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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719458/acupuncture-for-chronic-pain-an-update-and-critical-overview
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Changshik Yin, Thomas E Buchheit, Jongbae J Park
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acupuncture is now recommended for several chronic pain conditions. Despite supportive evidence of its effectiveness, this ancient approach is often misunderstood, and may still be underused in mainstream practice. A critical review on its effectiveness and practice integration, and mechanisms of action is essential to the medical community that is continuing to seek nonopioid therapies for chronic pain. RECENT FINDINGS: Mounting evidence supports the effectiveness of acupuncture to treat chronic low back, neck, shoulder, and knee pain, as well as headaches...
July 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714658/the-effect-of-progressive-shoulder-neck-exercise-on-cervical-muscle-functions-of-middle-aged-and-senior-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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I Hsien Lin, Kwang H Chang, Tsan H Liou, Chih M Tsou, Yi C Huang
BACKGROUNDː Although neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder, there is no consensus on suitable exercise methods for middle-aged and senior patients with chronic neck pain. Therefore, this study investigated the effectiveness of a 6-week shoulder-neck exercise intervention program on cervical muscle function improvement in ≥45-year old patients with chronic neck pain. AIM: To evaluated the effects of progressive shoulder-neck exercise on cervical muscle functions of middle-aged and senior patients with chronic neck pain...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714657/women-with-late-whiplash-syndrome-have-greatly-reduced-load-bearing-of-the-cervical-spine-in-vivo-biomechanical-cross-sectional-lateral-radiographic-study
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Eythor Kristjansson, Magnus K Gislason
BACKGROUND: No study has been conducted to ascertain whether the load-bearing capacity of the cervical spine is reduced in vivo in late whiplash syndrome (LWS). AIM: To compare the segmental cervical angular values across C0-C6, between two conditions: without versus with external axial load upon the head in three groups of women. DESIGN: A single-blind, age-Body Mass Index (BMI) matched, radiographic, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Radiographic Department at a University Hospital...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713084/evalution-of-the-effectiveness-of-multimodal-approach-to-the-management-of-cervical-vertigo
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Olexandr A Jaroshevskyi, Oleksandr S Payenok, Anna V Logvinenko
INTRODUCTION: Vertigo is one of the most common complaints among patients consulting neurologists and general practitioners - family medicine. A special form of dizziness is cervical vertigo. However, the presence of chronic vertigo and imbalance in this group of patients makes it possible to include the treatment of vestibular rehabilitation in the program. AIM: Evalution of the effectiveness of multimodal approach to the management of cervical vertigo. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 109 patients aged from 18 to 45 with vertigo together with myofascial pain syndrome of neck and shoulder area were examined...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711376/motor-evoked-potentials-in-patients-with-chronic-whiplash-associated-disorder-grade-ii
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Jacques De Reuck
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: It is common belief that psychological problems influence the persistence of complains in patients with so-called mild whiplash-associated disorders (WADs). The usefulness of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) is investigated in patients with grade II WAD and remaining complains for more than 6 months. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients, aged between 24 and 58 years, with persistent neck pain for months after a car accident were included...
July 8, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704626/the-effectiveness-of-neural-mobilization-for-neuro-musculoskeletal-conditions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Annalie Basson, Benita Olivier, Richard Ellis, Michel Coppieters, Aimee Stewart, Witness Mudzi
Study Design Systematic review with meta-analysis. Background Neural mobilization (NM) or neurodynamics is a movement-based intervention aimed at restoring the homeostasis in and around the nervous system. The current level of evidence for NM is largely unknown. Objectives To determine the efficacy of NM for musculoskeletal conditions with a neuropathic component. Methods Databases were searched for randomised trials investigating the effect of NM for neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. Standard methods for article identification, selection and quality appraisal were used...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704129/electromagnetic-information-transfer-through-aqueous-system
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Alberto Foletti, Mario Ledda, Maria Grazia Lolli, Settimio Grimaldi, Antonella Lisi
Several beneficial effects of the electromagnetic information transfer through aqueous system (EMITTAS) procedure have previously been reported in vitro. The clinical potential of this procedure has also started to be evaluated. Information flow in biological systems can be investigated through chemical and molecular approaches or by a biophysical approach focused on endogenous electrodynamic activities. Electromagnetic signals are endogenously generated at different levels of the biological organization and, likely, play an active role in synchronizing internal cell function or local/systemic adaptive response...
