Retraining the Brain May Eliminate Chronic Back Pain Retraining the Brain May Eliminate Chronic Back Pain
Psychological therapy that changes patients'beliefs about the causes and threat of pain led to a large reduction in primary chronic back pain in a randomized controlled trial.Medscape Medical News
Condition: Chronic Pain Interventions: Drug: LY3526318; Drug: Placebo Sponsor: Eli Lilly and Company Not yet recruiting
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...
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).
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...
Condition: Low Back Pain Intervention: Other: Exercise Sponsor: Hacettepe University Active, not recruiting
Can an implantable, restorative neurostimulator designed to restore multifidus neuromuscular control succeed where other therapies for chronic low back pain have failed?Pain
DISCUSSION: Intradiscal vacuum phenomenon was closely associated with severe IVDD, Modic changes, and SS. Further prospective clinical and laboratory studies are necessary to better delineate the pathogenesis of IVP.PMID:34663160 | DOI:10.1080/03007995.2021.1994379
CONCLUSIONS: KP with the PDS method offered satisfactory outcomes in the surgical treatment of unstable osteoporotic compression fractures.PMID:34664690 | DOI:10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.33511-20.2
AbstractPurposeTo evaluate the safety and 2-year follow-up clinical outcomes of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) using imipenem/cilastatin sodium for chronic low back pain resistant to conservative treatment.Materials and MethodsA retrospective review identified 14 patients who underwent TAE for chronic low back pain between October 2017 and August 2018. Patients with low back pain related to the facet or sacroiliac joint, lasting ≥ 6 months, refractory to ≥ 3 months of conservative treatment were eligible for TAE. Each patient received embolization of feeding arteries ...
Chronic nonspecific spinal pain (CNSP) is defined as a chronic pain experienced in musculoskeletal structures of the spine. CNSP is characterized by a significant emotional distress or functional disability which cannot be attributed directly to a known disease or damage process 38. CNSP represents the leading worldwide cause of years lived with disability 47 and it is responsible for a high social and financial burden in developed countries 11,19. Findings from literature accounted that one-fifth of overall workers with CNSP takes some absence over a period of six months 50.