back pain

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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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A review conducted by researchers from University of Sydney concludes that people with type 2 diabetes are at 35% greater risk for low back pain and 24% higher risk for experiencing neck pain. The findings were derived from a meta-analysis of studies examining possible connections between the...

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“Spinal bracing” is using braces to help give people stability and pain relief in their spine, particularly in the neck and then the low back. Braces help people move. We want to change people from a focus on pain to a focus on function, and spinal bracing helps us to do that. In the old days,...

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The prevalence of back pain continues in spite of the many treatments available, without any single treatment being a panacea. In routine clinical practice there has been a tendency of clinical examinations to become more cursory, largely influenced by increasing demands of time and arguably an...

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Further confirmation of the value of an integrative approach to pain care was provided by conclusions reached in a recent study of healthcare expenditures for patients with back pain conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson. The team found that patients with...

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Results from the largest animal model trial yet undertaken suggest the feasibility of using engineered living tissue to create replacement spinal discs to treat neck and back pain from disc deterioration. The study on goats was performed by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine in concert...

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Conclusions from a new study conducted at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, point to the efficacy of dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation therapy for patients with treatment resistant back pain. DRG differs from spinal cord stimulation in that it targets only nerves involved in generating...

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