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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644248/are-ultrasonographic-measures-of-cervical-flexor-muscles-correlated-with-flexion-endurance-in-chronic-neck-pain-and-asymptomatic-participants
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Leila Ghamkhar, Amir Hossein Kahlaee
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the relationship between some clinical factors and the size of neck flexors in participants with or without chronic neck pain. DESIGN: In this case-control study, the correlation between flexor endurance capacity as well as thickness, cross-section area, and shape ratio of longus colli/capitis and sternocleidomastoid muscles were examined in 30 patients with chronic neck pain and 30 asymptomatic participants. RESULTS: The patients showed lower flexor endurance (P = 0...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640136/cost-effectiveness-of-neck-specific-exercise-with-or-without-a-behavioral-approach-versus-physical-activity-prescription-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-whiplash-associated-disorders-analyses-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Maria Landén Ludvigsson, Anneli Peolsson, Gunnel Peterson, Åsa Dedering, Gun Johansson, Lars Bernfort
BACKGROUND: Fifty percent of people injured by whiplash still report neck pain after 1 year and costs associated with whiplash associated disorders (WAD) are mostly attributed to health service and sick-leave costs in chronic conditions. With increasing health care expenditures the economic impact of interventions needs to be considered. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapist-led neck-specific exercise without (NSE) or with a behavioral approach (NSEB), or prescription of physical activity (PPA) in chronic WAD, grade 2 to 3...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622486/the-physiological-basis-of-cervical-facet-mediated-persistent-pain-basic-science-and-clinical-challenges
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Meagan E Ita, Sijia Zhang, Timothy P Holsgrove, Sonia Kartha, Beth A Winkelstein
Synopsis Chronic neck pain is common and a primary clinical symptom of whiplash and other spinal injuries. Loading-induced neck injuries produce abnormal kinematics between the vertebrae, with the potential to injure facet joints and the afferent fibers that innervate the specific joint tissues, including the capsular ligament. Mechanoreceptive and nociceptive afferents that innervate the facet have their peripheral terminals in the capsule, cell bodies in the dorsal root ganglia, and terminal processes in the spinal cord...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618739/an-investigation-of-sagittal-thoracic-spinal-curvature-and-mobility-in-subjects-with-and-without-chronic-neck-pain-cut-off-points-and-pain-relationship
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Derya Özer Kaya, Şeyda Toprak Çelenay
BACKGROUND/AIM: Thoracic spine insufficiency is a subject of interest in neck problems. The aim was to investigate thoracic spinal curvature and mobility in subjects with and without chronic neck pain (CNP), cut-off points, and the relationship with pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients with CNP (CNP group) and 53 healthy volunteers (control group) were included. Neck pain intensity of the patients was assessed by visual analogue scale and sagittal thoracic curvature and mobility of all participants were assessed by Spinal Mouse (Idiag, Fehraltorf, Switzerland)...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618726/the-evaluation-of-cervical-spinal-angle-in-patients-with-acute-and-chronic-neck-pain
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Ayhan Aşkin, Korhan Barış Bayram, Ümit Seçil Demirdal, Emel Atar, Çiğdem Arifoğlu Karaman, Ece Güvendi, Aliye Tosun
BACKGROUND/AIM: Clinicians associate the changes in cervical lordosis with neck pain, but there is no clear consensus on this. We aimed to investigate the relationships of cervical angles, neck pain, disability, and the psychological status of the patients with acute and chronic neck pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 110 patients with neck pain were included in this study. Demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients were recorded. The lordosis angle was determined by the posterior tangent method...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616006/the-burden-of-chronic-pain-after-major-head-and-neck-tumor-therapy
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Abdullah Sulieman Terkawi, Siny Tsang, Anwar S Alshehri, Dhaifallah S Mulafikh, Abdulrahman A Alghulikah, Saleh F AlDhahri
INTRODUCTION: Little is known about the burden of chronic pain after major head and neck tumors' therapy. In this study, we aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain, explore the factors associated with the presence of chronic pain, and assess the consequences of chronic pain on the patients' quality of life. METHODOLOGY: This was a cross-sectional survey among patients who had completed their therapy (e.g., surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy) for major head and neck (larynx, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, oral cavity, tongue, and sinuses) tumors after at least 3 months...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604165/reduction-of-cervical-and-respiratory-muscle-strength-in-patients-with-chronic-nonspecific-neck-pain-and-having-moderate-to-severe-disability
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Ibai López-de-Uralde-Villanueva, Ernesto Sollano-Vallez, Tamara Del Corral
PURPOSE: To investigate whether patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain and having moderate to severe disability have a greater cervical motor function impairment and respiratory disturbances compared with patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain having mild disability and asymptomatic subjects; and the association between these outcomes in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain and healthy controls. METHODS: Cross-sectional study, 44 patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain and 31 healthy subjects participated...
