International Journal of Pain Research and Treatment

Ergonomics as an Intervention of Health Education in the Prevention of Lumbar Pain and The Legs in the Trucks of the Gasoline Posts of BR 101 Alagoas

Research Article of International Journal of Pain Research and Treatment Ergonomics as an Intervention of Health Education in the Prevention of Lumbar Pain and The Legs in the Trucks of the Gasoline Posts of BR 101 Alagoas Maria Clerice Feijó Lopes*, Kelly Cristina do Nascimento2, Juracy Abílio de Souza Junior3, Wallacy Silva Araújo4, Josilene Justino da Silva5, Rosiane Alves6. Objective: To describe ergonomics as a health education intervention through members of the UniNassau multidisciplinary academic leagues and students of the Nursing, Nutrition, Medicine, Physical Education and Physiotherapy courses at UFAL / UFPE in the prevention of low back pain in truck drivers of gasoline in BR 101 Alagoas. Results: This is a descriptive study, an experience report, with activities carried out with BR 101 Alagoas truck drivers. Intervention activities included guidelines on RSI, DORT, Workplace Gymnastics, Relaxation, Stretching, Postures, Cognitive Ergonomics as Stress in the Direction during Transit and Cargo Burglaries. The approaches by means of conversation wheels, counted on the measurement of the arterial pressure, verification of anthropometric measurements and evaluation of body mass index, as well as, practical demonstrations of health care, such as workout gymnastics and relaxation. Conclusion: It was evidenced that the health education activities through the Ergonomics to the truck drivers incorporated the characteristics of intervention directed to the reality of the target public, as an active subject of the process of care to improve the quality of work life. Keywords: Ergonomics. Health Education. Worker Health. Truck drivers ...


Research Article of International Journal of Pain Research and Treatment ORAL MUCOSITE AND EMPLOYMENT OF LOW INTENSITY LASER Isabela Vicência Menezes Castelo Branco¹*, Maria Gabriela Cavalcanti Araújo¹, Juliana Cavalcante de Oliveira¹, Mayara Larissa Moura de Souza¹, Aurora Karla de Lacerda Vidal². Background: Oral mucositis is an inflammatory toxic reaction of the oral mucosa due to exposure to chemotherapeutic agents or ionizing radiation, being one of the most frequent side effects of antineoplastic treatment. It is found in almost 100% of patients submitted to radiotherapy in the head and neck region and can cause dysphagia and infection by opportunistic microorganisms. It is considered the most common cause of oral pain in these patients. This pain can reach significant levels, compromise nutrition, and even lead to treatment modification or discontinuation. Objective: to describe the efficiency of low level laser therapy in the control of pain and oral mucositis. Methods: case report and literature review contextualized to the proposed theme. Results: J.A.P, male, 56 years old, fisherman. Diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma (AP nº 173864) in posterior wall of oropharynx. The recommended antineoplastic treatment involved surgery with chemotherapy (CDDP weekly) and adjuvant radiotherapy. The patient was being submitted to radiotherapy with 180 cGy / day. At the 11th week of therapy, he developed severe pain and difficulty feeding and was referred to the Dentistry Oncoly Center service of the Oswaldo Cruz University Hospital. On intraoral examination was verified the presence of ulcerations on the back of the tongue, buccal floor and right and left jugal mucosa, characterizing oral mucositis grade III, according to the classification of the World Health Organization. And in the Numerical Pain Scale the patient listed the number 8. The antineoplastic radiation therapy was temporarily suspended. The Standard Operational Protocol for Oral Care (POP-Oral) of the service was instituted and ...

Alternative Measures to Chronic Pain Management

Review Article of International Journal of Pain Research and Treatment Alternative Measures to Chronic Pain Management Abdul Kader Mohiuddin, Secretary & Treasurer Dr. M. Nasirullah Memorial Trust, Tejgaon, Dhaka “No pain no gain” still is one of the most widely used inspiring quote. With that spirit, chronic pain sufferers should find heaven on earth at some point of life. However, chronic pain is a widespread and complex set of conditions that are often difficult and expensive to treat. The Institute of Medicine (US) estimated that chronic pain affects over 100 million Americans [1] and is associated with $874 billion in healthcare costs annually [2]. Of this, close to 10% ($78 billion) is associated with the economic burden of prescription opioid overdose, abuse and dependency [3]. Pain increases depression 3-5-fold [4-6] and 50–90% of chronic pain patients report insomnia that warrants clinical attention [7-10]. Conventional pain killers are usually associated with a variety of adverse side effects, such as constipation, urinary retention, nausea, sedation, respiratory depression, low platelet count, sexual dysfunction and hyperalgesia [11-14]. Pain affects more than 65% cancer patients [15], distressing or intolerable in more than one‐third of patients [16]. Although, WHO described opioids as essential medicines for pain control but distribution shows substantial inequity, 10% of the world’s population consuming more than 90% of the world’s supply [17], 80% opioids consumed by US alone [18-23]. Famous celebrities like Bruce Lee, Chris Penn, Elvis Presley, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith died from opioid overdose. Also, some 85% of primary care physicians perceived their training in pain management to be inadequate in a Pan-European survey [24,25]. Along with these, fear of dependence, prescription diversion, regulatory scrutiny, withdrawal symptoms, opioid-related adverse events and deaths limit its use. Although, abuse and availability of medical cannabis are big issues, several studies support use of ...


Review Article of International Journal of Pain Research and Treatment THE ROLE OF BASIC ATTENTION IN THE ACCOMPANIMENT OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC PAIN Manoel Pereira da Silva Junior, Edvany Mendonça da Silva, Veronica Barbosa de Andrade, Clayton Gustavo dos Santos, Ianne Roberta Sales dos Santos, Ana Paula Miyazawa INTRODUCTION: Chronic pain can be considered a pathology and not just a symptom, which negatively influences people’s quality of life, leading to a decrease in autonomy, isolation and impact on social life. In this context, considering the pain related to chronic health problems, it can be affirmed that Basic Care represents a strategic service due to its high capillarity and potential to identify health needs of the population by subsidizing the organization of care throughout the network. health services. OBJECTIVE: To discuss the role of Primary Care in the management of patients with chronic pain. METHOD: This is a descriptive study of a qualitative approach, carried out through literature review. DISCUSSION: Social determinants can be considered to have a strong impact on the prevalence of chronic diseases as well as their reflexes, such as pain. Social inequalities, differences in access to goods and services, low level of schooling and inequalities in access to information generally determine a higher prevalence of chronic diseases and diseases caused by these diseases. In this context, Primary Care plays a fundamental role because it represents a strategic service with high capillarity. CONCLUSION: Primary care has great potential to identify the health needs of the population by subsidizing the organization of care throughout the health services network, contributing to factors that negatively impact the health of the population, causing pain and suffering. Keywords: Pain, Primary Health Care, Health Care ...

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1.Costa, G.S, Santos, O.C, MeloT.R.C, Dias, W.R.L, Torres, R.L.N, Silva, C.C. The use of acupuncture as a differential to control chronic pain.International Journal of Pain Research and Treatment, 2018, 1:1. DOI: 10.28933/ajpr-2018-06-1801 
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