15 things you didn’t know about Low Back Pain. Back pain is so prevalent that it costs the country more than cancer and diabetes treatment combined, but there are many myths circulating about the condition. We asked some of Ireland’s leading experts to shed some light on the common ailment. Managing back pain costs the

Study Presented In The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics Shows Effective Treatment of Herniated Discs The proportion of patients reporting clinically relevant improvement in this current study is surprisingly good, with nearly 70% of patients improved as early as 2 weeks after the start of treatment. By 3 months, this figure was up to

Do you have Low Back Pain or Sciatica?

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Do you have Low Back Pain or Sciatica? Many patients with low back pain should consider physical therapy as a first line of treatment for their condition, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). An article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends that in most cases of symptomatic

Orthopedic Surgeon Performs First Stem Cell Lumbar Intradiscal Injections For Degenerative Disc Disease. Orthopedic surgeon Steven Meier, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, recently performed the first stem cell/platelet rich plasma (PRP) lumbar intradiscal injection for degenerative disc disease in conjunction with La Peer Health Systems. Dr. Meier is renowned for treating

Spinal Implants and Surgical Devices Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast Most of the spinal conditions/disorders do not need surgeries but there are times when they cannot be avoided. In such surgical processes, specially designed spinal instruments are used to correct deformities, strengthen and stabilize the spine and facilitate fusion.

Migraines by 24, back pain at 33 and arthritis by 40 – study reveals health woes BRITS can expect to start suffering headaches and migraines at the age of 24, back problems at 33 – and get their first grey hair at 39, a study has found. The research revealed the age we can expect

Low Back Pain – Medical marijuana sales begin in Illinois CHICAGO — The long wait for relief could be coming to an end for thousands of people who suffer from painful diseases or conditions eased by medical marijuana, as legal sales were set to begin Monday at several dispensaries across Illinois, CBS Chicago reports. Illinois lawmakers approved legislation

Caudal Equine Syndrome (CES) in low back pain patients is a rare diagnosis that represents a true neurosurgical emergency. A regrettable failure to diagnose and surgically treat CES leads to permanent bowel and bladder dysfunction, sexual impairment, weakness in the bilateral lower extremities, and permanent disability.  In countries with government-managed health care it is not

The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal): Over 50 leading doctors and researchers across the globe are calling on all US presidential candidates to state whether they support access to clinical trial data. The BMJ is an international peer reviewed medical journal and a fully online first publication with an archive back to 1840 and numerous topic collections

The commonly found association between low back pain and depression may actually be due to certain genetic factors, suggests a large new study of twins. Genetic factors affecting both conditions may be involved in the association between back pain and depression, according Marina B Pinheiro and colleagues of The University of Sydney, Australia, and Murcia Twin