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Association between low back pain and body mass index in adult twins: an analysis of monozygotic and dizygotic twins of the Washington State Twin Registry

The authors of this cross-sectional study investigate the association between LBP, body mass index (BMI), and moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in a twin sample.

Comparison of the Stopping Opioids after Surgery (SOS) score to preoperative morphine milligram equivalents (MME) for prediction of opioid prescribing after lumbar spine surgery

The SOS score clinically outperformed oral MME as a predictive measure for outcomes following lumbar spine surgery. The SOS score may be valuable for identifying individuals at high risk for sustained prescription opioid use and associated adverse events following spine surgery.

Assessment of standing balance in normal versus cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients

If we are able to quantify imbalance in myelopathy, more optimally timed intervention could potentially allow for improved surgical outcomes especially in ambiguous and equivocal cases.

Variability among methods and timing of pain assessment tools for tracking improvement of lumbar stenosis patients after surgery

Are methods and timing of pain measurement important in the context of LSS surgical outcomes? Results of this study suggest the context of pain measurement matters, objective measures of function are preferable and it’s imperative to compare the exact same pain measures across time points.

PEEK-on-ceramic implant for cervical disc replacement decreased pain, increased function

Preliminary results from an FDA investigational device exemption study showed a clinically significant decrease in pain and increase in function with the use of a PEEK-on-ceramic device in two-level cervical total disc replacement.

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