No Evidence Muscle Relaxants Can Ease Low Back Pain
Title: No Evidence Muscle Relaxants Can Ease Low Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/12/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 12, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

No Evidence Muscle Relaxers Ease Low Back Pain
Millions turn to muscle relaxants for lower back pain relief, but a new study finds little evidence that such drugs actually work. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Evidence Muscle Relaxants Can Ease Low Back Pain
FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 -- Although tens of millions of Americans turn to muscle relaxants for lower back pain relief, a new Australian review finds little evidence that such drugs actually work. That's the conclusion of a deep-dive into 31 prior... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Benefit, Safety of Muscle Relaxants for Low Back Pain Uncertain
THURSDAY, July 8, 2021 -- Considerable uncertainty exists about the clinical efficacy and safety of muscle relaxants for the treatment of low back pain, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published online July 7 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recommended Therapy for Low Back Pain May Cut Lost Workdays
TUESDAY, July 6, 2021 -- When injured workers with low back pain (LBP) receive guideline-recommended interventions, they typically return to work sooner, according to a study published June 17 in PLOS ONE. Fraser W. Gaspar, Ph.D., who carried out... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Adding decision support to spine imaging decreases opioid prescribing
Does adding epidemiological information regarding back conditions to spine imagin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI spine data inform radiomic models for osteoporosis Are too many patients getting MRI scans for back pain? ACR's R-SCAN helps cut inappropriate lumbar spine MRI scans Public reporting does not reduce MRI scans for low back pain JAMA: Early imaging questionable for older adults with back pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Does workers' compensation status affect outcomes after lumbar spine surgery? A systematic review and meta-analysis - Russo F, De Salvatore S, Ambrosio L, Vadal à G, Fontana L, Papalia R, Rantanen J, Iavicoli S, Denaro V.
Low back pain (LBP) is currently the leading cause of disability worldwide and the most common reason for workers' compensation (WC) claims. Studies have demonstrated that receiving WC is associated with a negative prognosis following treatment for a vast ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Major research project to study chronic pain
Chronic pain is a major global public health challenge that causes significant disability. A new research consortium and national chronic pain data hub could improve outcomes for the many people living with painful and debilitating conditions, such as fibromyalgia, lower back pain, headaches and migraines, thanks to a joint £ 14 million grant from UKRI and Versus Arthritis. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Translational Health Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science In Source Type: news

Study Raises Questions About Role of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Low Back Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - June 18, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Effects of low back pain on balance performance in elderly people: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Ge L, Wang C, Zhou H, Yu Q, Li X.
BACKGROUND: Research suggests that individuals with low back pain (LBP) may have poorer motor control compared to their healthy counterparts. However, the sample population of almost 90% of related articles are young and middle-aged people. There is still ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Routine chest x-ray may offer little help in pediatric patients
Routine chest x-ray in pediatric intensive care units should be abandoned i...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Simple steps improve x-ray for spinal surgery 3D-printed device could improve chest x-ray imaging Chest x-ray may predict risk of hospitalization in COVID-19 AI can spot overlooked IVC filters on radiography exams Lumbar spine x-ray may not be needed for lower back pain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Simple steps improve x-ray for spinal surgery
A simple technique that provides three-point support for scoliosis patient...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lumbar spine x-ray may not be needed for lower back pain Radium-223 treatment in men increases risk of bone fracture New x-ray system may assess adult scoliosis better AI can measure Cobb angle, diagnose scoliosis on x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ultrasonic backscatter could measure bone health in space
A bone density measurement tool based on ultrasonic backscatter could offe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lumbar spine x-ray may not be needed for lower back pain 7T MRI shows promise for sports imaging of injured athletes AI algorithm detects troublesome wrist fractures on x‑rays Weight-bearing CT, 3D analysis can assess knee osteoarthritis Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Beam-X-Vision debuts cesium-based CR system
Israeli digital x-ray technology developer Beam-X-Vision Medical has launche...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Chest x-ray may predict risk of hospitalization in COVID-19 AI can spot overlooked IVC filters on radiography exams Lumbar spine x-ray may not be needed for lower back pain AI of x-ray predicts prognosis of COVID-19 patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pro-inflammatory Diet Linked to Low Back Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - May 27, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Snapshot Source Type: news

