Low back pain among nurses working in clinical settings of Africa: systematic review and meta-analysis of 19 years of studies
Nurses in Africa are arguably the most important frontline healthcare workers available in most healthcare facilities, performing a broad range of tasks. Such tasks are considerably presumed in the causation o...
A mobile app designed to provide low back pain sufferers with self-management tips to address their symptoms reduces disability caused by the condition, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
ConclusionsThe prevalence of lower urinary tract disorders, bowel symptoms, vulvo-vaginal/lower abdominal/back pain and sexual dysfunction in women with POP are common but inconsistently reported. There are few data on incidence of associated symptoms with POP, and cohort studies evaluating causality are rare or inconsistent. Obstructive voiding, lower abdominal and pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction are most frequently associated with POP.
This randomized clinical trial examines a decision support tool that provides lower back pain information and self-management recommendations that are specific to an individual ’s characteristics, symptoms, and symptom progression.
Background Context: For chronic low back pain, the causal mechanisms between pathological features from imaging and patient symptoms are unclear. For instance, disc herniations can often be present without symptoms. There remains a need for improved knowledge of the pathophysiological mechanisms that explore spinal tissue damage and clinical manifestations of pain and disability. Spaceflight and astronaut health provides a rare opportunity to study potential low back pain mechanisms longitudinally.
There are limited treatments for discogenic low back pain. Intradiscal injections of biologic agents such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells (SC) are theorized to have regenerative properties and have gained increasing interest as a possible treatment, but the evidence supporting their use in clinical practice is not yet well-defined.
The aims of this study were to evaluate: the proportion of people reporting symptoms associated with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) in primary care programs for knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA) or persistent low back pain (LBP) and; the prevalence of self-reported clinical LSS in these three cohorts, according to two sets of adapted criteria.
To determine the physical characteristics of patients with symptomatic lumbar spondylolysis (LS) who have recurrent low back pain after returning to sports.
Living with persistent pain can be really hard, and clinicians, family and the person with pain can be worried about suicidal thoughts and possible actions. There’s good reason to be concerned, too, as a recent study from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey shows. Grocott, Sommer and El-Gabalawy (2021) used the data obtained from this Canadian Health Survey to explore the relationships between pain intensity and suicidality in people with arthritis, migraines and low back pain. The first question is how many people in the overall population involved in this study had any of the three diagnostic groups &...
CONCLUSIONS: AR-guided surgery demonstrated a 100% accuracy rate for the insertion of 63 percutaneous pedicle screws in 9 patients (100% rate of Gertzbein-Robbins grade A or B screw placement). Using an ARHMS system for the placement of percutaneous pedicle screws showed promise, but further validation using a larger cohort of patients across multiple surgeons and institutions will help to determine the true accuracy enabled by this technology.PMID:34333484 | DOI:10.3171/2021.5.FOCUS21217
CONCLUSION: The information related to LBP offered on YouTube™ is often not evidence-based and there is the tendency to prioritize information on interventions rather than understanding the LBP process. Factors related to engagement with content about LBP on YouTube™ remains uncertain, indicating further need for knowledge translation in this field.PMID:34332887 | DOI:10.1016/j.bjpt.2021.06.009