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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099504/direction-specific-impairments-in-cervical-range-of-motion-in-women-with-chronic-neck-pain-influence-of-head-posture-and-gravitationally-induced-torque
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Thomas Rudolfsson, Martin Björklund, Åsa Svedmark, Divya Srinivasan, Mats Djupsjöbacka
BACKGROUND: Cervical range of motion (ROM) is commonly assessed in clinical practice and research. In a previous study we decomposed active cervical sagittal ROM into contributions from lower and upper levels of the cervical spine and found level- and direction-specific impairments in women with chronic non-specific neck pain. The present study aimed to validate these results and investigate if the specific impairments can be explained by the neutral posture (defining zero flexion/extension) or a movement strategy to avoid large gravitationally induced torques on the cervical spine...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087891/physical-activity-and-exercise-for-chronic-pain-in-adults-an-overview-of-cochrane-reviews
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Louise J Geneen, R Andrew Moore, Clare Clarke, Denis Martin, Lesley A Colvin, Blair H Smith
BACKGROUND: Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting beyond normal tissue healing time, generally taken to be 12 weeks. It contributes to disability, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances, poor quality of life, and healthcare costs. Chronic pain has a weighted mean prevalence in adults of 20%.For many years, the treatment choice for chronic pain included recommendations for rest and inactivity. However, exercise may have specific benefits in reducing the severity of chronic pain, as well as more general benefits associated with improved overall physical and mental health, and physical functioning...
January 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072813/a-case-report-on-red-ear-syndrome-with-tinnitus-successfully-treated-with-transcranial-random-noise-stimulation
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Peter M Kreuzer, Veronika Vielsmeier, Timm B Poeppl, Berthold Langguth
BACKGROUND: The red ear syndrome represents a rare symptom complex consisting of auricular erythema associated with painful and burning sensations. It has been described in combination with tinnitus rarely. It has been hypothesized to be etiologically related to altered trigeminal afferent input, temporomandibular disorders, and thalamic dysfunction. OBJECTIVES: The initial objective of applying transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) in a case of red ear syndrome in combination with tinnitus was the alleviation of the phantom sounds...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072809/optimal-angle-of-contralateral-oblique-view-in-cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injection-depending-on-the-needle-tip-position
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Jun Young Park, Myung-Hwan Karm, Doo Hwan Kim, Jae-Young Lee, Hye-Joo Yun, Jeong Hun Suh
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck and upper extremity pain associated with cervical origin is common, and cervical interlaminar epidural steroid injections (CILESIs) are frequently used to manage the symptoms of cervical spinal disorders. However, CILESIs are associated with risks such as dural puncture and cord injury. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the optimal needle tip visualization, in order to minimize CILESIs-induced complications. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072803/neural-correlates-of-maladaptive-pain-behavior-in-chronic-neck-pain-a-single-case-control-fmri-study
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Konstantin Beinert, Audrey Mouthon, Martin Keller, Michael Mouthon, Jean-Marie Annoni, Wolfgang Taube
Chronic neck pain patients display functional impairments like decreased range of motion, decreased strength, and reduced sensorimotor function. In patients without structural damage, the reason for the persistence of pain is not well understood. Therefore, it is assumed that in chronic pain states, memory processes play an important role. We have now detected and tested a patient that might help us to better understand the neural correlates of maladaptive pain expectation/memory. This patient displays chronic neck pain and restricted unilateral motion of the cervical spine to the left...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060875/correlations-of-neck-shoulder-perfusion-characteristics-and-pain-symptoms-of-the-female-office-workers-with-sedentary-lifestyle
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Jian-Guo Bau, Taipau Chia, Shan-Hua Wei, Yung-Hui Li, Fun-Chie Kuo
AIM: Modern office workers are often impacted by chronic neck/shoulder pain. Most of the previous studies which investigated the relationship of the occupational factors and musculoskeletal symptoms had adopted questionnaire survey. In this study the microcirculatory characteristics and perceived symptoms in neck/shoulder region were compared among office workers with sedentary lifestyle. METHODS: Thirty-seven female office workers were recruited in this study. Microcirculatory flow in neck/shoulder region characterized by the mean blood flow (MMBF value), pulsatile blood flow (PMBF value), and the PMBF/MMBF ratio (perfusion pulsatility, PP) were investigated using Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060782/high-density-emg-reveals-novel-evidence-of-altered-masseter-muscle-activity-during-symmetrical-and-asymmetrical-bilateral-jaw-clenching-tasks-in-people-with-chronic-nonspecific-neck-pain
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Marco Testa, Tommaso Geri, Leonardo Gizzi, Deborah Falla
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the distribution of masseter muscle activity and force control during bilateral jaw clenching tasks in people with chronic nonspecific neck pain, without an associated temporomandibular disorder. METHODS: Twelve volunteers with nonspecific neck pain and 12 age-matched and sex-matched healthy individuals participated. Submaximal symmetrical and asymmetrical bilateral jaw clenching was performed with and without visual feedback of force...
