International Journal of

PhysiatryISSN: 2572-4215

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510019

Prognostic Factors for Disability and Pain Outcomes in Patients with Axial Low Back Pain Undergoing a Multidisciplinary Spine Treatment Program

Nicholas K Donohue, Emily J Graf, Alexis M Visotcky, Sergey S Tarima and Andrew C Hsu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 11, 2020

Several studies in the past have examined factors impacting improvement in low back pain in the primary care context. However, there is limited evidence regarding prognostic factors for pain and disability scores in patients with axial low back pain entering a multidisciplinary spine program. The goal of this study was to assess which baseline demographic, disability, and pain-related characteristics may be prognostic for improvement in pain and disability scores entering a multidisciplinary spi...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510018

Acute Lyme Arthritis Presenting in Bilateral Hips of an Elderly Patient: A Case Report

Lawrence M Asprec, Mitchell K Freedman, Jeffrey A Gehret and George W Young

Article Type: Case report | First Published: December 09, 2019

A 70-year-old male presented with a chief complaint of 10 days of lower back and bilateral lower extremity pain. He described sudden onset of intense, sharp bilateral anterior thigh pain radiating to the medial calves intermittently and without paresthesia, bowel or bladder incontinence, fevers, rashes or weight change. His gait was found to be antalgic and slow. Strength, sensation, and reflexes were intact in both legs. X-ray imaging of bilateral hips revealed mild osteoarthritis bilaterally. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510017

Isolated Neuropathy of the Motor Branch of the Ulnar Nerve Sparing the Hypothenar Muscle and Ulnar Intrinsic Groups due to Compressive Lesion: A Case Report

Lawrence M Asprec, MD, Mitchell K Freedman, Pedro K Beredjiklian and George W Young

Article Type: Case report | First Published: December 09, 2019

A 57-year-old man developed progressive weakness over 3 months in his right hand without sensory abnormalities. Clinical and electrodiagnostic examination revealed abnormalities in the FDIO. Clinical examination supported an abnormal AdP. Hypothenar muscle groups were intact, suggestive of an ulnar nerve lesion in the palm, an uncommon area of entrapment. MRI confirmed a ganglion cyst between the third and fourth metacarpal bases, compressing the deep palmar branch of the ulnar nerve. After remo...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2572-4215.1510012

Segmental Muscle Vibration Reduces Knee Contractures in Patients with Transtibial Amputation: 5 Case Reports

Rosanna Izzo, C Razzano, F Porcelli, V Santilli and A Battaglia

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 28, 2017

Objective: To assess the improvement of knee contractures in five patients with transtibial amputation, after treatment with Segmental Muscle Vibration (SMV), added to general physical therapy. Materials and methods: Ten patients, with restrictive knee contractures, were divided in two groups: group A, with 5 patients, received physical therapy and SMV; group B received only physical therapy....

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