Dr. Jacqueline Gerhart: Don’t Just Live With Low Back Pain

Can a nerve stimulator stop my back pain?

chiropractor In a study from the Archives of Internal Medicine, the prevalence of low back pain increased from 3 percent in 1992 to 10 percent in 2006. In primary care offices, we see at least one patient with low back pain per week on average. Many other patients will mention that they have chronic low back pain even if that isnt the reason for their visit. It seems that some patients just live with it. The bottom line is, you shouldnt need to just live with it. However, an MRI is not the only way to find out what is wrong with your back. And there is no guarantee that a positive finding on your MRI actually will be the cause of your back pain. Trust me, just like anyone, I want to point at something and say, There, see that? Thats whats wrong with you. Now lets fix it. But, in reality, 85 percent of all back pain is actually non-specific back pain. In these 85 percent of cases, an MRI often is not helpful. Non-specific back pain includes things like low back strains and sprains, sciatic pain and referred pain from other non-spine issues. Specific back pain that we may see on imaging includes fractures and herniated disks. There are three main reasons you should see your physician for your back pain before getting imaging. 1.
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New Market Study, “Chronic Back Pain – Pipeline Review, H2 2013”, Has Been Published

– A feature on pipeline projects on the basis of monotherapy and combined therapeutics. – Coverage of the Chronic Back Pain pipeline on the basis of route of administration and molecule type. – Key discontinued pipeline projects. – Latest news and deals relating to the products. Reasons to Get This Report – Identify and understand important and diverse types of therapeutics under development for Chronic Back Pain. – Identify emerging players with potentially strong product portfolio and design effective counter-strategies to gain competitive advantage. – Plan mergers and acquisitions effectively by identifying players of the most promising pipeline. – Devise corrective measures for pipeline projects by understanding Chronic Back Pain pipeline depth and focus of Indication therapeutics. – Develop and design in-licensing and out-licensing strategies by identifying prospective partners with the most attractive projects to enhance and expand business potential and scope. – Modify the therapeutic portfolio by identifying discontinued projects and understanding the factors that drove them from pipeline.
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Curved soles ‘no better than flats’ for back pain

A randomised control trial is the best study designfor comparing the effectiveness of two treatments, such as two different types of footwear that could be recommended as part of lower back pain management. It is not possible for such a trial to be double blind, as participants would know what shoes they were wearing, but the fact that the assessors were blind to treatment allocation (single blind) is a strength. What did the research involve? The study recruited 115 adults with chronic lower back pain (three months duration or longer) who were randomised to wear either rocker sole shoes or flat sole shoeswhile standing and walkingfor a minimum of two hours each day. The researchersexcluded people with a diagnosed medical cause for their back pain and those for whom a prescription of rocker shoes and exercise would be inappropriate, for example, people with neurological conditions, a history of falls, or severe cardiovascular disease. Participants were assessed after six weeks, six months and one year usinga disability questionnaire calledthe Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire (RMDQ). Importantly, participants’ disabilities wereassessedby an assessor who did not know which shoes the participants had been wearing, making the study single blinded. Measures of pain, health-related quality of life and the time participants had spent in their shoes were also recorded at each of the time points. As well as wearing the shoes, all participants attended an exercise and education programme once a week for four weeks and wore their assigned shoes during these sessions. Analysis was by an intention-to-treat method , meaning all participants initially randomised were analysed in the final results, including those who dropped out of the study later on. This is the best wayof analysing results from studies such as this, as it captures all the participants. What were the basic results?
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This is often due to arthritic degeneration and commonly feels like a pain running down the nerve path. Sciatica falls into this class. Other common causes of chronic low back pain are spinal stenosis, a condition in which the spinal cord is squeezed by the arthritic spinal bones; ankylosing spondylitis, in which the ligaments of the spine are inflamed and the spine is stiff; and fracture of a spinal vertebral bone. Most patients will end up with nonspecific low back pain of unknown origin. The treatment of all nonspecific low back pain is with non-narcotic pain medications and physical therapy. Most health care providers will not do extensive radiological and neurologic tests on a patient until the pain has persisted for more than four weeks despite treatment. When symptoms of nonspecific low back pain persist more than three months, the goal of treatment moves from “cure” to controlling pain, maintaining function and preventing disability. Studies show that many patients with chronic low back pain do not receive evidence-based care. Too often, there is overuse of unproven interventions (such as traction and corsets), over-reliance on opioids and muscle relaxants and underuse of exercise therapy.
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Chiropractic Back Pain Treatment

Email Address You will use your email address to login. Password Passwords must be at least 6 characters in length. Password Again Enter your password again for confirmation. Profile chiropractor bayview village Address This will be the end of your profile link, for example: http://www.newswire.net/profile/yourname I have read and agree to the Terms of Service , Privacy Statement and Copy & Trademark Policy . Continue Dwain Berlin October 15, 2013 Font size: + – Surprisingly, the number of people suffering from low back pain at a given time, is up to 30% of the population. Recent studies have found that back pain is even a common occurrence among school children and adolescents. ( Newswire.net — October 15, 2013) Langley, BC — Many studies have shown that the care of a Doctor of Chiropractic is effective for treating low back pain. Health Canada in a 1993 study (Economic Burden of Illness in Canada) found that back pain ranked 2nd after cardiovascular disease in terms of highest cost of illness in Canadian society, at over $17 billion annually. In 1995, the British Medical Journal stated, at three years, the follow-up results confirm the findings of an earlier report that when chiropractors treat patients with low back pain, those treated by chiropractic derive more benefit and long-term satisfaction than those treated by hospitals. Further, there have been several surveys conducted in recent years assessing patient satisfaction with chiropractic care, which was found to be extremely high. According to Wikipedia ” Lower back pain affects about 40% of people at some point in their lives.
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