Abstracts

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It is important to evaluate the quality of life of patients with low back pain and SF-12 (the SF-12 is a multipurpose short form survey with 12 questions, all selected from the SF-36 Health Survey) is usually adopted for this purpose. However, the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) is not known.  The present study successfully estimated that the MCID for the physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) component summaries of Quality of life measure (Short Form, SF-12), in patients with low back pain (LBP).

The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study estimated that low back pain is among the top 10 diseases and injuries that account for the highest number of daily-adjusted life years (DALYs) worldwide.

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Low back pain is a painful condition that mainly affects the lower portion of the spine and is majorly induced by occupational factors. However, not all diseases which involve lower back pain such as Lumbar Disc Diseases are affected by the same kind of occupational factors. This study interpreted the differences in the physical workplace factors of structural lumbar disc diseases and low back pain.

Low back pain is a very common health problem worldwide and a major cause of disability, affecting performance at work and general well-being. 

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Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disabling disorder marked by unexplained chronic fatigue, exertion intolerance, and sleep and cognitive abnormalities. A study showed a reduction in fatigue levels after administration of lidocaine injections

Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) complain of long-lasting fatigue and pain which are not relieved by rest and worsened by physical exertion.

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Clonazepam, capsaicin, and cyclobenzaprine can generate useful outcomes in the treatment of Burning mouth syndrome and Temporomandibular disorders muscle group respectively.

Orofacial pain is a common problem which includes any pain felt in the mouth, jaws, and the face. 

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The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) grading system was found to be more relible than the Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) 5 and 3 grading systems for Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. 

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