Poster 108: The Prevalence of Spinopelvic Misalignment in Individuals with Refractory Low Back Pain and Association with MRI Findings

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Across the U.S., back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost workdays in a year. Lost work days come with a cost of more than $50 billion in health care expenses, a number that rises to $100 billion when lost wages and decreased productivity are added to the mix. That’s according to the American Chiropractic Association and data from the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO reports that 72% of adult low-back pain health care visits are attributable to people under age 64 and still likely…
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Authors: Alikhajeh Y, Barabadi E, Mohammad Rahimi GR Abstract CONTEXT: In many societies, although chronic low back pain (LBP) is a significant problem, there is no consensus on the optimal therapeutic intervention. OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact of aquatic exercise (AE) and kinesio taping (KT) on the pain intensity and functional incapacity in women with chronic nonspecific LBP. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Outpatient clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-six women with chronic nonspecific LBP (mean [SD]: age = 50.69 [4.187] y) participated. INTERVENTIONS: Participants randomly a...
Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
It’s been a while since I last posted on my blog, as I’ve had other projects on the go this summer. Over this time I’ve been pondering, as I usually do, why pain management/rehabilitation has so many problems. Conceptually, I can understand that pain is a complex experience that we’re a long way from understanding. I get that it’s a philosophically challenging subject. That because it’s subjective (like love, disgust, fatigue or hunger) it’s difficult to examine dispassionately. I also get that it’s big business. Pain is one aspect of being human that captures the entrepr...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Low back pain Pain conditions Professional topics Science in practice Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The proposed web-based deep learning approach can be very practical and accurate for spine segmentation as a diagnostic method. PMID: 32082701 [PubMed]
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This study was designed by researchers at X University.Participants: Thirty-seven patients undergoing LSS were randomized to motor imagery group (n=19) and control group (n=18).Main Outcome Measures: Pain was measured by Visual Analogue Scale, disability related to low back pain by Oswestry Disability Index, pain-related fear by Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia, depression by Beck Depression Inventory, quality of life by World Health Organization Quality of Life Scale-Short Form (WHOQOL-BREF). All assessments were repeated in the preoperative period, three weeks after and six weeks after the surgery.Interventions: Motor imager...
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
We present a case report of an adult woman with AKL-positive ALCL, diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspirate (EBUS-TBNA).A 59-year-old women with no history of breast implants, was admitted for a four-month low back pain. Initially, the patient was treated for a spondyloarthropathy, but due to persistence of the symptoms, a lumbosacral MRI was performed, showing changes in morphology and signal intensity in the vertebral body of L3, along with edema and a paravertebral collection that affected the left psoas muscle, suggesting granulomatous spondylodiscitis. Chest CT-scan showed mild left ...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
This study investigated whether various forms of conceptually oriented pre-processing or the preselection of established factors was superior to using all factors as input.
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Condition:   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: osteopathic treatment + cognitive training;   Other: osteopathic treatment;   Other: usual care Sponsors:   Come Collaboration;   Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucia;   Niguarda Hospital;   Orthoplus Not yet recruiting
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Conclusions: Our results can help direct health care professionals advice for women who are planning pregnancy towards walking as it seems to be sustained during pregnancy.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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