Experts Reveal The Products They Swear By For Back Pain
Struggling with lower back pain, upper back pain, a muscle spasm or sciatica? This guide will be your new best friend. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lumbar spine x-ray may not be needed for lower back pain
Women whose lumbar spine x-rays showed degeneration over time experienced littl...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hospital-based doctors order more inappropriate MRI scans CT, MRI for lower back pain still prevalent in ED SNMMI: FDG-PET/MRI improves pain diagnosis, management Are too many patients getting MRI scans for back pain? CT-guided pulsed radiofrequency provides back pain relief (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A Growing New Health Crisis Focusing on Emergency Rooms, Medical History & Vaccines
Samah Ghalloussi, one of the entrepreneurs interviewed for the article with a worker of the French Red Cross. Credit: French Red CrossBy Angel MendozaPARIS, Apr 19 2021 (IPS) This year’s World Health Day on 7 April was an opportunity for three entrepreneurs to share their insights and reflections on a rather complex year due to the health crisis and comment on their experiences developing impactful products and services in this sector. Emeric Lemaire, co-founder of Arkhn, Samah Ghallousi, CEO of AALIA.tech and Antoine Noel, co-founder and director of Japet, are all either associates of Liberté Living-Lab, (a ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Angel Mendoza Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Motor Skills Training Improves Function in Chronic Low Back Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - April 16, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

Does Osteopathic Manipulation Relieve Low Back Pain? Does Osteopathic Manipulation Relieve Low Back Pain?
A study that randomly assigned patients with low back pain to osteopathic manipulation or sham therapy was nicely executed, says F. Perry Wilson, but still leaves him a bit unsure.Medscape (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Hip osteoarthritis signs and symptoms are associated with increased fall risk among community-dwelling older adults with chronic low back pain: a prospective study - Knox PJ, Coyle PC, Pugliese JM, Pohlig RT, Sions JM, Hicks GE.
BACKGROUND: Older adults with concurrent low back and hip pain are predisposed to reductions in physical performance and health-related quality of life. Yet no study to date has assessed whether or not coexisting hip impairments increase fall risk in older... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

When driving hurts: characterizing the experience and impact of driving with back pain - Seward J, Stavrinos D, Moore D, Attridge N, Trost Z.
OBJECTIVES: Driving is one of the most widespread aspects of daily living to people in the United States and is an active process that requires various cognitive functions, such as attention. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is one of the more prevalent and co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

The Effectiveness and safety of T-MSAT on inpatients with acute low back pain caused by traffic accidents: a protocol for randomized controlled trial - Han JH, Park BH, Park JH, Min TW, Lee HJ, Lee YJ, Lee SH, Park KS, Ha IH.
BACKGROUND: Presentation of musculoskeletal symptoms, such as pain, discomfort, or disability, caused by a traffic accident (TA) is a common occurrence. However, studies on treatment and management of sudden low back pain (LBP) caused by a TA are very scar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Low Back Pain (Lumbar Spine Pain)
Title: Low Back Pain (Lumbar Spine Pain)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 10, 2021 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Best supplements for back pain: Willow bark extract is a safe and effective pain reliever
BEST supplements for back pain: Lower back pain can be insufferable, impeding one's ability to perform even basic tasks. If your back pain is not letting up, willow bark extract may help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Five 'ultimate exercises' for perfect posture and to avoid lower back pain
BACK pain is a very common complaint in the UK; particularly lower back pain. But if you develop backache, there are some home treatments to help relieve your backache. These are the five "ultimate" exercises for perfect posture and to get rid of back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Location and severity of lower back pain could indicate kidney disease
BACK pain is common, but some people suffer far worse symptoms, more frequently. Lower back pain is one of the most common regions suffered but how can you know your pain is just temporary or is something more serious? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Exercises Work Best for Lower Back Pain?
Title: What Exercises Work Best for Lower Back Pain?Category: Health NewsCreated: 12/30/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/31/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 31, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

