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Beth D Darnall, Maisa S Ziadni, Anuradha Roy, Ming-Chih Kao, John A Sturgeon, Karon F Cook, Kate Lorig, John W Burns, Sean C Mackey
BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that chronic pain affects about 100 million U.S. adults, with chronic low back pain (CLBP) cited as the most prevalent type. Pain catastrophizing is a psychological construct shown to predict the development and trajectory of chronic pain and patient response to pain treatments. While effective treatment for pain catastrophizing typically includes eight-session groups of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a single-session targeted treatment class yielded promising results which, if replicated and extended, could prove to efficiently and cost-effectively reduce pain catastrophizing...
March 6, 2018: Trials
A Pranata, L Perraton, D El-Ansary, R Clark, B Mentiplay, K Fortin, B Long, R Brandham, A L Bryant
Differences in synchronous movement between the trunk and lower limb during lifting have been reported in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients compared to healthy people. However, the relationship between movement coordination and disability in CLBP patients has not been investigated. A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare regional lumbar and lower limb coordination between CLBP (n = 43) and control (n = 29) groups. The CLBP group was divided into high- and low-disability groups based on their Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
Javier de Miguel-Díez, Ana López-de-Andrés, Valentín Hernandez-Barrera, Isabel Jimenez-Trujillo, José Luis Del Barrio, Luis Puente-Maestu, Maria Angeles Martinez-Huedo, Rodrigo Jimenez-García
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of chronic neck pain(CNP), chronic low back pain(CLBP) and migraine among Spanish adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) compared with non-COPD subjects matched by age and sex; and to identify predictors for each of these types of pains among COPD-sufferers. METHODS: A cross-sectional study conducted with data collected from the European Health Interview Surveys for Spain(EHSS) conducted in years 2009/10(n=22,188) and 2014(n=22,842)...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
Timothy Y Mariano, Richard D Urman, Catherine A Hutchison, Robert N Jamison, Robert R Edwards
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a major source of physical and psychiatric morbidity and mortality, and the current overreliance on opioid analgesics has contributed to a burgeoning epidemic in the USA. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment for CLBP, but little information exists regarding its potential efficacy for CLBP's precursor condition, subacute low back pain (sALBP), defined here as having a 7-12-week duration. Earlier intervention with CBT at the sALBP stage could produce larger clinical benefits...
February 23, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Tribikram Thapa, Thomas Graven-Nielsen, Lucinda S Chipchase, Siobhan M Schabrun
OBJECTIVE: Homeostatic plasticity mechanisms regulate synaptic plasticity in the human brain. Impaired homeostatic plasticity may contribute to maladaptive synaptic plasticity and symptom persistence in chronic musculoskeletal pain. METHODS: We examined homeostatic plasticity in fifty individuals with chronic low back pain (cLBP) and twenty-five pain-free controls. A single block (7-min) of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation ('single tDCS'), or two subsequent blocks (7-min and 5-min separated by 3-min rest; 'double tDCS'), were randomised across two experimental sessions to confirm an excitatory response to tDCS applied alone, and evaluate homeostatic plasticity, respectively...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Adriaan Louw, Kevin Farrell, Merrill Landers, Martin Barclay, Elise Goodman, Jordan Gillund, Sara McCaffrey, Laura Timmerman
Objective: To determine if a neuroplasticity educational explanation for a manual therapy technique will produce a different outcome compared to a traditional mechanical explanation. Methods: Sixty-two patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) were recruited for the study. Following consent, demographic data were obtained as well as pain ratings for low back pain (LBP) and leg pain (Numeric Pain Rating Scale), disability (Oswestry Disability Index), fear-avoidance (Fear-Avoidance-Beliefs Questionnaire), forward flexion (fingertips-to-floor), and straight leg raise (SLR) (inclinometer)...
December 2017: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Heidi Tegner, Pernille Frederiksen, Bente Appel Esbensen, Carsten Juhl
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of Neurophysiological Pain-Education (NPE) for patients with Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP). METHODS: A systematic search was performed in six electronic databases. Eligible RCTs were those with at least 50 % of patients with CLBP and in which NPE was compared with no intervention or usual care. Methodological quality was assessed independently by two of the authors using the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool. The effect of NPE was summarized in a random effect meta-analysis for pain, disability and behavioral attitudes...
February 19, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
Gurpreet Singh, Christopher Newton, Kieran O'Sullivan, Andrew Soundy, Nicola R Heneghan
INTRODUCTION: Disabling chronic low back pain (CLBP) is associated with negative beliefs and behaviours, which are influenced by culture, religion and interactions with healthcare practitioners (HCPs). In the UK, HCPs encounter people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds, with South Asian Indians (including Punjabis) forming the largest ethnic minority group. Better understanding of the beliefs and experiences of ethnic minorities with CLBP might inform effective management...
February 11, 2018: BMJ Open
Mahdi Toroski, Shekoufeh Nikfar, Mohammad Mahdi Mojahedian, Mohammad Hosein Ayati
INTRODUCTION: and Objective: Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) is among the most common and important reasons for visiting a spine surgeon by patients; it is the second cause of visiting a doctor. Low back pain can cause considerable suffering and is a major financial burden in the society. There are many different methods available for the treatment of CLBP. This study aimed to compare the cost-utility of Electro-acupuncture (EA) and NSAIDs, as two common treatment methods for patients with CLBP...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
Mona L Martin, Steven I Blum, Hiltrud Liedgens, Donald M Bushnell, Kelly P McCarrier, Noël V Hatley, Abhilasha Ramasamy, Rainer Freynhagen, Mark Wallace, Charles Argoff, Mariёlle Eerdekens, Maurits Kok, Donald L Patrick
We describe the mixed-methods (qualitative and quantitative) development and preliminary validation of the Patient Assessment for Low Back Pain - Symptoms (PAL-S), a patient-reported outcome measure for use in chronic low back pain (cLBP) clinical trials. Qualitative methods (concept elicitation, cognitive interviews) were used to identify and refine symptom concepts and quantitative methods (Classical test theory, Rasch measurement theory) were used to evaluate item- and scale-level performance of the measure using an iterative approach...
