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Declines in opioid prescriptions for US patients with cancer and non-cancer pain, study shows

The number of privately insured adults in the United States prescribed opioid medications for cancer pain and for chronic non-cancer pain declined between 2012 and 2019, according to a new…

Early physical therapy associated with less utilization of healthcare resources for patients with acute low back pain

Early initiation of physical therapy (PT) for US patients with acute low back pain (LBP) was associated with less health care resource utilization in the first month and year after the first…

Researchers looking for the goldilocks of exosuits

A research team is studying exosuits, a wearable mobile machine that enables limb movements with greater force and…

Preoperative Shear Wave Elastography Helps Predict Rotator Cuff Repair, Study Finds

Preoperative shear wave elastography (SWE) may play a complementary role with existing imaging as a prognostic marker for achieving successful rotator cuff repair, according to new…

Coughing down reduces respiratory droplet spread, study finds

Researchers show models controlling how breathing droplets fell from a mannequin into a water tunnel, which was oriented at different angles to mimic a person going up and down stairs. Using glass…

Pioneering tool to show how much exoskeletons reduce the risk of back injury

A study unveils a groundbreaking tool to assess the effect of exoskeletons on injury risk. The tool, called Exo-LiFFT, is an interactive calculator that helps companies look for ways to…

A firm fixation between rotator cuff bone achieved through unique fibrous architecture

Researchers used a new imaging technique and discovered a previously unknown fibrous architecture between the rotator cuff tendons and their bony attachments in the…

Chair with smart sensor can help office workers reduce their back pain

The chair identifies sitting behaviors associated with worsening low back pain and alerts workers so they can get up and move around before the pain…

Back pain common among astronauts offers treatment insights for the Earthbound

As more people travel into space, experts expect more doctors will see patients with space travel-related…

Back Pain: Psychological treatment has been shown to provide strong, lasting pain relief, alter brain networks

A study of patients with chronic back pain found that more than two-thirds of those who underwent a new 4-week psychological treatment were pain-free or almost pain-free afterwards. The one in the…

Do doctors treat pain differently based on the race of their patients?

Doctors were more likely to prescribe opioids to their white patients complaining of new low back pain than to their black, Asian, and Hispanic patients during the early days of the national…

Starting movements of competitive swimmers as they enter the water

Scientists studied the biomechanics of swimmers’ kickstarts using force sensors and motion-capture cameras. They found that the force exerted by the hands on the starting platform…

‘Where does it hurt?’ Predicts Chronic Pain Outcomes, Study Shows

Pain distribution as reported on a body map can be used on its own to assign patients to different subgroups related to differences in pain intensity, pain quality, pain impact and…

Lifting advice does not stand up for everyone, research shows

Widely accepted advice to keep a straight back and squat when lifting to avoid back pain has been challenged by new research. The study examined people who had regularly performed…

Robotic Neck Brace can help analyze the effects of cancer treatment

A new robotic neck brace could help doctors analyze the impact of cancer treatments on patients’ neck mobility and help guide their…

One in five American adults experiences chronic pain

Researchers report that 50.2 million (20.5 percent) U.S. adults experience chronic pain based on analysis of the new NHIS data. They estimate the total value of lost productivity due to chronic pain…

New proposal for the management of low back pain with a proprioceptive approach

Low back pain in the elderly is the result of poor “proprioception,” or the body’s ability to perceive its own position in space, caused by an impairment of sensory receptors in…

Pain in women is not taken as seriously as pain in men

Researchers found that when male and female patients expressed the same amount of pain, observers perceived female patients’ pain as less intense and more likely to benefit from psychotherapy…

Radiological images confirm ‘COVID-19 can cause the body to attack itself’

Muscle aches and aching joints are common symptoms in COVID-19 patients. But for some people, the symptoms are more severe, long-lasting, and even bizarre, including rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups,…

Possible new combination therapy for head and neck cancer

Researchers tested a new combination therapy in animal models to see if they could find a way to make an already effective treatment even better. Because they use a Food and Drug…

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