Opioids may provide some short-term relief for low back pain, but evidence on long-term outcomes lacking.
One in five patient encounters do not include palpation.
Patients' perception that their pain will persist significantly predict worse short- and long-term outcomes for low back pain.
Epidural corticosteroid injections only offers short-term relief of leg pain and disability for patients with sciatica.
Review shows use of self-management techniques has minimal effect on pain and disability.
Symptom-guided therapy relieves back pain and improves outcomes for patients with severe sciatica.
Relaxation massage and structural massage each surpassed usual care in improving pain and function in patients with chronic low back pain.
Fulranumab no more efficacious than placebo for treating patients with chronic low back pain.
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Mixed evidence supporting duloxetine for treatment of chronic low-back pain.
Nothing offered more than temporary relief for the aching, constant pain, which was unaccompanied by other symptoms.
Cancer metastasis when patient ignores oncology referral.
Nurse commits to dedicating more time to free clinics.
The majority of patients would prefer to see specially trained nurse practitioners for back pain than wait to see a surgeon, findings from a new study suggest.
What is the best way to differentiate between a patient who has legitimate back pain and someone who is looking for a drug prescription or workers' compensation?
Four weeks after the accident, the patient was still in severe pain and reported urinary frequency.
Glucosamine was no more effective than placebo in reducing disability among people with chronic low-back pain and degenerative lumbar osteoarthritis.
However, TENS should be considered for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy.
Your main challenge is to pinpoint the true cause and limit invasive interventions. A leading rheumatologist tells how to achieve these goals.
An effective and relatively quick method for zeroing in on the root of back pain coupled with new findings about acupuncture treatment could help clinicians better manage this common complaint from patients.
Education, self-management, and pharmacologic as well as nonpharmacologic therapies take center stage in this latest, jointly issued guideline.
Clinicians may be able to help patients with chronic back pain overcome discomfort by employing a self-care program known as the Alexander technique...
Her discomfort could have been from inevitable arthritis, but there were signs of a different diagnosis.
A useful clinical pearl to help spot the drug-seeking patient with low back pain.
The patient began to lose hope after a canyon hike re-aggravated her low back pan and leg numbness.
Current studies have focused on these patches as adjunctive therapy to more traditional modes of treatment.
Studies have determined which patients would benefit from spine surgery and which ones would not.
The patient is concerned about skin and other cancers due to excessive exposure to the warmth.