Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field: Two New Statements: Nutrition & Lumbar Disc Herniations (Sports Med Res)
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Two New Statements: Nutrition & Lumbar Disc Herniations

Selected issues for nutrition and the athlete: a team physician consensus statement.

Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2013 Dec;45(12):2378-86. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000174.

The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine have released a consensus statement “to help the team physician understand selected nutrition issues to advise athletes on issues related to health and optimal performance.” The document describes nutrition for out-of-season training, nutrition for in-season training, nutrition for weight modification, principles of weight gain , principles of weight loss, pre-exercise nutrition, nutrition during exercise, and nutrition for post-exercise recovery.


An evidence-based clinical guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy.

Spine J. 2013 Nov 14. pii: S1529-9430(13)01450-2. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.08.003. [Epub ahead of print]
Kreiner DS, Hwang SW, Easa JE, Resnick DK, Baisden JL, Bess S, Cho CH, Depalma MJ, Dougherty P 2nd, Fernand R, Ghiselli G, Hanna AS, Lamer T, Lisi AJ, Mazanec DJ, Meagher RJ, Nucci RC, Patel RD, Sembrano JN, Sharma AK, Summers JT, Taleghani CK, Tontz WL Jr, Toton JF.

“The objective of the North American Spine Society's (NASS) Evidence-Based Clinical Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy is to provide evidence-based recommendations to address key clinical questions surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy.” The document describes recommendations for diagnosis/imaging, outcome measures for treatment, medical/interventional treatment, surgical treatment, and value of spine care.

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