Category Archives: Back Pain

“The practice of stability ball sitting should be viewed skeptically:” Am J Health Promot.

Am J Health Promot. 2015 March/April;29(4):207-209. Unstable Sitting in the Workplace-Are There Physical Activity Benefits? Lowe BD, Swanson NG, Hudock SD, Lotz WG. Abstract The increasingly popular practice of using a stability ball (exercise/fitness ball) as a sitting surface runs … Continue reading

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New back pain, depression links found

February 26, 2015 – Genetic factors help to explain the commonly found association between low back pain and depression, suggests a large study of twins in the March issue of PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the … Continue reading

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For chronic low back pain, cardiorespiratory and combined exercise programs are ineffective

Clin Rehabil. 2015 Feb 13. pii: 0269215515570379. [Epub ahead of print] Exercise interventions for the treatment of chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Searle A1, Spink M2, Ho A3, Chuter V4. Author information … Continue reading

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Psychological factors play a part in acupuncture treatment of back pain

People with back pain who have low expectations of acupuncture before they start a course of treatment will gain less benefit than those people who believe it will work, according to new research from the University of Southampton. Conversely, those … Continue reading

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3 low back pain triggers that may not have occurred to you

New research reveals the physical and psychosocial factors that significantly increase the risk of low back pain onset. In fact results published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show that being engaged … Continue reading

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Acute psychological stress reduces ability to withstand physical pain

Traffic slows to a crawl, then a stop. You are trapped in a bottleneck nightmare, and late for a meeting. The stress takes a toll on you psychologically – but your body is at risk as well, according to a … Continue reading

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Back pain surgery outcomes no different than non-surgical outcomes

January 9, 2015- For patients with spinal stenosis, long-term outcomes are comparable with surgery or conservative treatment, reports a study in the January 15 issue of Spine. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters … Continue reading

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Backache, Stress, and Tension: Understanding Why You Have Back Pain and Simple Exercises to Prevent and Treat It

Today’s busy world provides too much stress and not enough time for exercise. Instead of walking, running, and doing physical chores, we sit for hours at a desk, use machines to do work for us, and drive a car for … Continue reading

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Insomnia Can Predict the Appearance of Back Pain in Adults

Newswise — Having trouble sleeping? Then you are nearly one-and-a-half times more likely to eventually suffer from back pain, according to a new study conducted by the University of Haifa. “After controlling for a range of variables, including socioeconomic status … Continue reading

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Minimally invasive disc surgery is a pain in the neck

Hamilton, ON (Nov. 26, 2014) – McMaster University researchers have found that current evidence does not support the routine use of minimally invasive surgery to remove herniated disc material pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord in the neck … Continue reading

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Pain drug compliance detectable by doctors with new method

Newswise — CHICAGO, Nov. 25, 2014 — Assuring appropriate drug theory is important for effective pain management, and a new study published in The Journal of Pain reported that use of a short compliance checklist by clinicians can best identify … Continue reading

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19 per cent of US adults have persistent pain

Newswise — CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2014 – A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that 39 million people in the United States or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender. … Continue reading

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Chronic Lower Back Pain Relief Via Body Mechanics: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Newswise — WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Oct. 6, 2014 – If you want to steer clear of lower back pain, remember this: Arch is good, flat is bad. Back pain is anything but rare; only headaches and colds are more common. … Continue reading

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