Medical News Today: What can cause lower back pain?

Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina syndrome. Learn more about lower back pain here.
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Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorAuthor(s): Yasunori Haranishi, Koji Hara, Tadanori Terada
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Quality of life and social support were identified as protective factors for depressive symptoms while being at risk of malnutrition, living alone, reporting pain and being female are predictors. PMID: 32490955 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Bras Enferm Source Type: research
Renal angiomyolipoma (AML) is the most common benign solid renal neoplasm seen in daily clinical practice, with an estimated prevalence of 0.2% to 0.6%.1 It is a triphasic mesenchymal neoplasm composed of varying amounts of dysmorphic vasculature, smooth muscle, and mature adipocytes. Pathologically, AML is now considered among the family of perivascular epithelioid cell tumors. Approximately 80% of cases are sporadic, with mean age at presentation being 43 years and most cases identified at fourth to sixth decades of life. There is also a strong female predilection, with female-to-male ratio of 4:1 in sporadic cases.1 Twe...
Source: Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: ARTICLE Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Walis Ruiy, Shih-Yung Hsu, Hsien-Lung Tsai, Chen-Te Chen, Chih-Peng Tseng, Wei-Teing Chen
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The multiprofessional protocol qualifies the care provided to critically ill patients with delirium, improving clinical outcomes. PMID: 32491148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista gaucha de enfermagem EENFUFRGS - Category: Nursing Tags: Rev Gaucha Enferm Source Type: research
This study was conducted to compare the anesthetic and analgesic efficacy of bupivacaine with other local anesthetic agents routinely used for mandibular third molar surgery.Method and materials: Four electronic databases (PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane, and Web of Science) were explored to isolate randomized controlled trials up to 10 February 2019. The anesthetic and analgesic efficacies were assessed using six evaluation outcomes: onset of anesthesia, success of anesthesia, duration of anesthesia, duration of analgesia, pain score on the fourth postoperative hour, and number of analgesics consumed. Stata software (version 13,...
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Authors: Piazza MJ, Gonzales-Zamora JA Abstract Neisseria gonorrhoeae is an uncommon present-day cause of septic arthritis. It is generally seen in the younger patient population and is often difficult to isolate in the lab. Blood cultures performed as routine work are usually negative, and when positive tend to be seen in the classic form of disseminated gonococcal infection. Here we report a case of acute septic monoarthritis, associated with N. gonorrhoea bacteraemia, in a 67-year-old male patient with multiple chronic comorbidities, who presented with acute pain and swelling at his left elbow, and no associated...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
We report on a 31-year-old male patient with non-invasive papillary urothelial carcinoma, low grade of the renal pelvis disguised as xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. The only symptom of the patient was lower back pain. The initial renal-enhanced computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography showed that the right kidney had a benign lesion and this inflammatory lesion might be xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. A percutaneous renal biopsy was performed and histopathologic examination revealed a xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis. Initially, we diagnosed it as xanthogranulomatous p...
Source: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn this review, the current literature available about sacral neuromodulation (SNM) in the management of bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis (BPS/IC) will be addressed.Recent FindingsSNM has emerged in recent years as a minimally invasive option of management for refractory BPS/IC patients that otherwise should undergo reconstructive procedures. Although not approved by the FDA for this specific group of patients, the available data show a favourable response in both objective and subjective variables with a long-lasting effect. The implantation rate after the test phase is greater with the...
Source: Current Bladder Dysfunction Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Several interactive pelvic axes occur during activities of weight-bearing and ambulation. Flexion and extension of the symmetrical innominates occur on the sacral x-axis with weight-bearing. Normal asymmetric innominate rotation occurs on the innominate axis at the pubic symphysis during weight-bearing with normal ambulation. Oblique sacral movement occurs on an oblique sacral axis concurrent with asymmetric innominate movement. Acute and chronic low back pain is commonly caused by a bilateral symmetrical or oblique anterior innominate rotation on the sacrum on an acetabular axis, usually while lifting, bending, lowering, ...
Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Thieves' Market Source Type: research
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