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A 28-year-old fluoroscopy technician spontaneously developed familiar, aching low back discomfort one week ago. He indicated that, on average, he experiences one flare-up of back pain monthly, which lasts about one week, and resolves spontaneously. This recent flare-up is not resolving as expected. How would you treat him?
PPM sat down with the lead researcher of a recent yoga study: is it more effective than stretching or self-care for chronic low back pain? Practical information you can incorporate in your chronic pain patients' treatment plans.
Dry needling (DN) is a unique treatment option for chronic low back pain. DN is a procedure in which filiform needles—needles commonly used in acupuncture—are used to deactivate myofascial trigger points (MTrPs).
This educational review summarizes the different classes of medications commonly used in the treatment of low back pain, discussing the mechanism of action, efficacy, complications, contraindications, and current clinical research for each class or group of medications.
Neck pain, radiculopathy, and myelopathy are common presentations of cervical pathology across populations and age groups. Learn more about diagnosis and treatment in this article.
Review this case of a 32-year-old mother of two with a 6-week history of low back pain. How would you treat her?
Patients with neck and upper extremity pain and underlying multilevel cervical disc disease present special problems in the diagnosis and management of the primary pain generator.
Case describes surgical results in a 49-year-old radiology nurse who has battled chronic low back pain for years.
The burden to the healthcare system from low back pain is considerable. LBP is the second-leading symptomatic cause for physician visits, the third-most-common reason for surgical procedures, and the fifth-most-common reason for hospitalizations.
This article provides a review of the symptoms noted in a group of patients with arachnoiditis and presents an analysis of clinical observations of this disease.
Continuous infusion of lumbar epidural corticosteroid effectively reduces inflammation and pain by “bathing” the suspect spinal structure over a three day period.
An observational study of breakthrough pain in non-cancer patients with chronic low back pain.
Article provides a review of research findings regarding the relationship of smoking and low back pain.
Diagnosing the cause of back pain is a detailed process. The patient diagnostic work-up should commence with a well-documented, detailed, and directed historical account, together with a focused physical examination of the involved body parts.
The etiologies of chronic low back pain are many, and sometimes diverse. While herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylosis, and facet arthropathy are often considered along with myofascial origins, myofascial trigger points (TrPs) have been shown as coexisting with the other commonly accepted causes.
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