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The journal of Arthritis & Rheumatology reports on a pain management procedure for knee osteoarthritis. In a randomized, placebo controlled 12 week trial, 59 patients received either injections of saline (placebo) or 3 injections of celestone chronodose and bupivacaine to the genicular nerves...

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A retrospective review of high or mid thoracic vertebral compression fractures (VCF) examined outcomes after either high viscosity cement (HVC) vertebroplasty (VP) or low viscosity cement (LVC) balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) repairs. 114 patients in a single tertiary medical center were included. Outcome...

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Look around. Knee pain impacts the quality of life in almost 50% of people. That's half the people around you! In the United States, over 20 million people suffer, and have reduced ability to function. The authors of an article in the Journal of Pain Research “present an all-encompassing set of...

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A study in the PAIN journal examined whether comorbidities aided in determining if back pain led to further disability. Over 450 patients ≥55 years of age were included in the prospective cohort study that looked at the 1 year clinical course of back pain related disability. Questionnaires were used...

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Researchers studying the relationship between pain sites and biomarkers reported their findings in the Journal of Pain Research. Via self-reported symptoms, community-based participants ≥45 years of age recorded pain, stiffness, or aching. Biomarker information had been previously collected...

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Finger joint osteoarthritis is experienced by half of men over age 60 and half of women over age 50, causing pain and decreased strength and range of motion. An article in the journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports an alternative to conventional surgery for patients with arthritic...

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According to the CDC, OA affects over 32.5 million US adults. Discovery of a new molecular signaling pathway, therefore, could be important. The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, presents “the first evidence of a potential functional role of artemin/GFRα3 in chronic OA-pain in mice...

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Findings published in Annals of Internal Medicine report the compared efficacy of telehealth exercise programs used with or without dietary intervention. The exercise program alone = 6 videoconference meetings comprising exercise, behavior, and self-management instruction. For the exercise and diet...

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An article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health reports findings from an investigation of knee osteoarthritis (OA) and kinesio tape (KT). Through a meta-analysis looking at literature from 1970 to 2020, researchers combed findings and compared the effects of KT vs...

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Researchers and clinicians with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have published a guide to help primary care physicians treat their patients with osteoporosis. In the Journal of Family Practice, it is pointed out that along with the aging population, “primary osteoporosis has...

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