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The effect of pain severity on postural stability and dynamic limits of stability in chronic low back pain.

CONCLUSIONS: The intensity of pain has shown to be one of the determinants affecting dynamic balance in chronic LBP patients who showed differences in the impairment of PSIs and LOS with different degrees of pain. PMID: 28800302 [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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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
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
ConclusionsThese results provide further insight into the impact of qualitative aspects of LBP and in particular the importance of radiating leg pain and pain frequency and duration. While LBP-related activity limitations had little impact on both self-rated overall health and HUI, radiating leg pain and pain frequency and duration were associated with significantly decreased scores on both dimensions.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Igbo Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire is a valid and reliable measure of pain-related disability. Implications for rehabilitation Low back pain is the leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide, and is particularly prevalent in rural Nigeria, but there are no self-report measures to assess its impact due to low literacy rates. This study describes the cross-cultural adaptation and validation of a core self-report back pain specific disability measure in a low-literate Nigerian population. The Igbo Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire is a reliable and valid measure of self-reported disabili...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
To systematically locate, critically appraise, and synthesize the available evidence regarding the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) and psychoeducation that can be implemented by rehabilitation specialists to treat fear-avoidance beliefs in patients with acute, sub-acute, and chronic low back pain.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Source Type: research
Postural control of patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) is usually impaired. Effects of treatment applications on postural stability have not been well investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the immediate effects of kinesio taping on pain and postural stability in patients with CLBP.
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
To the Editor Chronic low back pain is a symptom that may originate from a variety of lumbosacral structures. Thus, identifying the correct anatomic source of pain is essential for selecting the appropriate treatment. Numerous studies including, but not limited to, investigations by MacVicar et al and Dreyfuss et al have demonstrated excellent clinical outcomes for radiofrequency denervation when rigorous selection criteria were applied to establish the correct diagnosis and specific procedural technique is used.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
In Reply Dr Vorobeychik and colleagues suggest that numerous studies demonstrate excellent clinical outcomes for radiofrequency denervation. A Cochrane review shows low- to very low –quality evidence for the studied procedures. Providing higher-quality evidence was the main reason for initiating the Mint trials.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
t JF Abstract BACKGROUND: The coverage for acupuncture for chronic lower back or knee pain by the statutory health insurance was introduced in 2007. The aim of this study was to investigate characteristics of patients and providers of acupuncture and temporal and regional trends in the utilization of acupuncture. METHODS: This retrospective observational study used anonymized statutory health insurance claims data from a sample of roughly four million subjects. The sample is representative of the German population regarding age and gender in 2013. RESULTS: Lower back pain was the most common coded i...
Source: Schmerz - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze the intra (IMCL) and extra-myocellular lipids (EMCL) concentration in the multifidus muscle (Mm) using MR spectroscopy (MRS) in patients with low back pain (LBP), and to evaluate the correlation between those lipid concentrations and age, obesity, atrophy of the Mm and LBP intensity. METHODS: Sixty LBP patients underwent routine diagnostic MRI of the lumbar spine before undergoing imaging for the study. Body mass index (BMI), as an indicator of obesity and visual analogue score (VAS), as an indicator of LBP were also measured. Proton MRS was acquired with a single-voxel point-re...
Source: The British Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Br J Radiol Source Type: research
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