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Low back pain guidelines

Vicente Pinheiro Lima, Rodolfo de Alkmim Moreira Nunes, Jurandir Baptista da Silva, Gabriel Andrade Paz, Marco Jesus, Juliana Brandão Pinto de Castro, Estélio Henrique Martin Dantas, Rodrigo Gomes de Souza Vale
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a 10-week core and mobility training program on pain perception and low back disability score in professors, students and employees of a university. METHODS: Twenty-four individuals of a university who previously reported pain and low back disability were randomly assigned to an experimental group (EG; n= 8) that received 2 weekly sessions of 50 minutes of core and mobility training for 10 weeks; or to a control group (CG; n= 16)...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Ajay Premkumar, William Godfrey, Michael B Gottschalk, Scott D Boden
BACKGROUND: Low back pain has a high prevalence and morbidity, and is a source of substantial health-care spending. Numerous published guidelines support the use of so-called red flag questions to screen for serious pathology in patients with low back pain. This paper examines the effectiveness of red flag questions as a screening tool for patients presenting with low back pain to a multidisciplinary academic spine center. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of the cases of 9,940 patients with a chief complaint of low back pain...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Kenji Miki, Tatsunori Ikemoto, Kazuhiro Hayashi, Young-Chang Arai, Miho Sekiguchi, Kenrin Shi, Takahiro Ushida
BACKGROUND: Current worldwide clinical practice guidelines recommend acetaminophen as the first option for the treatment of acute low back pain. However, there is no concrete evidence regarding whether acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is more effective for treating acute low back pain (LBP) in Japan. The present study aimed to investigate whether acetaminophen treatment for acute musculoskeletal pain was comparable with loxoprofen (a traditional NSAID in Japan) treatment...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Ko Matsudaira, Hiroyuki Oka, Yasushi Oshima, Hirotaka Chikuda, Yuki Taniguchi, Yoshitaka Matsubayashi, Mika Kawaguchi, Emiko Sato, Haruka Murano, Thomas Laurent, Sakae Tanaka, Anne F Mannion
BACKGROUND: The patient-rated Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) assesses the multidimensional impact of back problems on the sufferer. The brevity and comprehensibility of the tool make it practical for use in clinical and research settings. Although the COMI has been cross-culturally adapted in various languages worldwide, there is currently no Japanese version. The aim of this study was to develop a Japanese version of the COMI by: (1) performing a cross-cultural adaptation of the English version and (2) evaluating the psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the COMI in Japanese volunteers with chronic back problems...
March 2, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Margareta Nordin, Kristi Randhawa, Paola Torres, Hainan Yu, Scott Haldeman, O'Dane Brady, Pierre Côté, Carlos Torres, Michael Modic, Rajani Mullerpatan, Christine Cedraschi, Roger Chou, Emre Acaroğlu, Eric L Hurwitz, Nadège Lemeunier, Jean Dudler, Anne Taylor-Vaisey, Erkin Sönmez
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic literature review was to develop recommendations for the assessment of spine-related complaints in medically underserved areas with limited resources. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and best evidence synthesis of guidelines on the assessment of spine-related complaints. Independent reviewers critically appraised eligible guidelines using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation-II criteria. Low risk of bias clinical practice guidelines was used to develop recommendations...
February 28, 2018: European Spine Journal
Anthony J Lisi, Stacie A Salsbury, Cheryl Hawk, Robert D Vining, Robert B Wallace, Richard Branson, Cynthia R Long, A Lucille Burgo-Black, Christine M Goertz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop an integrated care pathway for doctors of chiropractic, primary care providers, and mental health professionals who manage veterans with low back pain, with or without mental health comorbidity, within Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities. METHODS: The research method used was a consensus process. A multidisciplinary investigative team reviewed clinical guidelines and Veterans Affairs pain and mental health initiatives to develop seed statements and care algorithms to guide chiropractic management and collaborative care of veterans with low back pain...
February 2018: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Rosalba De Nola, Edoardo Di Naro, Luca Maria Schonauer, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Michele Battaglia, Maria Grazia Fiore, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Giuseppe Loverro
RATIONALE: PNETs (primitive neuroectodermal tumors) are a family of highly malignant neoplasms characterized by small round cells of neuroepithelial origin. They usually involve bone and soft tissues, and have a higher incidence in childhood. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this case report, we describe the obstetric and oncological outcome of a huge mass diagnosed as a leiomyoma in a 39-year-old pregnant woman who complained of low back pain, dysuria, and urinary frequency at 22 weeks of gestation...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mary-Anne Jess, Ryan Cormac, Sharon Hamilton, Shaun Wellburn, Greg Atkinson, Charles Greenough, Andrew Coxon, Diarmaid Ferguson, Francis Fatoye, John Dickson, Andrea Jones, Denis Martin
Supplemental Digital Content is available in the text STUDY DESIGN.: Longitudinal observational study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between the duration of pain at baseline and the clinical outcomes of patients with low back pain (LBP) enrolled on the North East of England Regional Back Pain and Radicular Pain Pathway (NERBPP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The NERBPP is a clinical pathway based upon NICE guidelines (2009) for LBP of <1-year duration...
February 21, 2018: Spine
Roger Chou, Pierre Côté, Kristi Randhawa, Paola Torres, Hainan Yu, Margareta Nordin, Eric L Hurwitz, Scott Haldeman, Christine Cedraschi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review was to develop recommendations for the management of spinal disorders in low-income communities, with a focus on non-invasive pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies for non-specific low back and neck pain. METHODS: We synthesized two evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the management of low back and neck pain. Our recommendations considered benefits, harms, quality of evidence, and costs, with attention to feasibility in medically underserved areas and low- and middle-income countries...
