Low Back Pain
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.
Somatic symptom burden may affect health-related quality of life in patients with chronic 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.
A multivariable prediction model for outcome after lower back surgery may reliably predict 12-month improvements.
A Lancet series of articles outlines the array of factors that contribute to low back pain and presents effective prophylactic strategies and treatment options for the condition.
Risks Associated With Intra-Articular Lumbar Facet Joint Injections of Triamcinolone Acetonide for Low Back PainMarch 14, 2018
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 provide relief from lower back pain, but may be associated with short-term improvement in functional disability.
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 and zoledronic acid may be effective in relieving Modic change-related low back pain in patients ≥40 years.
In the presence of complete deep core muscle weakness, there is an increase in peak anterior shear loading on all lumbar vertebrae during running.
Computed tomography-pulsed radiofrequency may represent an effective management strategy for patients with acute neuroradicular low back pain refractory to standard therapies
Variable and unpredicted perturbations to the spine may lead to increased muscle strength and pain reduction in patients with chronic nonspecific 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.
NKTR-181 was found to be safe and effective in patients with low back pain.
For patients with discogenic low back pain due to failed back surgery syndrome, dorsal root ganglion stimulation is associated with pain relief.
Pilates may represent an effective therapy for the management of chronic lower back pain.
Yoga improved health outcomes in military veterans with chronic low back pain, including lowering their pain intensity.
Radiofrequency denervation may be ineffective in alleviating chronic low back pain.
The cerebrospinal fluid of patients with vs without intervertebral disc degeneration with and without low back pain was shown to differentially express proteins involved in inflammation and nerve injury.
Yoga was deemed noninferior to physical therapy for the treatment of patients with chronic low back pain.
Patients with low back pain who are depressed are more likely to be prescribed opioids, and to be prescribed higher doses.
Radiofrequency denervation improved chronic low back pain arising from the facet joints.
Long-term, clinically important improvement in chronic low back pain can be achieved with lumbar total disc replacement and multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients whose low back pain does not respond to conservative therapy.
Repeated magnetic resonance imaging for chronic spine pain does not impact occurrence of surgical treatment or interval changes.
Spinal manipulative therapy is associated with moderate improvements in pain and function in patients with acute low back pain.
Clobazam is more effective than placebo in reducing low back pain.
A novel method of short-term percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation is useful for producing pain relief and reducing medication use among patients with chronic low back pain.
Spinal cord stimulation using precision approach via 3D neural targeting shows superior efficacy in treating chronic axial low back pain compared with a traditional approach relying on a trial-and-error method to achieve desired paresthesia.
Psychosocial variables such as depression and anxiety predict the response to morphine analgesia in patients with low back pain.
Early use of physical therapy for new low back pain in older adults is not associated with less subsequent back pain-specific health care utilization.
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