Knowledge of and expectations about functional restoration programs for chronic low back pain: a mirror survey of 150 patients and 80 physicians in 2017
Publication date: Available online 16 June 2019Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Pierre Letellier, Florian Bailly, Marina Assadourian, Antoine Potel, Violaine Foltz, Sophia Ascione, Laetitia Morardet, Myrianne Le Ralle, Bruno Fautrel, Arnaud Dupeyron, Nada Ibrahim-Nasser, Isabelle Griffoul-Espitalier, Bernard Duplan, Johann Beaudreuil, Laure Gossec
PMID: 31318758 [PubMed - in process]
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ConclusionOur findings indicate that suffering from asthma and/or COPD increases the risk of developing troublesome LBP, which highlights the importance to consider the overall health of people at risk of troublesome LBP and to take the multi-morbidity perspective into consideration. Future longitudinal studies are needed to confirm our findings.Graphic abstract These slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a condition that commonly consumes many resources and creates economic burden for the health care system. Evidence-informed care is crucial to guide management and prevent unnecessary procedures, including diagnostic imaging. Conservative therapy is currently recommended as the first-line and the most cost-effective treatment. Antibiotic therapy and surgical procedures are considered last resort treatment options for CLBP. The aim of this article is to summarize CLBP options for nurse practitioners (NP).
Abstract Purpose: To translate, culturally adapt, and validate the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire into Yoruba language. Materials and Methods: Translation and cultural adaptation of the Yoruba version of the Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire was carried out following the Guillemin criteria. One hundred and thirty-one individuals with chronic low-back pain participated in the psychometric evaluation of the Yoruba language translation. Cronbach's alpha (α), principal component analysis, intra-class correlation, Bland-Altman analysis, Spearman rank correlation coefficient, and minimal detectable differ...
Publication date: Available online 2 July 2019Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Johann BeaudreuilAbstractIntradiskal steroid injections were first used 70 years ago. The initial failure of this treatment method can be ascribed to the absence of preclinical studies and of well-defined criteria for patient selection. Intradiskal calcifications were reported after triamcinolone hexacetonide or cortivazol injections, and proof of clinical benefits remained elusive. The concept of active degenerative disk disease (DDD) then emerged, and cases of incapacitating chronic low back pain with Modic I endplate changes were reported, ...
Condition: Low Back Pain Interventions: Behavioral: Operant conditioning; Other: Therapy Exercises in Group; Other: Back School Sponsor: Antonija Hrkać Active, not recruiting
As an alternative to opioids, the Centers for Medicare&Medicaid Services is proposing coverage for acupuncture as a chronic low back pain treatment for patients in approved studies.Medscape Medical News
Authors: Licciardone JC, Schmitt ME, Aryal S Abstract Context: Comparisons of osteopathic physicians (ie, DOs) and allopathic physicians (ie, MDs) on interpersonal manner, including empathy and communication style, have been limited by such methodologic issues as self-assessment and a focus on medical students rather than practicing physicians. Objective: To compare perceptions of the interpersonal manner, empathy, and communication style of DOs and MDs and corresponding clinical measures reported by their patients. Methods: A cross-sectional study of adults with subacute or chronic low back pain was conduc...
Medicare says it's moving toward covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain as a potential alternative to opioid painkillers that can become addictive