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Low Back Pain Clinical

Low Back Pain Clinical

History A thorough history and physical examination is paramount to arrive at a diagnosis, and initially imaging is often unnecessary. Patients most often complain of pain in the lumbosacral area. Determine whether pain is exacerbated by movement or by prolonged sitting or standing. Determine the duration of pain. Determine if pain is relieved by lying down. Establish if pain was sudden in onset or gradual over days or months. Determine if pain is worse in the morning or at night….

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Low Back Pain Overview

Low Back Pain Overview

Background Mechanical low back pain is one of the most common patient complaints expressed to emergency physicians in the United States accounting for more than 6 million cases annually. Approximately two thirds of adults are affected by mechanical low back pain at some point in their lives, making it the second most common complaint in ambulatory medicine and the third most expensive disorder in terms of health care dollars spent surpassed only by cancer and heart disease. Low back pain…

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Pseudo-sciatica

Pseudo-sciatica

(ĐTĐ) – Sciatica can be a difficult condition to pin down, and confusing the issue there is also a condition that is commonly called “pseudo-sciatica.” The condition is called piriformis Syndrome. It has different causes from sciatica, but it mimics the symptoms so it won’t be a surprise if you and your doctor believe that it’s sciatica. Tiếng Việt >> Sciatica is caused by the compression of the sciatic nerve by a slipped or herniated disc. This nerve runs from…

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Lower Back Pain is N1 Cause of Disability

Lower Back Pain is N1 Cause of Disability

(ĐTĐ) – Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to a large new study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.   Researchers in the U.K., Australia and the U.S. studied data from the Global Burden of Disease study, which assessed the health of people in 187 countries. They found that almost one out of ten people (9.4%) suffers from lower back pain – a number likely to rise as the population ages. Back Pain“Governments,…

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10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home

10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home

(ĐTĐ) – Perhaps you bent the wrong way while lifting something heavy. Or you're dealing with a degenerative condition like arthritis. Whatever the cause, once you have low back pain, it can be hard to shake. About one in four Americans say they've had a recent bout of low back pain. And almost everyone can expect to experience back pain at some point in their lives.   Sometimes it’s clearly serious: You were injured, or you feel numbness, weakness, or…

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