Backache News

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4/14/2017
Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain

People over 50 tended to respond best, study finds

4/12/2017
Treating Back Pain

Does spinal manipulation therapy ease back pain and improve function?

4/11/2017
Chiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Back Pain

Review suggests there's no quick fix for this common ailment, with only modest relief seen in most cases

4/7/2017
Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain

Live tunes, singing and rhythmic drumming appeared to help ease discomfort after back surgery

3/22/2017
Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain

Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study

3/22/2017
Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse

Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

3/21/2017
Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck

Backaches, headaches and eye strain also go with the job but can be prevented, researchers say

3/20/2017
Steroid Shots Offer No Long-Term Relief for Low-Back Pain

Pain reduction aimed at reducing disc inflammation doesn't last, study finds

2/28/2017
Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain

Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

2/23/2017
Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

2/13/2017
Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say

Recommendations state opioid painkillers should be last resort for long-lasting pain

2/10/2017
Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga

Review of 12 studies found small improvements in pain levels, function after 3 to 6 months

2/2/2017
Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

1/30/2017
Low Back Pain Common Among Kids

Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

1/19/2017
Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain

Certain behaviors can reduce your risk, doctor says

1/10/2017
Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature

Study disputes weather's role in knee and back pain

12/28/2016
Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending

Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

11/22/2016
A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex

Operation often leads to more comfortable lovemaking, study finds

11/9/2016
New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief

High-frequency therapy helps block pain signals better than low-frequency treatments, study finds

11/2/2016
Surgery Not the Answer for Most Back Pain, Sports Doctor Says

Physical therapy, heat and ice packs, injections may help

10/25/2016
Long Spaceflight Seems to Weaken Spinal Muscles

Astronauts-in-training may benefit from core-strengthening exercises, researcher says

10/24/2016
Many Take Opioids Reluctantly for Back Pain: Survey

Patients worried about the potentially addictive painkillers; say they only provide limited relief

10/20/2016
'Fake Pills' May Help Ease Back Pain

Patients knew they were taking a placebo and still obtained relief, study finds

8/19/2016
Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks

Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

8/11/2016
How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year

Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

7/18/2016
Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb'

Playing video games hour after hour can trigger repetitive stress injuries, doctors warn

6/15/2016
Health Tip: Keep Bedtime Back Pain at Bay

Lessen pain for better zzz's

6/14/2016
Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills

Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble

5/25/2016
Health Tip: When a Child Complains of Back Pain

It may signal a more serious issue

4/13/2016
Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say

Some patients may benefit from a simpler procedure called decompression

3/22/2016
Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain

Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

3/16/2016
Health Tip: Use Proper Lifting Technique

To prevent straining your back

3/2/2016
Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain During Sleep

Sleep position and the mattress matter

2/24/2016
Nerve Block Technique Might Help Ease Chronic Back Pain

Small study found half of patients still getting pain relief a year out from treatment

2/23/2016
'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

2/22/2016
1/11/2016
Exercise Eases Low Back Pain

Review of studies shows exercise, with or without education, dramatically cuts the risk

1/7/2016
Exercise to Boost Spine Muscles Can Ease Back Pain, Study Suggests

Clinical trial review shows motor control exercise helpful for lower back

12/19/2015
Holiday Luggage Can Be Hazardous to Your Back

Pack lightly and take extra care when lifting, orthopedist group says

12/4/2015
Electrical Stimulation May Ease Low Back Pain for Some

Treatment is effective with no side effects, researcher says

11/3/2015
Health Tip: Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby

Put less pressure on your spine

10/20/2015
Prescription Naproxen as Good as Narcotic Painkillers for Low Back Pain: Study

Plus, this medication isn't addictive, expert says

10/13/2015
Early Physical Therapy Not a Cure-All for Low Back Pain: Study

Discomfort usually subsides just by staying active, experts say

10/13/2015
Health Tip: Dealing With Back Pain at Work

For starters, sit properly in your chair

9/26/2015
Good Posture: A Stance for Better Health

Straighten up with these expert tips

9/23/2015
9/21/2015
Back Pain Patients Seek Pain Relief First, Mobility Second

Nearly 80 percent of patients chose easing discomfort over greater movement, research shows

8/25/2015
New Moms Can Avoid Back Injury When Caring for Their Babies

Proper lifting techniques are essential for both parents

8/24/2015
Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain

Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says

8/22/2015
Focus on Healthy Backs for Back-to-School

Spending hours hunched over electronic devices is a no-no, expert says