Low Back Pain: SPINE & SPORTS: Do disks really ‘slip?’ Have you ever heard the expression, “I slipped a disc!” when someone described the source of their low back pain? While “slipping a disc” is something of a misnomer, a little anatomy lesson will uncover what really happens to the discs in your spine. Between

Lower back aches cause more years lived in pain than any other ailment  Major international study finds neck pain is also a major cause of ill health  Time spent sitting while hunched over phones and computers is blamed Other sources of ill health in Britain include falls, depression and diabetes  If your back is aching,

According to findings in a recently published study, generalized joint laxity has little effect on fusion rates or the clinical outcomes of pain intensity and functional status, but it may have a negative effect on adjacent segment pathology after posterior lumbar interbody fusion. Researchers conducted a retrospective comparative study that included 37 patients with generalized joint

An estimated 400,000 Americans over the age of 60 struggle with back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal. For many patients, surgery is not the only option, and a new study shows other treatments may be just as effective for long-term relief of chronic pain. Seventy-five-year old Stephanie Paul

The June 15 issue of Time Magazine is out with a cover story on Pain Killers that says America’s addiction to them is the worst addiction crisis the country has ever seen. Calling it a national epidemic, it says “9.4 million Americans take opioids for long-term pain and 2.1 million are estimated by the NIH (National Institutes

Low Back Pain and the cost of surgery

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Each year, 600-thousand Americans undergo spinal surgery — part of the 30-billion dollars we spend on back pain care. But before you go under the knife, there are some important questions you should ask. Rick Greenwood thought surgery would relieve his back pain. Instead it left him paralyzed. He developed a blood clot after having

Change in lumbar lordosis during prone lying knee flexion test in subjects with and without low back pain Prone lying knee flexion (PLKF) is one of the clinical tests used for assessment of the lumbo-pelvic movement pattern. Considerable increase in lumbar lordosis during this test has been considered as impairment of movement patterns in lumbar-pelvic

A Third of the World’s Population Has More Than 5 Health Problems: Including Low Back Pain With a growing world population and a growing proportion of elderly, more people are living in suboptimal health around the world. A third of the world’s population experienced more than 5 ailments in 2013, according to a study published

Low Back Pain Sufferers Mistaken About What Causes Their Pain: Study People suffering from lower back pain often think a specific moment of extreme exertion triggered their sudden discomfort, even though simple daily tasks can just as easily contribute, an Australian study suggests. When researchers asked 999 adults what caused their back problems, about two

FDA Wants Stronger Warning Labels On Pain Meds for Low Back Pain Federal regulators have new concerns about more heart risks associated with pain relievers. To combat the concerns, prescription pain medications are going to start coming with stronger warnings. The FDA now wants labels to caution that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAID, increase the risk