Questions related to Musculoskeletal Disorders
I want to research how to assess the physical risk factors affecting the lower limbs, which are present in surgical tasks.
I'm looking for studies and experiments done on human subjects to measure their mental stress and how that can connect to the development of musculoskeletal disorders.
I am a research in Andalussian School of publc health (SPAIN) and I coordinate a project to pilot a intervention for prevention of musculoskeletal disorders at the workplace focus in care health professional older than 45.
I would like contact with you for a possible colaboration
Want find relationship between stress and musculoskeletal disorder.
Stress measured with with 5point scale. Musculoskeletal disorders measured with yes/no (if yes thn right/left/both) scale.
Please guide me with analysis.
Research is actively trying to innovate an propose new tools that will be used by future generations. However, this constant flow on new technology, that will continue to increase exponentially, accelerates the progress and replaces certain tools that we currently use.
An example that is close to my field of research is serious games for functional rehabilitation. Currently we are conceiving and implementing home-based serious games for people with musculoskeletal disorders. We suppose that the current adult generation should be open to using these systems since they are well adapted to using PC's and connected objects. But will these platforms that we are developing, going to be relevant in 10 years time, when the adults are supposed to benefit from them? or will they be replaced by other concepts.
there are a lot of assessment tool for MSDs however, some of the journals did not mention the specific validity of some. i need this for my research paper.
I want to start indepth examination of postural deviations in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Please suggest me a reliable and valid tool for the same.
I am working on the CMDQ scores and would like to get a answer from my fellow research gate members.
1. How to interpret the scores and the statistical analysis for CMDQ values?
2. Which graph suits best to show the pain points?
3. How do you compare RULA and CMDQ scores?
4. Is it necessary for a researcher to do both tools- RULA and CMDQ for Posture analysis?
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most common work-related injuries, affecting millions of workers across the world. There is no single cause of MSDs, they are usually caused by various factors of the working environment. Apart from the most obvious physical causes, are there any psychosocial risk factors, affecting the development of MSDs?
Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most common work-related health problems, affecting millions of workers and resulting in significant costs by the employers. Are there any recently published/reported studies related to the occurrence of MSDs in woodworking and furniture enterprises?
Patient is a 21yo female active and healthy, she had no previous medical concerns.
She does have a history of syncope and collapse, saw and ENT, neurologist and cardiologist approx. 5 years ago to rule out major health problems. Test results showed no significant findings and ruled out vertigo.
6 weeks ago the patient presented with stabbing pain on the left side of L4-L5, no previous history of injury or illness. Pain occurred suddenly in the middle of the day, shortly after muscle spasms followed. Muscle spasms made worse by heat, cold, and touch. Patient has hypermobility and maintains a great range of motion left, right, forwards and backwards. Patient had a fever of 100.2-100.4 for two weeks, however blood work came back normal, no elevated white counts etc. Patient complains of nausea from pain and is unable to sleep due to pain and muscle spasms. During office visits the patient had elevated blood pressure (144/90 to 120/70, her normal is 90/60).
Six weeks later patient still has pain, muscle spasms, is unable to sleep more than an hour, and still has occasional nausea. Patient has seen two chiropractors, a neurologist, a rheumatologist, a gynecologist, and internal medicine – none of the doctors could provide an explanation for the pain etc.
Comprehensive metabolic panel - mostly normal, Alkaline Phosphatase low 28, ALT high 35 (both were normal in Dec)
LDL and HDL - normal
Vitamin B12 low – 188, Folate-normal
CBC (includes diff/plt)- normal
ANA Screen, IFA – negative
Lyme Disease Antibodies (IGG, IGM), Immunoblot- negative/non-reactive
Sed rate by Modified Westerngren- normal
C-reactive protein- normal
Rheumatoid Factor, PRP titer – normal/non-reactive
GLUC-UA HMG- negative
MRI wo contrast– unremarkable
X-rays – no c spine curve otherwise unremarkable
CT wo contrast- unremarkable
Patient has been on: Tramadol, Codine Apa, Vicodin, Toradol, and Morphine – none provided pain relief
Cyclobenzaprine, Zanaflex, Soma- none helped with muscle spasms
Two rounds of Prednisone, different dosages- no improvement
Has anyone heard or had patients with similar symptoms, if so what was the diagnosis? Any additional tests I should run? Thoughts, Comments, Suggestions??
56yo pt needs a unilateral hip replacement due to Osteoarthritis. No significant Past medical history. Pt is active and would like to continue activities such as basketball, snow and waterskiing. What type of replacement will allow hip to continue such activities for as long as possible, with as few revisions as possible.
Osteoarthritis means inflammation of the joint. Osteoarthrosis means degeneration of the joint which is correctly used in German, Russian,French, etc. Why? It is time for change in the terminology?
This was the comment by a reviewer related to my paper about this paragraph:
The proposed effect of pain on activity levels of patients with lower back, neck or shoulder pain has largely been based upon the changes in physical functioning, neuromuscular changes, psychological effects, decreased levels of physical fitness, and alterations in the patterns and levels of activity of patients (Dubois et al., 2014; Hendrick, 2011). This evidence has been challenged, and there are several studies which report no differences between fitness and activity levels of patients with lower back, neck or shoulder pain, in comparison with healthy control groups (Halvorsen et al., 2012; Hendrick, 2011).
We would like to use this as an outcome measure in an early intervention for people with a range of musculoskeletal conditions. Ideally it will be brief to reduce participant burden.
I am doing a study to assess the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and its correlates with ergonomic risk factors among middle aged rural women home makers in kerala. So i am planning to use nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire as the pain screening tool. So i want to know the malayalam version of this questionnaire is available or not.
Most of the previous researches just suggested to do exercise training rather than a specific pattern of exercise training for office workers with MSD.
Kindly share some articles related to musculoskeletal pain or musculoskeletal disorders and ergonomic risk factors which helps me to decide the analysis method.
It appears to us that the literature treating of Fibromyalgia and Mg efficacy has been derided in the literature as deriving from poorly-designed studies. We need more studies, shelved or not, to feed our greedy statistical monster for a meta-analysis proposal.
Loss of somatosensory function with regards to neuropathic pain indicates abnormal function mediated by small and large nerve fiber.
there are several methods have been used for DHI, so which is the most reliable method? here is one example, see figure adapted from BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Nov 9;16:344. doi: 10.1186/s12891-015-0798-5.
Risk factors for lumbar intervertebral disc height narrowing: a population-based longitudinal study in the elderly.
Akeda K1, Yamada T2, Inoue N3, Nishimura A4, Sudo A5.
Hello from Germany,
I am searching for the "Standardized Nordic Questionnaire". I was wondering if there is a validity german version available?
Thanks a lot for your help.
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I have seen papers which measure femur length etc. using whole body scans, however I am unable to locate any tools to do this during analyses. I have noted that these scans have been on an iDXA whereas I am using a Prodigy scanner. Is anyone aware of how to do this, or if this in an add-on to the software that will have to be purchased?
As a chiropractor who uses the Blair Upper Cervical Technique I want to know what others think about the upper cervical subluxation/misalignment.
What are your experiences with the combination of cryotherapy and (focal or radial) shockwaves? Is the combination a better option and what do you think should come first?
I need an answer urgently for this question.
Do folate metabolizing genes have any protective role or do they confer risk in development of rheumatoid arthritis?
I have some cases of workers with sure exposure of vibrations and/or overuse of arm, without degeneration of tendons but con arthrosis of elbow
It shows significant results in treatment of idiopathic scoliosis but I'm sceptical. The methodology doesn't seem so good, the journal (Asian Spine Journal) doesn't even have an impact factor and the investigator is the person who created the technique himself...
Thank you for your opinion.
I am interested in compiling evidence on various non-surgical approaches for EDS patients including; active rehabilitation, orthoses, and manual therapies, focusing more specifically on the musculoskeletal manifestations. As the literature is sparse, I was wondering if anyone has input, or know of any specialists I can try contacting. Also, if there are any trials currently being conducted or similar work being done kindly bring them to my attention! Thank you!
I am giving a lecture to a audience of sports physicians, physiotherapists and physical trainers on the topic.
What are the gold standard tests done manually to measure neck muscle static and dynamic strength and endurance? Is there normative data available on this? I would like to work on the same aspect, so require help regarding it.
I want to know what is your experience in dealing with such questions in daily practice. What are your difficulties and how do you perceive this process of patient education in the context of low back pain.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are more prone to falls due to their muscle and joint characteristics.
Of all the ankle ligaments present, the most commonly (85 %) involved ligament to be sprained is the Lateral ligament complex (Anterior Talofibular, Posterior Talofibular and Calcaneofibular Ligs.). Based on the severity (stable / unstable) of sprain the protocols are carried out usually. I came across this article and found it quite new that these UNSTABLE ankle sprains can be corrected without SURGERY (based on evidence obtained from more than 1500 articles on the Rx for ankle sprain). So, could the unstable ankle sprains be rehabilitated in a FUNCTIONAL protocol (as this article has proven) ??
Any cues/explanations as to how these problems are interrelated? Even if a causal relationship is difficult to assess in the case of anxiety or other psychological variables, which would come first?
Since people with osteoarthritis live with a wide range of pain experiences, anything from intermittent episodes of pain through longstanding constant pain, it follows that some aspects of the pain might be attributed to actual or impending tissue damage while other aspects of the pain might be attributed to aberrant pain processing in the central nervous system (CNS).
Based on the literature of treatments for conditions that involve aberrant pain processing in the CNS (e.g. phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome) the treatments for these two sources of pain are very different. What is your experience with this in your practice?