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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340086/real-world-massage-therapy-produces-meaningful-effectiveness-signal-for-primary-care-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-results-of-a-repeated-measures-cohort-study
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William G Elder, Niki Munk, Margaret M Love, Geza G Bruckner, Kathryn E Stewart, Kevin Pearce
Objective.:  While efficacy of massage and other nonpharmacological treatments for chronic low back pain is established, stakeholders have called for pragmatic studies of effectiveness in "real-world" primary health care. The Kentucky Pain Research and Outcomes Study evaluated massage impact on pain, disability, and health-related quality of life for primary care patients with chronic low back pain. We report effectiveness and feasibility results, and make comparisons with established minimal clinically important differences...
March 14, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327190/primary-pain-generator-identification-by-ct-spect-in-a-patient-with-low-back-pain-a-case-report
#2
Gabriel Tender, Adriana Constantinescu, Andrew Conger, Anthony DiGiorgio
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain is one of the most common conditions encountered in the middle-age population. Identifying the primary pain generator is notoriously difficult. The computed tomography-single-photon emission computed tomography (CT-SPECT) is emerging as a new diagnostic modality for this purpose. CASE PRESENTATION: This 68-year-old Caucasian male presented with intractable low back pain refractory to maximal conservative treatment, including medication and extensive physical therapy...
March 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314997/clinical-and-microbiological-outcomes-in-haematogenous-spondylodiscitis-treated-conservatively
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Tiziana Ascione, Giovanni Balato, Sigismondo Luca Di Donato, Pasquale Pagliano, Francesco Granata, Gianluca Colella, Carlo Ruosi
INTRODUCTION: Spondylodiscitis refers to infections of the intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebral body. Although it is still considered a rare condition, its rate is projected to increase. Mortality rate is considered to be low, but an estimated one third of the survivors experience residual disabilities. Literature shows that uncomplicated spondylodiscitis can be adequately treated by early antibiotic therapy and immobilization. The aim of the study is to evaluate the outcome of conservative treatment in patients with haematogenous spondylodiscitis...
March 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302455/physical-activity-and-yoga-based-approaches-for-pregnancy-related-low-back-and-pelvic-pain
#4
REVIEW
Patricia Anne Kinser, Jena Pauli, Nancy Jallo, Mary Shall, Kailee Karst, Michelle Hoekstra, Angela Starkweather
OBJECTIVE: To conduct an integrative review to evaluate current literature about nonpharmacologic, easily accessible management strategies for pregnancy-related low back and pelvic pain (PR-LBPP). DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. STUDY SELECTION: Original research articles were considered for review if they were full-length publications written in English and published in peer-reviewed journals from 2005 through 2015, included measures of pain and symptoms related to PR-LBPP, and evaluated treatment modalities that used a physical exercise- or yoga-based approach for the described conditions...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284053/adverse-effects-as-a-consequence-of-being-the-subject-of-orthopaedic-manual-therapy-training-a-worldwide-retrospective-survey
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M Thoomes-de Graaf, E Thoomes, L Carlesso, R Kerry, A Rushton
BACKGROUND: Physical therapists (PTs) use a range of manual therapy techniques developed to an advanced level through postgraduate orthopaedic manipulative physical therapy (OMPT) programmes. The aim of this study was to describe the adverse effects experienced by students after having techniques performed on them as part of their OMPT training. DESIGN: A descriptive online survey of current students and recent graduates (≤5 years)m of OMPT programmes across the 22 Member Organisations of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists...
March 6, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282795/measurement-properties-of-the-brazilian-version-of-the-working-alliance-inventory-patient-and-therapist-short-forms-and-session-rating-scale-for-low-back-pain
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Amanda Costa Araujo, Rúben Negrão Filho, Crystian B Oliveira, Paulo H Ferreira, Rafael Z Pinto
BACKGROUND: In the low back pain (LBP) field, therapeutic alliance is considered a non-specific factor of interventions associated with improvements in clinical outcomes. However, there is a paucity of studies aimed to evaluate measurement properties of tools used to objectively quantify the alliance between therapist and patients, such as the Working Alliance Inventory (WAI) and Session Rating Scale (SRS). OBJECTIVE: To translate and cross-culturally adapt the short-form version of WAI - therapist and SRS into Brazilian Portuguese; to investigate the measurement properties, of the WAI-Patient, WAI-Therapist and SRS in patients with LBP and their physical therapists, respectively...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277866/treatment-for-chronic-low-back-pain-the-focus-should-change-to-multimodal-management-that-reflects-the-underlying-pain-mechanisms
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Gerhard Müller-Schwefe, Bart Morlion, Karsten Ahlbeck, Eli Alon, Stefano Coaccioli, Flaminia Coluzzi, Frank Huygen, Wolfgang Jaksch, Eija Kalso, Magdalena Kocot-Kępska, Hans-Georg Kress, Ana Cristina Mangas, Cesar Margarit Ferri, Philippe Mavrocordatos, Andrew Nicolaou, Concepción Pérez Hernández, Joseph Pergolizzi, Michael Schäfer, Patrick Sichère
Chronic low back pain: Chronic pain is the most common cause for people to utilize healthcare resources and has a considerable impact upon patients' lives. The most prevalent chronic pain condition is chronic low back pain (CLBP). CLBP may be nociceptive or neuropathic, or may incorporate both components. The presence of a neuropathic component is associated with more intense pain of longer duration, and a higher prevalence of co-morbidities. However, many physicians' knowledge of chronic pain mechanisms is currently limited and there are no universally accepted treatment guidelines, so the condition is not particularly well managed...
