back pain

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Newswise — The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) has released a position statement opposing "degenerative disc disease" as a diagnostic term for the cause of neck and back pain. AAOMPT publicly announced its position during the organization's annual conference in...

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Newswise — Spine surgeons in the U.S. perform more than 400,000 spinal fusions each year as a way to ease back pain and prevent vertebrae in the spine from wiggling around and doing more damage. However, reports estimate that on average some 30% of these surgeries fail to weld these vertebrae into a...

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Failing to adequately differentially diagnose the cause of back pain can account for the frequency of clinical failures in treatment. Dr. Glick offers some pointers involving physical assessment, imaging studies, and the impact of failed treatments on the diagnosis. It’s important that primary care...

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Low back pain is one of the most prevalent, costly, and complex issues we face in rehab and medicine as a whole. It has been proposed that a large portion of back pain cases are due to core weakness or, as it’s commonly referred to, instability. This idea originated from the work of Paul Hodges and...

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Chronic low back pain (cLBP) is a pervasive problem, consistently among the top 5 most common reasons for primary care visits and among the most prominent painful conditions. Although some patients with cLBP have clear pathoanatomic causes of pain, for many there is no clear association between pain...

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Newswise — It’s that time of year again: Parents are buying their children supplies for the upcoming school year, but what they may not realize is that one item on their list is sending thousands of children to doctors' offices every year—backpacks.

In fact, statistics from the Consumer Products...

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Newswise — NYU Langone Health last month became the first center in the United States to perform a discectomy with repair of a large annular defect using a titanium bone-anchored implant newly approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new implantation procedure improves outcomes...

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Spinal bracing is an effective alternative for relieving pain and providing a better quality of life for the elderly and may reduce the need for opioids. Dr. Winifred Bragg discusses spinal bracing safety, efficacy, and pain relieving capabilities. Bracing can and should help reduce the need for...

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One of the most common complaints that people have with back pain is they feel stiff: “It feels stiff and achy,” “It hurts to move first thing in the morning and it’s hard to get out of bed.” What the literature is showing is that, for individuals who have high levels of perceived stiffness, when...

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