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Two Screening Tools May Accurately Predict Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain

Two Screening Tools May Accurately Predict Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain

Two screening tools, the STarT Back Screening Tool and the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire, may be useful in predicting the transition from subacute and acute to chronic low back pain.

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Two Screening Tools May Accurately Predict Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain

Two Screening Tools May Accurately Predict Transition From Acute to Chronic Low Back Pain

Two screening tools, the STarT Back Screening Tool and the Örebro Musculoskeletal Pain Questionnaire, may be useful in predicting the transition from subacute and acute to chronic low back pain.

Analyzing Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain

Analyzing Coverage of Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Low Back Pain

Medicaid, commercial, and Medicare Advantage consistently cover physical, occupational, and chiropractic therapy for chronic noncancer low back pain, but not other options, including acupuncture or psychological therapies for low back pain.

Low-Dose Amitriptyline May Be Effective in Reducing Low Back Pain Intensity and Disability

Low-Dose Amitriptyline May Be Effective in Reducing Low Back Pain Intensity and Disability

Low dose amitriptyline may represent an effective alternative to opioid medications for the treatment of chronic low back pain.

Low Back Pain Common in the Progression of Parkinson Disease

Low Back Pain Common in the Progression of Parkinson Disease

Investigators aimed to determine the prevalence of lower back pain in patients with Parkinson disease.

Current Guidelines for Management of Low Back Pain

Current Guidelines for Management of Low Back Pain

An estimated 31 million Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime.

Investigational Treatment Shows Promise in Chronic Low Back Pain

Investigational Treatment Shows Promise in Chronic Low Back Pain

An investigational treatment - CAM2038 (Braeburn) - currently under review for the treatment of moderate-to-severe opioid use disorder, has demonstrated a reduction in Chronic Low Back Pain (CLBP) compared to placebo in patients previously on long-term daily opioid therapy.

Spinal Manipulation Plus Exercise Effective for Teen Low Back Pain

Spinal Manipulation Plus Exercise Effective for Teen Low Back Pain

Twelve weeks of spinal manipulative therapy combined with exercise therapy is more effective than ET alone over a one-year period for adolescents with chronic low back pain.

Chronic Low Back Pain Levels Vary Between Sex and Race

Chronic Low Back Pain Levels Vary Between Sex and Race

Differences exist in race and gender in patients with chronic lower back pain, especially in pain sensitivity and severity due to aftersensations from mechanical punctuate pain and deep muscle hyperalgesia.

Anxiety and Depression May Affect Treatment Outcomes for Chronic Low Back Pain

Anxiety and Depression May Affect Treatment Outcomes for Chronic Low Back Pain

The presence of anxiety and depression in individuals with chronic low back pain may be associated with higher pain severity and disability.

Opioid, Nonopioid Utilization Management for Low Back Pain Prevalent in Major Health Plans

Opioid, Nonopioid Utilization Management for Low Back Pain Prevalent in Major Health Plans

Utilization management strategies for opioid and nonopioid medications in low back pain, including quantity limits and prior authorization, were found to be commonly used in Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and commercial insurance plans.