Correlation between multifidus fatty atrophy and lumbar disc degeneration in low back pain

Chronic low back pain (LBP) is common and associated with lumbar disc herniation. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the grade of lumbar disc degeneration correlates with the degree of lumbar mult...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewMany studies have demonstrated that discogenic low back pain is the most common type of chronic low back pain (CLBP), one of the major causes of disability, and has a major socioeconomic impact. Our aim is to review present therapeutic interventions for discogenic low back pain.Recent FindingsThere are a multitude of treatments used in clinical practice to treat CLBP, but there is continued debate and lack of consensus among clinicians and the policy makers as to which modality is the best approach. Based on controlled evaluations, lumbar intervertebral discs have been shown to be the source of chr...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conditions:   AOT;   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: Action Observation training;   Other: Active Exercises Sponsor:   Istituto Clinico Humanitas Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
, Kemmler W Abstract Background: Low back pain (LBP) affects almost everyone at least once in their lifetime. Various meta-analyses show promising effects on pain reduction for conventional exercise. However, the lack of time and, especially for pain patients, a fear of movement ("kinesiophobia") as well as functional limitations often oppose participation in such activities. In contrast, the advantage of novel training technologies like whole-body electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) lies particularly in a joint-friendly, time-effective, and highly customized training protocol and might be an alternative opti...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusions: Early imaging for low back pain in older individuals was common, and was associated with greater utilization of downstream services and persistent pain.
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Dry-electrode-based transcranial direct current stimulation can lower pain perception in patients with chronic low back pain. The analgesic mechanism can affect the top-down modulation pathway of pain. PMID: 31683491 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neurology Tags: Restor Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
Although the delivery of appropriate healthcare is an important goal, the definition of what constitutes appropriate care is not always agreed upon. The RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method is one of the most well...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: There is low-quality evidence that KT has a beneficial role in pain reduction and disability improvement for patients with CNLBP. More high-quality studies are required to confirm the effects of KT on CNLBP. PMID: 31696916 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
Utility values can be obtained from different respondent groups, including patients and members of the general public. Evidence suggests that patient values are typically higher than general public values. Thi...
Source: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Source: BMJ Comments - Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums
ConclusionsConsidering our results, the described withdrawal method seems to be a simple and safe method to achieve pain reduction while simultaneously preventing organ damage. Despite the preliminary character of our results, our hypothesis might stimulate a new understanding of CLBP ’s pathophysiology.
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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