Neck Pain and Lower Back Pain.
Neck Pain and Lower Back Pain. Med Clin North Am. 2020 Mar;104(2):279-292 Authors: Popescu A, Lee H 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 interventions and increase patient satisfaction. PMID: 32035569 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 21 November 2019Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Maria P. Volpato, Izabela C.A. Breda, Ravena C. de Carvalho, Caroline de Castro Moura, Laís L. Ferreira, Marcelo L. Silva, Josie R.T. Silva
Discussion: The 2-factor model of the 3*I “family members” subscale identified in the current study reflects previous findings and extends the psychometric validity of the 3*I to a US multiethnic sample of individuals with CLBP.
Conclusions. The NPRS and GRCS were successfully adapted into Hausa language with acceptable reliability, validity, and responsiveness. These measures are appropriate for clinical and research use among Hausa-speaking patients. Level of Evidence: 2
What we call a disease matters. It matters to the person because a diagnosis is a marker: this problem is known, it’s recognised, it’s real (Mengshoel, Sim, Ahlsen &Madden, 2017). It matters to the clinician, particularly medical practitioners, but also those clinicians working within a largely “disease-oriented” framework (for example, physiotherapists, osteopaths) (Haskins, Osmotherly, Rivett, 2015; Kennedy, 2017). It matters also to insurance companies, or funding providers – who is in, and who is out. The diagnostic label itself hides a great many assumptions. The ways in which diag...
Conclusions: CRF denervation of the SIJ can safely elicit pain and disability relief, and reduce opioid use, regardless of intervention success. Future studies may support CRF denervation as a dependable therapy to alleviate opioid use in patients with SIJ-derived LBP and show that opioid use measurements can be a surrogate indicator of pain. PMID: 32235019 [PubMed]
Authors: Mazza E, Marcia S, Mondaini F, Piras E, Giordan N, Torri T, Barbanti-Bròdano G, Parodi F Abstract OBJECTIVE: In this premarket clinical study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of a novel Hydrogel (HYADD4-G) for reducing low back pain (LBP) in patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients with chronic LBP were enrolled. All patients presented with up to three lumbar black discs (Pfirrmann grade III or IV), LBP of at least 40 mm on the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), and a Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) score of at least 9. Patients rece...
Conclusion: The PAL-S and PAL-I generated highly reliable scores with substantial evidence of construct validity. Routine use of these measures in treatment trials will enhance comparability of LBP-related symptom and impact results, including patient perspective of treatment benefit. PMID: 32175771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DiscussionThe study anticipates finding relevant literature on the prevalence, incidence, risk factors, mortality, and cost associated with CLBP among adults in SSA. The study outcomes will aid in identifying research gaps, planning, informing policy, commissioning of future research, and funding prioritization.
This study is a randomized controlled trial with parallel-group design including two groups: a Tuina group and a health care education group. A total of 160 eligible participants will be randomly assigned to the groups in a 1:1 ratio. The interventions of both groups will last for 20 min and be carried out twice each week for a period of 12 weeks. The primary outcome is the Oswestry Disability Index. The secondary outcomes include a visual analogue scale and the 36-item Short Form Health Survey. They will be assessed at baseline, at the end of the intervention every month, and during 6 months and 9&th...
On "Short-Term Effect of Kinesiotaping on Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain and Disability: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials." Lin S, Zhu, B. Phys Ther. 2020;100:238-254. Phys Ther. 2020 Mar 11;: Authors: Saueressig T PMID: 32157311 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]