June 11, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601750/sex-specific-effects-of-intranasal-oxytocin-on-thermal-pain-perception-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-study
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Lincoln M Tracy, Izelle Labuschagne, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, Stephen J Gibson, Melita J Giummarra
Chronic neck and shoulder pain (CNSP) is a common musculoskeletal disorder in adults, which is linked to hypersensitivity to noxious stimuli. The hormone oxytocin has been implicated as a potential therapeutic for the management of chronic pain disorders, and has been suggested to have sex-specific effects on the salience of threatening stimuli. This study investigated the influence of intranasal oxytocin on the perception of noxious thermal stimuli. Participants were 24 individuals with CNSP lasting >12months (eight women), and 24 age- and sex-matched healthy, pain-free controls...
June 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595273/acupuncture-therapy-in-a-group-setting-for-chronic-pain
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Benjamin Kligler, Arya Nielsen, Corinne Kohrrer, Tracy Schmid, Eve Waltermaurer, Elidania Perez, Woodson Merrell
Objective.:  This project was designed to test the feasibility and effectiveness of acupuncture therapy given in a group setting for chronic pain. Design.:  Nonrandomized, repeated measures quasi-experimental trial. Setting.:  Care was delivered in a primary care clinic waiting area after clinic hours. Subjects.:  Included were primary care patients (≥18 years old) with chronic pain of the neck, back, shoulder, or osteoarthritis of any site of at least three months' duration...
June 8, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583280/clinical-value-of-fdg-pet-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-rheumatic-diseases-rheumatoid-arthritis-polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-relapsing-polychondritis
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REVIEW
Kazuo Kubota, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Akio Mimori
FDG is a tracer for visualizing glucose metabolism. PET/CT using FDG is widely used for the diagnosis of cancer, because glycolysis is elevated in cancer cells. Similarly, active inflammatory tissue also exhibits elevated glucose metabolism because of glycolysis in activated macrophages and proliferating fibroblasts. Elevated FDG uptake by active inflammatory tissues, such as those affected by arthritis, vasculitis, lymphadenitis, and chondritis, has enabled the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases using FDG-PET/CT...
July 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575454/comparison-between-chronic-migraine-and-temporomandibular-disorders-in-pain-related-disability-and-fear-avoidance-behaviors
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Alfonso Gil-Martínez, Gonzalo Navarro-Fernández, María Ángeles Mangas-Guijarro, Manuel Lara-Lara, Almudena López-López, Josué Fernández-Carnero, Roy La Touche
Objective.:  To compare patients with chronic migraine (CM) and chronic temporomandibular disorders (TMD) on disability, pain, and fear avoidance factors and to associate these variables within groups. Design.:  Descriptive, cross-sectional study. Settings.:  A neurology department and a temporomandibular disorders consult in a tertiary care center. Subjects.:  A total of 50 patients with CM and 51 patients with chronic TMD, classified by international criteria classifications...
May 29, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574927/altered-functional-connectivity-of-the-periaqueductal-gray-in-chronic-neck-and-shoulder-pain
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Cheng-Xin Yu, Bo Li, Ya-Ka Xu, Ting-Ting Ji, Liang Li, Chang-Jiang Zhao, Long Chen, Zhi-Zheng Zhuo
Chronic neck and shoulder pain with cervical spondylotic radiculopathy (CNSP-CSR) is one of the most common clinical chronic pain diseases. This study aimed to investigate the abnormal patterns in functional connectivity (FC) pertaining to the periaqueductal gray matter (PAG) in patients with CNSP-CSR. A seed-based FC analysis was carried out for the right ventrolateral PAG and a correlation analysis was carried out with pain intensity, duration, and the extracted mean z scores. The PAG FC was significantly positively associated with the right orbital inferior frontal gyrus, supramarginal gyrus/postcentral gyrus, putamen, and the left anterior cingulate cortex, and significant negative FC was observed in the right lingual gyrus/occipital cortex in patients with CNSP-CSR...
June 1, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570879/acute-onset-of-paraganglioma-of-filum-terminale-a-case-report-and-surgical-treatment
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Domenico Murrone, Bruno Romanelli, Giuseppe Vella, Aldo Ierardi
INTRODUCTION: Paragangliomas of filum terminale are rare benign tumors, arising from the adrenal medulla or extra-adrenal paraganglia. These lesions usually present with chronic back pain and radiculopathy and only two cases of acute neurological deficit have been reported in literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A case with an acute paraplegia and cauda equina syndrome due to an hemorrhagic paraganglioma of the filum terminale is described. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an intradural tumor extending from L1 to L2 compressing the cauda equina, with an intralesional and intradural bleed...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559755/multimodal-chiropractic-care-for-pain-and-disability-in-a-patient-diagnosed-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-a-case-report
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Richard G Strunk
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical response to multimodal chiropractic treatment of a patient diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type (EDS-HT), and chronic pain. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 22-year-old woman presented with severe chronic neck and low back pain, headaches, and bilateral hand pain and stiffness. In addition to these pain complaints, the patient had a family history of EDS, weekly or daily recurring joint dislocations, and upper and lower extremity joint hypermobility...
