More autonomy at work reduces the risk of low back pain

(Technische Universit ä t Dresden) A team of psychologists from Technische Universit ä t Dresden, in cooperation with experts from health sciences and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, has carried out a meta-analysis to identify psychosocial work factors that pose a risk for the development of chronic low back pain (CLBP). Their study clearly indicates that not only physical but also psychological and social factors exert considerable influence on the development of the disease.
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ConclusionsThese data suggest OXT ‐related modulation of regional activity and neural network strength in patients with cLBP and healthy controls. In patients, distinct regions of the pain matrix may be responsive to modulation by OXT.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2020Source: NeuroImageAuthor(s): Minhae Kim, Ishtiaq Mawla, Daniel S. Albrecht, Roee Admon, Angel Torrado-Carvajal, Courtney Bergan, Ekaterina Protsenko, Poornima Kumar, Robert R. Edwards, Atreyi Saha, Vitaly Napadow, Diego A. Pizzagalli, Marco L. LoggiaAbstractBackgroundChronic pain and mood disorders share common neuroanatomical substrates involving disruption of the reward system. Although increase in negative affect (NA) and decrease in positive affect (PA) are well-known factors complicating the clinical presentation of chronic pain patients, our understanding of the mech...
Source: NeuroImage - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting Conditions Spondyloarthritis Axial Spondyloarthritis chronic low-back pain HLA-B27 Source Type: research
Condition:   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: Face-to-Face Rehabilitation program;   Other: Telemedicine program Sponsors:   Universidad de Almeria;   Funding: Junta de Andalucía Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of neuropathic pain (NP) in patients with low back pain (LBP) and the relationship of NP with demographic characteristics and pain duration. Four hundred and forty patients were evaluated with respect to NP. Demographic data were collected and Douleur Neuropathique 4 Questions (DN4) questionnaire was used to identify NP. Any difference in demographic characteristics or duration of pain was investigated between the patients with and without NP. Sociodemographic factors which are independently associated with NP were analyzed. According to DN4, 43.9% of the patients...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Condition:   Chronic Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: Education in the use of smartphone app (Mon coach dos);   Other: conventional care Sponsor:   University Hospital, Clermont-Ferrand Not yet recruiting
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(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of using T'ai Chi to improve chronic low back pain in adults over 65 years of age compared to health education and usual care.
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Abstract Neck pain is the fourth leading cause of disability. Acute neck pain largely resolves within 2 months. History and physical examination play a key role in ruling out some of the more serious causes for neck pain. The evidence for pharmacologic interventions for acute and chronic musculoskeletal neck pain is limited. Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability and productivity loss. Consultation with a physical medicine and rehabilitation spine specialist within 48 hours for acute pain and within 10 days for all patients with lower back pain may significantly decrease rate of surgical...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
Abstract Physicians often overlook exercise as a treatment or prophylactic measure for many common diseases and ailments. It can be used to treat comorbidities including obesity, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, cancer, and low back pain. Education on the general physical activity guidelines as well as easy exercise prescription methods can improve the ability of physicians to prescribe exercise as a therapeutic option. In addition, identifying barriers to compliance with exercise and ways to overcome these barriers is also necessary in...
Source: The Medical Clinics of North America - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Med Clin North Am Source Type: research
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