Low Frequency Electric Stimulation Can Treat Back Pain: Study

Patients in a small trial said their chronic pain improved an average of 90 percent over the course of 15 days, but returned shortly after the electrical stimulation sessions ended.
Source: The Scientist - Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Of opioid-naive geriatric patients who underwent surgery for DSD, 0.3% developed chronic, continuous opioid use. Preoperative opioid use was the strongest predictor of prolonged utilization, which may represent suboptimal use of nonopioid alternatives, pre-existing opioid use disorders, delayed referral for surgical evaluation, or over-prescription of opioids for noncancer pain.
Source: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research
BMI (body mass index), CLBP (chronic low back pain), CPR (clinical prediction rule), F8WT (Figure-of-Eight Walk Test), LBP (low back pain), NMES (neuromuscular electrical stimulation), PT (physical therapist), QBPDS (Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale), RCR (Repeated Chair Rise Test), SSGS (self-selected gait speed), 6MWT (Six Minute Walk Test), SC (Stair Climbing Test), SEM (Structural Equation Modeling), TUG (Timed Up-and-Go Test)
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Recurrence and persistence of low back pain (LBP) are major health [81,39] and economic [25,112,19] issues. Disappointingly, despite considerable efforts, outcomes are worsening [32]. Understanding the etiological factors that underlie the transition from acute to recurrent/persistent LBP will likely aid reversal of this trend. Growing research points to involvement of a systemic inflammatory response. Studies have shown that inflammatory cytokines and mediators are systemically elevated in many chronic pain conditions, e.g., tumor necrosis factor (TNF) in chronic LBP [114,113], interleukin-6 (IL-6) in fibromyalgia [35], i...
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Low back pain is a very common complaint and up to 84% of the adult population will suffer from it at some point in their lives.[1] Degenerative disc disease has a strong relationship to chronic low back pain although it is mostly asymptomatic. Disc degeneration involves alterations to its microstructure, inability of the disc annulus and nucleous to share load, and loss of disc height.[2] This could lead to conditions such as disc herniation, ligaments and facet joints hypertrophy and nerve compression.
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
by Chad D. Kollas MD, Terri A. Lewis PhD, Beverly Schechtman and Carrie Judy“I'm present. Uh … I do have a conflict. I receive funding to conduct reviews on opioids, and I'll be recusing myself after the um, director's, uh, um, um, uh … update.”- Dr. Roger Chou, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) Meeting Friday, July 16, 2021.IntroductionFor those familiar with the controversial relationship between the anti-opioid advocacy group, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing (PROP, recently...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: CDC judy kollas lewis opioid pain schechtman Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Orthopedic Disorder Intervention:   Device: including sham Sponsor:   October 6 University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
This article reviews the history and current trends in use for lumbar toral disc arthroplasty for degenerative disc disease treatment. Furthermore, indications, contraindications, and complications management are discussed.
Source: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Low Back Pain Interventions:   Other: Retro walking;   Other: conventional physical therapy Sponsor:   Riphah International University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Spinal Cord Injuries;   Pain, Chronic Intervention:   Behavioral: Hypnosis Enhanced Cognitive Therapy Sponsor:   University of Washington Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusion. Chiropractors in this US sample tend to provide manipulation to very few patients with CLBP or CNP for which it is inappropriate. However, more research is needed to determine which patients with CNP benefit from manipulation. Level of Evidence: 4
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
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