Importance of Frequency and Intensity of Strength Training for Reduced Musculoskeletal Pain in the Back, Neck-Shoulder, and Arm-Hand Among Physical Therapists.
CONCLUSIONS: High-intensity strength training is strongly associated with lower levels of MP in arm-hand, neck-shoulder, and back, whereas no association was found with frequency or lower intensities. PMID: 32464597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: Joint Bone SpineAuthor(s): Dounia Tahri, Athan Baillet, Marion Lepelley, Philippe Gaudin, Romain Gastaldi
Authors: Gu Y, Yao Q, Xu Y, Zhang H, Wei P, Wang L Abstract BACKGROUND This was a prospective comparative study of mixed reality (MR) technology assisted lumbar pedicle screws placement and traditional lumbar pedicle screws placement. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty cases of lumbar pedicle screws placement were randomly divided into 2 groups: 25 cases with MR technology in group A, and 25 cases without MR technology in group B. All patients had their scores on the Oswestry disability index (ODI) of low back pain and the visual analog scale (VAS) of the affected lower limb recorded at pre-operation. Blood loss, operative...
Conclusions. The use of the extension device for manual height adjustment of the hospital bed developed from this study helps to prevent LBP among healthcare workers across settings. PMID: 32646297 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2020Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Ronaldo Fernando de Oliveira, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Leonardo Penteado Nascimento, Lívia Leticia Rissato
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2020Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Michael A Wewege, Matthew D Jones, James H McAuley
Written by Pendell MeyersA 20 year old female with an episode of syncope was triage to my low acuity zone one morning. Her vitals were within normal limits except for her heart rate of 109 bpm.I immediately went to evaluate her, without looking in the chart first. I found a well appearing young lady in the room with her parents who witnessed the event. She stated that she was sitting on a shallow ledge in a pool when she became lightheaded, so she got up out of the pool and then briefly syncopized next to the pool in front of her parents, who were able to catch her preventing any trauma. She returned to normal within 30 se...
Do not Rx oral steroids for back pain.
I realise the title of this post is likely to raise a few eyebrows at the very least, and perhaps it will even cause some to say ‘illness, an illusion? I think not!’ in some indignation so I’d ask you to hold off on a reaction while I put the statement into context. A few posts ago I wrote about the first of the things I know to be true, that we are all walking miracles. In that post I shared how I’ve found that taking a little time out of my busy thinking allows me to settle into a space where I know what I need to do in order to be as healthy as I can be. My body is a walking miracle; it stitches,...
Conclusion: Differences in resting blood flow were observed among those with SCI-related pain, particularly in regions that may be involved in affective-motivational and cognitive-evaluative aspects of pain. Larger ASL studies in addition to functional connectivity studies using fMRI are needed to clarify unique neural patterns in this complex and often intractable form of pain. PMID: 32644023 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.