High baseline fat mass, but not lean tissue mass, is associated with high intensity low back pain and disability in community-based adults

Low back pain is the largest contributor to disability worldwide. The role of body composition as a risk factor for back pain remains unclear. Our aim was to examine the relationship between fat mass and fat d...
Source: Arthritis Research and Therapy - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Related Links:

AbstractPurposeTo investigate the prevalence of and factors associated with dysfunctional low back pain (LBP) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).MethodsThis cross-sectional study included 1276 RA outpatients from two hospitals. The Roland –Morris Disability Questionnaire was used to address the functional–dysfunctional state criterion. Clinical variables, such as medical status, disease activity, bone mineral density, and spinopelvic alignment parameters, were compared between patients with and without dysfunctional LBP.ResultsMean age and disease duration were 64.6 and 13.4  years, respectively; t...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractAimTo assess the factors defining healthcare ‐seeking behavior of people with musculoskeletal pain in the urban community of Malang City, East Java, Indonesia.MethodsA cross ‐sectional survey was performed in Malang City, East Java, Indonesia. In total, 2067 participants aged 16‐93 years were interviewed. The sociodemographic and socioeconomic factors of healthcare seeking behavior, musculoskeletal pain, disability, and adverse drug reactions were assessed using th e validated Indonesian version of Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic Disease (COPCORD) protocol by International League ...
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
ConclusionsMusculoskeletal pains are common among garment workers of Bangladesh and may cause morbidity, disability, and work loss. Our findings may be important to plan ergonomic measures preventing complaints and may be of interest for international companies ordering garments in Bangladesh.
Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our research failed to show a clinical significance association between military duty assignment and DDD. However, we were able to identify a significant association between concomitant hip and knee osteoarthritis, obesity, diabetes, and tobacco dependency with the development of DDD. Level of Evidence: Level IV.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
More and more people are suffering from lowback pain worldwide - an issue that is being made worse by the widespread prevalence of inappropriate treatment methods. This is the conclusion of a series of new scientific papers published by The Lancet, which have reviewed evidence from high and low-income countries, finding that this is a global problem that can only be solved through better adherence to best practice treatment guidelines. A global problem exacerbated by ineffective care The first of these new reviews revealed that low backpain is now the leading cause of disability on a global basis, with the issue becoming m...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news
“A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.” – A. A. Milne You don’t need to knock yourself out at the gym each day to reap the many health benefits of daily exercise. With simple planning and a determination to engage in a healthier lifestyle, you can add easy stints of exercise to your schedule without breaking too much of a sweat. Best of all, you may realize some of these 10 health benefits of daily exercise. Exercise elevates your mood When you are physically active, it stimulates brain chemicals that make you feel better and lifts your mood. Some experts say that exercise of ...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Habits Health-related LifeHelper Self-Help Source Type: blogs
Authors: Terenzi R, Monti S, Tesei G, Carli L Abstract The term spondyloarthritis (SpA) represents a condition characterised by a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, laboratory abnormalities and imaging features; in particular, SpA is an inflammatory condition in which both peripheral and axial joints might be affected. The majority of people with this disease have either psoriatic arthritis or axial spondyloarthritis, which includes ankylosing spondylitis. Less common subgroups are enteropathic SpA, which is associated with inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), reactive arth...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Abstract Biomarkers are biological characteristics that can be used to indicate health or disease. This paper reviews studies on biomarkers of low back pain (LBP) in human subjects. LBP is the leading cause of disability, caused by various spine‐related disorders, including intervertebral disc degeneration, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and facet arthritis. The focus of these studies is inflammatory mediators, because inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of disc degeneration and associated pain mechanisms. Increasingly, studies suggest that the presence of inflammatory mediators can be measured systemically i...
Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences - Category: Science Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
Prominent researchers, clinicians and commentators seem to suggest that aiming to help people live with their pain is aiming too low. That pain cure or at least reduction is The Thing To Do. It’s certainly got a bit of a ring to it – “I can help get rid of your pain” has a sex appeal that “I can help you live with your pain” doesn’t have. And I can recognise the appeal. Persistent pain can be a scourge for those who live with it; it can eat away at every part of life. Imagine waking up one day to find NO PAIN! Excited much? So why do I keep hammering on about this not very glamorou...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Coping Skills Coping strategies Professional topics Research Resilience/Health Science in practice acceptance function healthcare self management Therapeutic approaches Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsOur investigation identified several species of pharmacological interest as good sources for harpagoside and other important anti-inflammatory metabolites.
Source: Metabolomics - Category: Biology Source Type: research
More News: Arthritis | Back Pain | Disability | Low Back Pain | Pain | Rheumatology