Outcomes of Early Imaging for Low Back Pain in Older Adults Outcomes of Early Imaging for Low Back Pain in Older Adults

This study assessed the downstream implications of early imaging in this population.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine
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Authors: Kobayashi T, Nakajima K, Oshima Y, Ikeda M, Kitaura S, Ikeuchi K, Okamoto K, Okada Y, Ohama Y, Higurashi Y, Okugawa S, Moriya K Abstract Staphylococcus condimenti is a Gram-positive coccus that was first isolated from soy sauce mash. Only four cases of human S. condimenti infections have been reported to date. We herein report the first case of spondylodiscitis caused by S. condimenti. A 72-year-old Japanese man complaining of lower back pain and numbness in his legs was diagnosed with spondylodiscitis. A computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy was performed. A culture of the intravertebral disc aspirate yi...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: RESEARCH LETTER Source Type: research
Study Design. A prospective study of patients originally randomized to total disc replacement (TDR) or multidisciplinary rehabilitation. Objective. To assess the long-term development of facet arthropathy (FA) after TDR versus nonoperative treatment, and to analyze the association between FA and clinical outcome. Summary of Background Data. FA may appear or increase following TDR, but the natural course of FA is unclear, and no previous study has evaluated the long-term development of FA following TDR compared with nonoperative treatment. Methods. The study included 126 patients with chronic low back pain and de...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: RANDOMIZED TRIAL Source Type: research
Conclusion. A lumbar instability screening tool total score of at least 7 was ruled out lumbar instability in CLBP patients. This cutoff score may be used as a marker of conservative treatment response. The sample size of patients with lumbar instability in this study was small, which may hinder the reliability of the data. Further studies are needed. Level of Evidence: 4
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusions: workers with low back pain do not show a greater deterioration in static balance than workers without pain during the workday.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study contributes a vivid illustration of older adults' CLBP illness experiences that are substantially underpinned by helplessness, depression, and a drive to continue thriving in old age. Practice implications include the need for clinic-based mood and suicide assessment. PMID: 33033826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Gerontologist Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe clinical significance of Modic changes in low back pain (LBP) is yet to be clarified. Thus, this study aimed to examine the association between Modic changes and LBP after adjustment for confounding factors.MethodsWe evaluated participants in the second Wakayama Spine Study. The degree of endplate changes as measured using magnetic resonance imaging was classified based on the Modic classification system. The prevalence of the types of Modic change in the lumbar region and at each level was assessed. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was conducted to determine the association between the types of...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of Capacitive and Resistive electric transfer (CRet)-combined exercise therapy for participants with non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP). Twenty-six received only the exercise program (E group, n = 15), or received both CRet and the same exercise program (E+CRet group, n = 11). Pain intensity, functional disability and trunk function were measured pre-, and post-intervention and there was also a 1-month follow-up period. Data analysis was performed for each index using the Mann-Whitney U test for comparisons between two groups at each time point, and ...
Source: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine - Category: Physics Tags: Electromagn Biol Med Source Type: research
A 2017 systematic review and meta-analysis demonstrated the unwavering recurrence of low back pain (LBP) presentation in emergency departments (ED) [1]. In early 2020, the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic depleted resources as ED providers tended to COVID-19 patients. Simultaneously, pain management routine care was deemed “non-essential.”† These unattended pain complaints were likely to present to the overburdened ED. LBP in the ED has become increasingly common and challenging to manage [2]. Efficiently triaging non-emergent LBP may redirect and improve ED service utilization.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Evaluate the safety and efficacy of a single injection of STRO-3+ adult allogeneic mesenchymal precursor cells (MPCs) combined with hyaluronic acid (HA) in subjects with chronic low back pain (CLBP) associated with degenerative disc disease (DDD) through 36 months follow-up.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research
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