Determinants of international variation in the prevalence of disabling wrist and hand pain

Previous research has indicated that wide international variation in the prevalence of disabling low back pain among working populations is largely driven by factors predisposing to musculoskeletal pain more g...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Similar to previous studies, our results suggest that patients suffering from CLBP differ with regard to the magnitude of mental burden and the presence of physical impairment. These differences ascertain the need for precise targeting of treatment for CLBP. Inpatient pain centers therefore should offer different multimodal therapy pathways and integrate a meaningful triage, taking into account the multifaceted nature of CLBP based on sophisticated knowledge about forms, differences, and relationships among the biopsychosocial components of CLBP. PMID: 31728134 [PubMed - in process]
Source: GMS German Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ger Med Sci Source Type: research
ConclusionUsing the data from this study, it was possible to calculate the odds ratio of the agricultural pilot suffering low back pain, based on eight personal and work-related factors.Relevance for the industryBased on the results of the present study, it was possible to define strategies to reduce whole-body exposure in agricultural aircraft and, consequently, improve the pilots’ health. Strategies included management of the exposure and aircraft improvement.Graphical abstract
Source: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Condition:   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Behavioral: Qigong Exercise;   Behavioral: P.Volve Exercises Sponsor:   University of Minnesota Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Low back pain and neck pain are the first and fourth leading causes, respectively, of years lived with disability. The treatment of intervertebral disk degeneration remains a significant challenge. While there are still many obstacles to overcome, the use of stem cells for the treatment of disk degeneration has emerged as one of the most promising and exciting techniques to restore the structure and function of the degenerated disk. The use of stem cells in treating intervertebral disk disease as well as the obstacles that remain are reviewed here in an evidence-based manner.
Source: Techniques in Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Symposium Source Type: research
In the last decade, prescription of anticonvulsants for treatment of low back pain (LBP) increased 4-fold. Among them, topiramate has frequent side effects and a mechanism of action that is not fully understood. The authors describe a 65-year-old woman with dependence on topiramate prescribed for chronic LBP and discuss how she was successfully weaned off topiramate using duloxetine. A significant agonistic effect by topiramate on α-2 adrenergic receptors in the brain likely accounts for the symptoms of withdrawal that were seen. We attribute the resolution of her topiramate withdrawal symptoms to reduced norepinephr...
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Low back pain is a burden worldwide and biological, psychological, and social mechanisms play a role in its development and persistence. Current guidelines support care using the biopsychosocial model. However...
Source: Chiropractic and Osteopathy - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Scoping Reviews Source Type: research
Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of absence from work, disability, and impaired quality of life. Fusion surgery may be indicated when non-operative treatments have failed to provide relief. Surgery may...
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
ConclusionsHealth science students in these studies had substandard understanding of psychosocial factors associated with low back pain. Dedicated pain education has the potential to improve low back pain understanding, resulting in more guideline appropriate care recommendation.
Source: Chiropractic and Manual Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Introduction Exercise therapy (ET) is advocated as a treatment for chronic nonspecific low back pain (CNSLBP). However, therapy effect sizes remain low. In other chronic disorders, training at higher intensity has resulted in greater improvements on both general health related and disease specific outcomes compared to lower-intensity ET. Possibly, high-intensity training also improves effect sizes in CNSLBP. Objective To compare the effects of a high-intensity ET program with a similar moderate-intensity ET program on disability, pain, function, exercise capacity, and abdominal/back muscle strength in persons with CNS...
Source: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: CLINICAL SCIENCES Source Type: research
In nature, there are some biological processes that are almost unstoppable. Once the process is started it creates a cascade of reactions and, like a freight train barreling down the track, stopping it takes an immense amount of effort. One of the most classic of these, and perhaps the strongest in human biology, is labor. Once the signals arrive for labor to happen, they build on each other and become relentless. When the contractions start, those strong uterine contractions get stronger and stronger and build and come closer together. There are very few things that can stop contractions. But there are some very powerful ...
Source: Conversations with Dr Greene - Category: Child Development Authors: Tags: Dr. Greene's Blog Uncategorized Bath Time Natural Source Type: blogs
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