Back pain: One overlooked risk factor that can make your symptoms worse

BACK PAIN symptoms can be made worse by failing to address poor lifestyle decisions that are aggravating it. It may come as a surprise that psychological factors can worsen symptoms too.
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ConclusionHemiplegic spontaneous cervical EDH occurs very rarely. It is often misdiagnosed as ischemic stroke and is likely to be administered with thrombolytic agents, making the patient's symptoms worse. Early diagnosis and rapid management of cervical EDH increase the likelihood of complete recovery of the patient's symptoms. Therefore, if there are unilateral weakness and neck pain without cranial nerve dysfunction and there is no evidence of stroke in the brain imaging, spinal EDH should be considered.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 August 2019Source: Anaesthesia &Intensive Care MedicineAuthor(s): Sophie A. Kimber CraigAbstractRegional anaesthetic techniques are the most frequently used type of anaesthetic used for caesarean deliveries. They have a better safety profile than general anaesthesia in the pregnant woman. The choice of whether to use a spinal, epidural or combined spinal–epidural technique will depend on patient and surgical factors. Particular care is required in those receiving therapeutic anticoagulation or with clotting abnormalities. Women should be provided with information regarding th...
Source: Anaesthesia and intensive care medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
-- Back pain is one of the most common medical issues in the United States, says the National Institutes of Health. Short-term back pain lasts no longer than six weeks, and can be uncomfortable if untreated. To treat short-term back pain, the NIH...
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Conclusion Auricular acupuncture is a promising practice for the treatment of chronic back pain in adults.
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to examine patterns of musculoskeletal pain episodes over time. We conducted a one-year follow-up study among 275 eldercare workers with measurements of musculoskeletal pain (low back pain (LBP) and neck/shoulder pain (NSP)) and pain-related work interference (PWI) reported via text message every four weeks. We found a constant, high four-weekly prevalence of LBP and NSP (between 61% and 72%). The distributions of pain episodes for LBP and NSP were similar with approximately 30% of the episodes being 7 days or less per four weeks. There was also a high recurrence of pain, with 33% reporting ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
We present a 71-year-old Caucasian non-Hispanic male who presented with chronic left knee pain after undergoing a total knee arthroplasty (TKA) 18  months prior. Following his TKA, he reported doing well in the acute post-operative period but began to develop progressively worsening left knee pain at approximately the third post-operative week. He underwent a successful spinal cord stimulator (SCS) trial and subsequent implantation of two 16- contact Boston Scientific leads with a Boston Scientific Spectra WaveWriterTM SCS system. Upon first post-procedural follow-up, and moreover at his 6-month follow-up, the patient...
Source: Pain and Therapy - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Spinal Cord, Published online: 20 August 2019; doi:10.1038/s41393-019-0338-5Utility of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory in people with spinal cord injury
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Björn Krüger Lower back pain is one of the most prevalent diseases in Western societies. A large percentage of European and American populations suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. One successful approach to address lower back pain is postural training, which can be supported by wearable devices, providing real-time feedback about the user’s posture. In this work, we analyze the changes in posture induced by postural training. To this end, we compare snapshots before and after training, as measured by the Gokhale SpineTracker™. Considering pairs of before and after snapshot...
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BACK pain is very common and isn ’t usually caused by anything serious, improving within a few weeks or months. While laying down and not doing anything may seem like the best thing for back pain, experts recommend staying active. Here are five simple back exercises to help reduce back pain.
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Staying healthy is best done with expert help. We all need medical care at some point. And if chronic illness strikes, it requires the guidance of someone with the ability to make diagnoses and balance treatments that are often aimed at different organ systems. Primary care physicians (PCPs) are generalists who see adult patients for common ailments including respiratory infections, headaches, back pain, and urinary infections. They also manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, anxiety, and depression. In addition, PCPs have expertise in managing multiple treatments, medicati...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Source Type: blogs
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