Low back pain often wrongly treated worldwide

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This study, a review of physical and mental health data from the Utah Department of Health, was undertaken in an effort to ascertain the prevalence of health conditions among refugee men and women 60 years and older arriving in Utah. Findings include information on diseases correlated with increasing age, such as hypertension, decreases in vision, arthritis, and low back pain, which are common among this population of refugees aged 60 years and older. Overall, most of the health conditions assessed affect women and men with a similar prevalence. Some notable exceptions are a history of torture and violence, and a propensit...
Source: Gerontology - Category: Geriatrics Source Type: research
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than 3-6 months. It is a complex health condition that is difficult to treat. Chronic pain is stressful, and can lead to serious and costly physical and mental health problems. Many people affected by chronic pain can become addicted to pain medications, like opioids. It can also lead to depression and loss of income from days out of work. The most common causes are low back pain, arthritis, and headaches.
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Organization News Source Type: research
ConclusionScreening criteria for IBD in patients with SpA, and vice versa, have been developed. These criteria will be useful for early detection of both diseases.ResumenObjetivoDefinir criterios clínicos de cribado de espondiloartritis (SpA) en pacientes con enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal (EII) y vice versa, que sirvan de referencia en la derivación entre Reumatología y Aparato Digestivo.Material y métodosRevisión sistemática de la literatura y Delphi a dos rondas. Formaron parte del comité científico 2 reumatólogos y 2 digestólogos; del panel de ex...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractInflammatory back pain (IBP) is an important clinical feature for axial spondyloarthritis (SpA). Yet, little is known about their prevalences in China. We conducted an epidemiological study in a university to detect the prevalences of IBP and axial SpA according to the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria. We investigated 3770 participants from South China Agricultural University by face-to-face questionnaires and evaluated the prevalences of chronic low back pain (CLBP) and IBP. In addition, 333 students including all IBP patients volunteered to do HLA-B27 test, and we performed X-...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The presence of LSTV was associated with an increased prevalence of LBP. This association was probably due to the confounding effect of OSD. The level of occupational physical activity was not associated with LSTV-related LBP. We speculate that advanced age and female sex caused the spurious association of LSTV with LBP in our study, rendering LSTV-related LBP controversial in published literature. PMID: 29879766 [PubMed]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Study Design. A nationwide cross-sectional study. Objectives. To measure the associations between cigarette smoking (defined as serum cotinine concentration>15 ng/mL) and the 3-month prevalence of spinal pain (neck pain, low back pain, low back pain with pain below knee, and self-reported diagnosis of arthritis/rheumatism) and related limitations, and to verify whether these associations are mediated by serum concentrations of vitamin C. Summary of Background Data. Cigarette smoking has been consistently associated with back pain, but this association has never been explained. Because vitamin C has recently be...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Tramadol, a weak agonist at the μ-opioid receptor and a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1995 for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain in adults 1, 2. In contrast to standard opioid analgesics, tramadol additionally alleviates pain through modulat ion of norepinephrine and serotonin descending neuronal inhibitory pathways 3. Clinical studies have demonstrated that tramadol is effective in reducing pain associated with neuropathy, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and low back pain 4, 5.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
A 56-year-old man was admitted for complaints of low back pain and fever in the afternoon for about 2 months. He had a 10-year history of intermittent gouty arthritis on his feet treated with Colchicine, with the most recent attack occurred 12 months before.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research
Authors: Geler-Külcü D, Batıbay S, Öztürk G, Mesci N Abstract Background/aim: Increased neuropathic pain (NP) symptoms are seen in rheumatologic diseases such as fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, but no studies have demonstrated a relationship between ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and NP except for a brain imaging study. The aim of this study was to estimate the presence of NP in patients with AS and to investigate how NP was related to disease activity, functional status, and quality of life. Materials and methods: A total of 100 AS patients (71 males and 29 females; ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
More and more people are suffering from lowback pain worldwide - an issue that is being made worse by the widespread prevalence of inappropriate treatment methods. This is the conclusion of a series of new scientific papers published by The Lancet, which have reviewed evidence from high and low-income countries, finding that this is a global problem that can only be solved through better adherence to best practice treatment guidelines. A global problem exacerbated by ineffective care The first of these new reviews revealed that low backpain is now the leading cause of disability on a global basis, with the issue becoming m...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
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