42. The impact of surgical decompression on neck pain outcomes in patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy: results from the multicenter prospective AOSpine studies

Surgery is increasingly recommended for the treatment of degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) as it effectively halts neurological progression and improves functional impairment, disability and quality of life. Although neck pain is a common complaint in patients with DCM, high-quality, prospective studies that summarize the incidence and severity of preoperative pain and evaluate the impact of surgery on pain outcomes are scarce.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research

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Recently I hosted a family party — my mom’s 80th — which was just immediate family and close relatives. It was great reconnecting with cousins and with my Aunt Georgia and Mom’s brother Gerard, and Aunt Rhoda, Dad’s older sister. I think Mom felt the same way. She seemed on a high the whole day. I was particularly excited about this because it was one of the few times we had really celebrated just Mom, and not as part of a really magnificent couple with my dad (82). We celebrate the two of them a lot, because they have a pretty extraordinary relationship, having started dating when she was 1...
Source: Susan's Blog - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: The US-guided local injections offer better clinical outcome in the treatment of facet syndrome. PMID: 31524141 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The current study indicates that knee muscle strength variables, resulting from an isokinetic testing, have the potential to discriminate between soccer players with and without a history of low back pain. However, low back pain is a multidimensional phenomenon and knee muscle strength or imbalance alone cannot be expected to explain low back pain. PMID: 31524139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Achieved research highlights the importance of a multifactorial approach to pain management and the enormous significance of pain catastrophizing in patients with low back pain. PMID: 31524136 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Rosenbaum J Abstract PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a serious and fairly frequent disorder with prevalence increasing with age which often results in a disability. The surgical procedures are often very risky due to the greater age of patients with severe stenosis and their comorbidities. The study aimed to assess the functional outcomes and complications in patients who underwent surgical treatment for LSS at one year postoperatively and to identify the differences in the functional outcomes, if any, in dependence on the number of operated segments. MATERIAL AND METHODS It was a prospective ...
Source: Acta Orthopaedica - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech Source Type: research
ConclusionPain and disability were longitudinally related to health-related quality of life, societal costs, and healthcare costs. Disability had a stronger association with all outcomes compared to pain.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Conclusion: Chronic back pain has a significant influence on daily life. Pain changes the feeling of identity relating to close relationships and in the Labor market. Most participants' proficiency in Danish language skills posed a challenge for the existing treatment paradigm, in which information is crucial for successful rehabilitation. IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATION To improve access to both info on chronic back pain and its treatment, it is crucial that rehabilitation be offered in a range of languages. Proficiency in Danish varies greatly among immigrants, despite years of stay in Denmark. Engaging a professional in...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a PLISSIT model sexual counseling to promote sexual function of women with spinal cord injury. In this randomized clinical trial the participants included a total number of 44 women with spinal cord injury randomly assigned to intervention and control groups using random blocking. The intervention group received the PLISSIT sexual counseling in three sessions weekly, and the control group received the routine consultation of the center. Female Sexual Functions of participants were assessed using women ’s Sexual Function Index questionnaires at three times. Two-way rep...
Source: Sexuality and Disability - Category: Disability Source Type: research
Brucella is a facultative anaerobic Gram-negative bacillus. It resembles Mycobacterium tuberculosis and establishes infection intracellularly. Brucella infection shows a strong tissue preference for the reproductive system, bone, and fetal ectoderm (de Figueiredo et al., 2015). Early manifestations of brucellosis consist of fever, sweating, joint pain, symptoms of poisoning, chronic spine arthritis, testis or ovarian inflammation, and neurological complications. The prognosis of brucellosis tends to be poor and can result in disability if an early diagnosis was missed and/or no timely treatment was initiated.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2019; 23: 376-391 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693661Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is a chronic inflammatory condition that encompasses ankylosing spondylitis as well as nonradiographic axSpA and can lead to chronic pain, structural damage, and disability. The disease is strongly associated with the presence of human leukocyte antigen-B27. Early diagnosis of axSpA is significant due to new treatment regimens leading to reduction of inflammation and potentially delaying disease progression. Imaging of the sacroiliac joints and the spine plays an important role in the early diagnosis of spondyloarthritis...
Source: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
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