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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783893/the-effects-of-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-combined-with-group-exercise-treatment-in-subjects-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-pilot-randomized-control-trial
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Sofia Straudi, Sergio Buja, Andrea Baroni, Claudia Pavarelli, Giulia Pranovi, Felipe Fregni, Nino Basaglia
OBJECTIVE: To test the efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in addition to group exercise on non-specific chronic low back pain. DESIGN: Double-blinded randomized control trial. SUBJECTS: Patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. METHODS: A total of 35 subjects were recruited and allocated to real- or sham-tDCS followed by a group exercise protocol. Each patient underwent five sessions of brain stimulation followed by 10 sessions of group exercise...
May 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765877/gender-related-differences-in-reliability-of-thorax-lumbar-and-pelvis-kinematics-during-gait-in-patients-with-non-specific-chronic-low-back-pain
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Rasool Bagheri, Ismail Ebrahimi Takamjani, Mehdi Dadgoo, Amir Ahmadi, Javad Sarrafzadeh, Mohammad Reza Pourahmadi, Amir-Salar Jafarpisheh
Objective: To evaluate test-retest reliability of trunk kinematics relative to the pelvis during gait in two groups (males and females) of patients with non-specific chronic low back pain (NCLBP) using three-dimensional motion capture system. Methods: A convenience sample of 40 NCLBP participants (20 males and 20 females) was evaluated in two sessions. Participants were asked to walk with self-selected speed and kinematics of thorax and lumbar spine were captured using a 6-infrared-cameras motion-analyzer system...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759063/discontinuation-of-the-pace-plus-trial-problems-in-patient-recruitment-in-general-practice
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M Schreijenberg, P A J Luijsterburg, Y D M Van Trier, D Rizopoulos, M A Koopmanschap, L Voogt, C G Maher, B W Koes
BACKGROUND: The PACE Plus trial was a multi-center, double-blinded, superiority randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in patients from Dutch general practice to investigate the efficacy of paracetamol and NSAIDs in acute non-specific low back pain (LBP). Because insufficient numbers of patients could be recruited (only four out of the required 800 patients could be recruited over a period of 6 months), the trial was prematurely terminated in February 2017, 6 months after the start of recruitment...
May 14, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754321/chronic-low-back-pain-a-mini-review-on-pharmacological-management-and-pathophysiological-insights-from-clinical-and-pre-clinical-data
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REVIEW
Thomas S W Park, Andy Kuo, Maree T Smith
Globally, low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common health problems affecting humans. The lifetime prevalence of non-specific LBP is approximately 84%, with the chronic prevalence at about 23%. Chronic LBP in humans is defined as LBP that persists for more than 12 weeks without a significant pain improvement. Although there are numerous evidence-based guidelines on the management of acute LBP, this is not the case for chronic LBP, which is regarded as particularly difficult to treat. Research aimed at discovering new drug treatments for alleviation of chronic mechanical LBP is lacking due to the paucity of knowledge on the pathobiology of this condition, despite its high morbidity in the affected adult population...
May 12, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742109/effect-of-single-dose-imipramine-on-chronic-low-back-and-experimental-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jürg Schliessbach, Andreas Siegenthaler, Lukas Bütikofer, Andreas Limacher, Peter Juni, Pascal H Vuilleumier, Ulrike Stamer, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Michele Curatolo
Antidepressants are frequently prescribed as co-analgesics in chronic pain. While their efficacy is well documented for neuropathic pain, the evidence is less clear in musculoskeletal pain conditions. The present study therefore evaluated the effect of the tricyclic antidepressant imipramine on chronic low-back pain in a randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled design. To explore the mechanisms of action and the influence of drug metabolism, multimodal quantitative sensory tests (QST) and genotyping for cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) were additionally performed...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730631/effectiveness-of-extrinsic-feedback-for-management-of-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Daniel Cury Ribeiro, Aleksandra Katarzyna Mącznik, Stephan Milosavljevic, J Haxby Abbott
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain is the greatest cause of years lived with disability worldwide and is linked with high societal and economic burden. Neuromuscular control impairments are a common clinical presentation in patients with non-specific low back pain. Musculoskeletal physiotherapists commonly use feedback as a part of the management of low back disorders. This systematic review will aim to assess the effectiveness of extrinsic biofeedback for reducing pain, disability and recurrence of pain in patients with non-specific low back pain...
