The association between subgroups of MRI findings identified with latent class analysis and low back pain in 40-year-old Danes

Research into the clinical importance of spinal MRI findings in patients with low back pain (LBP) has primarily focused on single imaging findings, such as Modic changes or disc degeneration, and found only we...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is a major health problem and the most common pain condition among those aged 60  years or older in the US. Despite the development of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interve...
Source: Trials - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
To determine the efficacy of OLIF in the treatment of reoccurring discogenic low back pain (LBP) after discoblock
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
This study aims to test auricular point acupressure (APA) as a non-invasive, nonpharmacological self-management strateg y to manage cLBP and to address current shortcomings of cLBP treatment.Methods/designFor this prospective randomized controlled study, participants will be randomly assigned to three groups: (1)APA group (active points related to cLBP), (2) Comparison group-1 (non-active points, unrelated to cLBP), and (3) Comparison group-2 (enhanced educational control, an educational booklet on cLBP will be given and the treatment used by participants for their cLBP will be recorded). The ecological momentary assessmen...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Objective The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of the inclusion of neural mobilization into a motor control exercise program on pain, related disability, neuropathic symptoms, straight leg raise, and pressure pain threshold in lumbar radiculopathy. Design This is a randomized clinical trial. Methods Individuals with low back pain, with confirmed disc herniation, and lumbar radiculopathy were randomly assigned to receive eight sessions of either neurodynamic mobilization plus motor control exercises (n = 16) or motor control exercises alone (n = 16). Outcomes included pain, disability, neuropathic sym...
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions Stabilization exercises could improve the voluntary activity of transverse abdominal muscle of mothers of children with cerebral palsy.
Source: American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: Original Research Articles Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo define and analyze the learning curve of percutaneous endoscopic transforaminal decompression (PETD) for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).MethodsFrom July 2015 to September 2016, 78 patients underwent PETD; one of whom was converted to open surgery, two were lost, and 75 were included in this study. Clinical results were assessed by using the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and visual analog scale (VAS). The learning curve was assessed by a logarithmic curve-fitting regression analysis. Of these 75 patients, 35 were defined as the “early” group, and 40 were defined as the “late” group ...
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Camerota Lower back pain is an extremely common health problem and globally causes more disability than any other condition. Among other rehabilitation approaches, back schools are interventions comprising both an educational component and exercises. Normally, the main outcome evaluated is pain reduction. The aim of this study was to evaluate not only the efficacy of back school therapy in reducing pain, but also the functional improvement. Patients with lower back pain were clinically and functionally evaluated; in particular, the timed “up and go” test with inertial movement sensor was studied be...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
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Source: The Back Letter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Articles Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Common myths about low back pain could lead to more pain, ineffective care and unwarranted anxiety, researchers say.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
Most cases of low back pain (LBP) are regarded as non-specific and current studies indicate that for many this is a chronic recurrent condition, in which people experience episodes of pain with symptom-free pe...
Source: Chiropractic and Osteopathy - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
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