Physical therapy informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy may reduce short-term but not long-term disability compared with standard treatment in patients with chronic low back pain.
For the first time in the United States, titanium bone-anchored implants were used to repair large annular defects during diskectomies.
Few patients with newly diagnosed low back pain with or without lower extremity pain were found to receive spinal surgery.
No differences in serum levels of inflammatory biomarker levels were detected between individuals with leg pain related to low back pathology with or without sciatica or nerve root compression.
Lumbar computed tomography-guided corticosteroid infiltration may effectively alleviate pain associated with a number of conditions, including disk herniation, lumbar stenosis, and spondyloarthrosis.
An iPad application developed to screen for conditions that may contribute to low back pain and pain interference and deliver adapted educational materials to older adults with chronic low back pain during a clinical visit has received high utility and usability ratings.
Although inciting events are commonly reported by patients with lumbosacral radiculopathy, these may not be associated with outcomes following epidural steroid injection.
The use of sacroiliac joint injection with anesthetic and corticosteroid may not be efficacious for sacroiliac joint pain.
Diagnosing an occupational cause of low back pain may improve the chances of recovery.
The addition of skeletal muscle relaxants to an ibuprofen regimen may not further alleviate acute low back pain or improve functioning.