Blue Shield Sued Over Spinal Surgery

Monday, 21 September 2015 by

Blue Shield of California refuses to cover artificial cervical disc replacement, calling it “investigational,” though the surgery has been done thousands of times, a patient claims in a federal class action. Cervical discs are the six spinal vertebrae in the neck. Filled with a shock-absorbent gel-like substance, they help stabilize the neck and enable it

This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Degenerative Disc Disease, complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases. It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic

Football season is here and many athletes are experiencing herniated discs and Low Back Pain Local and national news outlets are reporting an uptick in players suffering from Low Back Pain. Integrity Life Sciences delivers a multitude of orthotic treatment options to address one of the most costly systemic ailments in the world, chronic low back

Pope Francis has Sciatica and Low Back Pain Although Pope Francis is 77, he has been the most vigorous pope in years, his energy proving the key to his popularity. His frank admission may lead commentators to speculate as to whether he has any undisclosed health problems. At the time of his elevation to the

Many Americans get steroid shots for back pain, but a new study finds that the relief is only temporary. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Between 800,000 and several million steroid injections are given every year to people with pain from herniated discs or spinal narrowing, experts

UNLV player sues doctor over surgical procedure for herniated disc Beau Orth’s career as a UNLV Rebel ended before it could get off the ground. An all-state safety his senior year for the 2008 state champion Bishop Gorman Gaels, Orth went on to start two games between his freshman and sophomore years as a Rebel.

Pope Francis suffers from sciatica

Monday, 21 September 2015 by

Pope Francis suffers from sciatica Francis rises on his own at around 4:30 a.m. and spends the next two hours praying, meditating on the Scripture readings for the day and preparing his morning homily. He delivers it off-the-cuff at the 7 a.m. Mass in the chapel of the Vatican’s Santa Marta hotel where he lives.

The chemokine MCP-1 may be elevated in patients with sciatica, according to the results of a study. Participants were 18 or older with lower back pain and sciatica. Every patient underwent a standard clinical examination lumbar spine MRI and blood serum was collected for analysis. Disc prolapse with the presence or absence of nerve root

Low Back Pain Can Happen to Anyone

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by

Low Back Pain Can Happen to Anyone The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention household survey in 2012 found that 28 percent of adults said they had experienced low-back pain at some point in the preceding three months. The CDC also reported that an estimated 70 percent of people in industrialized countries will feel the burn over their

Kyphosis and Low Back Pain

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by

Kyphosis and Low Back Pain Kyphosis is a forward rounding of your upper back and might also be referred to as round back or hunchback. A little rounding of the upper back is normal but when you have kyphosis, your back is rounded more than 50 degrees. You could have a spine that looks normal