July 13, 2017: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702956/interventions-for-treating-lymphocytic-colitis
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Nilesh Chande, Noor Al Yatama, Tania Bhanji, Tran M Nguyen, John Wd McDonald, John K MacDonald
BACKGROUND: Lymphocytic colitis is a cause of chronic diarrhea. It is a subtype of microscopic colitis characterized by chronic, watery, non-bloody diarrhea and normal endoscopic and radiologic findings. The etiology of this disorder is unknown.Therapy is based mainly on case series and uncontrolled trials, or by extrapolation of data for treating collagenous colitis, a related disorder. This review is an update of a previously published Cochrane review. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of treatments for clinically active lymphocytic colitis...
July 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700299/chronic-health-conditions-and-key-health-indicators-among-lesbian-gay-and-bisexual-older-us-adults-2013-2014
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Karen I Fredriksen-Goldsen, Hyun-Jun Kim, Chengshi Shui, Amanda E B Bryan
OBJECTIVES: To examine disparities in chronic conditions and health indicators among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults aged 50 years or older in the United States. METHODS: We used data from the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey to compare disparities in chronic conditions, health outcomes and behaviors, health care access, and preventive health care by sexual orientation and gender. RESULTS: LGB older adults were significantly more likely than heterosexual older adults to have a weakened immune system and low back or neck pain...
August 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693563/the-efficacy-of-traditional-acupuncture-on-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yiling Yang, Xiaoxia Yan, Hongmei Deng, Dian Zeng, Jianpeng Huang, Wenbin Fu, Nenggui Xu, Jianhua Liu
BACKGROUND: A large number of randomized trials on the use of acupuncture to treat chronic pain have been conducted. However, there is considerable controversy regarding the effectiveness of acupuncture. We designed a randomized trial involving patients with chronic neck pain (CNP) to investigate whether acupuncture is more effective than a placebo in treating CNP. METHODS/DESIGN: A five-arm, parallel, single-blinded, randomized, sham-controlled trial was designed...
July 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690531/stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-chronic-migraines
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Alexander Mauskop, Kenneth O Rothaus
BACKGROUND: Autologous adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF), which is rich in mesenchymal stromal cells, has been reported to be effective for the treatment of trigeminal neuropathic pain and chronic migraine and tension-type headaches. It is possible that stem cell activity targets neurogenic inflammation, which is a well-documented aspect of migraine pathogenesis. METHODS: Adult patients with severe migraine-related disability as measured by the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) score who failed botulinum toxin injections and at least 3 prophylactic drugs were included in this study...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689395/prognostic-factor-analysis-for-management-of-chronic-neck-pain-can-we-predict-the-severity-of-neck-pain-with-lateral-cervical-curvature
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Han Yu Seong, Moon Kyu Lee, Sang Ryong Jeon, Sung Woo Roh, Seung Chul Rhim, Jin Hoon Park
OBJECTIVE: Although little is known about its origins, neck pain may be related to several associated anatomical pathologies. We aimed to characterize the incidence and features of chronic neck pain and analyze the relationship between neck pain severity and its affecting factors. METHODS: Between March 2012 and July 2013, we studied 216 patients with chronic neck pain. Initially, combined tramadol (37.5 mg) plus acetaminophen (325 mg) was administered orally twice daily (b...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672421/-acute-coronary-syndrome-what-should-the-general-practitioner-do
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Stefan Stadler, Dierk Endemann, Lars S Maier
Acute myocardial infarction is the second most common cause of mortality in Germany after chronic ischemic cardiac disease. It is essential to think of acute coronary syndrome also in patients who do not present with typical signs (pressure, tightness, pain, or a squeezing or aching sensation in the chest or arms that may spread to the neck, jaw or back) in the general practitioner's practice. Vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation) must be measured; an ECG should be recorded and analyzed within ten minutes of first medical contact...
