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Lower back pain: STRESS is most common cause, claims Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

BACK pain - especially in the lower back - is a common problem that will affect about 80 per cent of people at some point in their lifetime. But, most of the time there ’s absolutely nothing to worry about, said The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy .
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CONCLUSION: Goal setting is common practice for CLBP and is perceived as a high priority. It is more often a collaboration between therapist and patient rather than patient-led with treatment orientation of the physiotherapist a predictor of patient involvement. Education of healthcare professionals needs to include better understanding of chronic pain to orient them away from a biomedical treatment approach, as well as to enhance skills in facilitating patient involvement in goal setting. PMID: 29345522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
Condition:   Motivational Interviewing Interventions:   Behavioral: Motivational Interviewing;   Behavioral: Anti-inflammatory Information Sponsor:   Universidade do Porto Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This study will be a two-group, single-blind, randomised controlled trial. One hundred and sixty adults with chronic, nonspecific LBP will be recruited. Participants allocated to both groups will receive a group exercise programme. In addition, the intervention group will receive health coaching sessions (i.e. assisting the participants to achieve their physical activity goals) and an activity monitor (i.e.Fitbit Flex). The participants allocated to the control group will receive sham health coaching (i.e. encouraged to talk about their LBP or other problems, but without any therapeutic advice from the physiotherapist) and...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract Patients with chronic low back pain often report that they do not perceive their painful back accurately. Previous studies confirmed that sensory dissociation and/or discrepancy between perceived body image and actual size is one of the specific traits of patients with chronic pain. Current approaches for measuring sensory dissociation are limited to two-point-discrimination or rely on pain drawings not allowing for quantitative analysis. This case study reports the sensory dissociation of two cases with chronic low back pain using a recently published test (point-to-point-test (PTP)) and a newly develope...
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Physiother Theory Pract Source Type: research
DiscussionThe results from our study should be considered when producing evidence-based guidelines and recommendations on which treatment strategies to use for CLBP.Trial registrationISRCTN registry, ID:ISRCTN15830360. Registered prospectively on 2 February 2017.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 21 December 2017 Source:Journal of Physiotherapy Author(s): Rikke Munk
Source: Journal of Physiotherapy - Category: Physiotherapy Source Type: research
Conclusion Spndyloarthritis should be considered in FMF patients with associated sacroiliitis especially when there are leading symptoms and/or imaging abnormalities in the spine. Awareness of this co-existence is important among rheumatologsits for a timely and precise management plan.
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Introduction: Respiratory muscle strength (RMS) in patients with low back pain (LBP) has been a topic of recent investigation, but data comparing measured RMS to age-gender predicted values (AGPV) is limited in this population.Aim: To examine RMS and perceived disability (PD) in a LBP population with a wide range of PD and age seeking physical therapy for LBP.Methods: Thirty-one LBP patients (13 men, 18 women) underwent measurement of RMS via maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressure (MIP and MEP, respectively) using ATS/ERS guidelines which were compared to AGPV (Harik-Khan 1998, Black &Hyatt 1969). The Oswestry Dis...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Physiotherapists Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Pain, disability, quality of life and fear-avoidance similarly improve by walking or exercise in chronic low back pain. Walking may be considered as an alternative to other physical activity. Further studies with larger samples, different walking dosages, and different walking types should be conducted. Implications for Rehabilitation Walking is commonly recommended as an activity in chronic low back pain. Pain, disability, and fear-avoidance similarly improve by walking or exercise. Adding walking to exercise does not induce greater improvement in the short-term. Walking may be a less-expensive alternative to...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
Abstract Low back pain is a considerable health problem which affects people around the world, causing major healthcare costs. The use of qualitative research methods enables us to describe and understand patients’ experience of, and attitudes to, healthcare. The aim of the present phenomenographic study was to identify and describe the contextual nature of the conceptions of patients with low back pain of their encounters in the HCS. Seventeen patients with chronic or episodic low back pain classified as “high risk” were interviewed in open recall interviews, using videos of patients’ initial physi...
Source: Musculoskeletal Care - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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