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Medical News Today: Lower back pain may all be in the mind, study suggests
Feelings of stiffness in the lower back may simply be the brain's way of protecting us from future injuries, new research suggests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Spouse Criticism May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain
Negative responses seem to work in a cycle. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spouse Hostility May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain Spouse Hostility May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain
People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Spouse hostility may worsen chronic low back pain
(Reuters Health) - People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Aug. 18, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Nemaura’s new Oceania distribution deal to Sanuwave’s promissory note expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Nemaura inks Oceania distribution deal for SugarBeat patch Nemaura announced in an Aug. 15 press release that it has signed a non-binding distribution deal with Device Technologies for exclusive rights to market the SugarBeat glucose monitoring system in Australia and New Zealand. The SugarBeat is a disposable, adhesive skin patch that is used by diabetics, providing a non-invasive and needle-free method of c...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Implants Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Brenner Medical Clinical Innovations Device Technologies K2M Masimo MedTech Nemaura Medical Sanuwave Si-Bone Source Type: news

Choosing Wisely Targets Low Back Pain Remedies, Other Unnecessary Treatments (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS Three medical associations have recently issued recommendations on practices that should be questioned or avoided as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aims to reduce unnecessary tests and … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Gabapentinoids Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain Gabapentinoids Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain
The gabapentinoids pregabalin and gabapentin are not effective in treating chronic low back pain (CLBP), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Lower back pain? THIS medication could be ineffective and cause side effects
LOWER back pain can be extremely debilitating - caused by everything from poor posture, slipped discs, sciatica and osteoporosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gabapentinoids Seem to Offer Little Benefit, Substantial Risks in Low Back Pain (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Gabapentinoids, increasingly used for chronic low back pain, offer little benefit and carry substantial risks in this setting, finds a systematic review … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'Be more cautious' in prescribing off-label drugs for chronic back pain, Canadian doctor says
Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according to a new review. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Be more cautious' in prescribing off-label drugs for chronic back pain, review says
Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according to a new review. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Workers' compensation claimants with low back pain: the role of dissatisfaction in the transition to disability - Tait RC, Chibnall JT.
This study examined the role of dissatisfaction with medical care and employer treatment on disab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

NSAIDs for Chronic Low Back Pain: True or False?
More effective vs placebo? Less effective than opioids? Equally as potent as APAP? What ’s true and what false about NSAIDs? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Shown To Be Cost Effective for Chronic Low-Back Pain
Results of a new NCCIH-supported study suggest group sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are cost-effective for chronic low-back pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Study: Yoga helps back pain among veterans
(Veterans Affairs Research Communications) A study that included 150 veterans with chronic low back pain found that those who completed a 12-week yoga program had better scores on a disability questionnaire, improved pain intensity scores, and a decline in opioid use. The findings jibe with those from two past clinical trials involving non-veterans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Musculoskeletal disorder prevention dev Hinge Health raises $8m in Series A
Digital health startup Hinge Health raised $8 million in a Series A round to support its musculoskeletal disorder prevention and treatment technology. Funding in the round was led by European VC Atomico and joined by existing seed investors including Eleven Two Capital and the Vertical Group, according to VentureBeat. The San Francisco-based company’s tech, which operates around a series of wearable sensors, a smart-tablet and applications, looks to combat lower-back and joint pain. Hinge Health claims that lower-back and joint pain cost as much as $100 billion per year in the US alone, and that musculoskeletal disor...
Source: Mass Device - July 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News mHealth (Mobile Health) hingehealth Source Type: news

How a zapper in your lower body can banish lower back pain
Sharon Palmer, 55, from Hornchurch, Essex, suffered with intense back pain for years - until a device was fitted which instantly eased the pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiofrequency denervation may not be effective for pain reduction for certain patients with chronic low back pain
Findings from a study conducted in the Netherlands and published in the July 4 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association suggest that radiofrequency denervation may not reduce pain for patients with chronic low back pain who and are treated with a standardized exercise program.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 9, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Nerve Zap Unlikely to Ease Low Back Pain
Title: Nerve Zap Unlikely to Ease Low Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/5/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 6, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Electrical pulse ineffective against low back pain, study says
Sending an electrical current directly into spinal nerves does no more than strength and mobility exercises for low back pain, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for July 5, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Halyard Health taps former Acelity head Woody for CEO | Personnel Moves July 5, 2017 Halyard Health said late last month it tapped former Acelity prez & CEO Joseph Woody as its new chief executive officer, replacing a retir...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Nerve Zap Unlikely to Ease Low Back Pain
Exercise alone may be best approach, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Back Pain (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows no benefit for RF denervation in back pain
A team of researchers from the Netherlands evaluated three clinical trials involving 681 patients with chronic low back pain and found that radiofrequency denervation combined with exercise did not bring about a significant reduction of pain compared to exercise alone after 3 months. Radiofrequency denervation is commonly used to treat chronic low back pain, but the team pointed out that evidence demonstrating its efficacy is lacking. Researchers conducted 3 trials to assess the effectiveness of the minimal interventional procedure. People eligible for the trial included those who had chronic low back pain, a positive diag...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Orthopedics Pain Management Source Type: news

Nerve Zap Unlikely to Ease Low Back Pain
WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 -- Sending an electrical current directly into spinal nerves does no more than strength and mobility exercises for low back pain, a new study finds. The procedure, called radiofrequency denervation, has become an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Radiofrequency Denervation Offers No Benefits for Back Pain
A medical procedure offered no advantages over exercise alone for easing low back pain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Exercise Back (Human Body Part) Pain Source Type: news