February 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056455/the-association-of-musculoskeletal-pain-with-bone-mineral-density-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Seong-Min Choi, Byeong C Kim, Hyun-Jung Jung, Geum-Jin Yoon, Kyung Wook Kang, Kang-Ho Choi, Seung-Han Lee, Man-Seok Park, Myeong-Kyu Kim, Ki-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND: Pain and osteoporosis are common in Parkinson's disease (PD), and lower bone mineral density (BMD) or osteoporosis may be associated with an increased risk of reporting to have pain in the general population. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is an association between the pain subtypes and the BMD in patients with PD. METHODS: We included 162 PD patients. Pain was assessed using the patients' descriptions, a structured interview, a detailed neurologic examination, and the Visual Analogue Scale...
January 5, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049002/reliability-and-agreement-of-neck-functional-capacity-evaluation-tests-in-patients-with-chronic-multifactorial-neck-pain
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M F Reneman, M Roelofs, H R Schiphorst Preuper
OBJECTIVE: To analyze test-retest reliability and agreement, and to explore safety of Neck Functional Capacity Evaluation tests (Neck-FCE) in patients with chronic multifactorial neck pain. DESIGN: test-retest; 2 FCE sessions were held with a 2 week interval. SETTING: university based outpatient rehabilitation center. PARTICIPANTS: n=18 participants, 14 females, mean age of 34 years. INTERVENTIONS: not applicable...
December 31, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034980/patients-with-concomitant-chronic-neck-pain-and-myofascial-pain-in-masticatory-muscles-have-more-widespread-pain-and-distal-hyperalgesia-than-patients-with-only-chronic-neck-pain
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Daniel Muñoz-García, Ibai Lopez-Uralde-Villanueva, Héctor Beltrán-Alacreu, Roy La Touche, Josué Fernández-Carnero
OBJECTIVE: Insufficient evidence exists to compare widespread pain (WP), pain sensibility, and psychological factors that occur in patients presenting with chronic neck pain (CNP) or a combination of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and other complaints. The present study compared the pain sensibility and psychological factors of subjects with CNP with those with TMD + CNP. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Local community. SUBJECTS: A nonprobabilistic convenience sample of 86 persons with CNP or TMD was recruited into three groups: CNP, TMD with myofascial pain in masticatory muscles with cocomitant CNP (TMD + CNP), and asymptomatic control groups consisted of 27, 29, and 30 participants, respectively...
December 29, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028688/reliability-construct-and-predictive-validity-of-the-hong-kong-chinese-orebro-musculoskeletal-pain-screening-questionnaire
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Raymond Tsang Chi Chung, Jamie Lau Sau Ying, Susane Kwong So Fong, Eric So Ming Loi, Rainbow Law Ka Yee, Thomas Wong Fu Yan, Edwin Lee Wai Chi
Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability, construct validity and predictive validity of the Hong Kong Chinese version of the Orebro Musculoskeletal Pain Screening Questionnaire (COMPSQ-HK). Methods The COMPSQ-HK was developed using the forward-backward translation. Internal consistency was assessed using Cronbach's alpha and test-retest reliability was examined using intraclass correlation coefficient with one-way random-effects model (ICC1,1), minimum detectable change (MDC) and 95% limits of agreement (LoA)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026778/proactive-selective-inhibition-targeted-at-the-neck-muscles-this-proximal-constraint-facilitates-learning-and-regulates-global-control
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Ian Loram, Brian Bate, Peter Harding, Ryan Cunningham, Alison Loram
While individual muscle function is known, the sensory and motor value of muscles within the whole-body sensorimotor network is complicated. Specifically, the relationship between neck muscle action and distal muscle synergies is unknown. This work demonstrates a causal relationship between regulation of the neck muscles and global motor control. Studying violinists performing unskilled and skilled manual tasks, we provided ultrasound feedback of the neck muscles with instruction to minimize neck muscle change during task performance and observed the indirect effect on whole-body movement...
