Musculoskeletal Disorders Resource Center

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MPR First Report - ACR/ARHP 2015

Live coverage of the 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

Limits to Early Tx for LBP

For adults with low back pain (LBP) fitting a decision rule, early physical therapy is associated with modest improvement in disability compared with usual care, but the improvement is not seen at one-year follow-up.

Steroid Injections for Low Back Pain?

Epidural corticosteroid injections for radicular low back pain or spinal stenosis may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary.

Placebos Trigger Responses in Knee Osteoarthritis

Not all placebos are equally effective for knee osteoarthritis and some can trigger clinically relevant responses.

Do Antibiotics Increase Juvenile Arthritis Risk?

New research suggests that children who are exposed to antibiotics could have an increased risk of newly diagnosed juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

Exercise or Surgery for Knee Pain?

Arthroscopic surgery to relieve chronic knee pain in middle-aged and older patients is only temporarily effective and might be harmful.

Five-a-Day to Reduce Hip Fracture Risk

Fruit and vegetable intake is associated with hip fracture, with a higher rate of hip fracture for intake below five servings a day.

Senza System: SCS Without Paresthesia

Nevro announced that the FDA has approved the Senza System, a spinal cord stimulation (SCS) system as an aid in the management of chronic intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including pain associated with failed back surgery syndrome, low back pain, and leg pain.

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