Medical News Today: How to tell the difference between kidney pain and back pain

It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between back pain and kidney pain because the kidneys sit below the rib cage near the back.
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Authors: Lai HC, Lin YW, Hsieh CL Abstract Pain can trigger central amplification called central sensitization, which ultimately results in hyperalgesia and/or allodynia. Many reports have showed acupuncture has an analgesic effect. We searched the related article on PubMed database and Cochrane database to discover central sensitization pathway in acupuncture analgesia. We summarized that acupuncture enhances the descending inhibitory effect and modulates the feeling of pain, thus modifying central sensitization. The possible mechanisms underlying the analgesic effects of acupuncture include segmental inhibition a...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Abstract Although referred pain or hypersensitivity has been repeatedly reported in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients and experimental colitis rodents, little is known about the neural mechanisms. Spinal long-term potentiation (LTP) of nociceptive synaptic transmission plays a critical role in the development of somatic hyperalgesia in chronic pain conditions. Herein, we sought to determine whether spinal LTP contributes to the referral hyperalgesia in colitis rats and particularly whether electroacupuncture (EA) is effective to alleviate somatic hyperalgesia via suppressing spinal LTP. Rats in the colitis g...
Source: Neural Plasticity - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neural Plast Source Type: research
Authors: Kim MG, Ahn YS Abstract The aims of this study were to (1) compare the prevalence of LBP in firefighters according to job type and (2) identify the risk factors of LBP. A random sample of 277 male firefighters and 72 hospital office workers completed questionnaires and underwent lumbar spine MRI. The prevalence of LBP in firefighters (85.1%) was higher than in controls (54.5%). The odds ratio (OR) of LBP and severe insomnia (3.84, 95% CI [1.17, 12.06]) was statistically higher than LBP without insomnia. The OR of LBP and herniated lumbar disc 4-5 (1.86, 95% CI [1.03, 3.35]) was statistically higher than th...
Source: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Int J Occup Saf Ergon Source Type: research
This study aimed to characterize the effects of CPM on the withdrawal pattern assessed by a muscle synergy analysis of several muscles involved in the lower limb NWR. To trigger descending inhibition, CPM paradigm was applied using the cold-pressor test (CPT) as conditioning stimulus. Sixteen healthy volunteers participated. The NWR was evoked by electrical stimulation on the arch of the foot before, during and after the CPT. Electromyographic (EMG) activity of two proximal (rectus femoris and biceps femoris) and two distal (tibialis anterior and soleus) muscles were recorded. A muscle synergy analysis was performed on the...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
The Walton Centre in Liverpool is a world class health facility that specializes in neurology, neurosurgery, spinal and pain management services. To improve the patient experience, they bring patients into their board room to tell their stories. Are you brave enough to follow in their footsteps?
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Condition:   Low Back Pain Intervention:   Other: High Velocity Low amplitude spinal manipulation (HVLA-SM) Sponsor:   Palmer College of Chiropractic Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Condition:   Chronic Low Back Pain Intervention:   Procedure: Epiduroscopy Sponsors:   Pavol Jozef Safarik University;   Europainclinics z.ú. Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The foam roller is possibly the least intimidating piece of equipment in the gym. It’s light. It’s no-tech. And like most things in the gym, you’ve heard something about its benefits, seen a few people using it, and wonder if you should be doing the same. What is myofascial release? Foam rolling is a myofascial release technique. The fascia is a sheet of fibrous connective tissue made of collagen that surrounds muscles. It holds muscles in place and helps them glide through their range of motion, says Carina O’Neill, DO, medical director of Spaulding Outpatient Center–Braintree. Think of the r...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Exercise and Fitness Health Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: A well-validated expert panel-based approach was used to develop and then rate the appropriateness of the use of spinal mobilization and manipulation across the clinical scenarios which could present for CLBP. Information on the clinical scenarios for which these therapies are inappropriate should be added to clinical guidelines for CLBP.
Source: Medical Care - Category: Health Management Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
BACK PAIN affects around a third of Britons each year. It ’s usually not serious, but can be debilitating to live with. Here are five simple stretches that can help relieve lower back pain.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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