCs." Cardiac and systemic rejuvenation after cardiosphere-derived cell therapy in senescent rats Cardiosphere-derived cell (CDC) therapy has exhibited several favourable effects on heart structure and function in humans and in preclinical models; however,...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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