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Eija Haukka, Anneli Ojajärvi, Leena Kaila-Kangas, Päivi Leino-Arjas
We identified factors protective of all-cause sickness absence (SA) among subjects with multisite musculoskeletal pain (MSP). The nationally representative source sample comprised 3420 actively working Finns aged 30-55 in year 2000 and alive at follow-up. Pain in 18 body locations was combined into four sites (neck, low back, upper limbs, lower limbs). The baseline prevalence of MSP (pain in ≥ 2 sites) was 32 %. Baseline data on sociodemographic factors, work ability, work, health, and lifestyle were gathered by questionnaire, interview and clinical examination and linked with national registers on all-cause SA (periods lasting ≥10 workdays) for 2002-2008...
October 3, 2016: Pain
Nicola Marchili, Eleonora Ortu, Davide Pietropaoli, Ruggero Cattaneo, Annalisa Monaco
Stomatognathic system is strictly correlated to other anatomical regions; many studies investigated relationship between temporomandibular joint and posture, several articles describe cranio-facial pain from dental causes, such as trigger points. Until now less interest has been given to connections between dental occlusion and ophthalmology, even if they are important and involving. Clinical experience in dental practice claims that mandibular latero-deviation is connected both to eye dominance and to defects of ocular convergence...
2016: Open Dentistry Journal
Cielito C Reyes-Gibby, Jian Wang, Mary Rose T Silvas, Robert K Yu, Ehab Y Hanna, Sanjay Shete
Pain is often one of the first signs of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). Pain at diagnosis is an important prognostic marker for the development of chronic pain, and importantly, for the overall survival time. To identify variants influencing severe pre-treatment pain in 1,368 patients newly diagnosed with HNSCC, we conducted a genome-wide association study based on 730,525 tagging SNPs. The patients were all previously untreated for cancer. About 15% of the patients had severe pre-treatment pain, defined as pain score ≥7 (0 = "no pain" and 10 = "worst pain")...
September 27, 2016: Scientific Reports
Vijay M Ravindra, Marcus D Mazur, Erica F Bisson, Craig Barton, Lubdha M Shah, Andrew T Dailey
OBJECTIVE: Standard imaging techniques have low predictive value for identifying sources of neck pain. Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging in conjunction with CT provides the sensitivity of bone scanning for areas of high metabolic activity with the sensitivity of CT for anatomic localization. We evaluated the utility of SPECT-CT imaging in identifying pain generators in upper cervical facet arthropathy. METHODS: In a retrospective study, we reviewed seven patients (mean age 68...
September 16, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Timothy P Holsgrove, Nicolas V Jaumard, Nina Zhu, Nicholas S Stiansen, William C Welch, Beth A Winkelstein
Dynamic cervical spine loading can produce facet capsule injury. Despite a large proportion of neck pain being attributable to the C2/C3 facet capsule, potential mechanisms are not understood. This study replicated low-speed frontal and rear-end traffic collisions in Occiput-C3 human cadaveric cervical spine specimens, and used kinematic and full-field strain analyses to assess injury. Specimens were loaded quasistatically in flexion and extension before and after dynamic rotation of C3 at 100°/sec. Global kinematics in the sagittal plane were tracked at 1kHz and C2/C3 facet capsule full-field strains were measured...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
David Sibbritt, Suzy Ladanyi, Jon Adams
AIMS: Back, neck and/or pelvic pain are common symptoms experienced by pregnant women. Although pregnant women are known to use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) frequently, no research to date has provided in-depth examination of healthcare practitioner utilisation of pregnant women who experience back, neck and/or pelvic pain. METHODS: A sub-study of 1835 pregnant women from the nationally representative Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH)...
September 12, 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Ji-Hoon Kim, Jung Hwan Baek, Jin Yong Sung, Hye Sook Min, Kyung Won Kim, J Hun Hah, Do Joon Park, Kwang Hyun Kim, Bo Youn Cho, Dong Gyu Na
Purpose To retrospectively evaluate the outcomes of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of low-risk small PTCs in patients who were ineligible for surgery. Materials and Methods Between 2005 and 2009, 6 PTCs (mean diameter, 0.92 cm, range, 0.6-1.3 cm) in 6 patients were treated with RFA by 3 radiologists in 2 hospitals. The inclusion criteria for this study were 1) pathologically confirmed PTC without cytologic agressivness, 2) single PTC without extrathyroidal extension, 3) no metastatic tumors, and 4) ineligibility for surgery...
