'Swiss cheese' bones could be cause of unexplained low back pain
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In experiments with genetically engineered and old mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority of low back pain in people may be rooted in an overgrowth of pain-sensing nerves into spinal cartilaginous tissue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low back pain as a risk factor for recurrent falls in people with knee osteoarthritis - Iijima H, Shimoura K, Aoyama T, Takahashi M.
This study aimed to inves... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Usual Care for Low-Back Pain Often Inconsistent With Guidelines Usual Care for Low-Back Pain Often Inconsistent With Guidelines
Usual care for patients with low-back pain in family practice and emergency departments is often inconsistent with clinical-practice guidelines, according to a systematic review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 2, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Had Lower Back Pain in the Past 3 Months, by Sex and Age Group - National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2018
In 2018, 28.0% of men and 31.6% of women aged ≥18 years had lower back pain in the past 3 months. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 2, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Data & Statistics Men's Health MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Women's Health Source Type: news

Low back pain accounts for a third of new emergency department imaging in the US
(American Roentgen Ray Society) The use of imaging for the initial evaluation of patients with low back pain in the emergency department (ED) continues to occur at a high rate -- one in three new emergency visits for low back pain in the United States -- according to the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). Imaging utilization varied significantly by geographic region, with patients in the southern US undergoing 10% more imaging than patients in the western US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Back Pain
Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Low Back Pain (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - December 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Low Back Pain Poor Sleep Worsens Recovery From Chronic Low Back Pain
Insomnia and co-existing sleeplessness and musculoskeletal pain were inversely related to long-term recovery from chronic low back pain, a study found; relieving sleep problems may improve recovery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

About One in Three in ED for Low Back Pain Receive Imaging
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2019 -- Imaging is obtained for about one in three patients with emergency department visits for low back pain, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Jina Pakpoor, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Outcomes of Early Imaging for Low Back Pain in Older Adults Outcomes of Early Imaging for Low Back Pain in Older Adults
This study assessed the downstream implications of early imaging in this population.Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Cost-Effectiveness of Nonpharmacologic Care for Back Pain Cost-Effectiveness of Nonpharmacologic Care for Back Pain
There are many nonpharmacologic treatment options available for chronic low back pain, but how cost-effective are they?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Neighborhood walkability in relation to knee and low back pain in older people: a multilevel cross-sectional study from the JAGES - Okabe D, Tsuji T, Hanazato M, Miyaguni Y, Asada N, Kondo K.
This study aimed to investigate an association between neighborhood walkability and knee and low back pain in older people. Data were derived from the Japan ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about sharp lower back pain
There are many possible causes of sharp lower back pain, from a mild muscle strain to some potentially more serious underlying conditions. Read this article for information, treatment options, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep
(Boston Medical Center) Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, which suggests a long-term benefit of these non-pharmacologic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Efficacy of antibiotic treatment in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes (the AIM study): double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, multicentre trial
In this study on patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes at the level of a previous disc herniation, three months of treatment with amoxicillin did not provide a clinically important benefit compared with placebo. Secondary analyses and sensitivity analyses supported this finding. Therefore, the results do not support the use of antibiotic treatment for chronic low back pain and Modic changes. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chiropractors, Physical Therapists Prescribe Fewer Opioids
TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 -- Patients who initially see a physical therapist or chiropractor for low back pain rather than a primary care physician are much less likely to be prescribed opioids, according to a study recently published in BMJ... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news