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Patient Confusion about Opioid Addiction Revealed by Penn Medicine Pain Management Study

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – Emergency department patients have misperceptions about opioid dependence and want more information about their pain management options, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The … Continue reading

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Physical therapy, surgery produce same results for stenosis in older patients: University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

PITTSBURGH, April 6, 2015 – Symptoms from lumbar spinal stenosis, an anatomical impairment common with aging, were relieved and function improved in as many patients utilizing physical therapy as those taking the surgical route, University of Pittsburgh researchers discovered in … Continue reading

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Low back pain risk factors identified in new study

New research presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) identifies nicotine dependence, obesity, alcohol abuse and depressive disorders as risk factors for low back pain, a common condition causing disability, missed work, … Continue reading

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Make Gardening and Yard Work Pain Free

Newswise — Arlington, Va. – Spring season brings more chances to get outdoors and ramp up physical activity. After the winter chill, many people jump at the opportunity to spend time outside planting bulbs, mowing the lawn and pulling weeds. … Continue reading

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“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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For back pain, chiropractic care trumps meds, says patients: J Manipulative Physiol Ther.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2014 Sep 5. pii: S0161-4754(14)00146-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.08.005. [Epub ahead of print] Exploring Patient Satisfaction: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial of Spinal Manipulation, Home Exercise, and Medication for Acute and Subacute Neck Pain. Leininger … Continue reading

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Back pain eased by 30-minute standing stints at work, without reducing productivity

(Reuters Health) – The evils of too much sitting include body aches, pains and fatigue, but a new study suggests that 30-minute stints of standing at work may relieve aching backs without harming productivity. Australian office workers alternated between sitting … Continue reading

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Low back pain and exercise in children and adolescents

Eur Spine J. 2014 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print] Low back pain in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the effectiveness of conservative interventions. Michaleff ZA1, Kamper SJ, Maher CG, Evans R, Broderick C, Henschke N. … Continue reading

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How to treat chronic pain through trigger points

Since publication almost ten years ago, The Concise Book of Trigger Points has been translated into over twenty languages and become a best seller worldwide. This new edition has been completely updated with current research, evidence, and advanced techniques for … Continue reading

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Johns Hopkins Panel Concludes Neurostimulation Can Be Life-Changing Therapy for Chronic Pain

Newswise — Chronic pain, which persists despite the fact that an injury has healed, can last for many months or years and may affect up to 15 percent of the adult population at any point in time. While it is … Continue reading

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For low back pain, paracetamol does not ‘speed recovery or reduce pain’

(Reuters) – Paracetamol, a painkiller universally recommended to treat people with acute low back pain, does not speed recovery or reduce pain from the condition, according to the results of a large trial published on Thursday. A study published in … Continue reading

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Back pain: the 5 yoga moves that will help

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension and tightness in the muscles around your upper and lower back. Plus, back pain can often be the result of stress. Yoga will help you relax … Continue reading

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Low back pain is not weather-related: new study

Australian researchers reveal that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Findings published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College … Continue reading

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