back & spine
Meta-analysis shows increased risk ratio for unsatisfactory outcome after spine surgery.
For new entries into care with low back pain, health care use up with physiatry versus primary care.
Lower T-score for lumbar spine than femoral neck increases fracture risk, particularly in older women.
It's not uncommon for a patient to complain about lower back pain; it affects 38% of people worldwide every year, according to the NIH.
Since vertebral osteomyelitis is fairly rare, -- every year, two to six out of 100,000 people are diagnosed -- it is an often overlooked illness.
For some, agonizing over joint paint every day during the summer months is a reality -- and there are several steps they can take to enjoy the summer sun without pain.
Extent of improvement in symptoms may be greater among those referred for early PT.
A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that physical therapy might actually alleviate spinal stenosis pain as effectively as surgery does.
A study indicates that use of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could have a negative impact on female fertility, even with short-term use.
Men more likely to refer to an orthopedist than women.
Research shows that magnets placed on the skin relaxes capillary walls.
Although mental quality of life was not worse, there was a difference in physical quality of life.
The patients all reported three months or more of low back pain.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
- Non-Opioid Therapies for Pain Management in the ED
- Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder
- Low Back Pain: Contributing Factors, Prophylactic Strategies, and Effective Treatments
- Peripherally Acting Opioid and Cannabinoid May Be Effective for Neuropathic Pain
- New Blood Test Shows High Accuracy for Diagnosing Fibromyalgia
- Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders
- Medical Marijuana Laws, Dispensaries May Reduce Deaths From Opioid Overdose
- Ketamine Infusion May Be Effective for the Short-Term Relief of CRPS-Associated Pain
- An Avenue for the Development of Opioid Adjuncts for Enhanced Analgesia, Reduced Abuse Potential
- Peripheral Neuropathy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A Guide
- Opioids vs Nonopioid Medications for Chronic Back, Knee, and Hip Osteoarthritis Pain
- Conventional vs High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain
- Evaluating Headache in the Elderly: Primary vs Secondary Causes
- Custom Foot Orthotics vs OTC Insoles for Plantar Heel Pain
- Once-Monthly Erenumab Injections May Be Effective for Episodic Migraine Prophylaxis