May 5, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706690/effects-of-mcgill-stabilization-exercises-and-conventional-physiotherapy-on-pain-functional-disability-and-active-back-range-of-motion-in-patients-with-chronic-non-specific-low-back-pain
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Arsalan Ghorbanpour, Mahmoud Reza Azghani, Mohammad Taghipour, Zahra Salahzadeh, Fariba Ghaderi, Ali E Oskouei
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to compare the effects of "McGill stabilization exercises" and "conventional physiotherapy" on pain, functional disability and active back flexion and extension range of motion in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty four patients with chronic non-specific low back pain were randomly assigned to McGill stabilization exercises group (n=17) and conventional physiotherapy group (n=17). In both groups, patients performed the corresponding exercises for six weeks...
April 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696316/attention-demands-of-postural-control-in-non-specific-chronic-low-back-pain-subjects-with-low-and-high-pain-related-anxiety
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Sanaz Shanbehzadeh, Mahyar Salavati, Saeed Talebian, Khosro Khademi-Kalantari, Mahnaz Tavahomi
Impaired postural control in chronic low back pain (CLBP) has been attributed to deficits in sensory and motor functions. However, it is not known if pain-related anxiety affects motor and cognitive function of postural control. The aim of this study was to compare the interactive effects of postural and cognitive function in CLBP patients with high and low pain-related anxiety and healthy subjects. Thirty-eight patients with nonspecific CLBP (19 with low and 19 with high pain-related anxiety levels) and 20 asymptomatic subjects participated...
April 25, 2018: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29689006/a-comparison-of-isolated-lumbar-extension-strength-between-healthy-asymptomatic-participants-and-chronic-low-back-pain-subjects-without-previous-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Rebecca Conway, Jessica Behennah, James Fisher, Neil Osborne, James Steele
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional case-control study. OBJECTIVE: To compare isolated lumbar extension strength between healthy asymptomatic participants and participants with chronic low back pain (CLBP), whilst controlling for previous lumbar spine surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Deconditioning of the lumbar musculature is common in those with previous lumbar surgery, resulting in decreased strength and endurance. Evidence is required to support whether this is the case for participants with CLBP yet no previous surgery compared with asymptomatic participants...
April 23, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687966/spinal-manipulation-combined-with-laser-therapy-is-more-beneficial-than-laser-therapy-alone-in-chronic-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Gopal N Subash Chandra Bose, Walid Kamal, Shanmugananth Es, Siddhart Joshi, Parth Trivedi
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal disorder causing pain and disability in most of the countries. In recent years, new approaches such as Spinal manipulation and laser therapy have been considered as an alternative to conventional exercise and also found contradicting results in terms of its effectiveness. AIM: A study to compare the combined effects of spinal manipulation, Laser and exercise versus Laser and exercise alone in chronic non-specific low back pain (cnLBP)...
April 24, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684790/is-there-evidence-to-use-kinematic-kinetic-measures-clinically-in-low-back-pain-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Enrica Papi, Anthony M J Bull, Alison H McGregor
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is a widespread reliance on self-reported questionnaires to assess low back pain patients. However, it has been suggested that objective measures of low back pain patients' functional status should be used to aid clinical assessment. The aim of this study is to systematically review which kinematic /kinetic parameters have been used to assess low back pain patients against healthy controls and to propose clinical kinematic/kinetic measures. METHODS: PubMed, Embase and Scopus databases were searched for relevant studies...
June 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682329/active-discopathy-a-clinical-reality
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REVIEW
Margaux Boisson, Marie-Martine Lefèvre-Colau, François Rannou, Christelle Nguyen
In the late 1980s, the description by Modic and colleagues of elementary discovertebral changes detected on MRI (Modic classification) suggested for the first time a possible correlation between anatomical and clinical features in a subgroup of patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. Degenerative disc disease is frequent and usually asymptomatic, but Modic 1 changes in the vertebral endplates adjacent to a degenerated disc are associated with inflammatory-like chronic low back pain and low-grade local and systemic inflammation, which led to the concept of 'active discopathy'...
2018: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678893/cost-effectiveness-of-exercise-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-non-specific-neck-pain-and-low-back-pain-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Gisela Cristiane Miyamoto, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Cristina Maria Nunes Cabral, Johanna M van Dongen, Maurits W van Tulder
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cost-effectiveness of exercise therapy in the treatment of patients with non-specific neck pain and low back pain. DESIGN: Systematic review of economic evaluations. DATA SOURCES: The search was performed in 5 clinical and 3 economic electronic databases. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: We included economic evaluations performed alongside randomised controlled trials. Differences in costs and effects were pooled in a meta-analysis, if possible, and incremental cost-utility ratios (ICUR) were descriptively analysed...