June 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553170/new-optimal-needle-entry-angle-for-cervical-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections-a-retrospective-study
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Myong-Hwan Karm, Jun Young Park, Doo Hwan Kim, Hyun-Seok Cho, Jae-Young Lee, Koo Kwon, Jeong Hun Suh
Objective: A cervical epidural steroid injection is one of the most commonly performed interventions to manage chronic neck pain and cervical radiculopathy. Despite its many severe complications, cervical transforaminal epidural steroid injection (CTFESI) is a clinically necessary modality for managing neck pain and cervical radiculopathy. We aimed in this study to find a safer optimal needle entry angle to decrease the chance of an accidental vertebral artery (VA) puncture even with a proper needle entry angle and to visualize the target of the needle tip...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536539/mental-status-as-a-common-factor-for-masticatory-muscle-pain-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mieszko Wieckiewicz, Marek Zietek, Joanna Smardz, Dobrochna Zenczak-Wieckiewicz, Natalia Grychowska
Masticatory muscle pain (MMP) is the primary reason for chronic non-odontogenic orofacial pain in the human population. MMP has become a considerable social problem, which affects about 12-14% of the adult population and is 1.5-2 times more frequent in women than in men. This term defines a pain which has its origins in the masticatory muscles. Although MMP is typically felt in the face, jaws, and preauricular area, MMP can radiate to the ear, teeth, head, and neck. This systematic review explains the relationship between MMP and common mental states, such as anxiety, depression, mood and stress-related disorders, and is reported in accordance with PRISMA guidelines...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535548/is-traumatic-and-non-traumatic-neck-pain-associated-with-brain-alterations-a-systematic-review
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Robby DePauw, Iris Coppieters, Mira Meeus, Karen Caeyenberghs, Lieven Danneels, Barbara Cagnie
BACKGROUND: Chronic neck pain affects 50% - 85% of people who have experienced an acute episode. This transition and the persistence of chronic complaints are believed to be mediated by brain alterations among different central mechanisms. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to systematically review and critically appraise the current existing evidence regarding structural and functional brain alterations in patients with whiplash associated disorders (WAD) and idiopathic neck pain (INP)...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528354/comparison-of-the-effectiveness-of-resistance-training-in-women-with-chronic-computer-related-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Xiao Li, Caina Lin, Cuicui Liu, Songjian Ke, Qing Wan, Haijie Luo, Zhuxi Huang, Wenjun Xin, Chao Ma, Shaoling Wu
BACKGROUND: Chronic computer-related neck pain is common among office workers. Studies have proposed neck strengthening exercise as a therapy to pain relieving and function improvement. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of different loading resistance trainings and we hypothesized that women with work-related neck pain could benefit more from progressive resistance training for pain and function recovery. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted and subjects characterized by monotonous jobs were recruited...
May 20, 2017: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505953/understanding-the-complete-pathophysiology-of-chronic-mild-to-moderate-neck-pain-implications-for-the-inclusion-of-a-comprehensive-sensorimotor-evaluation
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Kelly M Cheever, J William Myrer, A Wayne Johnson, Gilbert W Fellingham
BACKGROUND: Inconsistencies in the literature concerning the effect of neck pain have led to a lack of understanding concerning the complete pathophysiology of neck pain. While the effect of neck pain on motor function as measured by active range of motion and isometric neck strength is well documented the effect of neck pain on sensory measures such as tactical acuity and neck reposition error (NRE) remain poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate a combined sensorimotor evaluation to explore the potential benefits of incorporating both sensory and motor task into a physical evaluation of neck pain suffers to gain an added knowledge of the complete pathophysiology of their health status...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503961/psychometric-properties-of-the-neck-disability-index-amongst-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-using-item-response-theory
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Mikhail Saltychev, Ryan Mattie, Zachary McCormick, Katri Laimi
OBJECTIVE: The Neck Disability Index (NDI) is commonly used for clinical and research assessment for chronic neck pain, yet the original version of this tool has not undergone significant validity testing, and in particular, there has been minimal assessment using Item Response Theory. The goal of the present study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the original version of the NDI in a large sample of individuals with chronic neck pain by defining its internal consistency, construct structure and validity, and its ability to discriminate between different degrees of functional limitation...
May 13, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
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