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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333872/effects-and-underlying-mechanisms-of-unstable-shoes-on-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Juan Francisco Lisón, Borja Ortega-Santana, Álvaro Antón-Nogués, Palmy González-Requena, Cristina Vera-Hervás, Julio Doménech-Fernández, Daniel Sánchez-Zuriaga, Pablo Salvador-Coloma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects that wearing unstable shoes has on disability, trunk muscle activity, and lumbar spine range of motion (ROM) in patients with chronic lower back pain (CLBP). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Orthopedic Surgery Service. PARTICIPANTS: We randomized 40 adults with nonspecific CLBP either to an unstable shoes group ( n = 20) or to the control group ( n = 20). INTERVENTION: The participants in the unstable shoes group were advised to wear these shoes for a minimum of six hours a day for four weeks...
January 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333789/physical-training-in-a-medical-fitness-room-for-patients-with-chronic-diseases-functional-and-metabolic-outcomes
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Oshrat E Tayer-Shifman, Yigal Bar-On, David Pereg, Alon Y Hershko
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is a pivotal factor in the development and progression of various chronic diseases. However, most fitness facilities exclude unhealthy individuals. Therefore, an exercise program that admits such patients is imperative. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a fitness facility that admits adult subjects with multiple chronic diseases. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective screening of patient records from the Medical Fitness Facility at Meir Medical Center, Israel...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330230/reducing-sedentary-behaviour-to-decrease-chronic-low-back-pain-the-stand-back-randomised-trial
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Bethany Barone Gibbs, Andrea L Hergenroeder, Sophy J Perdomo, Robert J Kowalsky, Anthony Delitto, John M Jakicic
OBJECTIVE: The Stand Back study evaluated the feasibility and effects of a multicomponent intervention targeting reduced prolonged sitting and pain self-management in desk workers with chronic low back pain (LBP). METHODS: This randomised controlled trial recruited 27 individuals with chronic LBP, Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) >10% and desk jobs (sitting ≥20 hours/week). Participants were randomised within strata of ODI (>10%-<20%, ≥20%) to receive bimonthly behavioural counselling (in-person and telephone), a sit-stand desk attachment, a wrist-worn activity-prompting device and cognitive behavioural therapy for LBP self-management or control...
January 12, 2018: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284521/exercise-intervention-for-unilateral-amputees-with-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joseph G Wasser, Daniel C Herman, MaryBeth Horodyski, Jason L Zaremski, Brady Tripp, Phillip Page, Kevin R Vincent, Heather K Vincent
BACKGROUND: Atraumatic lower limb amputation is a life-changing event for approximately 185,000 persons in the United States each year. A unilateral amputation is associated with rapid changes to the musculoskeletal system including leg and back muscle atrophy, strength loss, gait asymmetries, differential mechanical joint loading and leg length discrepancies. Even with high-quality medical care and prostheses, amputees still develop secondary musculoskeletal conditions such as chronic low back pain (LBP)...
December 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282439/diffuse-nocardial-spinal-subdural-empyema-diagnostic-dilemma-and-treatment-options
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Zaid Aljuboori, Mayur Sharma, Thomas Altstadt
Nocardiosis of the central nervous system and spine, in particular, is a rare infection with significant morbidity and mortality. Treatment is usually with antibiotics and surgical drainage or biopsy. The authors report a case of a 49-year-old man who presented with chronic lower back pain and paraplegia. He was found to have spinal subdural empyema caused by Nocardia farcinica. Laminectomy and sampling of the subdural collection were performed, and the patient was treated with triple intravenous antibiotics (linezolid, amikacin and ciprofloxacin)...
October 24, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279747/prevalence-of-neuropathic-pain-and-patient-reported-outcomes-in-korean-adults-with-chronic-low-back-pain-resulting-from-neuropathic-low-back-pain
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Jin-Hwan Kim, Jae Taek Hong, Chong-Suh Lee, Keun-Su Kim, Kyung-Soo Suk, Jin-Hyok Kim, Ye-Soo Park, Bong-Soon Chang, Deuk Soo Jun, Young-Hoon Kim, Jung-Hee Lee, Woo-Kie Min, Jung-Sub Lee, Si-Young Park, In-Soo Oh, Jae-Young Hong, Hyun-Chul Shin, Woo-Kyung Kim, Joo-Han Kim, Jung-Kil Lee, In-Soo Kim, Yoon Ha, Soo-Bin Im, Sang Woo Kim, In-Ho Han, Jun-Jae Shin, Byeong Cheol Rim, Bo-Jeong Seo, Young-Joo Kim, Juneyoung Lee
Study Design: A noninterventional, multicenter, cross-sectional study. Purpose: We investigated the prevalence of neuropathic pain (NP) and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) of the quality of life (QoL) and functional disability in Korean adults with chronic low back pain (CLBP). Overview of Literature: Among patients with CLBP, 20%-55% had NP. Methods: Patients older than 20 years with CLBP lasting for longer than three months, with a visual analog scale (VAS) pain score higher than four, and with pain medications being used for at least four weeks before enrollment were recruited from 27 general hospitals between December 2014 and May 2015...