Being Active May Reduce Risk of Chronic Low Back Pain Being Active May Reduce Risk of Chronic Low Back Pain
Regularly engaging in physical activity, from walking to intense exercise, may help to reduce the risk of chronic low back pain by as much as 16 percent, according to a new review of previous studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Exercise reduces lower back pain by up to 16%
Researchers from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki found moderate activity reduces chronic lower back pain by 14 per cent but not acute discomfort. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Applying electric current to nerve for chronic low back pain does not provide clinically important improvement
(The JAMA Network Journals) In three randomized trials, treatment of chronic low back pain with radiofrequency denervation, a procedure that can be performed with different techniques including the application of an electric current to the pain-conducting nerve, resulted in either no improvement or no clinically important improvement in chronic low back pain, according to a study published by JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Being active may reduce risk of chronic low back pain
(Reuters Health) - Regularly engaging in physical activity, from walking to intense exercise, may help to reduce the risk of chronic low back pain by as much as 16 percent, according to a new review of previous studies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Newly Launched Program
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - June 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Seeing the Larger Picture on Patient Risk
There may be doubt around many aspects of healthcare at present, but one aspect that isn ’t in question is the transition to value-based care.In the future, pharma companies will take on more risk for certain patients, a trend that has many concerned as they quickly discover that they don ’t know what they don’t know about patients. This makes it difficult to make good decisions on the level of risk they are willing to accept.Consider an example of a patient prescribed a medication for diabetes. Under value-based care principles, the life sciences company will be asked to assume a level of financial risk ...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Pagliuca Source Type: news

Should you see a chiropractor for back pain?
Treatment TermsSpine Overview Nearly everyone suffers from back pain at some point. One treatment option is chiropractic care, which includes spinal manipulation (also called manual manipulation). A review of research, published in theJournal of the American Medical Association, found that spinal manipulation can help relieve pain and improve function in people with acute low-back pain, one of the most common types of back pain. Content Blocks ContentDuke chiropractorEugene Lewis, DC, MPH, answers questions about how chiropractic care can help. Section Features Text Content Header What kinds of conditions does a ch...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Seeing the Larger Picture on Patient Risk
There may be doubt around many aspects of healthcare at present, but one aspect that isn ’t in question is the transition to value-based care. It makes too much sense and fits with the goals of improving healthcare regardless of which side of the aisle you sit.In the future, life sciences organizations will take on more risk for certain patients, a trend that has many concerned as they quickly discover that they don ’t know what they don’t know about patients. This makes it difficult to make good decisions on the level of risk they are willing to accept.Consider an example of a patient prescribed a medica...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

Yoga eases moderate to severe chronic low back pain
Yoga was as effective as standard physical therapy for treating moderate to severe chronic low back pain in people in underserved communities. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acupuncture found to be a safe and effective alternative to dangerous painkiller drugs in hospitals
(Natural News) A recent study published in MJA.com.au revealed that acupuncture may serve as a safe and effective alternative to pain-relieving drugs for patients arriving at a hospital’s emergency room. As part of the study, a team of researchers led by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia that examined 528 patients with acute low back pain, migraine, or ankle... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain patients with depression often prescribed opioids
Patients with low back pain who are depressed are more likely to be prescribed opioids, and to be prescribed higher doses, a new study finds. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2017 -- Patients with low back pain who are depressed are more likely to be prescribed opioids, and to be prescribed higher doses, a new study finds. Low back pain is a leading cause of disability in the United States and the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 21, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Depressed Patients More Likely to be Prescribed Opioids
A new study shows that patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses. Understanding these prescribing patterns sheds new light on the current opioid epidemic and may help determine whether efforts to control prescription opioid abuse are effective. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - June 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Yoga as Good for Low Back Pain as Physical Therapy Yoga as Good for Low Back Pain as Physical Therapy
Chronic lower back pain is equally likely to improve with yoga classes as with physical therapy, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Study suggests yoga may be effective for back pain
If you suffer from chronic low back pain, yoga might bring you as much relief as physical therapy, a new trial shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga as good for low back pain as physiotherapy: study
Chronic lower back pain is equally likely to improve with yoga classes as with physical therapy, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Yoga Vs. Physical Therapy For Chronic Low Back Pain: Which Is More Effective?
A new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that yoga was as effective as physical therapy for alleviating pain, improving function, and reducing the use of pain medication. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Study Finds Yoga Can Help Back Pain, But Keep It Gentle, With These Poses
A new study finds that a yoga class designed specifically for lower back pain can be as effective as physical therapy in easing pain. The class and teacher manuals are available on-line, for free.(Image credit: Comstock Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Yoga just as good as physical therapy for low back pain
A new trial establishes that yoga is " statistically as effective " as physical therapy for treating chronic low back pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Toblerone pegs in my pelvis banished my lower back pain
Around 10 per cent of Britons have lower back pain caused by problems with the sacroiliac joint. Natalie Taylor, 30, a team administrator from Watford had a new procedure to treat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga Noninferior to Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Yoga could be as effective as physical therapy for treating low back pain, a noninferiority trial in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests.Some 300 mostly … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Yoga as good for low back pain as physical therapy
(Reuters Health) - Chronic lower back pain is equally likely to improve with yoga classes as with physical therapy, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news