February 7, 2018: Pain
Peter Stilwell, Katherine Harman
Aim: To inform future research and exercise prescription for patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP), this study explored chiropractors' and chiropractic patients' experiences and beliefs regarding the barriers and facilitators to prescribed exercise adherence. Methods: A focused ethnographic approach was used involving 16 semi-structured interviews, including pilot interviews (n = 4) followed by interviews with chiropractors (n = 6) and chiropractic patients with CLBP (n = 6)...
December 2017: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association
Jeffrey S Fischgrund, A Rhyne, J Franke, R Sasso, S Kitchel, H Bae, C Yeung, E Truumees, M Schaufele, P Yuan, P Vajkoczy, M DePalma, D G Anderson, L Thibodeau, B Meyer
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the basivertebral nerve (BVN) for the treatment of chronic low back pain (CLBP) in a Food and Drug Administration approved Investigational Device Exemption trial. The BVN has been shown to innervate endplate nociceptors which are thought to be a source of CLBP. METHODS: A total of 225 patients diagnosed with CLBP were randomized to either a sham (78 patients) or treatment (147 patients) intervention...
February 8, 2018: European Spine Journal
Marcin Grześkowiak, Zbigniew Krawiecki, Wojciech Łabędź, Jacek Kaczmarczyk, Jacek Lewandowski, Dawid Łochyński
CONTEXT: Kinesio taping® (KT) is a therapeutic modality frequently used in the clinical practice for the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders. It is often applied in patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) to decrease pain and improve functional capacity. However, it is not known, whether thoracolumbar fascia Kinesio Taping® (KT) technique can decrease back pain, restore normal activity of paraspinal muscles and improve functional capacity in patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH)...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
Catharine Siân MacRae, Duncan Critchley, Jeremy S Lewis, Adam Shortland
Objective: Differences in postural control and gait have been identified between people with and without chronic low back pain (CLBP); however, many previous studies present data from small samples, or have used methodologies with questionable reliability. This study, employing robust methodology, hypothesised that there would be a difference in postural control, and spatiotemporal parameters of gait in people with CLBP compared with asymptomatic individuals. Methods: This cross-sectional case-control study age-matched and gender-matched 16 CLBP and 16 asymptomatic participants...
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
Sabrina Yesmin, Syed Jamil Abdal, Aminur Rahman, Md Nazrul Islam, Alamgir Mustak Ahammad, Shamim Ahmed, Md Abu Shahin, Minhaj Rahim Chowdhury, Syed Atiqul Haq
AIM: Inflammatory back pain (IBP) is the earliest symptom of axial and other forms of spondyloarthritis (SpA). However, there are no published data on prevalence of IBP among patients suffering from chronic low back pain (CLBP) in Bangladesh. In this study, we estimated the prevalence of IBP and the subtypes of SpA in a tertiary hospital in Bangladesh. METHODS: This 1 year cross-sectional study was conducted among 240 CLBP patients in a rheumatology outpatient clinic...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Tania Gardner, Kathryn Refshauge, James McAuley, Markus Hübscher, Stephen Goodall, Lorraine Smith
INTRODUCTION: Goal setting, led by the patient, is promising as an effective treatment for the management of chronic low back pain (CLBP); however, little is known about current practice. The aims of the study were to explore (1) current goal setting practice in CLBP among physiotherapists; (2) perceived barriers to goal setting in CLBP; and (3) relationship between clinician's attitudes and beliefs and goal setting practice. METHOD: A cross-sectional observational survey...
January 18, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Meredith L Stensland, Sara Sanders
Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is the most common pain complaint among older adults. Despite its prevalence, very little research has qualitatively examined the diverse consequences of living with CLBP in later life. As part of a larger study aiming to understand the experience of CLBP among older adults, the objective of this manuscript is to understand how older adults experience CLBP and its impacts on the functioning of older adults. Guided by van Manen's phenomenological method, 23 semi-structured interviews with 21 pain clinic patients aged 66-83 were conducted...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Gerontological Social Work
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
Ladan Hemmati, Soraya Piroozi, Zahra Rojhani-Shirazi
BACKGROUND: In patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP), postural control is a demanding task in terms of attention. Although the attentional demands of postural control have been investigated in these patients, the attentional demands of postural recovery during dual task performance have not been evaluated in patients with nonspecific CLBP. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of dual tasking on anticipatory and compensatory postural adjustments in response to an external perturbation in patients with nonspecific CLBP...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Meredith L Stensland, Sara Sanders
Background and Objectives: The study objective was to understand how Chronic low back pain (CLBP) impacts key aging concepts such as retirement, housing, health, and independence. Research Design and Methods: Twenty-one pain clinic patients (66-83 years old) with CLBP engaged in 23 in-depth semistructured interviews, which were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Guided by van Manen's phenomenological method, researchers used line-by-line thematic coding to analyze data through an iterative process...
January 8, 2018: Gerontologist
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