Inflammatory biomarkers do not distinguish between patients with sciatica and referred leg pain within a primary care population: results from a nested study within the ATLAS cohort

There is increasing interest in the role of pro-inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of sciatica and whether these could be potential targets for treatment. We sought to investigate serum biomarker level...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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ConclusionsCutibacterium acnes found in discs and vertebrae during surgery for disc herniation in adults with degenerated discs may be caused by contamination, as findings in this group were similar to findings in a control group of young patients with scoliosis and non-degenerated discs. Furthermore, such findings were almost always combined with bacterial findings on the skin and/or in the wound. There was no association between preoperative Modic changes and bacterial findings. Antibiotic treatment of lumbar disc herniation with sciatica and/or low back pain, without signs of clinical discitis/spondylitis, should be ser...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study results suggest that decreased pain scores at one hour are predictors for a favorable three-month response to transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with lumbar disc herniation-induced sciatica. PMID: 31742372 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundSciatica can be a debilitating condition and there is limited guidance on the use of glucocorticoids administered via the oral, intramuscular or intravenous route for this condition. These represent viable treatment options in the primary care setting.ObjectiveTo evaluate the evidence on efficacy and harms of oral, IM and IV glucocorticoid administration for sciatica.Databases and Data TreatmentMEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CINAHL, PsycINFO (inception to October 2018) were searched for randomised placebo ‐controlled trials evaluating oral, IV or IM glucocorticoid administration for sciatica. Two authors ext...
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Sciatica;   Low Back Pain;   Low Back Pain, Mechanical Interventions:   Other: Extension Biased External Limb Loading Exercises;   Other: McKenzie Extension Exercise Protocol;   Other: Moist Heat Sponsor:   Foundation University Islamabad Recruiting
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Conclusion. We conclude that the 15-year trajectories of LBP and sciatica do not have a consistent independent association with cardiovascular autonomic function among the general population. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY Source Type: research
Conditions:   Low Back Pain;   Sciatica Interventions:   Drug: BOL-DP-o-04 + SCO;   Drug: Placebo + SCO Sponsor:   Breath of Life International Pharma Ltd Recruiting
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