Category Archives: Back Pain

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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Low back pain eased by Pilates: Eur J Phys Rehabil Med

Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2013 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print] Daily pilates exercise or inactivity for patients with low back pain: a clinical prospective observational study. Notarnicola A, Fischetti F, Maccagnano G, Comes R, Tafuri S, Moretti B. … Continue reading

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For lower back pain, steroids may not be needed: Johns Hopkins study

New research from Johns Hopkins suggests that it may not be the steroids in spinal shots that provide relief from lower back pain, but the mere introduction of any of a number of fluids, such as anesthetics and saline, to … Continue reading

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Cervical spondylotic myelopathy, CSM; a new treatment that prevents paralysis

Toronto, Canada (September 18, 2013) – In a world-first, decompression surgery has been shown to be an effective procedure to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) – a common progressive, degenerative disease of the spine that can lead to paralysis – … Continue reading

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Predicting chronic back pain after injury

CHICAGO — Abnormalities in the structure of the brain predispose people to develop chronic pain after a lower back injury, according to new Northwestern Medicine® research. The findings could lead to changes in the way physicians treat patients’ pain. Most … Continue reading

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For workers with acute back pain, physical conditioning may have no effect on sickness absence duration

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Aug 30;8:CD001822. [Epub ahead of print] Physical conditioning as part of a return to work strategy to reduce sickness absence for workers with back pain. Schaafsma FG, Whelan K, van der Beek AJ, van der … Continue reading

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Can chronic back pain-related disability be reduced with a pedometer-based, Internet-mediated intervention?

J Med Internet Res. 2013 Aug 19;15(8):e181. doi: 10.2196/jmir.2605. Pedometer-based internet-mediated intervention for adults with chronic low back pain: randomized controlled trial. Krein SL, Kadri R, Hughes M, Kerr EA, Piette JD, Holleman R, Kim HM, Richardson CR. Source: VA … Continue reading

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How most herniated discs come about. And it’s not from a rupture.

Philadelphia, Pa. (August 14, 2013) – Herniated discs in the lower (lumbar) spine most often result from avulsion (separation) of the tissue connection between the disc and spinal bone, rather than rupture of the disc itself, according to a study … Continue reading

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Pregnancy back pain and pelvic pain: prevention and treatment

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Aug 1;8:CD001139. [Epub ahead of print] Interventions for preventing and treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy. Pennick V, Liddle SD. Source: Cochrane Editorial Unit, The Cochrane Collaboration, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, UK, W1G 0AN. … Continue reading

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Regenerating back discs: a new approach

DURHAM, N.C. — Cell therapies may stop or reverse the pain and disability of degenerative disc disease and the loss of material between vertebrae, according to Duke University scientists. The health conditions affect thousands of Americans. To use cell therapies, … Continue reading

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Spine surgery complications more common among certain groups

Study in Spine highlights the health impact of underinsurance Philadelphia, Pa. (July 15, 2013) – Among patients undergoing spinal surgery, Medicaid beneficiaries are at higher risk of experiencing any type of complication, compared to privately insured patients, reports a study … Continue reading

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Yoga offers low-back pain relief in low-income minority populations: NIH

Results of an NCCAM-funded study found that once-weekly yoga classes relieved pain, improved function, and reduced the need for pain medication just as well as twice-weekly classes in minority and low-income populations with chronic low-back pain. Researchers from Boston University … Continue reading

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Posterior chain linking exercises you can do anywhere and experience a stronger, pain-free back

Your body is meant to act as one integrated unit – especially when it is called to generate high amounts of force. The fastest way to injure your back, experience concentrated soreness in your lower back, or miss a lift … Continue reading

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BMI, smoking drive lumbar disc degeneration in youth: study

Body mass index is associated with lumbar disc degeneration in young Finnish males: subsample of Northern Finland birth cohort study 1986 Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, An Issue of Orthopedic Clinics, 1e (The Clinics: Orthopedics)  Jani Takatalo, Jaro Karppinen, Simo Taimela, … Continue reading

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Physical fitness as a predictor of herniated lumbar disc disease: a 33-year follow-up in the Copenhagen male study

Physical fitness as a predictor of herniated lumbar disc disease — a 33-year follow-up in the Copenhagen male study Marie B Jørgensen, Andreas Holtermann, Finn Gyntelberg and Poul Suadicani BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013, 14:86 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-86 Published: 9 March 2013 Abstract … Continue reading

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