A clinical decision rule with eight items can classify patients with acute low back pain by their risk for chronic pain, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of The Spine Journal. A clinical decision rule (CDR) with eight items can classify patients with acute low back pain (LBP) by their risk

Changing a person’s posture and movement using motion-sensor biofeedback reduces pain and reduces limitations in activity in patients with low back pain (LBP) compared with guidelines-based management, Danish researchers have found in a comparative effectiveness study. Relative improvements on these outcomes in the movement biofeedback group compared with the guidelines-based group ranged from 15% to

For many men, low back pain gets better over time, often within a few weeks. Pain control is important, especially early on. Although recent studies have questioned the effectiveness of acetaminophen (Tylenol) for back pain, this over-the-counter mainstay is still worth a try, reports the July 2015 Harvard Men’s Health Watch. A review in the medical

In the pantheon of human aches, pains and killer diseases, few might think back pain merits much attention. But, in fact, lower back pain ranks above diabetes and heart disease worldwide when measured according to a common health metrics yardstick known as Years Lived with Disability (YLDs). Low back pain may seem like a problem

A new study published in Spine examines complications and subsequent surgeries after lumbar total disc replacement and lumbar fusion. The researchers examined the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development discharge database. Patients age 18 to 65 who underwent lumbar total disc replacement and lumbar fusion for degenerative disc disease from 2004 to 2010 were included in

Neuropathic pain is one of the most difficult syndromes to treat. Pregabalin and gabapentin are effective treatment choices, and millions of patients around the world take these medications with varying degrees of relief. One population that often has few treatment options is patients with sciatica. Sciatica is often resistant to simple analgesic regimens. Since sciatica

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Algovita Spinal Cord Stimulation System (Greatbatch Inc), a device to treat chronic pain, the company announced in a press release. The device is indicated as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and/or limbs, including unilateral or bilateral pain associated with failed

Imaging rates for failed back surgery syndrome patients have increased nearly 40% from 2000 to 2012, driving up health care costs and utilization in this patient population, according to a speaker at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. MRI use increased nearly 73% and CT scans increased by nearly 200% between 2000 and 2012 for

When Back or Neck Surgery Doesn’t Work

Friday, 22 January 2016 by

Do you suffer from persistent Low bak and neck pain as result of a failed back surgery? A majority of the 600,000 spine surgeries that take place in the United States each year are deemed successful, decompressing nerve roots that are pinched or stabilizing painful spinal joints that have led to chronic pain, numbness or loss of

New research from Royal Holloway, University of London has found that a new form of talking therapy is a credible and promising treatment for people with chronic low back pain who are also suffering from related psychological stress. Professor Tamar Pincus from the Department of Psychology also found that patients preferred a combination of talking