We created a piece of art for Sekisui Diagnostics who produce biological testing kits. This kit is for syphillis, which is caused by a bacterium called Treponema pallidum. We used reference electron micrographs to build accurate replicas, and disperse...
A 2012 review 1 concerning facet joint osteoarthritis (FJ OA) explicates the current understanding of the ailment and concurs with the widely-held view that OA represents a failure of the entire facet joint, rather than only the facet joint cartilage. About Osteoarthritis (OA) Spinal OA occurs in the facet or zygapophyseal joints—paired joints at […]
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Lumbar traction – alone, or in combination with physical therapy – has been employed for decades as a therapeutic measure in treating back pain. Numerous studies have shown that the procedure stretches muscles and ligaments, increases intervertebral space, and enlarges the foramina and apophyseal joints, but the effects of traction on herniated lumbar discs and […]
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We created a piece of art for Pint of Science which is an international organisation which brings together detailed science talks on a wide range of cutting-edge research, in an informal pub setting, with plenty of beer. We used data from the Protein Data Bank to build an illustration showing the battle between a tumour and [...]
Frequent heavy lifting can be a major contributing factor in lower back pain (LBP), but researchers disagree when it comes to the most effective lifting mechanism to reduce spinal loads and avoid injury. While the adage, “Lift from the legs, not from the back,” sounds like good advice, recent study findings 1 suggest the benefits […]
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Chronic lower back pain (LBP) is a frequently-reported disability worldwide and may contribute to anxiety and depression when it interferes with a person’s overall quality of life. While some LBP resolves within a matter of weeks or months, patients who experience long-term or chronic LBP are more likely to report accompanying psychological distress, including symptoms […]
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Lumbar medial branch radiofrequency neurotomy (RFN), a common treatment for zygapophyseal joint pain, may be therapeutically ineffective and could contribute to disc degeneration, according to a recent study, 1 which considered the therapeutic and/or potentially negative effects of the procedure on the lumbar multifidus muscle cross-sectional area (CSA), including facet joint degeneration, or intervertebral disc […]
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Musculoskeletal pain is a chronic and debilitating condition in the United States, and recent changes in therapeutic recommendations are changing the goals of physicians in treating their patients. As opioid-reliance and addiction have become a widespread phenomenon in our country over the past 30 years, clinical guidelines have turned away from pain-treatment as a primary […]
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Many ad agencies today have added digital to their capabilities, but Razorfish has been digital from the start. They recently brought Marc in to help create an image embodying their brand.
Study Finds Preparing Patients for Pain May Lead to Less Emotional Distress and Catastrophic Thinking
Numerous studies have noted a link between catastrophizing, depression, emotional distress, and pain expectancies. A new study 1 looks at how pain expectancy affects the mental, physical, and emotional experience of pain and finds that predicting one’s own pain response may have a significant effect in the perception of actual pain. The Study The study […]
MyLudus is a family of web and mobile apps built to facilitate the management of amateur athletics for coaches, parents, players, and tournament directors. PDG created this marketing video for them, targeting event organizers. The post MyLudus Scheduli...
Researchers have noted an association between crepitus (audible tissue and joint noises) and posterior spinal joint deterioration. There may also be an association between increased joint stiffness and subtle crepitus. While previous studies have found a link between cavitation and increased vertebral mobility after spinal manipulations, a new study 1 examines the link between inaudible […]
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When it comes to lumbar degenerative disc diseases and spondylosis, a longitudinal study [1. Risk factors for lumbar intervertebral disc height narrowing: a populations-based longitudinal study in the elderly] of 197 members of the elderly population of a village in Japan suggests that females—particularly those with a history of knee and back pain—have a significantly […]
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Spinal stenosis—the narrowing of the spinal bone channel— has been a recognized diagnosis, particularly in patients over the age of 50, for approximately 180 years, but due to the difficulty of studying the congenital or patho-mechanic phenomenon in subjects (many of whom remain asymptomatic in the beginning stages of the disease), there is still no […]
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Disc herniation, wherein a portion of the soft nucleus pulposus passes through the outer layer(s) of the vertebral disc’s sturdy annular fibrosis, occurs over time and is considered a cumulative response to hydraulic pressure. It is estimated that approximately half of the adult population may have herniated, or partially-herniated discs, though only about 2 percent […]
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