February 19, 2018: European Spine Journal
Ahmed Alhowimel, Mazyad AlOtaibi, Kathryn Radford, Neil Coulson
Background: Almost 80% of people have low back pain at least once in their life. Clinical guidelines emphasize the use of conservative physiotherapy and the importance of staying active. While the psychological factors predicting poor recovery following surgical intervention are understood, the psychosocial factors associated with poor outcomes following physiotherapy have yet to be identified. Methods: Electronic searches of PubMed, Medline, CINAHL, PsycINFO and EBSCO were conducted using terms relating to psychosocial factors, chronic low back pain, disability and physiotherapy...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
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
Ludwig Oberkircher, Steffen Ruchholtz, Pol Maria Rommens, Alexander Hofmann, Benjamin Bücking, Antonio Krüger
BACKGROUND: The estimated incidence of osteoporotic pelvic fractures among persons over age 60 in Germany is 224 per 100 000 persons per year, and rising. A number of surgical treatment options are available, but clinical long-term data are lacking. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications and guidelines retrieved by a selective literature search, and on the authors' clinical experience. RESULTS: Patients often report one or more relatively trivial traumatic incidents leading up to the fracture...
February 2, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
Steven J Kamper, Tsjitske M Haanstra, Kathy Simmons, Mike Kay, Tony G J Ingram, Jeannette Byrne, Jenna M Roddick, Alissa Setliff, Amanda M Hall
Purpose: Evidence has suggested that patients' expectations influence the clinical course when they present with low back pain (LBP). However, little empirical evidence has outlined the nature of these expectations. The aim of this study was to describe LBP patients' expectations of physiotherapy. Method: Seventy-nine adult patients who had LBP for more than 16 weeks and were referred for physiotherapy at two hospital physiotherapy departments in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, were included. They filled out a questionnaire detailing their expectations of treatment...
2018: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
Pooriput Waongenngarm, Kantheera Areerak, Prawit Janwantanakul
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of breaks on low back pain, discomfort, and work productivity in office workers. Publications were systematically searched in several databases from 1980 to December 2016. Relevant randomized and non-randomized controlled trials were retrieved and assessed for methodological quality by two independent reviewers. Quality of evidence was assessed and rated according to GRADE guidelines. Eight randomized controlled trials and three non-randomized controlled trials were included in this review, of which 10 were rated as high-quality studies...
April 2018: Applied Ergonomics
Shirley Musich, Shaohung S Wang, Luke B Slindee, Karen Keown, Kevin Hawkins, Charlotte S Yeh
Objective: To examine the prevalence of musculoskeletal back pain among older adults stratified by pain medication intensity to 1) review treatment patterns and 2) consider targeted back pain prevention interventions. Methods: A random sample of older adults age 64 years and older was utilized to identify new and recurring back pain. Prescription pain medications from drug claims were used to stratify to five unique intensity levels. The characteristics of each level were determined using regression models...
January 31, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Neil E O'Connell, Stephen P Ward
The burden that low back pain (LBP) presents to sufferers and society is well established. This ubiquitous condition is served by a complex global clinical marketplace offering a wide range of assessment alternatives and accompanying interventions. Yet, while the costs of care are rising, the global burden does not appear to be diminishing. Considerable effort internationally has gone into developing CPGs for LBP. The authors highlight the similarities and differences between existing CPGs for LBP, as well as strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement in the implementation of guidelines generally...
February 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
Ian D Coulter, Cindy Crawford, Eric L Hurwitz, Howard Vernon, Raheleh Khorsan, Marika Suttorp Booth, Patricia M Herman
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Mobilization and manipulation therapies are widely used to benefit patients with chronic low back pain. However, questions remain about their efficacy, dosing, safety, as well as how these approaches compare to other therapies. PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy, effectiveness, and safety of various mobilization and manipulation therapies for treatment of chronic low back pain. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: A systematic literature review and meta-analysis...
January 22, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Brice Ilharreborde
INTRODUCTION: In the last decade, spine surgeons have been impacted by the "sagittal plane analysis revolution". Significant correlations have been found in adult spinal deformity (ASD) between sagittal lumbo-pelvic parameters and functional outcomes, but most of them do not apply in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Meanwhile, instrumentation and reduction strategies have considerably evolved. This paper aims to describe the preoperative sagittal alignment in AIS, and to report literature evidence regarding the influence of postoperative sagittal balance on complication rates, low back pain incidence and disc degeneration...
January 24, 2018: European Spine Journal
Jens Erik Jorgensen, Tamana Afzali, Allan Riis
INTRODUCTION: Low back pain (LBP) is one of the health conditions that lead to the most disability worldwide. Guidelines aimed at management of LBP recommend non-invasive and non-pharmacological management, including patient education, advice to stay active and exercise therapy; however, the guidelines offer no recommendation as to the allowable level of pain during exercise or how specific levels of pain should be reflected in the stage and progression of exercises or activities. The purpose of this review is to study the effect of differentiation of exercise guidance based on the level of LBP in patients in primary care...
January 23, 2018: BMJ Open
Yan Xiang, Jinyuan He, Rui Li
Objectives: To establish whether sham acupuncture (SA) or placebo acupuncture (PA) is more efficacious for reducing low back pain (LBP) than other routine treatments and to discuss whether SA or PA is appropriate for randomized controlled trials of acupuncture for LBP. Methods: Six databases were searched on 31 May 2017. We included only randomized controlled trials of adults with LBP and lower back myofascial pain syndrome. The studies had at least two control arms: a sham-controlled acupuncture arm and a routine care or waiting list arm (people who did not receive acupuncture until the end of treatment)...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
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