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60-80% of populace will have lower back agony sooner or later in their lives ... Ed has had lower back torment for as long as 24 hours that he feels is ...
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Back Pain 2 nd most basic reason for office visit 60-80% of populace will have lower back torment sooner or later in their lives Each year, 15-20% will have back torment Most regular reason for inability for people < 45 years 1% of US populace is crippled Costs to society: $20-50 billion/year Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Oh My Aching Back Treatment Options for Back Pain Steven Stoltz, M.D. Right hand Clinical Professor of Medicine UCSF-Fresno

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Outline Part 1: Introduction Review of life structures Part 2: Acute low back torment Part 3: Chronic low back torment Prevention Questions ?? Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Low Back Pain "One would have thought at this point the issue of finding and treatment would have been unraveled, however the issue stays strange and obfuscated with vulnerability." Rosomoff HL, Rosomoff RS. Low back agony: Evaluation and administration in the essential consideration setting. Med Clin North Am 1999;83:643-62. Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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- Anatomy Lesson #1 Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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- Anatomy Lesson #2 Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Introduction to Ed has had lower back agony for as long as 24 hours that he feels is identified with yard work that he did throughout the weekend. He missed work today, Monday. He needs to know what should be possible for his back agony? Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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What ought to Ed anticipate from his medicinal services proficient? Have the capacity to perceive the distinction between routine lower back torment and risky types of lower back agony. Give data, counsel, and an arrangement of activity. Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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% of Back Pain because of Herniated Disk? 4% 14% 40% None of the above Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Causes of Low Back Pain Lumbar "strain" or "sprain" – 70% Degenerative changes – 10% Herniated circle – 4% Osteoporosis pressure cracks – 4% Spinal stenosis – 3% Spondylolisthesis – 2% Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Causes of Low Back Pain… Spondylolysis, diskogenic low back agony or other flimsiness – 2% Traumatic break - <1% Congenital sickness - <1% Cancer – 0.7% Inflammatory joint pain – 0.3% Infections – 0.01% Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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History of malignancy Unexplained weight reduction Intravenous medication use Prolonged utilization of corticosteroids Older age Major Trauma Osteoporosis Fever Back agony very still or during the evening Bowel or bladder brokenness Red Flags Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Medications Anti-fiery solutions (NSAID\'s): Beneficial; no distinctions; watch symptoms Tylenol: Narcotic Pain Relievers: No more compelling than NSAID\'s Many reactions Muscle Relaxants (ie. Flexeril ® ): Can diminish torment and enhance portability 70% with laziness/unsteadiness Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Chiropractic/Osteopathic Davenport, Iowa in 1895 by David Palmer; \'done by hand\' (Greek) Spinal control Conflicting proof on the impacts of spinal control ~75-90% change in any case inside 4 weeks Greater patient fulfillment Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Exercise & Bed Rest Advice to stay dynamic: \'There is no confirmation that guidance to stay dynamic is destructive for either intense low back torment or sciatica.\' Hurt does not equivalent mischief One or two days of bed rest if essential Light movement, keeping away from truly difficult work, bowing or contorting (ie. strolling) No information on a specific activities Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Massage & Physical Therapy Might be advantageous More quality examination is required Different sorts of back rub Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Acupuncture Very minimal quality examination and information Seems to demonstrate that needle therapy is not viable for the treatment of back torment Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Other Modalities Back Brace/Corset/Lumbar Support: Traction: Injections: Inconclusive proof TENS: Hot/Cold : Ultrasound: Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Ed, once more… Now, Ed has not had change in his lower back agony and 6 weeks have passed by since the underlying excruciating occasion. What sorts of treatments may be valuable for Ed now? Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Role of X-beams (Radiology) Usually superfluous and not accommodating Plain X-beam: Age>50 years No change following 6 weeks Other troubling discoveries MRI: After 6 weeks if have sciatica Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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New England Journal of Medicine (February 2001) Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Medications Similar to intense torment… . Energizer meds can enhance torment help Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Exercises Improves torment and capacity Many projects accessible, however hard to make any experimental suggestions for one write versus another Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Injections Epidural infusions: Insufficient and clashing confirmation Facet joint infusions: No change Local/Trigger point infusions: Possibly some advantage Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Surgery Diskectomy enhances torment in fleeting yet not long haul (ie. 10 years) Microdiskectomy like standard diskectomy Automated percutaneous diskectomy and laser diskectomy both less viable ? Arthroscopic diskectomy Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Other Modalities Back Schools: - perhaps successful Multidisciplinary Therapy: - presumably yes TENS: - no Spinal control: - clashing information Massage: - likely yes IDET: Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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IDET No persuading proof that demonstrates the short or long haul clinical viability of this methodology. Safe with couple of antagonistic impacts ? Long haul impacts Wall Street Journal (Feb. 11, 2003) Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Prevention Exercise: Aerobic, back/leg fortifying Back supports and training about legitimate lifting procedures are ineffectual ? weight reduction and smoking end Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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Web Resources ("Helping individuals settle on all around educated choices about human services.") Steven Stoltz, M.D.

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