Navigation Links
Back Pain Therapy Often Yields Early Benefits: Study
Date:5/14/2012

MONDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- People who receive treatment for chronic and acute low-back pain show significant improvement in the first six weeks, but may still have some pain and disability after one year, according to a new study.

Researchers analyzed data from 33 studies that included more than 11,000 patients to learn more about how treatment affects low-back pain. Their findings appear in the May 14 online edition of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

"Our review confirms the broad finding of previous reviews that the typical course of acute low-back pain is initially favorable: there is a marked reduction in mean pain and disability in the first six weeks," Dr. Christopher Maher, director of the musculoskeletal division at the George Institute for Global Health of the University of Sydney in Australia, said in a journal news release.

"Beyond six weeks, improvement slows and thereafter only small reductions in mean pain and disability are apparent up to one year," he added.

One year after beginning treatment, the typical improvement in pain intensity was about 90 percent for patients who had acute low-back pain and about 50 percent for those who had chronic low-back pain, the investigators found.

"There is both good and bad news in our review. It is great that people improve with care, but arguably there is room to do better, particularly for people with persistent low-back pain," Maher said.

"Generally, when people see results like this they want to blame the clinician, but I think that is short-sighted," he added. "One of the principal reasons we have not made more progress in the back pain field is that research agencies do not take back pain research seriously. Around the world, back pain research is hugely underfunded relative to the burden of the disease. It's time for that to change."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about back pain.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: CMAJ, news release, May 14, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Breathing during radiotherapy - how to hit the treatment target without causing collateral damage
2. Study shows benefit of new maintenance therapy for multiple myeloma
3. Molecular subtypes and genetic alterations may determine response to lung cancer therapy
4. Oxygen Therapy Slows Type 1 Diabetes in Mice, Study Says
5. Highly targeted irradiation as good as whole breast radiotherapy in early stage cancer
6. Researchers discover how to overcome poor response to radiotherapy caused by low haemoglobin levels
7. Genetic predictor of breast cancer response to chemotherapy
8. Stem cell sparing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer may avoid salivary gland damage
9. Can Testosterone Therapy Help Obese Men Lose Weight?
10. Genetically modified T cell therapy shown to be safe, lasting in decade-long study of HIV patients
11. Aromatherapy: More Than Just a Pleasant Scent?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Back Pain Therapy Often Yields Early Benefits: Study
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... that already work hand-in-hand on an Innovation Collaboration program, have signed a five-year ... experience and cost of the care members and patients receive. The agreement also ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... of autologous fat (adipose) transfer systems announces the issuance of United States Patent ... patent) for its adipose filtration technology. The '398 and '324 patents cover ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... August 13-17 in National Harbor, MD. This year's theme focuses on the new ... principal benchmarks for quality and integrity in testing and calibration will be changed. ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... sleep management solution focused on delivering end-to-end sleep health care at ... , Recent literature shows that adherence rates for positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy, ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... A Southern California-based author has ... sexual abuse, and how she has overcome them. “Forbidden Memories: A Memoir,” by author ... and how she has risen above. , In “Memories,” readers get a firsthand look ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/11/2017)...  The global market for liquid biopsy diagnostic and ... in 2016.  Although in early stages, the global market ... as a result of the gradual shift towards personalized ... of a significant number of new liquid biopsy tests ... biomarkers to guide treatment decisions. ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... CLEVELAND , July 10, 2017  US medical ... billion in 2021, according to Medical Equipment ... released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Continued increases in demand ... the aging of the population and supported by gains ... associated equipment and supplies. New product introductions will also ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... PARK, N.C. , July 10, 2017 ... $5m Convertible Note to support the development of CRISPR-Cas3 ... Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading Chinese Internet services provider, ... funding will advance multiple infectious disease product programs targeting ... Founded by Dr. Rodolphe ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: