Effect of Ear Acupuncture on Pregnancy-related Pain in the Lower Back and Posterior Pelvic Girdle: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial

(Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2019;98:1307–1317)
Source: Obstetric Anesthesia Digest - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Anesthesia and Analgesia: Alternative Methods of Analgesia Source Type: research

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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis paper seeks to review the important musculoskeletal issues that arise for pregnant and postpartum women. It outlines the background, diagnosis, and management of these musculoskeletal issues; reviews the existing and recent literature; and offers clinical opinions from the perspective of women ’s health PM&R physicians.Recent FindingsExisting and recent literature on pelvic girdle pain, lumbosacral back pain, pubic symphysis separation, transient osteoporosis, rectus diastasis, and postpartum neuropathy offer some new insights on management, which is often context-dependent. Management r...
Source: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Pilates exercises can be recommended as an effective and safe method for increasing lumbopelvic stabilization, reducing pain and disability, improving physical mobility and sleep problems in pregnant women with LBP. PMID: 32986655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: In the literature, there are few papers on long-term results after brace treatment and there is no consensus on whether scoliotic curves stop progressing at skeletal maturity. To date the factors that could influence curve behaviour following bracing have not been fully determined. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results and the loss of the scoliotic curve correction in a cohort of patients treated with PASB brace during adolescence and to compare patient outcomes of under and over 30 Cobb degrees 10 years after brace removal. DESIGN: This is an observational controlle...
Source: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Source Type: research
We describe the biomechanical changes that may lead to sacroiliac dysfunction during pregnancy, pubic symphysis dysfunction, diastasis recti in the peripartum period, and pregnancy-related low back pain. Our focus was to examine the impact of exercise on each condition.Recent FindingsWe consolidated updated guidelines for physical activity throughout pregnancy, explored whether exercise is effective for stabilizing the low back and pelvic girdle in pregnant and postpartum patients as well as reviewed the absolute and relative contraindications to physical activity during pregnancy.SummaryPLBP and PPGP stem from multiple et...
Source: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Conclusion: CSE analgesia in laboring parturients does not reduce PPD at 6 weeks. Instead, perceived high stress during pregnancy appears to be the most important factor.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
If you ask health care providers about the most challenging condition to treat, chronic pain is mentioned frequently. By its nature, chronic pain is a complex and multidimensional experience. Pain perception is affected by our unique biology, our mood, our social environment, and past experiences. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic pain, you already know the heavy burden. People are looking for novel, nonaddictive ways to treat pain Given the ongoing challenges of chronic pain management coupled with the consequences of the opioid epidemic, pain management practitioners and their patients are searching for eff...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Marijuana Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal problem during pregnancy, with an estimated prevalence ranging from 30 –78% (Mota MJ et al. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 28(2):351-7,2015 and Abebe E et al. J Med...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
This week is Te Wiki o te Maori – and the theme is Kia Kaha te Reo Maori. For those readers not familiar with te reo, kia kaha translates to “be strong.” It’s a word people from Otautahi (Christchurch) have used a lot since 2010 and the first of the many events that have shaken (literally) our world since then. Te Wiki o te Maori is a week dedicated to celebrating and strengthening the use of Maori language in New Zealand. While the week celebrates the language of Aotearoa, it also helps us tangata tiriti, or people of the Treaty of Waitangi, remember that we have a place in this whenua (land). ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Pain conditions Professional topics Research Resilience/Health Science in practice respect values Source Type: blogs
The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review (SR) of the literature to assess the effectiveness of chiropractic care options commonly used for pregnancy-related low back pain (LBP), pelvic girdle pain (PGP), or combination pain for both experienced practitioners and students of chiropractic.
Source: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
A performance at a photo show in El Fasher, Sudan, 2018. The new transitional government of Sudan criminalized female genital mutilation this spring, but the practice has not ended. Credit: MOHAMAD ALMAHADY/UNAMIDBy Rhona Scullion, PassBlue*Aug 18 2020 (IPS) Just four months ago, Sudan took the monumental step to ban female genital mutilation, a painful, unnecessary and dangerous procedure that leaves lasting scars. Generally carried out on girls before they reach puberty, genital mutilation is now punishable in Sudan by up to three years in prison and subject to a fine. In a country where 88 percent of women between 15 a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Crime & Justice Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
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