Wet Cupping—Traditional Hijamah Technique versus Asian Cupping Technique in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients: A Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial

ConclusionsThe study did not show a superiority of one technique compared to the other. Longer follow-up periods and more than one cupping session may be needed to evaluate the difference, if any, between both techniques.Trial registrationNCT02012205.
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 12 June 2019Source: European Journal of Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): Z Didem Takinaci, Mine Karagülle, Halim İşsever, M Zeki KaragülleAbstractIntroductionThe effect of spa therapy, a non-pharmacological treatment for chronic low back pain (CLBP) has been evaluated by several randomized clinical trials. This randomized controlled trial was conducted to compare the effect of balneotherapy alone versus balneotherapy with physical exercise.MethodsParticipants (n = 60) with low back pain for more than 6 months and attending a musculoskeletal clinic were recruited in...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This is a long…… readooops, sorry, not. Low back pain is, we know, the greatest contributor to days lived with disability (Rice, Smith &Blyth, 2016). And no-one anywhere in the world has found a good mix of services to reduce the number of days lived with disability as a result of this problem. And yet billions of dollars are used to fund research into the many contributors to a shift from acute low back pain to ongoing disability associated with low back pain. At the same time, treatments that directly target disability, rather than pain (a target considered the most important outcome by Sullivan a...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Low back pain Pain conditions Research Science in practice health funding health systems models of care Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThis study demonstrated significant improvements in pain and function following caudal ESIs in a cohort of axial LBP with associated central disc protrusions. Further studies, including the use of randomized controlled trials, are needed to determine the ideal subset of candidates for this treatment and to explore additional applications that caudal ESIs may have for chronic LBP.
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2019Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumaAuthor(s): Rohini HandaAbstractLow Back Pain (LBP) is a common clinical problem in out patient practice. LBP, osteoarthritis, soft tissue rheumatism and inflammatory rheumatic diseases constitute the ‘Big 4′ of rheumatology-four musculoskeletal conditions most commonly encountered in the community (Fig. 1). The importance of LBP can also be gauged by the following facts: nearly 75% of the population will have back pain at some time in their life, back symptoms are the most common cause of disability in the young and...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Chronic low back pain causes more disability worldwide than any other condition and is thought to arise in part through loss of biomechanical function of degenerate intervertebral discs (IVDs). Current treatments can involve replacing part or all of the degenerate IVDs by invasive surgery. Our vision is to develop a minimally invasive approach in which high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is used to mechanically fractionate degenerate tissue in an IVD; a fine needle is then used to first remove the fractionated tissue and then inject a biomaterial able to restore normal physiologic function.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
ntreras F, Lomas-Vega R Abstract OBJECTIVES: To determine the short-term effects of a modified Flexion-Distraction (FD) technique in comparison with a high-velocity low-back spinal manipulation (HVLA-SM) protocol on patients suffering from chronic low-back pain (CLBP). DESIGN AND METHODS: A randomized controlled trial. The sample was composed of 150 patients suffering from CLBP, who were randomly assigned to either a FD (n = 75) or a HVLA-SM (n = 75) group. The variables used to study pain were the scores of the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) and the Pressure Pain Threshold (PPT) on t...
Source: Complementary Therapies in Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Complement Ther Med Source Type: research
[Schwannoma of the inferior gluteal nerve as a rare cause of gluteal radiating chronic low back pain]. Schmerz. 2019 May 23;: Authors: Schwarzkopf P, Rönsch B, Müller WC, Katscher S, Litz RJ, Avila González CA Abstract This is the first report of a schwannoma of the inferior gluteal nerve (IGN) as a cause of chronic low back pain in a 43-year-old man. The patient suffered from severe pain radiating to the gluteal region. He was treated for months without pain relief and was on long-term disability. Only a targeted sonographic exam revealed a hypoechoic in...
Source: Schmerz - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Schmerz Source Type: research
Pain is a significant public health problem affecting approximately 20% of adults in the United States (US).4,11,14 However, specific data are lacking on the incidence, prevalence, and outcomes of most common pain conditions. Health services research on chronic pain has typically focused on single pain conditions, such as low back pain or headache, despite an increasing recognition of multiple chronic overlapping pain conditions.13 Focusing on single pain conditions can limit understanding of the effects of chronic pain, as those who are most disabled by chronic pain and use the most health care services typically suffer f...
Source: The Journal of Pain - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Original Reports Source Type: research
Increased interest in the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) as a contributor to chronic low back pain has resulted in an expanding set of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Evidence for the effectiveness of nonsurgical treatment is limited, impeding assessment of the overall value of such treatments. For surgical treatment, only triangular titanium implants, used during minimally invasive SIJ fusion, have been the subject of rigorous clinical and economic evaluations. Randomized trials of triangular titanium implants have shown marked immediate and sustained improvements in pain, disability, and quality of life with incremen...
Source: Techniques in Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Symposium Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeA prospective, single-arm, open-label study to evaluate the effectiveness of intraosseous radio frequency (RF) ablation of the basivertebral nerve (BVN) for the treatment of vertebrogenic-related chronic low back pain (CLBP) in typical spine practice settings using permissive criteria for study inclusion.MethodsConsecutive patients with CLBP of at least 6  months duration and with Modic Type 1 or 2 vertebral endplate changes between L3 and S1 were treated with RF ablation of the BVN in up to four vertebral bodies. The primary endpoint was patient-reported change in Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) from b...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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