March 22, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263227/who-benefits-most-from-individualized-physiotherapy-or-advice-for-low-back-disorders-a-pre-planned-effect-modifier-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andrew J Hahne, Jon J Ford, Matthew C Richards, Luke D Surkitt, Alexander Yp Chan, Sarah L Slater, Nicholas F Taylor
STUDY DESIGN: A pre-planned effect modifier analysis of the Specific Treatment of Problems of the Spine (STOPS) randomized controlled trial. OBJECTIVE: To identify characteristics associated with larger or smaller treatment effects in people with low back disorders undergoing either individualized physical therapy or guideline-based advice. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Identifying subgroups of people who attain a larger or smaller benefit from particular treatments has been identified as a high research priority for low back disorders...
March 3, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257618/clinical-specialization-and-adherence-to-evidence-based-practice-guidelines-for-low-back-pain-management-a-survey-of-united-states-physical-therapists
#9
Carlos E Ladeira, M Samuel Cheng, Rubens A da Silva
Study Design Electronic cross-sectional survey. Background The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) EBP guideline for low back pain (LBP) elaborated on strategies to manage non-specific LBP in routine physical therapy practice. This guideline described LBP associated with mobility deficit, leg pain and a directional preference, coordination impairment (lumbar instability), and fear avoidance behavior (FAB). Objectives To assess American physical therapists' (PTs) adherence to the Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for LBP of the Orthopaedic Section of the APTA, and to compare adherence among PTs with different qualifications...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257616/evaluation-of-the-start-back-screening-tool-for-prediction-of-low-back-pain-intensity-in-an-outpatient-physical-therapy-setting
#10
Irene Toh, Hwei-Chi Chong, Jennifer Suet-Ching Liaw, Yong-Hao Pua
Study Design Prospective cohort study. Background Optimal management of patients with low back pain (LBP) relies on accurate prognosis of future clinical outcomes. The STarT Back Screening Tool (SBT), a prognostic index developed and validated in the primary care setting, has three scoring measures: SBT overall, psychosocial, and categorical scores. Objective Our study aimed to compare the predictive validity of three SBT measures with future pain intensity in patients receiving physical therapy for LBP. Methods Two-hundred-seven patients with LBP receiving physical therapy completed the SBT at initial (baseline) evaluation and were evaluated 12 weeks later for their pain intensity...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207664/descriptive-analysis-of-spinal-neuroaxial-injections-surgical-interventions-and-physical-therapy-utilization-for-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-within-medicare-beneficiaries-from-2000-to-2011
#11
Joseph A Sclafani, Alexandra Constantin, Pei-Shu Ho, Venu Akuthota, Leighton Chan
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, observational study. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the utilization of various treatment modalities in the management of degenerative spondylolisthesis within Medicare beneficiaries. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis is a condition often identified in symptomatic low back pain. A variety of treatment algorithms including physical therapy and interventional techniques can be used to manage clinically significant degenerative spondylolisthesis...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207662/expression-of-mirna-124a-in-cd4-cells-reflects-response-to-a-multidisciplinary-treatment-program-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain
#12
Benjamin Luchting, Jens Heyn, Ludwig Christian Hinske, Shahnaz Christina Azad
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective evaluation of microRNA (miRNA) expression in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether pain- and T cell-related miRNAs are differentially expressed in CLBP when compared with healthy volunteers and whether these miRNAs may distinguish between responders and nonresponders to a multidisciplinary treatment program. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CLBP is a common health problem worldwide...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194524/painful-schmorl-s-nodes-treated-by-discography-and-discoblock
#13
Junhui Liu, Lu Hao, Xuyang Zhang, Zhi Shan, Shengyun Li, Shunwu Fan, Fengdong Zhao
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of discography and discoblock in the treatment of low back pain (LBP) associated with painful Schmorl's nodes (SNs). METHODS: Between January 2010 and February 2015, 46 patients were studied who had LBP suspected to be secondary to SNs. There were 34 men and 12 women, and mean age was 54.2 years (range 42-68 years). All patients underwent provocation discography, and discoblock was given to positive patients (confirmed to have painful SNs)...
