Category Archives: Back Pain

Kids’ backpack pain can be avoided

Eur Spine J. 2013 Apr;22(4):782-7. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2558-7. Epub 2012 Nov 10. Effects of a postural education program on school backpack habits related to low back pain in children. Vidal J, Borràs PA, Ponseti FJ, Cantallops J, Ortega FB, Palou P. … Continue reading

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Do Manual Therapies Help Low Back Pain?: A Comparative Effectiveness Meta-Analysis.

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Jan 29. [Epub ahead of print] Do Manual Therapies Help Low Back Pain?: A Comparative Effectiveness Meta-Analysis. Menke JM. Abstract Study Design. Meta-analysis methodology was extended to derive comparative effectiveness information on spinal manipulation for … Continue reading

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Eating cues thrown off in back pain sufferers: study

(Reuters Health) – People with chronic low back pain enjoy high-fat foods less than others, and don’t feel satiated by them either, a small new study suggests. Chronic low back pain often goes hand in hand with obesity. The new … Continue reading

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Dehydration, pain, and the brain

Anesth Analg. 2013 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] Dehydration Enhances Pain-Evoked Activation in the Human Brain Compared with Rehydration. Ogino Y, Kakeda T, Nakamura K, Saito S. Author information From the *Department of Anesthesiology, Gunma University Graduate School of … Continue reading

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Back school: A simple way to improve pain and postural behaviour

An Pediatr (Barc). 2013 Dec 28. pii: S1695-4033(13)00485-2. doi: 10.1016/j.anpedi.2013.11.018. [Epub ahead of print] Back school: A simple way to improve pain and postural behaviour. [Article in Spanish] Jordá Llona M1, Pérez Bocanegra E2, García-Mifsud M2, Jimeno Bernad R2, Ortiz … Continue reading

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7 ways that stress breaks the body down

Gut Stress is linked to any number of gastrointestinal disorders, from diarrhea to irritable bowel syndrome. That’s why gastroenterologist Gregory Sayuk, MD, assistant professor of medicine and of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, encourages his … Continue reading

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Low back pain can begin in childhood and can be prevented

Eur Spine J. 2013 Nov 13. [Epub ahead of print] Primary prevention of disc degeneration-related symptoms. Lazary A, Szövérfi Z, Szita J, Somhegyi A, Kümin M, Varga PP. Source: National Center for Spinal Disorders, Buda Health Center, Kiralyhago u. 1-3., … Continue reading

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Chronic low back pain and laser therapy

Lasers Med Sci. 2013 Nov 2. [Epub ahead of print] Long-term effect of high-intensity laser therapy in the treatment of patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized blinded placebo-controlled trial. Alayat MS, Atya AM, Ali MM, Shosha TM. Source: … Continue reading

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Pilates as low-back-pain treatment

Phys Ther. 2013 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print] The Definition and Application of Pilates Exercise to Treat People With Chronic Low Back Pain: A Delphi Survey of Australian Physical Therapists. Wells C, Kolt GS, Marshall P, Bialocerkowski A. Source: … Continue reading

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A phased rehabilitation protocol for athletes with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation

Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013 Aug;8(4):482-516. A phased rehabilitation protocol for athletes with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation. Vangelder LH, Hoogenboom BJ, Vaughn DW. Abstract Conservative non-surgical management of a herniated lumbar intervertebral disc (HLD) in athletes is a complex … Continue reading

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Back pain and the feet: new study

Foot posture, foot function and low back pain: the Framingham Foot Study Hylton B. Menz1,2,3, Alyssa B. Dufour2,3, Jody L. Riskowski2,3, Howard J. Hillstrom4 and Marian T. Hannan2,3 + Author Affiliations 1Lower Extremity and Gait Studies Program, Faculty of Health … Continue reading

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Lumbago pain fueled by fear

People suffering from lumbago do not move as healthy people do. The pain and the fear of it change their way of moving. This partially explains how acute lumbago can in some cases become chronic. A researcher supported by the … Continue reading

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Pain before and after spinal surgery relieved by polyamine-deficient diet treatment

Newswise — SAN FRANCISCO – October 13, 2013 – Before and after spinal surgery, patients on a polyamine-deficient diets experienced significant relief of both chronic and acute pain, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2013 annual meeting. Polyamines … Continue reading

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