Musculoskeletal Pain

Publication Title: 
Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal

BACKGROUND: To assess the quality of evidence for the effects of psychosocial therapies on pain and function in children with rheumatic diseases. METHODS: We conducted a literature search of MEDLINE and PsycINFO for randomized clinical trials of psychosocial interventions for pain and disability in children with rheumatic diseases from January 1969 to September 2015. Studies with a sample size less than 10 subjects were excluded. Study quality was assessed using the Jadad score. RESULTS: Five articles met inclusion criteria, for a total of 229 patients, aged 5 to 18 years.

Author(s): 
Cohen, Ezra M.
Morley-Fletcher, Alessio
Mehta, Darshan H.
Lee, Yvonne C.
Publication Title: 
Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture shows promise as a treatment for plantar heel pain (PHP) or plantar fasciitis (PF), but data heterogeneity has undermined demonstration of efficacy. Recognising that acupuncture is a diverse field of practice, the aim of this study was to gain a broader, global perspective on the different approaches and rationales used in the application of acupuncture in PHP.

Author(s): 
Clark, Maria T.
Clark, Richard J.
Toohey, Shane
Bradbury-Jones, Caroline
Publication Title: 
Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

Acupuncture has been studied for several decades to establish evidence-based clinical practice. This systematic review aims to evaluate evidence for the effectiveness of acupuncture in influencing the functional connectivity of the central nervous system in patients with musculoskeletal pain. A systematic search of the literature was conducted to identify studies in which the central response of acupuncture in patients with musculoskeletal pain was evaluated by neuroimaging techniques.

Author(s): 
Villarreal Santiago, María
Tumilty, Steve
M?cznik, Aleksandra
Mani, Ramakrishnan
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Pain (London, England)

One in four people suffers from chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP). Acupuncture points stimulation is increasingly used for pain relief for CMP. Commonly, a combination of local and distant points is used. However, the difference between the effects of local and distant point stimulation is unknown. This systematic review aimed to determine if there was a difference in effects between stimulating local and distant points, and the combination of both when compared with either alone.

Author(s): 
Wong Lit Wan, D.
Wang, Y.
Xue, C. C. L.
Wang, L. P.
Liang, F. R.
Zheng, Z.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies

Laser acupuncture has been studied extensively over several decades to establish evidence-based clinical practice. This systematic review aims to evaluate the effects of laser acupuncture on pain and functional outcomes when it is used to treat musculoskeletal disorders and to update existing evidence with data from recent randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

Author(s): 
Law, Dina
McDonough, Suzanne
Bleakley, Chris
Baxter, George David
Tumilty, Steve
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to critically appraise and synthesize evidence on the effectiveness of noninvasive interventions, excluding pharmacological treatments, for musculoskeletal thoracic pain. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs), cohort studies, and case-control studies evaluating the effectiveness of noninvasive interventions were eligible. We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials accessed through Ovid Technologies, Inc, and CINAHL Plus with Full Text accessed through EBSCOhost from 1990 to 2015.

Author(s): 
Southerst, Danielle
Marchand, Andrée-Anne
Côté, Pierre
Shearer, Heather M.
Wong, Jessica J.
Varatharajan, Sharanya
Randhawa, Kristi
Sutton, Deborah
Yu, Hainan
Gross, Douglas P.
Jacobs, Craig
Goldgrub, Rachel
Stupar, Maja
Mior, Silvano
Carroll, Linda J.
Taylor-Vaisey, Anne
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Although pediatric patients with chronic pain often turn to complementary therapies, little is known about patients who seek academic integrative pediatric care. DESIGN: The study design comprised abstraction of intake forms and physician records from new patients whose primary concern was pain. SETTING/LOCATION: The study setting was an academic pediatric clinic between January 2010 and December 2011. SUBJECTS: Of the 110 new patients, 49 (45%) had a primary concern about headache (20), abdominal pain (18), or musculoskeletal pain (11).

Author(s): 
Young, Lari
Kemper, Kathi J.
Publication Title: 
Explore (New York, N.Y.)

This case report describes a psychospiritual intervention utilizing hypnosis with a client seeking help for problems with involuntary movement of the right arm and hand, accompanied by a great deal of pain. Doctors had diagnosed her condition as dystonia with the presumption that it was primarily physical in nature. She came to Carolinas Integrative Health seeking an integrative approach to her problem, one that brings together conventional and complementary medicine. The client was referred to the author by the Medical Director for a mind/body/spirit approach, including hypnosis.

Author(s): 
Benoff-Nadel, Phyllis
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Although pediatric patients with chronic pain often turn to complementary therapies, little is known about patients who seek academic integrative pediatric care. DESIGN: The study design comprised abstraction of intake forms and physician records from new patients whose primary concern was pain. SETTING/LOCATION: The study setting was an academic pediatric clinic between January 2010 and December 2011. SUBJECTS: Of the 110 new patients, 49 (45%) had a primary concern about headache (20), abdominal pain (18), or musculoskeletal pain (11).

Author(s): 
Young, Lari
Kemper, Kathi J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.)

OBJECTIVES: Although pediatric patients with chronic pain often turn to complementary therapies, little is known about patients who seek academic integrative pediatric care. DESIGN: The study design comprised abstraction of intake forms and physician records from new patients whose primary concern was pain. SETTING/LOCATION: The study setting was an academic pediatric clinic between January 2010 and December 2011. SUBJECTS: Of the 110 new patients, 49 (45%) had a primary concern about headache (20), abdominal pain (18), or musculoskeletal pain (11).

Author(s): 
Young, Lari
Kemper, Kathi J.

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