Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis and back pain

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the joints in the spine, including the cervical and lumbar vertebrae. This can cause pain and stiffness in the back. In this article, we look at how people can relieve pain associated with RA in the back. We also explore the causes and symptoms of RA back pain.
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This study aimed to assess the health-related quality of life (QoL) among Jordanian adults with chronic disorders.Methods and samplingA cross-sectional design using the convenience sampling technique was implemented and face-to –face interviews were carried out with 915 Jordanians who attended several shopping centers in Northern Jordan. The QoL was assessed using the Short Form 36 (SF-36) Health Survey.ResultsData were obtained from 915 Jordanian adults from the general public with a mean age of 33.8  years (standard deviation, SD ± 28.2). Obesity was prevalent in 23.0% of the participants ...
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Conclusion: The present study provides a corpus of knowledge considered essential for patients in the self-management of their arthritis. The selection of many items reflects recent emphasis on professional recommendations and the patients’ perspective. Future work should lead to the development of new updated KQs for patients with inflammatory arthritis.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionThe results indicate normal pain sensitivity and cerebral pain processing in RA for non-affected sites, while the increased sensitivity at inflamed joints indicate peripheral/spinal sensitization. Brain imaging data suggest that disease-relevant pain processing in RA is marked by aberrations and a failed initiation of cortical top-down regulation.
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results indicate normal pain sensitivity and cerebral pain processing in RA for non-affected sites, while the increased sensitivity at inflamed joints indicate peripheral/spinal sensitization. Brain imaging data suggest that disease-relevant pain processing in RA is marked by aberrations and a failed initiation of cortical top-down regulation. PMID: 31228612 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Behav Immun Source Type: research
Discussion The mandible normally grows in a symmetric downward and forward movement relative to the skull base. The condyle is the primary growth center. “The mandible is unique in that its 2 joints and growth centers function together as a single unit.” It is the last bone in the body to reach skeletal maturity. The mandible and its growth are important for maxillary growth and therefore many problems that affect the mandible affect the facial and skulls structures as well. These growth problems can be relatively insidious and therefore may need monitoring over longer periods of time such as patients with unde...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusions: PET has the advantage of being able to detect degenerative joint changes at a molecular level even before the structural changes have taken place. Hence, it has superiority over other conventional imaging modalities to detect arthritis in the early stages as well as investigate multiple joints in a single scan. As the resolution of PET is relatively low, combining PET with CT provides structural information to better assess the joint. Quantifying disease activity has the benefit of surveilling disease activity over the course of time and monitoring treatment response, remission and relapse of the disease.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Educational Exhibit Posters Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: ASES-8 was translated and adapted to the Portuguese language for Brazil. This instrument is valid, reproducible and reliable for evaluating self-efficacy among patients with rheumatoid arthritis. PMID: 31116272 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Sao Paulo Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Sao Paulo Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: C1 lateral mass and C1-C2 transarticular polyaxial screw rod fixation is a novel and potentially effective surgical technique for achieving immediate rigid immobilization of the C1-C2 motion segment. However, further biomechanical studies should be performed to prove our clinical results. PMID: 31189418 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) Source Type: research
A Symphytum officinale Root Extract Exerts Anti-inflammatory Properties by Affecting Two Distinct Steps of NF-κB Signaling Jacqueline Seigner1, Marc Junker-Samek2, Alberto Plaza2, Gilda D‘Urso3, Milena Masullo3, Sonia Piacente3, Yvonne M. Holper-Schichl4*† and Rainer de Martin1*† 1Department of Vascular Biology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria 2R&D, Procter &Gamble Health, Darmstadt, Germany 3Dipartimento di Farmacia, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Salerno, Italy 4Drehm Pharma GmbH, Vienna, Austria Symphytum officinale, commonly known as comfrey, constitute...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The present study suggests that the extract of LMZ attenuates CFA-induced inflammatory pain by suppressing the ERK1/2 and NF-κB signaling pathway at both peripheral and central level. Introduction Pain is one of the most common symptoms in clinical practice, and inflammatory pain is the most important type of pain (Patapoutian et al., 2009). Inflammatory pain is a growing global health problem. In generally, there is a common course of progression in inflammation and pain share. When patients experience inflammation, they may develop hyperalgesia or allodynia to various mechanical, thermal, or che...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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