Backache News

Date Posted
Article Title
7/2/2012
Health Tip: Signs of a Herniated Disk

They include pain or weakness on one side of the body

6/29/2012
5/24/2012
Severely Obese Have More Complications With Spinal Surgery

Study found almost doubled risk after spinal fusion

5/14/2012
Back Pain Therapy Often Yields Early Benefits: Study

Improvements seen at 6 weeks, but then taper off over year, researchers find

5/8/2012
5/7/2012
Health Tip: Work on Good Posture

Your feet should rest flat on the floor

5/2/2012
Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain

Exercise to strengthen lower back muscles

4/16/2012
Steroids May Help Some With Sciatica

But study found they were not significantly better in the long run than Enbrel or anesthetic

4/7/2012
Heavy Backpacks Give Kids Back Trouble

Extra weight puts them at risk of scoliosis and low back pain, researchers say

2/28/2012
Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms

Suggestions to protect yourself

2/14/2012
Back Problems May Cut Into Retirement Savings

Those who retire early because of discomfort save considerably less, researchers find

1/30/2012
Those Extra Pounds Could Harm Your Back

Researchers say more severe spinal disc degeneration seen in obese patients

1/27/2012
Experts Offer Tips on Avoiding iPad-Linked Shoulder, Neck Strain

Users should not keep tablet computers such as iPad or Xoom on their laps, small study suggests

12/27/2011
Adversity, Trauma May Boost Mental Toughness

Living through difficulty -- up to a point -- can build resiliency, study shows

12/12/2011
Study Questions Use of MRI Before Back-Pain Injections

Routine imaging has little clinical value for certain patients, study says

11/4/2011
Timing May Be Key to Successful Back Surgery

Waiting longer than six months to repair herniated disc may hinder recovery, study says

10/31/2011
Yoga Gets Women With Back Pain Moving: Study

But the British research did not show any more easing of discomfort with the technique

10/24/2011
Yoga, Stretching Classes Outdo Self-Care for Back Pain: Study

Weekly sessions led to less discomfort, medication

8/27/2011
Back-to-School Shouldn't Mean a Too-Heavy Backpack

An expert advises parents to check how much is loaded inside, to avoid injury

8/2/2011
Bio-Engineered Spinal Discs Appear Successful in Rats

Made of cells and collagen, these implants might someday help humans with tough to treat back pain

7/5/2011
Massage Beats Meds for Lower Back Pain, Study Says

Both relaxation and structural massage worked in the short term, researchers report

5/26/2011
Health Tip: Prevent Back Pain in the Car

Here are some suggestions

5/20/2011
Treating Back Pain May Reverse Its Impact on Brain

Abnormalities caused by chronic pain improve when patients get relief, study finds

5/19/2011
Stretch Before You Pick Up That Rake: Expert

A few precautions before summer sports and gardening will help prevent back pain

4/27/2011
When Docs Own MRIs, Back Pain Scans Increase: Study

Expert says patients should ask referring physicians if they have a stake in imaging equipment

4/4/2011
Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Injury

Start with good posture

3/28/2011
'Surgeon Enthusiasm' May Spur Higher Rates of Back Pain Procedures: Study

The number of these operations varies widely across the U.S, researchers point out

3/11/2011
Health Tip: Evaluate Back Pain in Children

Often it can signal a more serious condition

2/23/2011
Spinal Fusion Surgery May Leave Some Back Pain Patients Worse Off: Study

Those who got operation were less likely to return to work than those treated in other ways

1/31/2011
Most X-Rays, Scans Unnecessary for Acute Low Back Pain

Expensive tests don't improve outcomes, have potential for harm, says physician group

1/26/2011
If NFL Linemen Can Bounce Back from Back Surgery, So Can You

Study found most were able to resume their playing careers

1/3/2011
Health Tip: Have Pain in the Back and Leg?

It may be an inflamed piriformis muscle

12/1/2010
Workers With Low Back Pain Benefit From Integrated Care

The approach costs less, more productive than usual care, researchers found

11/22/2010
Painful Knees Often Tied to Pain in Other Joints

Arthritic discomfort elsewhere may raise intensity of knee woes, researchers say

11/5/2010
Cymbalta Approved for Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain

First approved as anti-depressant in 2004

9/28/2010
Nursing Home Workers At Risk for Assault: Study

Musculoskeletal pain among staff may often be related to violence in the workplace

9/24/2010
Veterans With PTSD Suffer More Physical Ailments Than Their Peers

Female vets with disorder plagued by more medical illnesses than male counterparts, study shows

9/9/2010
Health Tip: Dealing With Lower Back Pain

Suggestions to help ease the discomfort

8/16/2010
Students Warned to Beware of 'Laptop-itis'

Computer design can lead to injuries in heavy users, but simple steps can minimize risk, expert advises

8/16/2010
Health Tip: Wear a Backpack Properly

And avoid a back injury

8/10/2010
Study Offers Support for Surgery After Compression Fracture

But most patients gained pain relief without the need for vertebroplasty, experts note

8/7/2010
Back-to-School Tips on Backpack Safety

Four factors keep students from shouldering a too-heavy load

8/2/2010
Sciatica Relief May Depend on How Steroid Shots Are Delivered

Study found injection straight into spinal nerve might be an alternative to surgery

7/26/2010
Study Explores Links Between Obesity, Chronic Pain

Finding suggests connection to family history and frame of mind

7/23/2010
Docs May Be Slow to Diagnose Arthritis of Back, Study Suggests

As first step, radiofrequency denervation would slash costs, researchers say

7/7/2010
Understanding Back Pain May Improve Management, Study Suggests

Attitudes, beliefs and knowledge appear to influence pain control, study finds

7/6/2010
Glucosamine Ineffective for Lower Back Pain Linked to Arthritis

Study finds it's no better than placebo in relieving discomfort or boosting quality of life

6/30/2010
New Clues to Herniated Disc Pain

An immune cell that causes inflammation in autoimmune disorders may play a role in back pain, researchers find

6/2/2010
Health Tip: Recovering From Back Surgery

Here's what you can do at home

5/28/2010
Health Tip: Manage Pregnancy Back Pain

Take the strain off your back