July 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670779/quantitative-ultrasound-assessment-of-myofascial-pain-syndrome-affecting-the-trapezius-a-reliability-study
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Dinesh Kumbhare, Saurabh Shaw, Liza Grosman-Rimon, Michael D Noseworthy
OBJECTIVES: Myofascial pain syndrome is one of the most common causes of chronic pain and is highlighted by the presence of myofascial trigger points. The current practice of diagnosing myofascial pain syndrome among clinicians involves manual detection of myofascial trigger points, which can be inconsistent. However, the detection process can be strengthened with the assistance of ultrasound (US). Therefore, this study aimed to characterize the upper trapezius by using quantitative techniques in healthy asymptomatic individuals with neck pain...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670442/managing-patients-with-acute-and-chronic-non-specific-neck-pain-are-danish-chiropractors-compliant-with-guidelines
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Simon Sidenius Brockhusen, André Bussières, Simon David French, Henrik Wulff Christensen, Tue Secher Jensen
BACKGROUND: Non-specific neck pain represents a quarter of all chiropractic patient visits in Denmark. Evidence informed practice can help ensure providers use best available treatment, speed up patient recovery rate and reduce healthcare utilization. It is generally believed that Danish chiropractors treat according to best practice, but we do not know if this is true for management of neck-pain. The objective of this study was to investigate how Danish chiropractors treat patients with acute and chronic non-specific neck pain and determine if management is compliant with recent Canadian guideline recommendations...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664019/crowned-dens-syndrome-occurred-in-a-patient-after-simple-drainage-for-chronic-subdural-hematoma-a-case-report
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Ryota Tamura, Satoshi Takahashi, Dai Kamamoto, Tomo Horikoshi, Kazunari Yoshida
Crowned dens syndrome (CDS) is a rare disease which presents with neck pain and rigidity. A 74-year-old man with right chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) underwent hematoma drainage. After the operation, he complained of neck pain and laboratory test revealed elevation of C-reactive protein (CRP) and white blood cell (WBC). Suspecting localized infection, wound irrigation was performed. Neck pain relieved after irrigation, but we could not find the source of infection. CDS was diagnosed by computed tomography (CT)...
January 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658758/a-stratified-analysis-of-clinical-manifestations-and-different-diagnostic-methods-of-neurocysticercosis-suspected-tamilian-population-residing-in-and-around-puducherry
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Piriyatharisini Thamilselvan, Krishna Raja Muthuraman, Sheeba Arockiamary Thasan, Gayathri Kasinathan, Jharna Mandal, Subhash Chandra Parija
INTRODUCTION: Human beings are accidental hosts for Cysticercus cellulosae showing varied clinical manifestations based on the site harbored by the parasitic cyst because of which disease profile remains unexplored at large. Besides this, diagnosis of the disease with a single conventional method is problematic due to lack of specificity and sensitivity. AIM: To assess the varied clinical manifestations and stratify based on imaging and serological methods for diagnosis of Neurocysticercosis (NCC) in our study population...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656659/multidisciplinary-biopsychosocial-rehabilitation-for-subacute-low-back-pain
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REVIEW
Teresa J Marin, Dwayne Van Eerd, Emma Irvin, Rachel Couban, Bart W Koes, Antti Malmivaara, Maurits W van Tulder, Steven J Kamper
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is associated with enormous personal and societal burdens, especially when it reaches the chronic stage of the disorder (pain for a duration of more than three months). Indeed, individuals who reach the chronic stage tend to show a more persistent course, and they account for the majority of social and economic costs. As a result, there is increasing emphasis on the importance of intervening at the early stages of LBP.According to the biopsychosocial model, LBP is a condition best understood with reference to an interaction of physical, psychological, and social influences...
June 28, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
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)
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