Navigation Links
Rehab Program Gets Back Pain Patients Back to Work Sooner
Date:3/17/2010

Disability cut short with integrated care, research shows

WEDNESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic low back pain that keeps them away from work can recover an average of four months earlier if they take part in a specific type of rehabilitation program, a new study suggests.

Researchers in the Netherlands and Canada studied 134 patients with chronic low back pain who hadn't been able to go to work for about six months, on average. The patients, aged 18 to 65, were randomly assigned to receive usual care or to take part in a program called "integrated care."

The integrated care program included adjustments made to the workplace environment and an exercise program that taught patients how to move safely and become more active.

Over a year, the patients who took part in the integrated care program returned to work after an average of 88 days instead of an average of 208 days for those who received usual care, according to the report published online March 17 in BMJ.

Although there were no statistically significant differences between the groups in reported levels of pain improvement, the study authors noted that the integrated care program significantly improved patients' functional status and reduced their disability both at home and at work.

More information

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has more on low back pain.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: BMJ, news release, March 17, 2010


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

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Navitas Opens New Cancer Rehabilitation Center in Albuquerque in Conjunction With New Mexico Cancer Centers
2. CIGNA Group Insurance Celebrates Return to Work Success During National Rehabilitation Awareness Week
3. Rehabilitation significantly underused after heart attack and bypass surgery
4. Heart Attack Survivors Benefit From Rehab
5. Cardiac Science Releases New Cardiac Rehabilitation System
6. The Jericho Project Announces Rehabilitation Residence for Homeless and Low-Income Veterans
7. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital to Receive James Brady Award From Brain Injury Association of Illinois
8. Test for visual acuity could aid detection, rehabilitation of AMD
9. New York Hospital Queens Cardiac Rehabilitation Team Presents Study at Worlds Leading Heart Disease Conference
10. Nurse-Led Intervention Boosts Cardiac Rehab: Study
11. Former Congressman Hyde Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom While Receiving Medical Rehabilitation at Marianjoy
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Delta Dental of California and ... pancreatic cancer. , Gary D. Radine, who recently retired as president and CEO of ... Society’s 2015 CEO of the Year , helped lead the effort to raise ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Eating disorders and post-traumatic stress ... women and men with eating disorders report a history of trauma, research suggests ... of an eating disorder. , At the 2016 iaedp Symposium, the workshop, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... GrassrootsHealth published data from ... type 2 diabetes in the GrassrootsHealth cohort with substantially higher vitamin D levels ... in public health,” states Carole Baggerly, Director of GrassrootsHealth, “the safety and ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Joshua ... on how healthcare companies can use newly released government data on populations and ... population and intervene and capture the value they create to succeed in new ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... According to research ... U.S. require dental technicians to be certified or obtain continuing education. To increase ... the “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform dentists and patients about the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... and FAIRFIELD, N.J. , ... and Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Medimetriks) today announced that they ... development and commercialization rights for OPA-15406 in the U.S. ... also provides manufacturing rights.  OPA-15406 is a topical, non-steroidal ... atopic dermatitis. --> --> ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... -- --> --> ... Market by Product (Radiofrequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave) ... Gynecology) - Global Forecasts to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, ... period of 2015 to 2020. The market is expected ... 10.5% from 2015 to 2020. Browse 73 ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , Feb. 8, 2016 In a historic vote among its ... to construct a medical cannabis cultivation facility and dispensary on tribal land ... New York as a provider for patients in the state,s ... as a provider for patients in the state,s Medical Cannabis ... (34) to approve the project and pursue designation from the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: