Soldiers who are optimistic before deployment are less likely to suffer back pain and headaches

A study at the University of Michigan analyzed data from 20,734 US Army soldiers who reported pain in at least one new area of the body after deployment - and found pessimism may have had an effect.
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For lower back pain, post-surgical pain, headaches and joint pain, other remedies work and aren’t as risky.
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Humanity has come a long way from treating patients who have fallen off cliffs after having tried to fly, dressed like birds: parallel to the development of flying, the practice of how to keep people alive during flights has also greatly evolved. How can digital health add to the practice of aviation medicine in the future and make sure that passengers step off the plane as healthy as they got in? From Icarus through hot air balloons to mid-air meditation The human desire to conquer the sky is a thousand-year-old story, with tales such as the Greek myth about Daedalus and Icarus. The duo wanted to escape from Crete,...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers aero aeronautics aviation emergency emergency medicine flight flight medicine Healthcare portable portable diagnostics predictive prevention technology wearables Source Type: blogs
Authors: Chaibi A, Russell MB Abstract Cervical artery dissection refers to a tear in the internal carotid or the vertebral artery that results in an intramural haematoma and/or an aneurysmal dilatation. Although cervical artery dissection is thought to occur spontaneously, physical trauma to the neck, especially hyperextension and rotation, has been reported as a trigger. Headache and/or neck pain is the most common initial symptom of cervical artery dissection. Other symptoms include Horner's syndrome and lower cranial nerve palsy. Both headache and/or neck pain are common symptoms and leading causes of disabilit...
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ann Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The experience of specific SHCs in the first 6 months after an SCI is related to greater long-term disability. In order to reduce the disability burden of people with SCI, efforts should be directed toward early prevention of these SHCs. PMID: 30882288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
Macromastia is a common diagnosis that has been shown to significantly impact the quality of life in females.1 These symptoms may include neck and back pain, kyphotic posture, headaches, dermatitis, respiratory distress and psychological difficulties.2-4 The disproportionate psychosocial stress placed on the adolescent population is important to understand, as it is often one of the major motivating factors for a young patient to seek breast reduction consultation. The purpose of our study was to retrospectively review our patient population of adolescent reduction mammaplasties over a 5-year period, identify risk factors ...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research
Theranica Bio-Electronics said yesterday that it raised a $35 million Series B round for the Nerivio Migra neurostim patch it’s developing to treat migraine headache. Netanya, Israel-based Theranica said VC shop aMoon led the round, joined by all of its existing backers, Lightspeed Venture Partners, LionBird, Corundum Open Innovation and Takoa. The company raised an unspecified amount in its seed round back in September 2016. Theranica closed out a nearly 300-patient pivotal study last October it used to back a bid for FDA clearance that met its primary endpoint and showed “high efficacy, safety and tolerabilit...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Featured Funding Roundup Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Wall Street Beat Theranica Bio-Electronics Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWith an aging population and increased prevalence of the disease, we set out to evaluate the validity of current diagnostic criteria for neurogenic claudication as well as the efficacy of the treatment options for the main cause, lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).Recent FindingsEpidural steroid injections (ESI) were most efficacious when the injectate is a steroid combined with lidocaine or lidocaine only. There are promising results regarding the efficacy of the minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) procedure as well as interspinous process spacers (IPS) compared to surgical alternatives. Spin...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: PeptidesAuthor(s): Lori N. Eidson, Anne Z. MurphyAbstractEach year, over 50 million Americans suffer from persistent pain, including debilitating headaches, joint pain, and severe back pain. Although morphine is amongst the most effective analgesics available for the management of severe pain, prolonged morphine treatment results in decreased analgesic efficacy (i.e., tolerance). Despite significant headway in the field, the mechanisms underlying the development of morphine tolerance are not well understood. The midbrain ventrolateral periaqueductal gray (vlPAG) is a ...
Source: Peptides - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to quantitatively assess whether the biomechanical changes in the suboccipital triangle help explain the clinical manifestations of Forward Head Posture. Specifically, this study aimed to identify whether the Greater Occipital Nerve or C2 nerve root may be compressed in Forward Head Posture. Three-dimensional, specimen-specific computer models were rendered from thirteen cadaveric cervical spine specimens. The spines transitioned from neutral to Forward head posture while motion data was collected. This data was synced with the computer models to make precise measurements. In Forward Head Po...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of the present investigation is to summarize supporting evidence for novel sub-perception spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy over traditional paresthesia inducing low-frequency waveforms for the treatment of chronic pain. The focus of this review is to summarize key studies comparing traditional low-frequency tonic waveforms to modern high frequency and burst stimulation for the treatment of patients with chronic intractable low back pain and/or leg pain.Recent FindingsSeveral recent studies have demonstrated the benefit of novel SCS therapies over traditional low-frequency SCS for t...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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