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We've got your back: HealthPlexus and the Canadian Spine Society Announce the Launch of the Back Health CME Resource
The Canadian Spine Society, as part of its educational mandate, is partnering with www.healthplexus.net and the Journal of Current Clinical Care…
Nonpharmacological Methods for Reducing Falls Risk Among Individuals Living with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that is characterized by gaze palsy, bradykinesia, postural instability, and mild dementia.
In spite of great effort, low back pain (LBP) remains a significant burden on society and one of the most common reasons to see a primary care provider.
In 1987, the Quebec Taskforce noted, "Distinct patterns of reliable clinical findings are the only logical basis for back pain categorization and subsequent treatment."
Back dominant pain is either intensified by flexion or is not aggravated by bending forward.
Leg dominant pain suggests direct nerve root involvement: radicular, not referred symptoms.
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the leading cause of spinal surgery among older Americans, yet more than one-third do not gain significant relief from surgical treatment.
Osteoarthritis is a major cause of disability among older adults. Treatment of the symptoms involves multiple modalities, including exercise, physical measures such as braces or canes, analgesics, and sometimes surgery.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Simple pleasures of life are difficult to enjoy if one’s mobility is limited and, unfortunately, this is often the case as we age.
Symptomatic muscle cramps in older adults can be extremely painful and seriously compromise health-related quality of life.