Diagnostic Tests for Low Back Disorders

Conclusion: Diagnostic testing is not indicated for the majority of patients with low back pain.
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Category: Occupational Health Tags: ACOEM PRACTICE GUIDELINE Source Type: research

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A 61-year-old man with a medical history of coronary artery disease and symptomatic urolithiasis presented to the emergency department with new onset gross hematuria and 3 months of low back pain, urinary symptoms, and lower extremity edema. He described the back pain as throbbing and 8/10 in severity. The back pain was in the midline, lower thoracic area with radiation down both legs and to his left flank. The pain was worse when lying flat and improved when sitting in a chair. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and chiropractic intervention did not provide relief.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Residents ’ clinic Source Type: research
Conditions:   Acupuncture;   Acute Low Back Pain Intervention:   Other: acupuncture Sponsor:   Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin with many roles in the body related to bone health, immune support, and inflammation reduction. Some studies show it may have a role in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and with sexual function. Vitamin D is now routinely tested with blood workups, and about 50% of the population has been shown to have vitamin D insufficiency with levels less than 30ng/dl. There are many possible signs and symptoms that can be associated with low vitamin D levels, including getting sick often, feeling tired, having lower back pain or bone pain, having muscle pain, experiencing hair loss, or feelin...
Source: Cord Blood News - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
This study suggests some benefits of chiropractic on functioning and well-being of patients with low back pain or neck pain.
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - Category: Health Management Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: Pressure Release Technique (PRT);   Other: Control Sponsor:   Universidad Complutense de Madrid Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsLBP is a highly prevalent condition in Latin-American populations with a high impact on the quality of life of young adults. It is particularly debilitating for women, indigenous individuals, and those with low educational level, and is further exacerbated by the presence of comorbidities, especially those in the mental health domain. Thus, the study findings demonstrate that syndemic and syndemogenesis have the potential to widen the health inequities stemming from LBP in vulnerable populations.Key points• Syndemic and syndemogenesis evidence health disparities in Latin-American populations, documenting th...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: This study offers insights into the trend of NSLBP to determine major research countries and institutions, core journals, pivotal authors, overall development tendency, hot topics, and research frontiers. Moreover, it will help researchers extract hidden valuable information for further study. PMID: 32215136 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
Conclusions: Clinical symptoms and spinal fusion efficiency were not significantly different between CBT and PS except for postoperative improvement in low back pain. The treatment effect on postoperative low back pain was smaller for CBT than for PS. PMID: 32213798 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Authors: Ogon I, Takashima H, Morita T, Oshigiri T, Terashima Y, Yoshimoto M, Fukushi R, Fujimoto S, Emori M, Teramoto A, Takebayashi T, Yamashita T Abstract Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to elucidate the relevance among Schmorl's node (SN), chronic low back pain (CLBP), and intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) with the use of magnetic resonance imaging T2 mapping. Overview of Literature: SN may be combined with CLBP and/or IVDD; however, their relationship has not been determined to date. Methods: A total of 105 subjects were included (48 men and 57 wome...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Authors: Rudy HL, Cho W, Oster BA, Tarpada SP, Moran-Atkin E Abstract Study Design: Retrospective cohort study. Purpose: To determine the effects of massive weight loss on perioperative complications after lumbar fusion surgery (LFS). Overview of Literature: Patients who are obese are more likely to experience low back pain, which would require LFS. Nonetheless, they have a higher risk of perioperative complication development compared with individuals who are not obese. Methods: Patients who underwent LFS at hospitals that participated in the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database withi...
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
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