September 2, 2016: International Journal of Hyperthermia
Rob A B Oostendorp, Hans Elvers, Emilia Mikolajewska, Nathalie Roussel, Emiel van Trijffel, Han Samwel, Jo Nijs, William Duquet
OBJECTIVES: The term 'cephalalgiaphobia' was introduced in the mid-1980s and defined as fear of migraine (attacks). We hypothesized that a specific subtype of cephalalgiaphobia affects patients with cervicogenic headache (CEH). This study aimed to: (1) define the term 'cervico-cephalalgiaphobia'; (2) develop a set of indicators for phobia relevant to patients with CEH; and (3) apply this set to a practice test in order to estimate the frequency of cervico-cephalalgiaphobia in the Dutch primary care practice of manual physical therapy...
September 2016: Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy
Nico Sollmann, Florian Trepte-Freisleder, Lucia Albers, Nikolai H Jung, Volker Mall, Bernhard Meyer, Florian Heinen, Sandro M Krieg, Mirjam N Landgraf
BACKGROUND: Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS) has been applied to musculoskeletal pain conditions. Since recent data show that migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) might be closely related to peripheral muscular pain in the neck and shoulder region (supporting the concept of the trigemino-cervical complex (TCC)), this pilot study explores the acceptance of rPMS to the upper trapezius muscles in migraine (partly in combination with TTH). METHODS: We used rPMS to stimulate active myofascial trigger points (aTrPs) of the upper trapezius muscles in 20 young adults suffering from migraine...
November 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Jose Enrique Alonso Formento, Jose Luis Fernández Reyes, Blanca Mar Envid Lázaro, Teresa Fernández Letamendi, Ryth Yeste Martín, Francisco José Jódar Morente
Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) is a rare entity that either results from traumatic injury or can be spontaneously preceded or not by a minor trauma such as sporting activities. It represents a major cause of stroke in young patients. The diagnosis should be suspected with the combination of Horner's syndrome, headache or neck pain, and retinal or cerebral ischaemia. The confirmation is frequently made with a magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Although anticoagulation with heparin followed by vitamin-K-antagonists is the most common treatment, there is no difference in efficacy of antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs at preventing stroke and death in patients with symptomatic carotid dissection...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Henrik H Lauridsen, Lotte O'Neill, Alice Kongsted, Jan Hartvigsen
OBJECTIVE: To (1) translate and culturally adapt and (2) determine the clinimetric properties of the Danish 8-item Neck Disability Index (NDI-8) in primary sector patients (PSPs) and secondary sector patients (SSPs). METHODS: Analyses included 326 patients with neck pain. Validity and reliability were assessed using a cross-validation factor analytical design, hypothesis testing, internal consistency, measurement error, the smallest detectable change (SDC), and a generalizability study...
July 21, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
Katie A McLaughlin, Archana Basu, Kate Walsh, Natalie Slopen, Jennifer A Sumner, Karestan C Koenen, Katherine M Keyes
OBJECTIVES: Exposure to violence is associated with chronic physical conditions in adults. Although violence exposure is common among youths, it is unknown whether violence is associated with chronic physical conditions in childhood and adolescence. We examined the associations of violence exposure with chronic physical conditions in a population-representative sample of US adolescents and determined whether associations were explained by co-occurring mental disorders. METHODS: Data were drawn from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication-Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A), a national cross-sectional survey of 6,483 adolescents (ages 13-17)...
July 15, 2016: Psychosomatic Medicine
Caroline A Wilson, David Sommerfield, Thomas F E Drake-Brockman, Lita von Bieberstein, Anoop Ramgolam, Britta S von Ungern-Sternberg
BACKGROUND: It is well established that children experience significant pain for a considerable period following adenotonsillectomy. Less is known, however, about pain following other common head and neck operations. AIM: The aim of this study was to describe the severity and duration of postoperative pain experienced by children undergoing elective head and neck procedures (primary outcomes). Behavioral disturbance, nausea and vomiting, parental satisfaction, and medical reattendance rates were also measured (secondary outcomes)...
