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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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In this study, we asked people in an open-ended way about their desire for longer life: Would you like to have more time? What age would you like to become? This was something more specific than asking about a preference for survival without reference to any length of time; about one's plans for the future; or whether people see the future as open or limited, as in studies of future time perspective. Our attempt was to discover whether there were preferred temporal spans with which older adults framed their futures and plans. The two-question series about extra years and desired age ("How old would you like to ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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Source: The Back Letter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Hey guys, PGY1 here, just finished a rheumatology rotation and noticed a lot of patient with chronic pain that would benefit from interventioinal pain or pharm treatment such as fibro, or inflammatory arthritis that could benefit from geniculat blocks, or chronic neck and back pain. I am interested in pain, do not know all available interventions but noticed the patients were not well controlled at times. How feasible would a rheum/interventional pain clinic be or would it even make sense?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
We describe the interesting case of an 85-year-old woman with a thoracic spinal cord stimulator implanted 8years prior to presenting with a 5-month history of bilateral lower extremity weakness, and myelopathic signs on exam, as well as intractable thoracic pain. Her CT Myelogram revealed significant epidural fibrosis around her thoracic paddle lead with compression of her spinal cord. After surgical removal of the lead and the surrounding fibrosis, she recovered her lower extremity function and her thoracic pain improved. This is an uncommon complication of spinal cord stimulator lead or paddle placement, but can carry a ...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Publication date: 18 January 2018 Source:Neuroscience Letters, Volume 664 Author(s): Pere Boadas-Vaello, Judit Homs, Marta Portero-Tresserra, Beltrán Álvarez-Pérez, Meritxell Deulofeu, Enrique Verdú Neuropathic pain (NP) is present in 40-to-50% of spinal cord injured patients. It tends to chronicity and correlates with lower quality-of-life. Moreover, the role of NP in the eventual exacerbation of anxiety- and depression-like behaviours during its development and chronification in genetically susceptible individuals remains unclear. Thus, although solely few animal models are available, new spe...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusion Our results rule out hyperpolarization as the mechanism underlying kEFS-mediated analgesia and highlight the risk of recording artifacts caused by extracellular electrical stimulation.
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Kemmler W, Weissenfels A, Bebenek M, Fröhlich M, Kleinöder H, Kohl M, von Stengel S Abstract In order to evaluate the favorable effect of whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) on low back pain (LBP), an aspect which is frequently claimed by commercial providers, we performed a meta-analysis of individual patient data. The analysis is based on five of our recently conducted randomized controlled WB-EMS trials with adults 60 years+, all of which applied similar WB-EMS protocols (1.5 sessions/week, bipolar current, 16-25 min/session, 85 Hz, 350 μs, and 4-6 s impuls...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the moment you have all been waiting for – the day that the winners of the Medgadget Medical Sci-Fi Competition are announced and their fantastic stories are published! First, we would like to thank Eko Devices, the wonderful sponsors of our contest, that make the coolest and most advanced digital stethoscopes out there.The winner of our contest will receive an Eko CORE stethoscope that is both acoustic and electronic, has all the features of both, can amplify sound, record audio waveforms, and connect to your phone. Thank you, Eko! Since we announced our Medical Sci-Fi Writing Contest i...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
A previous randomised controlled trial (RCT) of patients with chronic low back pain (LBP) and vertebral bone marrow (Modic) changes (MCs) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), reported that a 3-month, high-dose...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Chemotherapeutic drugs such as paclitaxel cause painful peripheral neuropathy in many cancer patients and survivors. Although NMDA receptors (NMDARs) at primary afferent terminals are known to be critically involved in chemotherapy-induced chronic pain, the upstream signaling mechanism that leads to presynaptic NMDAR activation is unclear. Group I metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs) play a role in synaptic plasticity and NMDAR regulation. Here we report that the Group I mGluR agonist (S)-3,5-dihydroxyphenylglycine (DHPG) significantly increased the frequency of miniature excitatory postsynaptic currents (EPSCs) and t...
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Molecular Bases of Disease Source Type: research
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