February 13, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155833/multiple-impulse-therapy-in-the-assessment-of-paraspinal-muscle-tone-in-patients-with-low-back-pain
#14
Robert Haładaj, Mirosław Topol
BACKGROUND: Back pain is quite common in contemporary society, whose expectations of an effective analgesic therapy in conservative treatment lead to a necessity of searching for new diagnostic and therapeutic methods in physiotherapy. Out of the numerous physical therapy methods, Multiple Impulse Therapy (MIT) deserves special consideration. This paper aims to present and analyse the outcomes of MIT concerning paraspinal muscle tone and pain intensity in patients with low back pain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study enrolled 117 patients (50 women and 67 men; average age of 45...
November 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142364/increasing-recreational-physical-activity-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-pragmatic-controlled-clinical-trial
#15
Noa Ben-Ami, Gabriel Chodick, Yigal Mirovsky, Tamar Pincus, Yair Shapiro
Study Design Prospective, pragmatic, nonrandomized controlled clinical trial. Background Clinical guidelines recommend physical activity for the treatment of chronic low back pain. But engaging patients in physical activity has proven difficult. Known obstacles to physical activity include low self-efficacy and fear avoidance. Objectives This study tested the effectiveness of an enhanced transtheoretical model intervention (ETMI) aimed at increasing recreational physical activity in patients with chronic low back pain, in comparison to usual physical therapy...
February 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138263/relationship-of-depression-in-participants-with-nonspecific-acute-or-subacute-low-back-pain-and-no-pain-by-age-distribution
#16
Cesar Calvo-Lobo, Juan Manuel Vilar Fernández, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, David Rodríguez-Sanz, Patricia Palomo López, Daniel López López
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Nonspecific low back pain (LBP) is the most prevalent musculoskeletal condition in various age ranges and is associated with depression. The aim of this study was to determine the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores in participants with nonspecific LBP and no-pain by age distribution. METHODS: A case-control study was carried out following the Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology criteria. A sample of 332 participants, divided into the following age categories: 19-24 (n=11), 25-39 (n=66), 40-64 (n=90), 65-79 (n=124), and ≥80 (n=41) years was recruited from domiciliary visits and an outpatient clinic...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122640/rational-and-design-of-an-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis-of-spinal-manipulative-therapy-for-chronic-low-back-pain-a-protocol
#17
A de Zoete, M R de Boer, M W van Tulder, S M Rubinstein, M Underwood, J A Hayden, J Kalter, R Ostelo
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of pain and disability, resulting in a major socioeconomic impact. The Cochrane Review which examined the effect of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) for chronic LBP concluded that SMT is moderately effective, but was based on conventional meta-analysis of aggregate data. The use of individual participant data (IPD) from trials allows for a more precise estimate of the treatment effect and has the potential to identify moderators and/or mediators...
January 26, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121518/work-related-low-back-pain-among-physical-therapists-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
#18
Ahmad Alghadir, Hamayun Zafar, Zaheen A Iqbal, Einas Al-Eisa
Low back pain (LBP) is a common health problem. Professions like physical therapy (PT), involving frequent lifting, bending, or standing, are at risk for developing LBP. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of work-related LBP and factors associated with and consequences of work-related LBP among physical therapists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A self-administered online questionnaire (i.e., demographic data, history of LBP before and after working as a physical therapist, work setting, and effect on daily activities) was sent to 600 members of the Saudi PT association...
January 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120047/spinal-cord-stimulation-an-alternative-concept-of-rehabilitation
#19
Antonella Giugno, Carlo Gulì, Luigi Basile, Francesca Graziano, Rosario Maugeri, Massimiliano Visocchi, Domenico Gerardo Iacopino
BACKGROUND: Chronic low back and leg pain is a disabling condition, affecting, in most cases, older patients with congenital or acquired spinal stenosis or patients with failed back surgery syndrome. Spinal cord stimulation has been introduced as an effective therapeutic option for those patients who have previously been operated without significant clinical benefits, or for all those patients who are ineligible for traditional surgery. METHODS: We report our experience with ten patients treated with spinal cord stimulation plus medication and physical therapy between November 2014 and September 2015...
2017: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118259/comparisons-in-muscle-function-and-training-rehabilitation-outcomes-between-avoidance-endurance-model-subgroups
#20
Elisabeth Fehrmann, Kerstin Tuechler, Thomas Kienbacher, Patrick Mair, Juliane Spreitzer, Linda Fischer, Josef Kollmitzer, Gerold Ebenbichler
OBJECTIVES: Evidence suggests that chronic low back pain (cLBP) patients with fear-avoidance or endurance behavior are at risk of treatment failure and pain maintenance, with bodily over- or underuse being assumed as mediating mechanisms for pain chronification. This study sought to examine whether or not the avoidance-endurance model (AEM)-subgroups: fear-avoiders (FAR), distress-endurers (DER), eustress-endurers (EER), and adaptive responders (AR), differed in physical measures and outcomes after training therapy...
January 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
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