Pain Research and Management

Low Back Pain and Osteoarthritis Pain: Advanced Pathology and Novel Minimal Invasive Treatment


Publishing date
01 Nov 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
19 Jun 2020

Lead Editor
Guest Editors

1The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China

2The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

3The Third Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

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Low Back Pain and Osteoarthritis Pain: Advanced Pathology and Novel Minimal Invasive Treatment

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

The increasing prevalence of low back pain and osteoarthritis pain has been described as an epidemic for the aging population. When acute pain is transformed into chronic pain, the consequences become serious for the patient as well as the family. Consequences include physical dysfunction and mental depression which is followed by the influence of decreasing living quality and increasing medical cost. For society, it is often related to welfare benefits and lost productivity. This kind of pain, as such a wide definition, can be classified by the specific etiology (lumbar disc herniation, degenerative vertebral slippage, osteoproliferation, unstable of joints, etc.).

The variety of the specific etiology makes the precise diagnosis and treatment of these two kinds of pain a challenge. Although there has been significant progress in diagnosis and treatment towards pain, it continues to remain a challenge as there is still a lot of work to be done. For example, many kinds of conventional drugs have been invented but the curative and side effects still remain to be discussed. Additionally, surgical management is an alternative method of treatment, but the traditional operations often have some disadvantages including large volume of blood loss, undetermined side effects, higher possibility of infection, and uncertain efficacy as well as potential high costs and unknown effects to quality of life. Therefore, minimally invasive procedures to manage such pains can also be a hotspot nowadays.

Our aim is to have access to the latest research based on minimally invasive treatment and pathology of low back pain and osteoarthritis pain. We welcome both original research and review articles about one specific kind of disease that may cause the related pain or articles about the novel pathology of one specific pain and the minimally invasive treatment that can be used to treat the pain we mentioned.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel minimally invasive procedures for low back pain and osteoarthritis pain
  • Novel insights into the cellular, molecular, or psychological basis of low back pain and osteoarthritis pain
  • Complications of pain treatment (prevention and management)
  • Novel or improved surgery instruments for pain treatment
  • Novel biomaterials used in minimally invasive treatment

Articles

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Gebrerufael Solomon Tsegay | Berihu Fisseha Gebremeskel | ... | Desalegn Massa Teklemichael
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  • - Article ID 2890243
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Corrigendum to “Relationship between Pain Behavior and Changes in KCNA2 Expression in the Dorsal Root Ganglia of Rats with Osteoarthritis”

Qihong Zhao | Lei Fan | ... | Xiaoming Deng
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  • - Article ID 3428587
  • - Research Article

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Jian Tian | Chao Cheng | ... | Shu-Guang Gao
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  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6582586
  • - Research Article

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Rui-Yun Bi | Xiao-Yu Zhang | ... | Ye-Hua Gan
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  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4636838
  • - Research Article

Relationship between Pain Behavior and Changes in KCNA2 Expression in the Dorsal Root Ganglia of Rats with Osteoarthritis

Qihong Zhao | Lei Fan | ... | Xiaoming Deng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6161536
  • - Research Article

Dysmenorrhea and Associated Factors among Polish Women: A Cross-Sectional Study

Zofia Barcikowska | Karolina Wójcik-Bilkiewicz | ... | Katarzyna Zorena
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  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7531409
  • - Research Article

Using RNA-Seq to Explore the Repair Mechanism of the Three Methods and Three-Acupoint Technique on DRGs in Sciatic Nerve Injured Rats

Tao-tao Lv | Yan-jun Mo | ... | Wong Steven
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4145096
  • - Clinical Study

Application of Anchoring Technique in Unilateral Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for Neurologically Intact Kümmell’s Disease

Rongqing Qin | Xing Zhang | ... | Chuanliang Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3967414
  • - Review Article

Meta-Analysis of Integrated Therapeutic Methods in Noninvasive Lower Back Pain Therapy (LBP): The Role of Interdisciplinary Functional Diagnostics

Aleksandra Bitenc-Jasiejko | Krzysztof Konior | Danuta Lietz-Kijak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7587936
  • - Review Article

How to Choose Platelet-Rich Plasma or Hyaluronic Acid for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis in Overweight or Obese Patients: A Meta-Analysis

Pan Luo | Zhencheng Xiong | ... | Zirong Li
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