December 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259814/diagnosis-of-psychosocial-risk-factors-in-prevention-of-low-back-pain-in-athletes-mispex
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Pia-Maria Wippert, Anne-Katrin Puschmann, Adamantios Arampatzis, Marcus Schiltenwolf, Frank Mayer
Background: Low back pain (LBP) is a common pain syndrome in athletes, responsible for 28% of missed training days/year. Psychosocial factors contribute to chronic pain development. This study aims to investigate the transferability of psychosocial screening tools developed in the general population to athletes and to define athlete-specific thresholds. Methods: Data from a prospective multicentre study on LBP were collected at baseline and 1-year follow-up (n=52 athletes, n=289 recreational athletes and n=246 non-athletes)...
2017: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241470/-social-issues-in-the-doctor-s-clinic
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H Vos
Doctors are confronted with issues that arise in society. These social issues can affect patients' health. Solving these problems requires more than just prescribing a pill, as illustrated by the cases of three patients. The first patient is a 42-year-old male with cardiac symptoms, chronic lower back pain and an excessive use of tranquillizers. The welfare worker intervened and his demand for health care and use of tranquillizers diminished. The second patient is a 53-year-old female with symptoms of chronic back pain, migraine and depression...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238578/bone-eating-kidney-disease
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Abhilash Koratala, Muhannad Leghrouz, Amir Kazory
In the current era of early detection of chronic kidney disease and efficient therapeutic options for management of its complications, skeletal manifestations of renal hyperparathyroidism are increasingly rare. A 31-year-old female patient presented for evaluation of severe pain in the left forearm, right hand, right knee, right hip, and lower back following a fall sustained 3 days prior to presentation. She had a history of end-stage renal disease and received maintenance hemodialysis. Review of the medical records revealed that she had poor compliance with her diet, medications, and dialysis treatments...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235193/chronic-musculoskeletal-pain-in-european-older-adults-cross-national-and-gender-differences
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M Cimas, A Ayala, B Sanz, M S Agulló-Tomás, A Escobar, M J Forjaz
BACKGROUND: In an ageing Europe, chronic pain is a major public health problem, but robust epidemiological data are scarce. This study aimed to analyse the prevalence of and factors associated with chronic musculoskeletal pain by gender in older adults of 14 European countries. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed from wave 5 of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). The study included people ≥50 years residing in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230550/-acupuncture-covered-by-statutory-health-insurance-in-germany-an-observational-study-based-on-claims-data
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L Hickstein, S Kiel, C Raus, S Heß, J Walker, J-F Chenot
BACKGROUND: The coverage for acupuncture for chronic lower back or knee pain by the statutory health insurance was introduced in 2007. The aim of this study was to investigate characteristics of patients and providers of acupuncture and temporal and regional trends in the utilization of acupuncture. METHODS: This retrospective observational study used anonymized statutory health insurance claims data from a sample of roughly four million subjects. The sample is representative of the German population regarding age and gender in 2013...
December 11, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214470/clinical-and-anti-aging-effect-of-mud-bathing-therapy-for-patients-with-fibromyalgia
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Toyoki Maeda, Yoshihiro Kudo, Takahiko Horiuchi, Naoki Makino
Spa bathing is known as a medical treatment for certain diseases causing chronic pains. Spa water contains mineral components which lower the specific heat of the water, resulting in a higher efficiency to warm body-core temperature. This phenomenon yields pain-relieving effect for rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain, sciatic neuralgia, fibromyalgia, etc. Here we introduce medical and biological effects of mud-spa-bathing therapy for fibromyalgia other than pain relief, the changes of blood examination data, and the telomere length of circulating leukocytes...
December 6, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212489/health-care-utilization-of-patients-with-chronic-back-pain-before-and-after-rehabilitation
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Magdalena Görge, Jeanette Ziehm, Erik Farin
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic back pain show an increased use of health-care services leading to high direct costs. Multidisciplinary rehabilitation reduces pain intensity, depression, disability and work inability. The study aims to investigate whether health-care utilization in patients with chronic back pain is lower after rehabilitation than before rehabilitation and if, in addition to sociodemographic, medical and psychological characteristics, changes in these characteristics immediately after rehabilitation can predict health-care utilization...
