Low Back Pain

Repeat MRI May Not Benefit Patients With Chronic Spine Pain

Repeat MRI May Not Benefit Patients With Chronic Spine Pain

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Repeated magnetic resonance imaging for chronic spine pain does not impact occurrence of surgical treatment or interval changes.

Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Low Back Pain Linked to Improved Pain and Function

Spinal Manipulation Therapy for Low Back Pain Linked to Improved Pain and Function

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Spinal manipulative therapy is associated with moderate improvements in pain and function in patients with acute low back pain.

Clobazam for Low Back Pain

Clobazam for Low Back Pain

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Clobazam is more effective than placebo in reducing low back pain.

New Device for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective on Low Back Pain

New Device for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Effective on Low Back Pain

A novel method of short-term percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation is useful for producing pain relief and reducing medication use among patients with chronic low back pain.

Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior in Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain

Neural Targeting Spinal Cord Stimulation Superior in Treatment of Axial Low Back Pain

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Spinal cord stimulation using precision approach via 3D neural targeting shows superior efficacy in treating chronic axial low back pain compared with a traditional approach relying on a trial-and-error method to achieve desired paresthesia.

Psychosocial Factors Predict Analgesic Response to Morphine

Psychosocial Factors Predict Analgesic Response to Morphine

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Psychosocial variables such as depression and anxiety predict the response to morphine analgesia in patients with low back pain.

Low Back Pain: Few Benefits of Early Physical Therapy

Low Back Pain: Few Benefits of Early Physical Therapy

Early use of physical therapy for new low back pain in older adults is not associated with less subsequent back pain-specific health care utilization.

Low back Pain: a new Clinical Guideline From ACP

Low back Pain: a new Clinical Guideline From ACP

The ACP developed the guideline from randomized, controlled trials and systematic reviews published through April 2015 that focused on noninvasive pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for low back pain.

No Added Benefit for Naproxen-Diazepam Combination for Low Back Pain

No Added Benefit for Naproxen-Diazepam Combination for Low Back Pain

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For patients with acute low back pain, the combination of diazepam plus naproxen does not improve functional outcomes or pain compared with naproxen use alone.

Hip Treatment Beneficial in Patients With Low Back Pain

Hip Treatment Beneficial in Patients With Low Back Pain

For individuals presenting with a primary complaint of mechanical LBP, prescriptive treatment of the hips seems beneficial, in addition to treatment of the lumbar spine.

Examining the Influence of Weather on Low Back Pain, Knee OA

Examining the Influence of Weather on Low Back Pain, Knee OA

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Weather conditions generally do not influence pain.

Obesity and Chronic Low Back Pain

Obesity and Chronic Low Back Pain

Obesity-related measures are not associated with the risk of developing chronic low-back pain.

Can Yoga Improve Back-Related Function in Chronic Low Back Pain?

Can Yoga Improve Back-Related Function in Chronic Low Back Pain?

Yoga only led to moderate improvements compared with exercise or no exercise interventions in patients with low back pain.

Comparing Oxycodone/Naloxone to Tapentadol for Chronic Low Back Pain

Comparing Oxycodone/Naloxone to Tapentadol for Chronic Low Back Pain

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The benefit-risk profile of oxycodone/naloxone was found to be noninferior compared to tapentadol, and oxycodone/naloxone demonstrated superior analgesic efficacy.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Alleviates Low Back Pain Involving Sacroiliac Joint

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection Alleviates Low Back Pain Involving Sacroiliac Joint

"The intra-articular PRP injection is an effective treatment modality in low back pain involving SIJ," the authors write.

Key Takeaways from Stanford's Back Pain Day 2016

Key Takeaways from Stanford's Back Pain Day 2016

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According to Dr Mackey, successful enactment of the NPS will allow clinicians to "treat chronic pain as the chronic disease [they] know it to be, and as the public health crisis that [they] know it is."

Public Health and Prevention of Opioid Misuse

Public Health and Prevention of Opioid Misuse

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"Ultimately, the goal is to turn our clinics into research laboratories where every single patient is characterized," noted Dr Mackey.

Is There a Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin C and Back Pain?

Is There a Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin C and Back Pain?

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Results showed a significant link between serum vitamin C concentrations and the prevalence of low back pain.

Long-Term Use More Likely With Opioids vs NSAIDs for Low Back Pain

Long-Term Use More Likely With Opioids vs NSAIDs for Low Back Pain

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Researchers identified patterns of opioid and NSAID use among patients with low back pain.

Meditation for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

Meditation for Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain

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Meditation has been found to compare favorably to other types of therapy for low back pain.

Does Spinal Manipulative Therapy Reduce Disability From Low Back Pain?

Does Spinal Manipulative Therapy Reduce Disability From Low Back Pain?

Neither manipulation nor functional therapy affects pain, quality of life, or spinal mobility.

Indication-Specific Protocols to Reduce CT Radiation

Indication-Specific Protocols to Reduce CT Radiation

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While maintaining an acceptable level of diagnostic image quality, simple methods could help reduce CT radiation exposure.

Intradiscal Biacuplasty Improves Outcomes in LBP

Intradiscal Biacuplasty Improves Outcomes in LBP

Clinically superior mean outcome measures with IDB and conservative medical management.

Mind-Body Intervention Can Improve Function, Pain in LBP

Mind-Body Intervention Can Improve Function, Pain in LBP

Findings show improvement in short-term function, short- and long-term current and most severe pain.

The Power of Suggestion

The Power of Suggestion

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Have you seen the "power of suggestion" provide relief to patients in chronic pain?

Low Back Pain: First-Line Opioids Increase Risk for Long-term Use

Low Back Pain: First-Line Opioids Increase Risk for Long-term Use

New data suggests a decline in emergency room opioid prescribing rates.

Few Try Evidence-based Nonpharmacologic Alternatives, Such as Yoga or Massage

Few Try Evidence-based Nonpharmacologic Alternatives, Such as Yoga or Massage

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Heart failure patients rarely use evidence-based alternative treatments for comorbid chronic pain, often resorting to opioids or contraindicated NSAIDs.

Higher TENS Dose Could Ease Low Back Pain in Older Adults

Higher TENS Dose Could Ease Low Back Pain in Older Adults

Older adults achieve similar results to younger adults with higher TENS amplitude.

Vitamin D3, Placebo Both Improve Chronic Low Back Pain

Vitamin D3, Placebo Both Improve Chronic Low Back Pain

No significant between-group difference in decrease in mean pain VAS score, mean change in chronic pain.

8 Ways to Prevent Pain During Holiday Shopping

8 Ways to Prevent Pain During Holiday Shopping

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Treat holiday shopping as an athletic event to prevent pain. Chiropractors offer 8 tips for staying safe and healthy.

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