Patients with low back pain and comorbid depression or anxiety may have greater healthcare utilization.
Frequent persistent back pain is associated with increased mortality in older women.
Choosing — or starting treatment with — manual therapy over opioid medications for the management of spine or shoulder may result in lower associated downstream costs.
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 neurostimulation therapy may reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower extremity and back pain.
Inflammatory back pain often resolves, while in 30 percent of patients it progresses to spondyloarthritis within 10 years.
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.
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.
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.
Variable and unpredicted perturbations to the spine may lead to increased muscle strength and pain reduction in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain.