Mobile Devices Support Clinical Trials of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Richard L Kravitz, MD, MSPH Professor, General Internal Medicine Director, UC Center Sacramento

Dr. Kravitz

Richard L Kravitz, MD, MSPH
Professor, General Internal Medicine
Director, UC Center Sacramento

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? 

Response:  The study was designed to address tso problems. The first is that many patients with chronic pain struggling to find a workable regimen.

The second is more general. Patient sometimes I hesitate to participate in clinical research because they right away do not see the relevance I directly to them selves. And have one trials are away I’m addressing both problems.  Continue reading

Sudden Attacks of Back Pain More Likely in Morning

A/Prof Manuela Ferreira PhD Senior Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Division Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School The George Institute for Global Health Sydney Australia MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
A/Prof Manuela Ferreira
PhD
Senior Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Division
Associate Professor, Sydney Medical School
The George Institute for Global Health
Sydney Australia

MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study?

Dr. Ferreira: Our study was set up to look at the common triggers for sudden and moderate to severe episodes of back pain.

It included 1,000 participants with this condition. Participants were interviewed in the first week their pain episode occurred in and were asked to describe their physical and psychosocial activities in the 3 days preceding pain onset.

MedicalResearch: What are the main findings?

Dr. Ferreira: The results of the study have shown that sudden attacks of back pain are more likely to be triggered in the morning, between 8 am and 11 am.

Being distracted while engaged in manual tasks, manual tasks performed in an awkward posture, or those involving objects not close to the body and lifting heavy loads were activities that most likely would trigger a new episode of back pain, even following very brief exposure (i.e. less than 2 hours). If you feel like this is you, you should visit a round rock chiropracter to aid progress!

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