Back Pain

Standardized SCS Workflow May Effectively Alleviate Failed Back Surgery Syndrome-Related Pain

Standardized SCS Workflow May Effectively Alleviate Failed Back Surgery Syndrome-Related Pain

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A novel standardized spinal cord stimulation workflow may effectively and consistently alleviate back and leg pain associated with Failed Back Surgery Syndrome.

Mechanical Plus Chemical Adhesiolysis During Epiduroscopy After Failed Spine Surgery

Mechanical Plus Chemical Adhesiolysis During Epiduroscopy After Failed Spine Surgery

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Administration of hyaluronidase and corticosteroid methylprednisolone acetate to the epidural space during epiduroscopy for failed back surgery-related radicular pain may improve back pain and disability at 1 year.

Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation Improves Associated Back Pain

Discectomy for Lumbar Disc Herniation Improves Associated Back Pain

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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.

Examining Progression From Inflammatory Back Pain to Spondyloarthritis

Examining Progression From Inflammatory Back Pain to Spondyloarthritis

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Less than one-third of patients with new-onset inflammatory back pain were found to progress to spondyloarthritis during a 13-year period, while most resolved to inflammatory back pain.

Energetic Cost of Walking, Walking Endurance in Elderly With Lumbopelvic Pain

Energetic Cost of Walking, Walking Endurance in Elderly With Lumbopelvic Pain

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Lumbopelvic pain in well-functioning older adults was found to be associated with greater walking-related energy expenditure and reduced walking endurance compared with individuals without lumbopelvic pain.

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections Effective for Pain Relief in Lumbar Foraminal Spinal Stenosis

Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections Effective for Pain Relief in Lumbar Foraminal Spinal Stenosis

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Transforaminal epidural steroid injections may be more effective in relieving pain in patients with mild to moderate vs severe lower extremity radicular pain associated with lumbar foraminal spinal stenosis.

Back Pain in Chronic and Episodic Headache

Back Pain in Chronic and Episodic Headache

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Individuals with chronic headache and episodic headache may have a higher prevalence of back pain compared with patients with no headache, and back pain may be associated with lower cephalic and extracephalic pressure pain thresholds in patients with chronic vs episodic headache or no headache.

USPSTF Updates Recommendations on Screening for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

USPSTF Updates Recommendations on Screening for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

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The US Preventive Services Task Force has updated its recommendations on screening for idiopathic scoliosis in asymptomatic adolescents.

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

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

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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.

Joint and Back Pain May Not Be Associated With Rainfall

Joint and Back Pain May Not Be Associated With Rainfall

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Rainfall may not be associated with joint or back pain in older Medicare beneficiaries.

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

Chronic Back, Neck Pain Linked to Prior Mental Disorders

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Mental disorders are positively associated with subsequent self-reported chronic back and/or neck pain, with a clear dose-response relationship between the number of mental disorders and subsequent pain.

Clinician Predictors of Low-Value Imaging to Guide Intervention Targets

Clinician Predictors of Low-Value Imaging to Guide Intervention Targets

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Several strong clinician predictors of low-value imaging, such as ordering low-value imaging on a prior patient, high rates of low-value imaging in another clinical scenario, and ownership of imaging equipment, can help guide intervention targets to improve the value of care for patients.

Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

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

Telephone-Based vs In-Person CBT for Chronic Back Pain

Telephone-Based vs In-Person CBT for Chronic Back Pain

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Interactive voice response-based CBT is as effective as in-person CBT for patients with chronic back pain.

Little Benefits of NSAIDs for Back Pain

Little Benefits of NSAIDs for Back Pain

NSAIDs do not help most patients with back pain, according to a review published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Superior Pain Relief With High-Frequency Spine Stimulation

Superior Pain Relief With High-Frequency Spine Stimulation

The Senza system reduced back pain an average of 5 points, compared to 3 points for traditional stimulation.

Osteopathic Manipulation for Postpartum Pain

Osteopathic Manipulation for Postpartum Pain

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These findings lay the groundwork for further consideration of OMT as a supplementary approach to standard care.

Updated Guidelines on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain by the European Academy of Neurology

Updated Guidelines on Neurostimulation for Chronic Pain by the European Academy of Neurology

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The lack of evidence base for treating chronic pain with neurostimulation resulted in the development of guideline recommendations based on systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies.

High- vs Low-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Long-Term Treatment of Back and Leg Pain

High- vs Low-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Long-Term Treatment of Back and Leg Pain

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Paresthesia-free spinal cord stimulation (SCS) with 10-kHz high-frequency (HF10) therapy was superior to traditional SCS for long-term treatment of intractable back and leg pain.

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.

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