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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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Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women

Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women

Frequent persistent back pain is associated with increased mortality in older women.

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.

Pain Neuroscience Education May Improve Kinesiophobia in Chronic Spinal Pain

Pain Neuroscience Education May Improve Kinesiophobia in Chronic Spinal Pain

Pain neuroscience education in patients with chronic spinal pain may improve kinesiophobia and the perceived negative consequences and cyclicity of illness.

Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation Improves Associated Back Pain

Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation Improves Associated Back Pain

Patients with a lumbar disc herniation and associated back pain may experience improvements in back pain, leg pain, and disability 12 months after single- or 2-level lumbar discectomy.

Postpartum Abdominoplasty Improves Back Pain, Incontinence

Postpartum Abdominoplasty Improves Back Pain, Incontinence

Abdominoplasty in the postpartum population improves low back pain and urinary incontinence.

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.