April 20, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678187/an-unexpected-cause-of-sacroiliitis-in-a-patient-with-gout-and-chronic-psoriasis-with-inflammatory-arthritis-a-case-report
#14
Safi Alqatari, Roberta Visevic, Nina Marshall, John Ryan, Grainne Murphy
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory back pain is a condition characterized by inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and lower spine. It is frequently seen in patients with spondyloarthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, enteropathic arthritis and reactive arthritis. Inflammatory back pain can be caused by many other conditions like infection and crystal deposition such as gout. In this case, it is difficult to specifically identify gout as a cause by ordinary imaging like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or ultrasound...
April 20, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651872/the-effectiveness-of-12-weeks-of-pilates-intervention-on-disability-pain-and-kinesiophobia-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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David Cruz-Díaz, Marta Romeu, Carmen Velasco-González, Antonio Martínez-Amat, Fidel Hita-Contreras
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of 12 weeks of Pilates practice on disability, pain and kinesiophobia in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. DESIGN: This is a randomized controlled trial. SETTING: This study was conducted in the university laboratory. SUBJECTS: A total of 64 participants with chronic non-specific low back pain were included. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomly allocated to intervention group consisted in Pilates intervention during 12 weeks ( n = 32) or control group who received no treatment ( n = 32)...
April 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650015/inclusion-and-exclusion-criteria-used-in-non-specific-low-back-pain-trials-a-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials-published-between-2006-and-2012
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Pål André Amundsen, David W Evans, Dévan Rajendran, Philip Bright, Tom Bjørkli, Sandra Eldridge, Rachelle Buchbinder, Martin Underwood, Robert Froud
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a common health complaint resulting in substantial economic burden. Each year, upwards of 20 randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating interventions for non-specific low back pain are published. Use of the term non-specific low back pain has been criticised on the grounds of encouraging heterogeneity and hampering interpretation of findings due to possible heterogeneous causes, challenging meta-analyses. We explored selection criteria used in trials of treatments for nsLBP...
April 12, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629615/optimal-screening-for-prediction-of-referral-and-outcome-ospro-for-musculoskeletal-pain-conditions-results-from-the-validation-cohort
#17
Steven Z George, Jason M Beneciuk, Trevor A Lentz, Samuel S Wu, Yunfeng Dai, Joel E Bialosky, Giorgio Zeppieri
Study Design Observational, prospective cohort. Background Musculoskeletal pain is a common reason to seek healthcare and earlier non-pharmacological treatment and enhancement of personalized care options are two high priority areas. Validating concise assessment tools is an important step in establishing better care pathways. Objectives To determine the predictive validity of Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) tools for individuals with neck, low back, shoulder, or knee pain. Methods A convenience sample (n = 440) was gathered by Orthopaedic Physical Therapy-Investigator Network clinics (n = 9)...
April 7, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616222/does-a-better-perfusion-of-deconditioned-muscle-tissue-release-chronic-low-back-pain
#18
Paola Valdivieso, Martino V Franchi, Christian Gerber, Martin Flück
Non-specific chronic low back pain (nsCLBP) is a multifactorial condition of unknown etiology and pathogenesis. Physical and genetic factors may influence the predisposition of individuals to CLBP, which in many instances share a musculoskeletal origin. A reduced pain level in low back pain patients that participate in exercise therapy highlights that disuse-related muscle deconditioning may predispose individuals to nsCLBP. In this context, musculoskeletal pain may be the consequence of capillary rarefaction in inactive muscle as this would lower local tissue drainage and washing out of toxic waste...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614943/primary-care-management-of-non-specific-low-back-pain-key-messages-from-recent-clinical-guidelines
#19
Matheus Almeida, Bruno Saragiotto, Bethan Richards, Chris G Maher
Research in the past decade supports some major changes to the primary care management of non-specific low back pain (LBP). The present article summarises recommendations from recently published United Kingdom, Danish, Belgian and United States guidelines to alert readers to the important changes in recommendations for management, and the recommendations from previous guidelines that remain unchanged. Main recommendations: Use a clinical assessment to triage patients with LBP. Further diagnostic workup is only required for the small number of patients with suspected serious pathology...
April 2, 2018: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603805/resistance-band-training-or-general-exercise-in-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation-of-low-back-pain-a-randomized-trial
#20
Vegard Moe Iversen, Ottar Vasseljen, Paul Jarle Mork, Sigmund Gismervik, Gro Falkener Bertheussen, Øyvind Salvesen, Marius Steiro Fimland
Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation has been recommended for chronic low back pain (LBP), including physical exercise. However, which exercise-modality that is most advantageous in multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation is unclear. In this study, we investigated whether multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation could be more effective in reducing pain-related disability when general physical exercise was replaced by strength training in form of progressive resistance training using elastic resistance bands...
March 31, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
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