Medical News Today: What can cause morning back pain?

Waking up with lower back pain can often signal a problem with a person ’s sleeping position or mattress. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a medical condition, such as fibromyalgia or degenerative disc disease. Learn more here.
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Treating chronic low back pain (CLBP) with spine-focused interventions is common, potentially dangerous, and often ineffective. We posit that CLBP in older adults is a geriatric syndrome – a final common pathway for the expression of multiple contributors. We have published evidence and expert consensus-based algorithms to guide evaluation and treatment of key biopsychosocial CLBP contributors in older adults – hip osteoarthritis, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, sacroiliac joint syndrome, lumbar spinal stenosis, leg length inequality, lateral hip/thigh pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and maladaptive coping....
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
Study Design. Retrospective review. Objective. The aim of this study was to identify whether a concomitant diagnosis of fibromyalgia (FM) influences postoperative complications, readmission rates or cost following primary 1 to 2 level lumbar fusions in an elective setting. Summary of Background Data. Patients with FM often are limited by chronic lower back pain, many of whom will seek operative treatment. No previous study has evaluated whether patients with a concomitant diagnosis of FM have more complications following spine surgery. Methods. Medicare data (2005–2014) from a national database was queried...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
Chronic pain is a major source of suffering. It interferes with daily functioning and often is accompanied by distress. Yet, in the International Classification of Diseases, chronic pain diagnoses are not represented systematically. The lack of appropriate codes renders accurate epidemiological investigations difficult and impedes health policy decisions regarding chronic pain such as adequate financing of access to multimodal pain management. In cooperation with the WHO, an IASP Working Group has developed a classification system that is applicable in a wide range of contexts, including pain medicine, primary care, and lo...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This observational cross-over study demonstrates an advantage of MCT in FM patients with LBP as compared with SAT. Further randomised clinical trial studies should assess whether these results can be generalised to the FM population at large. PMID: 30418116 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Myofascial release (MFR) is used to restore tissue extensibility of the fascia tissue and is considered to be useful in a number of clinical settings such as low back pain, ankle injuries, fibromyalgia and headaches. There is, however, despite the popularity of MFR in manual therapy, little consensus on whether it leads to biomechanical, systemic or interoceptive outcomes.
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Randomized Controlled Trial Source Type: research
Over the past few years I’ve been pondering the presumed gap between people living with pain and the people who “treat” or work with them.  Most of my readers will know that I live with widespread pain (aka fibromyalgia) or pain that is present in many parts of my body, and the associated other symptoms like DOMS that last for weeks not a day or two, and increased sensitivity to heat, cold, pressure, chilli, sound and so on. I first “came out” with my pain about 15 years ago: that is, I first disclosed to people I worked with that I had this weird ongoing pain – and finally joined...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Professional topics Research Therapeutic approaches inclusion inequality Source Type: blogs
The objective of this case-control study is to investigate the phenotypic characteristics of chronic TMD with and without TMDH. We hypothesize that chronic TMD with TMDH is associated with increased number of bodily pain conditions, more painful sites in the head and neck region, and greater TMD pain intensity. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional review of the medical records of consecutive patients who sought treatment at the University of North Carolina Orofacial Pain Clinic between 2013 and 2014. The inclusion criterion was a diagnosis of myalgia or arthralgia according to the Research Diagnostic Crite...
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
Abstract Opioids have been used for centuries, mostly as a sedative and to treat pain. Currently, they are used on a global scale for the treatment of acute and chronic pain in diseases as osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and low back pain. Binding of opioids on opioid receptors can cause a range of different effects such as changes in stress response, analgesia, motor activity and autonomic functions. This review provide a synthetic summary of the most recent literature on the use of drugs acting on mu-receptors to treat two prevalent functional bowel disorders, presenting with opposite bowel habit. Eluxadoline and ...
Source: Current Opinion in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Opin Pharmacol Source Type: research
Abstract Which therapies should you recommend for chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis, or fibromyalgia? This review-with 3 handy tables-summarizes the evidence. PMID: 30110500 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Family Practice - Category: Practice Management Authors: Tags: J Fam Pract Source Type: research
Chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs), such as fibromyalgia (FM), temporomandibular disorder (TMD), episodic migraine (EM), tension-type headache (TTH), and low back pain (LBP) affect over 100 million Americans and costs the US economy billions of dollars each year22. A hallmark of the COPCs is their idiopathic pathogenesis20. Each individual condition produces pain unexplained by clinical findings such as injury or inflammation97. Furthermore, each is characterized by pain that persists “beyond the normal time of healing”, thereby meeting the IASP definition of chronicity67.
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Source Type: research
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