Defining and measuring imaging appropriateness in low back pain studies: a scoping review

ConclusionGreater clarity is needed on how we define and measure imaging appropriateness for LBP, which also accounts for the problem of failing to image when indicated. An internationally agreed methodology for imaging appropriateness studies would ultimately lead to an improvement in the care delivered to patients.Graphic abstract These slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research

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ConclusionsThere was a reduction in subjective pain intensity, evaluated using a numerical scale, in both the intervention and control groups immediately after the intervention, suggesting that the spinal manipulation had a similar effect to the placebo procedure. No effect of HVLA lumbar manipulation was identified for postural control variables in either the intervention or control groups.Trial registrationThe study was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov under the numberNCT02312778, registered at 14 September 2014.
Source: Chiropractic and Manual Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
(Natural News) It is not uncommon for people to experience lower back pain every now and then. In fact, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), lower back pain is one of the most common causes of job-related disability and one of the primary reasons why people miss work. The NINDS also...
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Condition:   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: Kaia Back Pain App;   Other: Physiotherapist Exercise Instructions and written handouts Sponsors:   Kaia Health Software;   Washington University School of Medicine Not yet recruiting
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Intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is a major cause of low back pain. Although the mechanism of degeneration remains unclear, aging has been recognized as a key risk factor for IVDD. Most studies seeking ...
Source: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Lower Back Pain Intervention:   Device: PICO G2 4k Sponsors:   Cedars-Sinai Medical Center;   National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Not yet recruiting
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Conclusion: This study provided a detailed description of the occurrence of the evaluated outcomes and its associated factors. Studies like this are rare in Brazil, especially a census with low rates of losses and refusals. The high prevalence of the evaluated symptoms suggests that it should be investigated routinely in prenatal care, taking into account the age of the pregnant women, depressive symptoms and those experiencing combined or intense pain.
Source: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Lower Back Pain Intervention:   Device: PICO G2 4k Sponsors:   Cedars-Sinai Medical Center;   National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) Not yet recruiting
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Journal of Orthopaedic&Sports Physical Therapy,Volume 50, Issue 6, Page 301-308, June 2020.
Source: The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract A 33-year-old man was referred to physical therapy by his primary care physician for low back pain that had been present for 7 months. The neurologic screen with mixed upper and lower motor neuron signs was of concern for spinal cord involvement. The primary care physician was contacted and magnetic resonance imaging ordered. Facet arthrosis and epidural lipomatosis were present, resulting in thoracic and lumbar spinal stenosis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2020;50(6):345. doi:10.2519/jospt.2020.9059. PMID: 32476581 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine the validity and reliability of an IMU in measuring the amplitude of displacement of a clinician's hand movement during oscillatory lumbar mobilization.
Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
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