Dr ARUN GHOSH: Why it's crucial we save this life-saving human touch 
DR ARUN GHOSH: There is a case from the pandemic that will always stay with me of a man given appointments remotely. He was 24 and suffering from lower-back pain after exercising. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do doctors treat pain differently based on their patients ’ race?
Physicians prescribed opioids more often to their white patients who complained of new-onset low back pain than to their Black, Asian and Hispanic patients during the early days of the national opioid crisis, when prescriptions for these powerful painkillers were surging but their dangers were not fully apparent,according to a UCLA study.The findings suggest that doctors may have commonly dispensed pain treatments unequally based on race and ethnicity. The study shows that physicians were more likely to prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs — a less-powerful alternative — to their patients of color...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

People of color less likely to receive opioids for lower back pain, study finds
People of color with lower back pain are less likely than White people to receive prescription opioid pain medications from their physicians, a study published Friday by JAMA Health Forum found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain exercises: The 'jarring' workout you should AVOID or risk lower backache pain
BACK pain is a very common condition in the UK - particularly lower back pain. But making some easy lifestyle changes could help to protect against the condition. This is the "jarring" exercise you should definitely avoid if you have back pain. Should you change your workout routine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which Exercises to Avoid With Lower Back Pain?
Title: Which Exercises to Avoid With Lower Back Pain?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - September 7, 2021 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Implanted Stimulator a'Paradigm Shift' for Low Back Pain? Implanted Stimulator a'Paradigm Shift' for Low Back Pain?
The minimally invasive ReActiv8 device is safe and effective for patients with mechanical low back pain for whom spinal surgery is not indicated, research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pain Management Skills Class Aids Those With Chronic Low Back Pain
Findings show noninferior outcomes at three months versus cognitive behavioral therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Pain Management Skills Class Aids Those With Chronic Low Back Pain
MONDAY, Aug. 30, 2021 -- A single-session pain management class results in clinically significant improvements in pain catastrophizing, pain intensity, and pain interference among individuals with chronic low back pain (CLBP), according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could Electrode'Pulses' Cut Back, Leg Pain Without Drugs?
THURSDAY, Aug. 26, 2021 -- A new approach to spinal cord stimulation may drastically reduce chronic back pain, a small pilot study suggests. The study, of 20 patients with stubborn low back pain, tested the effects of implanting electrodes near the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Is the Best Exercise for Lower Back Pain?
Title: What Is the Best Exercise for Lower Back Pain?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/25/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/25/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - August 25, 2021 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Association between depressive symptoms or depression and health outcomes for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Wong JJ, Tricco AC, C ôté P, Liang CY, Lewis JA, Bouck Z, Rosella LC.
BACKGROUND: Study results vary on whether depressive symptoms are associated with worse prognosis for low back pain (LBP). We assessed the association between depressive symptoms or depression and health outcomes in persons with LBP. METHODS: We se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Why those back pain pills won't work - but here's what WILL
Whether it's the result of a small, innocuous movement, lifting heavy luggage or playing sport, lower back pain is an all too familiar problem. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

App helps reduce disability caused by low back pain, study finds
A mobile app designed to provide low back pain sufferers with self-management tips to address their symptoms reduces disability caused by the condition, according to a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Redundant imaging' for TIA workup increases in the ED
The increased compliance of emergency departments (ED) with specific imagin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Decision support could improve ED pediatric appendicitis imaging Electronic consults may avoid unnecessary imaging CT, MRI for lower back pain still prevalent in ED Could cold, hard cash reduce unnecessary head CT scans? Trump administration hits brakes on law to curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Widely Prescribed Meds Ineffective for Low Back Pain? Widely Prescribed Meds Ineffective for Low Back Pain?
Muscle relaxants do not reduce pain or pain intensity in any clinically meaningful way and may raise the risk of side effects, a meta-analysis finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news