December 6, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207021/stromal-cell%C3%A2-derived-factor%C3%A2-1-induces-matrix-metalloproteinase-expression-in-human-endplate-chondrocytes-cartilage-endplate-degradation-in-explant-culture-and-the-amelioration-of-nucleus-pulposus-degeneration-in-vivo
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Hua Zhang, Ting Zhu, Li Zhang, Qionghua Wu
Intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration is a strong etiological factor in chronic lower back pain. Stem cell migration toward the site of IVD degeneration for regeneration is restricted by avascularity and distance. Our previous study indicated that the expression of stromal cell‑derived factor‑1 (SDF‑1) and its receptor, C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) was upregulated in degenerated cartilage endplate (CEP) and nucleus pulposus (NP). In the present study, SDF‑1 increased CXCR4 mRNA and protein expression in human endplate chondrocytes in a dose‑dependent manner...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203308/magnetic-resonance-imaging-undetectable-epiduroscopic-hotspot-in-chronic-discogenic-back-pain-does-sinuvertebral-neuropathy-actually-exists
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Sung Ho Choi, Nitin Adsul, Hyeun Sung Kim, Jee-Soo Jang, Il-Tae Jang, Seong-Hoon Oh
BACKGROUND: The causes of chronic discogenic back pain have not yet been clearly identified. Neural ingrowth around the annulus is widely considered to be one of the possible cause. However, neuropathy around the annulus has yet to be observed visually. We report a case of a hotspot that was observed in an epiduroscopic view, but not in imaging findings. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 46-year-old woman was admitted with pain in the back, left buttock, and posterior thigh for 2 years...
December 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192577/-lower-back-pain-understanding-it-is-more-important-than-treating-it
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B E C Niënhaus, F A van de Laar
Nonspecific lower back pain is frequently encountered in primary care, with 25-50% of cases following a chronic course. Over recent decades, a large body of research has focused on the effectiveness of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. However, hardly any effective interventions have been identified and the overall strength of evidence is low. We argue that the reason for these disappointing results lies in the 'nonspecific' nature of back pain. It is widely recognised that the causes for nonspecific back pain are not only biologically, but also psychologically and socially determined...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187306/contribution-of-load-expectations-to-neuromechanical-adaptations-during-a-freestyle-lifting-task-a-pilot-study
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Anne Courbalay, Charles Tétreau, Arnaud Lardon, Thomas Deroche, Vincent Cantin, Martin Descarreaux
OBJECTIVES: The main goal of this study was to determine to what extent load expectations modulate neuromechanical adaptations in individuals with and without chronic low back pain (cLBP) when lifting and lowering various loads. The second goal was to assess the feasibility of a simple lifting protocol during which expectations about loads were manipulated. METHODS: Seventeen participants with cLBP and 18 participants without low back pain were asked to lift and lower boxes of mild to moderate loads...
October 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166685/-evaluation-of-inpatient-conservative-management-of-acute-subacute-and-chronic-back-pain
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Ingo Haase, Kilian Haase, Bernd Kladny
Background Backache is very common in the German population. It is a common reason for people to seek medical advice and specific back pain programs have been developed. The intention of this study is to evaluate the short and long term effects of conservative management of back pain in a German general hospital. Outcomes of interest were pain intensity, interference in daily functions, physical functioning and health related quality of life. Patients and Methods We examined 1010 patients with acute, subacute and chronic back pain, admitted to inpatient nonsurgical interventional therapy in a German hospital between July 2013 and July 2015...
November 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166252/low-intensity-exercise-accelerates-wound-healing-in-diabetic-mice
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Todd Keylock, Lee Meserve, Amber Wolfe
INTRODUCTION: Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise has been noted to improve wound healing rates in mice and people, but different intensities of exercise may have different impacts on healing rates. It is important to determine the most beneficial exercise intensity for improving wound healing in people with type 2 diabetes to help prevent wounds from becoming chronic, greatly reduce pain and immobility, and lower the high cost of health care associated with treatment. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of low-intensity exercise compared with high-intensity exercise in terms of the rate of wound healing in diabetic mice...
November 20, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163990/interventional-pain-management-in-multidisciplinary-chronic-pain-clinics-a-prospective-multicenter-cohort-study-with-one-year-follow-up
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Cláudia Gouvinhas, Dalila Veiga, Liliane Mendonça, Rute Sampaio, Luís Filipe Azevedo, José Manuel Castro-Lopes
Background: Interventional Pain Management (IPM) is performed in multidisciplinary chronic pain clinics (MCPC), including a range of invasive techniques to diagnose and treat chronic pain (CP) conditions. Current patterns of use of those techniques in MCPC have not yet been reported. Objective: We aimed to describe quantitatively and qualitatively the use of IPM and other therapeutic procedures performed on-site at four Portuguese MCPC. Methods: A prospective cohort study with one-year follow-up was performed in adult patients...
2017: Pain Research and Treatment
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