Patient Experience Comparing Tonic Vs. Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain
Condition: Chronic Pain Intervention: Device: Spinal Cord Stimulator Sponsor: Mayo Clinic Enrolling by invitation
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): N.B. Teixeira, M.B. Sant'Anna, A.C. Giardini, L.P. Araujo, L.A. Fonseca, A.S. Basso, Y. Cury, G. PicoloAbstractMultiple sclerosis (MS) is a Central Nervous System inflammatory demyelinating disease that has as primary symptoms losses of sensory and motor functions, including chronic pain. To date, however, few studies have investigated the mechanisms of chronic pain in animal models of MS since locomotor impairments render difficult its evaluation. It was previously demonstrated that in the MOG35-55-induced EAE, an animal mod...
Conclusions: According to these characteristics, tapentadol appears suitable in the treatment of chronic pain conditions characterized by both a nociceptive and a neuropathic component, such as osteoarthritis or back pain. PMID: 31822137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionsSeveral shared and unique barriers and facilitators to using the stratified care approaches for non-specific LBP among Canadian physiotherapists and chiropractors were identified. Findings may help inform the design of tailored theory-based knowledge translation interventions to increase the uptake of stratified care approaches in clinical practice.
Authors: Mazzantini M, Figliomeni A, Bottai V, Manca ML, Puglioli M, Di Munno O, Mosca M Abstract OBJECTIVES: To assess vertebral fracture (VFx) occurrence after percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) in patients with osteoporosis (OP), primary or secondary to chronic glucocorticoid (GC) therapy. METHODS: Prospective study of a 2-year follow-up. PRIMARY OUTCOME: proportion of patients with new VFx 24 months after PVP. Eligible patients were osteoporotic patients with VFx and pain resistant to conventional therapy, under GC therapy (n=70) or not (n=71), who underwent PVP. X-rays of dorso/lumbar spine were perform...
CONCLUSION: Supervised progressive SE improved the activity of deep abdominal muscles in standing postural tasks in the patients with CLBP. PMID: 31821992 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Chronic musculoskeletal pain (e.g. back and neck pain, pain due to arthritis, leg pain, arm pain of>3 months duration) affects between 11 and 24% of the general population,5, 10 with some estimates as high as 48% for chronic musculoskeletal complaints.19 Costs attributable to musculoskeletal pain have risen in the United States between 1996 and 2014 from $400 billion to nearly a trillion dollars (i.e. 3.4% of GDP to 5.8% of GDP) and these will no doubt rise even further as the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders are expected to increase as the population ages.
Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Low Back Pain
ConclusionsOpioids may provide a safe and clinically relevant pain relief for four to 15 weeks in highly selected patients.
Insomnia and co-existing sleeplessness and musculoskeletal pain were inversely related to long-term recovery from chronic low back pain, a study found; relieving sleep problems may improve recovery.Medscape Medical News