Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Various factors affect progress in back-related leg pain, sciatica

(HealthDay)—In back-related leg pain and sciatica patients, belief in a long recovery and the number of other symptoms attributed to the pain are independently negatively associated with improvement, according to a study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No relief in sight for those suffering from sciatica

A drug increasingly being prescribed for treating sciatica has been revealed to be no better than placebo, in new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Baseline factors can predict return to work with sciatica

(HealthDay)—Prognostic factors have been identified to predict return to work (RTW) among patients with sciatica, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Medical research

The protein profile of restless leg syndrome

A protein profile of people with restless leg syndrome (RLS), identifies factors behind disrupted sleep, cardiovascular dysfunction and pain finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal Fluids and Barriers of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Discectomy post-op pain worse in patients with retrolisthesis

(HealthDay)—The presence of retrolisthesis in patients undergoing decompressive surgery for a lumbar disc herniation may result in significantly worse lower back pain and physical function over four years, according to ...

Medical research

Nerve mapping technology improves surgery for compressed nerves

Nerve mapping technology allows surgeons to determine whether surgery has been effective for relieving pressure from compressed nerves, which often function poorly and cause sciatica or pain and weakness in muscles supplied ...

Medical research

Spine MRIs often show harmless 'defects,' study finds

(HealthDay)—Even though expensive MRIs produce very detailed images for assessing back pain, they may not be very good at evaluating results after treatment, research suggests.

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