Health care professionals have a substantial and lasting effect on patient attitudes and beliefs about back pain.
Lower back pain is an extremely common condition that all rheumatologists should become experts in and can be relatively easy to treat since the vast majority of patients will respond to conservative care, according to Rajiv Dixit, MD.
There are certain red flags a physician should watch for that will determine whether a patient’s lower back pain is mechanical or something more, according to Rajiv Dixit, MD.
Lower back pain is the second most common cause for someone to see a physician. Rajiv Dixit, MD, attributes how common the condition is to the degenerative process that is common in the lumbar spine; however it has been hard to explain why that is.
Rocker sole shoes seem no more beneficial than flat sole shoes for people with low back pain (LBP), according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of Spine.
There is an overall incidence of delirium events of 8.4 per 1,000 in patients undergoing lumbar spine surgical procedures, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine.