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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.

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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.

FDA to Review Novel Opioid Analgesic for Chronic Low Back Pain

FDA to Review Novel Opioid Analgesic for Chronic Low Back Pain

This novel agent has low permeability across the blood-brain barrier, which slows its rate of entry into the brain and reduces dopamine release.

Combination Therapies for Low Back Pain, Sciatica May Not Have Added Benefit

Combination Therapies for Low Back Pain, Sciatica May Not Have Added Benefit

There is a lack of evidence supporting the benefits of combination drug therapy over monotherapy for the management of low back pain and sciatica.

Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain

Anticonvulsants Seem to Be Ineffective for Low Back Pain

Anticonvulsant drugs are ineffective for chronic low back pain and can cause harm, despite a recent increase in prescribing.

Are Anticonvulsants Effective for Low Back Pain?

Are Anticonvulsants Effective for Low Back Pain?

For this review, the authors searched 5 large databases for studies that compared the use of anticonvulsants (i.e., topiramate, gabapentin, pregabalin) in adult patients with LBP, sciatica, or neurogenic claudication with placebo.

Adding Chiropractic Care to Usual Care for Treating Acute Low Back Pain

Adding Chiropractic Care to Usual Care for Treating Acute Low Back Pain

A combination of usual medical care and chiropractic care may be more effective than usual care alone in treating acute low back pain and associated disability in active-duty military personnel.

Overuse and Underuse of Imaging Common in Low Back Pain Management

Overuse and Underuse of Imaging Common in Low Back Pain Management

Imaging for low back pain may commonly be overused, but also underused.