The center provides comprehensive diagnostic services for patients whose conditions have not been definitely identified as well as treatment evaluations and surgical options for those whose previous surgeries may not have been wholly successful. Patients who are referred to the Department of Neurosurgery’s Yale Spine Institute are carefully evaluated to determine the best course of

Frequent exercising and bracing seems effective for long-term prevention of recurrent low back pain, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of Spine. Integrity offers the very effective Integrity Gel Support Brace. It is a lumbar support brace that is a fitting compliment to non-surgical spinal decompression therapy and was designed as an adjunct therapy for

The goal of this research was to compare the difference in disability caused by back pain using scores from the Oswestry Disability Questionnaire (ODQ) and the Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QUE) according to gender, acute and chronic low back pain (LBP) groups, specific and nonspecific LBP groups and to identify the factors influencing the

The identification of the cause of chronic low back pain (CLBP) represents a great challenge to orthopedists due to the controversy over the diagnosis of discogenic low back pain (DLBP) and the existence of a number of cases of CLBP of unknown origin. This study aimed to develop diagnostic models to distinguish DLBP from other

Standardized research methods are needed to make greater progress toward reducing the high burden and costs of chronic low back pain (cLBP), according to a Task Force report in a recent issue of Spine. The article introduces a set of proposed research standards to help in comparing the results of cLBP studies. The recommendations were developed

Lower back pain is poorly understood. But genetic factors rather than spinal disc degeneration may provide a more robust understanding of its causes. ower back pain is a broad yet subtle subject. It has widely been associated with early degeneration of the discs of the human spine. Now the EU-funded project Genodisc, completed in 2013 and

Even if you do not suffer from pain in the intervertebral discs in your lower back, it is a sure bet that you know someone who does. Yet, surprisingly little is known about what causes this disc degeneration. And there is a widespread conception that it results from excessive physical work. Now the EU-funded project,

In low back pain patient, the presence of nerve damage plays a key role in the development and prognosis of chronic pain states. Assessment of the presence and severity of a neuropathic pain component (NePC) is key in diagnosing chronic pain patients. Low back pain (LBP) and neck and shoulder pain (NSP) are highly prevalent

Drug maker Pfizer announced results from three pivotal studies of investigational ALO-02 (oxycodone hydrochloride and naltrexone extended-release capsules) at the American Pain Society (APS) Annual Meeting. The Phase 3 trial was a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized withdrawal efficacy and safety study in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic low back pain. Patients who achieved a stable and

According to dietitian in the UK certain foods are known to trigger inflammation in the body. When this happens, tissue swells which in turn can press on nerves and cause pain. Roughly half of Britain seems to be contending with back pain and the NHS spends about £1 billion on the condition. Low back pain

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