What Exercise Regimen Works Best to Ease Lower Back Pain?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 30, 2020 (HealthDay) -- Chronic lower back pain can make the most routine tasks difficult. But a new study suggests patients can learn new, practical and less painful ways to move through individualized " motor skills training, " or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Transforming Low Back Pain Care Delivery in the United States Transforming Low Back Pain Care Delivery in the United States
Low back pain is a leading cause of disability in the U.S, but practice guidelines are often ignored. This review provides an evidence-based clinical pathway meant to transform care delivery for LBP.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home
A painful back is one of the most common physical ailments. Learns what you can do at home to get relief. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise for low back pain beneficial but no one agrees on why
(University of New South Wales) A new UNSW evidence review has found there is still no consensus between researchers about why exercise works for low back pain patients - despite decades of studies on the topic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Back pain treatment: Trigger point myotherapy can relax tight muscles - what is it?
BACK PAIN relief can be achieved with the use of other body parts. Trigger point myotherapy is widely recognised as one of the most effective treatments for lower back pain. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep with lower back pain: Strategic pillow positions can lead to a good sleep
HOW TO sleep with lower back pain: Do you find yourself waking up during the night due to aches and pain? Getting a good night's sleep can be difficult when laying down can cause physical discomfort. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower Back Pain: Muscle Relaxants No Better Than Placebo Lower Back Pain: Muscle Relaxants No Better Than Placebo
Combining a skeletal muscle relaxant with an NSAID confers no additional benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Relievant Medsystems raises $70M in round led by local investor
The medical device company will use the money to commercialize its Intracept Procedure, a treatment for lower back pain. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 4, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Three of the best foods to avoid lower back pain and protect against backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by making a few changes to your dinner plans. These are three of the very best foods to avoid unwanted back pain symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low back pain and injury in ballet, modern, and hip-hop dancers: a systematic review - Henn ED, Smith T, Ambegaonkar JP, Wyon M.
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is believed to be a common complaint among dancers; however, a comparison across recent research is needed to support or disprove this assertion across genres. Purpose: To determine the prevalence of low back pain and low back... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency may be the cause of your lower back pain - how to top up the vitamin
PAIN in lower back is prevalent in the UK, with almost two out of three of people experiencing it at some time in their lives. Vitamin D deficiency is an overlooked cause - how can you address it (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electroacupuncture Not Efficacious for Low Back Pain
Title: Electroacupuncture Not Efficacious for Low Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/2/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - November 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

The common cooking oil you must avoid or risk lower back pain
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by making a few changes to your dinner plans. This is the common cooking oil that you should avoid, as it could trigger painful backache. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion for low back pain cost effective
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - November 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Chronic Low Back Pain
This article provides an update to the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of various nonpharmacologic interventions for chronic low back pain.Spine (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The association of persistent low back pain with older adult falls and collisions: a longitudinal analysis - Bell T, Pope C, Fazeli P, Crowe M, Ball K.
Mobility-related injuries associate with reduced quality of life, greater functional dependence, and quicker mortality in older adults-warranting prevention efforts. One factor elevating injury risk may be persistent low back pain, which can negatively aff... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

FDA slates VR for lower back pain and fibromyalgia for expedited review
AppliedVR's EaseVRx landed an FDA Breakthrough Device designation for its tool that combines VR and cognitive behavioral therapy.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New dimensions in the treatment of muscle spasticity after stroke and nervous system defects
(E ö tv ö s Lor á nd University (ELTE), Faculty of Science) Chronic muscle spasticity after nervous system defects like stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and painful low back pain affect more than 10% of the population, with a socioeconomic cost of about 500 billion USD. Currently, there is no satisfying remedy to help these suffering people, which generates an immense medical need for a new generation antispastic drug. Drug candidate MPH-220 could mean new hope for millions of patients suffering from spasticity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds athletes fear being judged as weak when they experience pain or injury
(Trinity College Dublin) Trinity College Dublin researchers have carried out the first multi-centred, international, qualitative study exploring the athlete experience (in their own words) of sporting low back pain (LBP). The study published in theBritish Journal of Sports Medicine found a culture of concealment of pain and injury in rowers, leading to poor outcomes for these athletes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hi-tech corset that can help ease lower back pain by stretching the spine
The device, known as Atlas, is thought to relieve pressure on the spine by using tiny sensors and motors the corset stretches out painful areas. It is being trialled by 32 patients in France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain in lower back? Three ‘mind-body’ exercises proven to ease symptoms
PAIN in the lower back can range from mild to severe depending on the underlying cause. Three holistic practices have been shown to remedy lower back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven ways to determine whether your lower back pain is serious - what to look for
LOWER back pain can be a nuisance at best, insufferable at worst, but it usually subsides with time. If you are experiencing chronic back pain, it can signal a more serious problem - here are seven ways to tell. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news