Journal of

Musculoskeletal Disorders and TreatmentISSN: 2572-3243


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510093

Acute Sacral Fracture in Middle-Aged Woman with Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy

Adib Rushdan, Christopher Varghese and Emma Schanzenbach

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 13, 2021

A 54-year-old African American Female presented to the ED reporting a fall after slipping on water with initial CT images of her pelvis showing a minimally displaced right sacral fracture (Figure 1 and Figure 2). The right anterior superior iliac spine changes seen on CT were previously noted on imaging from a different hospitalization. She had both an elevated Creatine Kinase (CK) (2758 U/L) and AST (411 IU/L) level. The patient was admitted for observation for 24 hours to have Orthopedic Surge...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510092

Prevalence, Risk Factors and Health Care Service Utilization for Low-Back Pain among Nigerian Automobile Technicians

Adesola Ojo Ojoawo, Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada, Timilehin Oladele, Haruna Moda, Opeyemi Ayodiipo Idowu, Ademola Sonuga and Francis Fatoye

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 20, 2021

Automobile technicians in resource-limited countries depend more on manual than mechanized approach in their work, and as such, may be at high risk for musculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain (LBP). This study was aimed to investigate the prevalence, risk factors and health care service utilization for LBP among Nigerian automobile technicians. A total of 240 members of the National Association of Automobile Technicians responded in this survey. A previously validated instrument on preva...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510091

Development and Feasibility Testing of a Mobile-Phone Application for Exercise in Non-Specific Long-Term Low-Back Pain

Mbada CE, Akintoye TM, Ademoyegun AB, Dada OO, Ayanniyi O, Odole AC, Gambo IP, Johnson OE, Olatoye FS, Adejumobi AS, Fatoye C, Makinde MO and Fatoye F

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 11, 2021

There is still lack of rigorous evaluation and evidence for Low-Back Pain (LBP) apps. The objectives of this study were to develop and evaluate the feasibility of a mobile phone-based app of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) extension exercise; and to examine the correlation between app rating parameters and pain characteristics of patients with non-specific LBP. A LBP Self-care Mobile-phone App (LBP-SMA) of MDT plus back hygiene was developed following standard iteration and prototyping pr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-3243.1510090

Demystifying Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - A Systematic Review

Marius Kraemer and Muhammad Shoaib

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: January 25, 2021

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a poorly understood disease and information on effective treatments is sparse. A vast variety of vague treatment regimens including self-treatment with over-the-counter painkillers and muscle relaxants with no definitive role in altering the course of disease has further augmented the complexity of management of CFS. The aim of this review article is to compare and contrast the efficacy of different treatment protocols currently in practice. We performed a syste...

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