December 21, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025371/prevalence-of-myofascial-pain-syndrome-in-chronic-non-specific-neck-pain-a-population-based-cross-sectional-descriptive-study
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Ester Cerezo-Téllez, María Torres-Lacomba, Orlando Mayoral-Del Moral, Beatriz Sánchez-Sánchez, Jan Dommerholt, Carlos Gutiérrez-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Chronic non-specific neck pain is a frequent complaint. It is a recognized medical and socioeconomic problem and a frequent cause of job absenteeism. In recent years, case reports about myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) are emerging among patients suffering from pain. MPS is a regional pain syndrome characterized by myofascial trigger points (MTrP) in palpable taut bands of skeletal muscle that refer pain to a distance, and that can cause distant motor and autonomic effects. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of active and latent MTrPs in subjects suffering from chronic non-specific neck pain...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017166/comparison-of-transforaminal-and-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injections-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-lumbar-pain
#14
Serbülent Gökhan Beyaz
STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE: We compared the 12 month outcomes of fluoroscopically guided transforaminal epidural steroid injections with interlaminar epidural steroid injections for the treatment of chronic lumbar spinal pain. Chronic lower back pain is a multifactorial disorder with many possible etiologies. The lifetime prevalence of spinal pain is reportedly 65-80% in the neck and lower back. Epidural injection of corticosteroids is a commonly used intervention for managing chronic spinal pain...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990302/does-deep-cervical-flexor-muscle-training-affect-pain-pressure-thresholds-of-myofascial-trigger-points-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pavlos Bobos, Evdokia Billis, Dimitra-Tania Papanikolaou, Constantinos Koutsojannis, Joy C MacDermid
Background. We need to understand more about how DNF performs in different contexts and whether it affects the pain threshold over myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). Purpose. The objectives were to investigate the effect of neck muscles training on disability and pain and on pain threshold over MTrPs in people with chronic neck pain. Methods. Patients with chronic neck pain were eligible for participation with a Neck Disability Index (NDI) score of over 5/50 and having at least one MTrP on either levator scapulae, upper trapezoid, or splenius capitis muscle...
2016: Rehabilitation Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984030/to-which-degree-differs-active-cervical-range-of-motion-between-patients-with-neck-pain-whiplash-and-healthy-controls-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Martijn S Stenneberg, Michiel Rood, Rob de Bie, Maarten A Schmitt, Erik Cattrysse, Gwendolijne Gm Scholten-Peeters
OBJECTIVE: To quantify differences in aCROM between patients with neck pain and healthy controls, in whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) and non-traumatic neck pain, and in patients with acute complaints versus those with chronic complaints. DATA SOURCES: Seven bibliographic databases were searched from inception to April 2015. In addition a manual search was performed. STUDY SELECTION: Full papers on a numerical comparison of aCROM in patients with neck pain and healthy controls of similar ages were included...
October 27, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977513/short-duration-therapeutic-massage-reduces-postural-upper-trapezius-muscle-activity
#17
Antoinette R Domingo, Melissa Diek, Kathleen M Goble, Katrina S Maluf, Daniel J Goble, Harsimran S Baweja
Massage therapy has historically been used as a therapeutic treatment to help reduce pain and promote relaxation. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of therapeutic massage on the upper trapezius muscles, which are commonly associated with increased muscle tension. This was a randomized crossover study. Seventeen healthy individuals (nine women; 24.5±4.0 years) participated in the study. All individuals participated in two sessions that were held 24 h apart. In one of the sessions, the participants received a moderate pressure massage applied to the shoulders and neck...
January 18, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919024/trigger-points-are-associated-with-widespread-pressure-pain-sensitivity-in-people-with-tension-type-headache
#18
María Palacios-Ceña, Kelun Wang, Matteo Castaldo, Amparo Guillem-Mesado, Carlos Ordás-Bandera, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between trigger points (TrPs) and widespread pressure pain sensitivity in people with tension-type headache (TTH) and to determine if this association is different between frequent episodic (FETTH) or chronic (CTTH) headache. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-seven individuals (29% male) with TTH participated. Clinical features of headache, i.e., intensity, duration, and frequency, were recorded in a headache diary...
November 14, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911229/c-2-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-as-a-pathologic-hangman-s-fracture-case-report
#19
Rajeev D Sen, Carolina Gesteira Benjamin, Howard A Riina, Donato Pacione
The authors report on an 81-year-old woman with a pathologic hangman's fracture secondary to a complex arteriovenous fistula (AVF). The patient presented with severe, unremitting neck pain and was found to have fractures bilaterally through the pars interarticularis of C-2 with significant anterior subluxation of C-2 over C-3 along with widening of the left transverse foramen. Due to an abnormally appearing left vertebral artery (VA) on CT angiography, the patient underwent conventional angiography, which revealed a complex AVF stemming from the left VA at the level of C-2 with dilated posterior cervical veins and a large venous varix...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901240/prevalence-of-chronic-spinal-pain-and-identification-of-associated-factors-in-a-sample-of-the-population-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil-cross-sectional-study
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Jidiene Dylese Presecatan Depintor, Eduardo Sawaya Botelho Bracher, Dayane Maia Costa Cabral, José Eluf-Neto
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic spinal pain, especially low-back pain and neck pain, is a leading cause of years of life with disability. The aim of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of chronic spinal pain among individuals aged 15 years or older and to identify the factors associated with it. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional epidemiological study on a sample of the population of the city of São Paulo. METHOD: Participants were selected using random probabilistic sampling and data were collected via face-to-face interviews...
September 2016: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
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