Backache News

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8/15/2015
Don't Let Backpacks Lead to Back Injury

Experts offers tips for avoiding problems

7/30/2015
In Rare Cases, Infection May Be at Root of Back Pain

New guidelines alert doctors to this possibility

7/21/2015
Rugby Takes Toll on Spine, Scans Show

Retired pro athletes have more degenerative symptoms, lesions

7/9/2015
Back Pain and Depression Combo Lessens Pain Relief from Narcotic Painkillers

People with mental health illness are also more at risk of drug misuse, study says

7/6/2015
Health Tip: Risk Factors for Back Pain

The older you are, the more likely you'll have a sore back

5/11/2015
Spinal Stimulation System Relieves Pain Without Tingling

Implanted device treats chronic back pain

4/7/2015
Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says

Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

4/1/2015
Study Casts Doubt on Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain, Arthritis

Review of 13 trials finds little effect for drug best recognized as Tylenol

3/25/2015
Obesity, Smoking, Drinking, Depression: All Linked to Low Back Pain

Researchers say that modifying these factors might help ease condition

3/17/2015
Early Scans for Back Pain May Do Little to Help Seniors

Researchers saw no difference in outcomes, even though more money was spent on treatments

2/27/2015
Belief in Acupuncture Key to Effect on Back Pain, Study Suggests

Doctor says finding illustrates power of placebo effect

2/16/2015
Some Jobs Are a Pain in the Back

A big culprit: manual labor that involves awkward positions, study says

2/10/2015
Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain

Swiss study authors say inflammation or a lack of oxygen among possible reasons

2/2/2015
Health Tip: Why Your Child's Back Hurts

It may be a simple muscle sprain

1/27/2015
Don't Become a Blizzard Casualty

Doctor shares tips for staying warm, avoiding falls

1/12/2015
Brain Scans Give New Clues to Chronic Pain

In patients with back pain, certain cells produced a protein that might someday be treatment target

12/5/2014
Health Tip: Prevent Back Strain

Lose any extra pounds

11/30/2014
Stand-Up Advice for Preventing Back Pain

Healthy habits include good posture

11/25/2014
FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue

Experts decided against backing any new warning label for controversial injections

10/31/2014
Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study

Floridians are likely to undergo fusion, while Iowans get decompression

9/10/2014
Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain

New study says 'spooning' isn't ideal for all men with aching backs

7/28/2014
7/24/2014
Acetaminophen May Not Help Against Back Pain, Study Contends

The common pain reliever, best known as Tylenol, showed no effect in Australian trial

7/10/2014
Don't Blame Bad Weather for Your Aching Back

New study discounts notion that wind, rain influence lower back pain

7/2/2014
Steroid Shots May Not Help Back Pain

Exercise or surgery might be better options for narrowing of the spinal canal, researchers report

6/9/2014
Health Tip: Worried About a Child's Back Pain?

Signs the child should see a doctor

6/4/2014
Health Tip: Help Keep Back Pain at Bay

Work out to strengthen back muscles

4/12/2014
Getting in Front of Back Pain

Strong core muscles, good posture can help, expert says

4/2/2014
Health Tip: Keep Your Back Healthy

Staying active is a great start

3/25/2014
Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide: Study

Nearly 10 percent of people are affected, researchers find

1/1/2014
Health Tip: New Mom, Protect Your Back

Resume exercise while newborn sleeps

12/20/2013
Luggage-Lifting Tips for Safe Travels

Pack like a pro to help avoid injury

9/4/2013
Health Tip: You May Need Surgery for Low Back Pain

If other solutions haven't worked and pain interferes with daily activities

8/25/2013
Doctors' Tips for Backpack Safety

Good padding, weight distribution and correct lifting will help prevent injuries

8/20/2013
Severe Low Back Pain May Foretell Future Woes

It's important to provide relief to patients early on, study says

8/18/2013
Backpack Safety Tips for Back to School

It's not only how much weight a kid totes, but also how it's packed and distributed

8/9/2013
Ultrasound Device Might Be a Mood Booster

Experimental brain treatment seemed to help chronic pain patients in small study

7/29/2013
Docs Order Too Many Narcotics, Pricey Scans for Back Pain: Study

Physical therapy and over-the-counter painkillers usually more appropriate, guidelines say

6/26/2013
Fungus From Tainted Steroid Shots Migrated to Base of Brain, Study Shows

Once there, it could help spur the meningitis that killed 58 in last year's outbreak

6/18/2013
MRIs Spot 'Hidden' Fungal Infections From Tainted Steroid Shots

More cases will continue to surface, study author predicts

6/14/2013
Steroid Injections for Back Pain Linked to Spinal Fracture Risk

Study of older adults doesn't prove that steroids are to blame, but experts advise caution

5/22/2013
Migraine, Chronic Back Pain Tied to Higher Suicide Risk

Hopelessness, disability may play a role in feelings of despair, study finds

5/16/2013
Health Tip: Before You Lift Something Heavy

Get help if it's too big to lift by yourself

5/15/2013
Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men

In study, more men on impotence meds were taking opioids for chronic back pain

4/30/2013
Health Tip: Support Your Back While Sitting

Use a pillow or rolled towel

4/12/2013
Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?

Early study says maybe, but experts say much more research on treatment is needed

3/18/2013
Hands-On Therapy May Spell Relief for Low Back Pain

Study found osteopath worked better for patients than ultrasound therapy

3/13/2013
Spine MRIs Often Show Harmless 'Defects,' Study Finds

After treatment, many people have visible evidence of a herniated disc without any symptoms

2/7/2013
Health Tip: Dealing With Low Back Pain

Ask your doctor if medication may help

1/29/2013
When It Comes to Spine Surgery, There Is No 'July Effect': Study

Arrival of new residents and fellows at hospitals was found to have minimal impact