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Indication-Specific Protocols to Reduce CT Radiation

Indication-Specific Protocols to Reduce CT Radiation

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

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Subjective and Objective Well-Being Profiles in Chronic Back Pain

Subjective and Objective Well-Being Profiles in Chronic Back Pain

Well-being was found to be associated with psychosocial resources and subjective evaluations to a greater extent than with objective measures in patients with chronic back pain.

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain

Dorsal root ganglion neurostimulation therapy may reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower extremity and back pain.

Inflammatory Back Pain Resolves in Many Patients

Inflammatory Back Pain Resolves in Many Patients

Inflammatory back pain often resolves, while in 30 percent of patients it progresses to spondyloarthritis within 10 years.

Transformainal Epidural Steroid Injection Superior to Caudal in Lumbosacral Disk Herniation

Transformainal Epidural Steroid Injection Superior to Caudal in Lumbosacral Disk Herniation

For patients with lumbosacral disk herniation being considered for epidural steroid injection (ESI) to treat back and radicular pain, transforaminal ESI may be superior to caudal ESI in terms of clinical outcomes.

Milwaukee Brace for Adolescent Scoliosis Associated With Long-Term Back Pain

Milwaukee Brace for Adolescent Scoliosis Associated With Long-Term Back Pain

Women who were treated as adolescents with a restrictive Milwaukee brace during adolescence may be at higher risk for experiencing low back pain and neck-related disabilities in adulthood.

Perturbation-Based Rehabilitation Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain

Perturbation-Based Rehabilitation Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain

Variable and unpredicted perturbations to the spine may lead to increased muscle strength and pain reduction in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain.

Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

Radiofrequency denervation of thoracic facet joints may provide pain relief comparable to that achieved for cervical and lumbar facet joints.

Opioid Prescription Patterns in Patients With Back Pain and Depression

Opioid Prescription Patterns in Patients With Back Pain and Depression

Patients with low back pain who are depressed are more likely to be prescribed opioids, and to be prescribed higher doses.

Managing Spinal Pain With NSAIDs?

Managing Spinal Pain With NSAIDs?

Meta-analysis indicates short-term NSAID use is generally safe and can relieve pain, but lacks clinically important benefits.

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

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

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.