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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.

Fewer Cervical Spine Injuries Seen With Motorcycle Helmet Use

Findings based on analysis of motorcycle accident victims by helmet use.

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.

Opinion

Managing pain in primary care

A FNP reflects on his experiences working with pain management patients prescribed opioids.

Opioid use in middle-aged adults

Clinicians are in the unique position to educate and counsel middle-aged adults about their opioid use and influence strategies needed to provide effective pain control.

When patients need services that don't exist

It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.

Clinical Features

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain (LBP) defined as persistent or fluctuating musculoskeletal pain of lower back and lumbar spine lasting >3 months.

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Hormonal Contraceptives and Migraine: Is It Time to Revisit Stroke Risk?

Current oral contraceptive products contain lower doses of estrogen than those used in the past, prompting reconsideration of risks and benefits.

Slideshows

Ortho Dx: Severe Lower Back Pain in an Elderly Woman

Ortho Dx: Severe Lower Back Pain in an Elderly Woman

A 75-year-old woman complains of lower back pain after falling out of bed the previous morning, which resulted in extreme ...

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