Low Back Pain

Featured Article

Prevalence and Predictors of Pain in COPD

Prevalence and Predictors of Pain in COPD

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be more likely to experience chronic neck pain, lower back pain and migraine than individuals without COPD.

Latest

Somatic Symptom Burden and Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Low Back Pain

Somatic Symptom Burden and Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Low Back Pain

Somatic symptom burden may affect health-related quality of life in patients with chronic low back pain.

Many Patients Receive Inappropriate Tests, Treatments for Low Back Pain

Many Patients Receive Inappropriate Tests, Treatments for Low Back Pain

More emphasis should be placed on self-management, physical and psychological therapies for treating low back pain, rather than pharmacological or surgical treatments.

Risks Associated With Intra-Articular Lumbar Facet Joint Injections of Triamcinolone Acetonide for Low Back Pain

Risks Associated With Intra-Articular Lumbar Facet Joint Injections of Triamcinolone Acetonide for Low Back Pain

The long half-life of triamcinolone and its cortisol-suppressing effects may increase the risk for serious drug-drug interactions in patients treated with facet joint steroid injections for chronic low back pain who take medications with an inhibitory effect on corticosteroid metabolism.

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Not Effectively Relieve Low Back Pain

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation May Not Effectively Relieve Low Back Pain

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation may not provide relief from lower back pain, but may be associated with short-term improvement in functional disability.

Utility of Quantitative Sensory Testing for Predicting Drug Efficacy in Chronic Low Back Pain

Utility of Quantitative Sensory Testing for Predicting Drug Efficacy in Chronic Low Back Pain

Results from thermal quantitative sensory testing may be associated with the efficacy of imipramine for pain relief in patients with chronic low back pain.

Denosumab, Zoledronic Acid May Effectively Relieve Modic Change-Related Low Back Pain

Denosumab, Zoledronic Acid May Effectively Relieve Modic Change-Related Low Back Pain

Denosumab and zoledronic acid may be effective in relieving Modic change-related low back pain in patients ≥40 years.

Sacroiliac Joint Fusion for Related Chronic Low Back Pain

Sacroiliac Joint Fusion for Related Chronic Low Back Pain

Sacroiliac joint fusion and triangular titanium implants are associated with higher pain relief and greater reductions in disability than conservative management in patients with sacroiliac joint-related chronic low back pain.

Pilates Effective in Alleviating Chronic Low Back Pain

Pilates Effective in Alleviating Chronic Low Back Pain

Pilates may represent an effective therapy for the management of chronic lower back pain.

Low Back Pain Relieved with Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

Low Back Pain Relieved with Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation

For patients with discogenic low back pain due to failed back surgery syndrome, dorsal root ganglion stimulation is associated with pain relief.

Yoga Improves Health Outcomes in Veterans With Chronic Low Back Pain

Yoga Improves Health Outcomes in Veterans With Chronic Low Back Pain

Yoga improved health outcomes in military veterans with chronic low back pain, including lowering their pain intensity.