October 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Beifeng Chen, Linlin Li, Connor Donovan, Yongqing Gao, Gholam Ali, Yan Jiang, Tan Xu, Guangliang Shan, Wenjie Sun
BACKGROUND: Chinese citizens regularly experience some form of bodily pain, yet little is known regarding the epidemiology of pain. METHODS: We conducted a nationally representative sample cross sectional study to estimate the prevalence of pain and identify risk factors of pain among 19,665 community residents aged 18-65 years in China. The China Sub-optimal Health Survey (CSHS) data was used to estimate pain prevalence. Body pain was also estimated by self-reports from the sample population...
2016: SpringerPlus
Lidiane L Florencio, Anamaria S Oliveira, Tenysson W Lemos, Gabriela F Carvalho, Fabiola Dach, Marcelo E Bigal, Deborah Falla, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi
The current study aimed to investigate differences in activity of neck flexor and extensor muscles in women with migraine considering the chronicity of their condition. Thirty-one subjects with episodic migraine, 21 with chronic migraine and 31 healthy controls participated. Surface electromyography signals were recorded bilaterally from the sternocleidomastoid, anterior scalene, splenius capitis and upper trapezius muscles as subjects performed 5 stages of cranio-cervical flexion (CCF), representing a progressive increase in range of CCF motion...
October 2016: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
Anat Shashua, Yaron Geva, Igal Levran
STUDY DESIGN: The present study's design was translation and crosscultural validation of the Neck Disability Index (NDI). OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to translate and culturally adapt the NDI into Hebrew language and to evaluate the psychometric properties of this version. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: As yet, no Hebrew language neck pain and disability questionnaires exist. The NDI is widely used and validated among different patient populations with neck pain...
June 2016: Spine
Thomas Neubauer, Julian Brand, Surjit Lidder, Manfred Krawany
A systematic review, following strict inclusion criteria, identified 32/48 low and 16/48 high-performance runners with stress fractures of the femoral neck. Surgical treatment was performed in 33/48 cases and was significantly higher (p = 0.009) in high-performance runners. Among the 28/48 runners who resumed running, there were significantly more lower-performance runners (23/32) than higher-performing runners (5/16) (p = 0.012) and significantly more non-displaced (22/30) than displaced fractures (6/18) (p = 0...
July 2016: Research in Sports Medicine
Regina L Toto, Noel S Zuckerbraun, Mioara D Manole
BACKGROUND: Neck pain in the pediatric population has a broad differential diagnosis, ranging from benign to imminently life-threatening causes. Trauma and infection represent the most common etiologies of pediatric neck pain in the pediatric emergency department (PED) setting. Malignancy, though a rare cause of pediatric neck pain, is important to consider in patients with acquired torticollis or focal neurologic signs. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a previously healthy 12-year-old female who presented to the PED with neck pain radiating down her upper extremities...
August 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Lidiane Lima Florencio, Gabriela Natália Ferracini, Thais Cristina Chaves, María Palacios-Ceña, Carlos Ordás-Bandera, José Geraldo Speciali, Deborah Falla, Débora Bevilaqua Grossi, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have demonstrated the presence of active TrPs in women with migraine reproducing their headache attacks. No study has investigated if these TrPs can alter muscle function in the cervical spine in migraine. Our objective was to analyze differences in activation of superficial neck flexor and extensor muscles in women with migraine considering the presence of active trigger points (TrP) in splenius capitis (SC), upper trapezius (UT), and sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscles...
June 2, 2016: Clinical Journal of Pain
Marc Russo, Paul Verrills, Bruce Mitchell, John Salmon, Adele Barnard, Danielle Santarelli
BACKGROUND: High frequency spinal cord stimulation at 10 kHz (HF10 therapy) represents a prominent advance in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy, having demonstrated enhanced efficacy in patients with back and leg pain and pain relief without paresthesia that is sustained at 24 months post implant. OBJECTIVE: To report on the effectiveness HF10 SCS therapy for a wide range of intractable pain conditions in clinical practice. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective investigation of 256 patients who trialed HF10 SCS for chronic intractable pain of various etiologies...
May 2016: Pain Physician
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