back pain

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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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Failed back surgery syndrome is a problem that affects about 20 to 40 percent of patients who have had back surgery. There are many reasons for this and a lot of it has to do with the peri-operative and pre-operative work up of those patients. For example, studies show that 60% of the time they did...

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Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine. St. Louis have discovered a link between severe scoliosis and a gene variant that interferes with the body’s ability to absorb and use manganese, an essential element for bone and cartilage development. Senior author Christina Gurnett, MD,...

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health write that opportunities to advance the use of non-medication alternative therapies for lower back pain are being stymied by unhelpful public and private insurance treatment. In their investigation, the Bloomberg School researchers...

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Researchers from the University of Sydney report encouraging results from the introduction of video games as therapy for chronic lower back pain. The authors write that their findings provide additional support for the use of video games as a treatment modality for back pain, which have previously...

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