Back Pain Relief
Vertebral fractures of the back can be very painful.
A Cochrane review finds spinal manipulation is as effective as other treatments for relieving chronic back pain.
Routine diagnostic imaging for all patients with low back pain does not lead to improved care.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 50,000 people each year sustain a winter- or holiday-related back injury.
A scientific advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted narrowly (8 to 6) to recommend allowing Eli Lilly to market the antidepressant drug Cymbalta for some chronic pain con
Glucosamine is a natural compound found in healthy cartilage.
You likely know the feeling: lower back pain that makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning, to bend over, or to sit or walk comfortably.
People who have chronic low back pain—and you know who you are—should not count on getting relief from TENS, or transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation.
People with recurrent back pain after spine surgery have new hope for relief thanks in part to sophisticated imaging at Beaumont Hospitals that lets doctors "see" inside the body more clearly.
Just how heavy should that backpack be when your child goes back to school? A recent study from The Pennsylvania State University says the load limit should be 10 percent of body mass.
Compression fractures are painful. It is estimated that 750,000 people in the United States suffer from these fractures each year.
If you don’t have a favorite M&M color, may I suggest blue. Spinal cord researchers have found that the food dye that gives makes M&M’s blue may prevent the additional, more serious secondary damage that follows a traumatic spinal cord injury.
Most of us experience back pain at some point our lives - in fact the Mayo Clinic reports that 80 percent of Americans will suffer from low back pain. No matter what form back pain comes in, it can hinder our productivity at work, cause sleeplessness, and make everyday activities - like exercising - next to impossible.
So what are those of us with mild to excruciating back pain to do when it comes to staying fit and healthy?
In the U.S. back pain continues to be a leading cause of disability and one of the most common reasons to see a physician for evaluation. Among various treatment options is spinal fusion surgery, which may use a biological agent known as bone-morphogenetic protein (BMP).
People suffering from chronic low back pain who received acupuncture or simulated acupuncture treatments fared better than those receiving only conventional care according to a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study highlights central questions about the mechanisms of benefit seen in acupuncture studies.
This trial, led by Daniel Cherkin, Ph.D., of Group Health Center for Health Studies in Seattle, was funded by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a component of the National Institutes of Health.
New findings show that both fake and real acupuncture are effective for relief of chronic back pain. Study results appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine show that both real and simulated acupuncture with toothpicks at acupuncture points was more effective than standard medical care for treating chronic back pain.