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In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –
- Rehabilitation management of low back pain
- And Finally, a story about the Economic Burden of Arthritis in the US
For HealthBeat …. This is Dr. Todd Eglow!
Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #609 recorded October 13, 2017.
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Rehabilitation management of low back pain
In the past, rehabilitation research initiatives for low back pain (LBP) have targeted outcome enhancement through personalized treatment approaches, namely through classification systems (CS).
Although the use of classification systems has enhanced outcomes, common management practices have not changed, the prevalence of LBP is still high, and only selected patients meet the classification systems profile, namely those with a nociceptive context.
Similarly, although practice guidelines propose some level of organization and occasionally a timeline of care provision, each mainly provides best practice for isolated treatment approaches.
Moreover, there is no theoretical framework that has been proposed that guides the rehabilitation management process of mechanical LBP.
In a recently published commentary, the authors propose a model constituted of five domains (nociceptive drivers, nervous system dysfunction drivers, comorbidities drivers, cognitive–emotional drivers, and contextual drivers) grounded as mechanisms driving pain and/or disability in LBP.
This theoretical model is designed to provide a more comprehensive management overview, by appreciating the relative contribution of each domain driving pain and disability.
Surf to our Show Notes for the Full Article -https://www.dovepress.com/rehabilitation-management-of-low-back-pain-ndash-itrsquos-time-to-pull-peer-reviewed-article-JPR
Economic Burden of Arthritis in the US
Arthritis of all types in the U.S. carried an economic burden of $303.5 billion in 2013, nearly 1% of the gross domestic product that year, according to a CDC analysis.
An estimated $139.8 billion in medical bill payments and $163.7 billion in lost wages were attributed to arthritis in 2013, their report stated.
The percentage of people with arthritis who worked was 7.2 percentage points lower than that of people without arthritis (76.8%, 95% CI 75.0%-78.6%, versus 84.0%, 95% CI 82.5%-85.5%) after adjustment for sociodemographics and chronic conditions.
The analysts also looked at personal earnings losses among adults ages 18 to 64 who had ever worked for pay, restricting their study to this group to prevent lost wages from being overestimated. They calculated the percentage of people who worked in 2013, the average annual earnings stratified by arthritis status, and the difference in average earnings between those with and without arthritis.
After adjusting for differences in socio-demographic characteristics and chronic conditions, the percentage of working-age adults with arthritis who worked was 7.2 points lower than it was for those without arthritis.
Surf to our Show Notes for the full article – https://www.medpagetoday.com/rheumatology/arthritis/68396
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