Category Archives: Back Pain

Recurrent low back pain prevention: a new study

Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print] Ten-Year Follow-Up of Strengthening Versus Flexibility Exercises With or Without Abdominal Bracing in Recurrent Low Back Pain. Aleksiev AR. Author information Associate Professor, Head of the Clinic of Physical … Continue reading

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5 things to know about chronic low-back pain and complementary health practices

Low-back pain is a very common condition, but often the cause is unknown. Most people have significant acute back pain at least once in their lives. Usually it resolves on its own without specific treatment. But for some people, the pain … Continue reading

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New low back pain procedure is minimally invasive and seems to be working

Newswise — March 6, 2014, Phoenix, AZ — Patients who benefited from intradiscal biacuplasty (IDB) to treat discogenic low-back pain maintained initial gains in pain relief and physical function when rechecked at 1 year, a new study showed. Furthermore, patients … Continue reading

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The unreliable back pain method that should not be used

Eight out of ten Swedes suffer from low back pain at some point in life, implying huge costs to society by sick-leave and healthcare expenses. In a new study, researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy show that the risk of misdiagnosis … Continue reading

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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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