DR MAX PEMBERTON: Trust me, you can beat pain with your mind 

DR MAX PEMBERTON: We know from countless studies that our minds play an extraordinarily important role in how we experience chronic pain like that associated with lower back problems.
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In the wake of multiple legal challenges, the Biden Administration late last month aimed to fortify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a new rule that would shield more than 600,000 undocumented people brought to the U.S. by their parents. While proponents of the program welcomed the move and heralded it an “effort to bulletproof the DACA program,” our response in this moment overlooks a fundamental problem: each challenge on immigration—whether the Muslim Ban, family separation, or challenging DACA—takes a toll on refugee and migrants through vicarious trauma and weather...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
This study investigated the limitations and restrictions in the most relevant brief ICF core set categories for chronic low back pain (cLBP) as automatically predicted from routinely measured outcomes using a novel, validated mapping algorithm. Materials and Methods: Of 2718 cLBP patients recruited, data from 1541 (64% females) were available from before and at the end of 6 months comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation. Assessments included the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ) and Pain Disability Index (PDI) questionnaires, the percentage of patients with predicted limitations and restrictions in impor...
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Discussion: The results support the psychometric properties of a brief self-report measure of pain impact in a pediatric chronic pain population. This measure may have great utility for clinicians caring for youth with chronic pain.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
I’m interested in this broad field and was wondering which fellowships would be good for it. I know of a person who did pain fellowships and now has a good setup at a large-ish hospital, does a lot of spinal cord stimulation but his patient population seems to be relatively….. umm not my cup of tea. Mostly chronic pain with little improvement. I would personally like the same setup- a fair bit of procedure, opportunity for research but with more than just chronic pain patients. I’ve heard... Read more
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Neurology Source Type: forums
Condition:   Chronic Pain Interventions:   Drug: LY3526318;   Drug: Placebo Sponsor:   Eli Lilly and Company Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Clin Neuropsychol. 2021 Oct 20:1-22. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2021.1991481. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: Examine associations between subjective memory complaints (SMCs), concussion history, and cognitive, psychological, and physical health in older men from the general population.METHOD: Participants were 504 men aged 50-79 who were recruited using an online labor market. Participants completed a survey assessing demographics, medication history, concussion history, recent memory problems, and additional aspects of recent cognitive, mental, and physical health.RESULTS: Men with a lifetime history of ≥3 concuss...
Source: The Clinical Neuropsychologist - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
A 37-year-old man with unremarkable medical history was referred to our nephrology department for unilateral left nephrocalcinosis, incidentally discovered on imaging for chronic low back pain (Figure  1, arrow). On clinical examination, we were struck by a lateralized overgrowth of the left hemibody (Figure 2). An abdominal computed tomography scan with 3-dimensional reconstruction made the diagnosis of medullary sponge kidney (with precaliceal canalicular ectasia predominantly seen in the lef t kidney) and did not show any other abnormality (Supplementary Figure S1).
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Nephrology Image Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe Covid-19 pandemic led to global public health advocacy for a population behavioural and daily routine change. Remote work and social distancing were advocated to curb the community spread. A consequential effect on the physical health of the population is expected. The study aimed to explore whether since the onset of Covid-19 back pain complaints have increased while identifying potential reasons, among the Malta adult population.MethodsAn anonymous online survey was distributed on social media (6th to 20th April 2021). The survey enquired about changes in employment, daily routine, physical activity...
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Low Back Pain Intervention:   Other: Exercise Sponsor:   Hacettepe University Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Can an implantable, restorative neurostimulator designed to restore multifidus neuromuscular control succeed where other therapies for chronic low back pain have failed?Pain
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news
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