Backache News

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

Take the strain off your back

5/27/2010
Health Tip: Coping With Sciatica Pain

Suggestions to help get relief

4/6/2010
Complex Spinal Operations Soar Despite Drawbacks

Greater hazard, no more benefit, experts say

3/17/2010
Rehab Program Gets Back Pain Patients Back to Work Sooner

Disability cut short with integrated care, research shows

2/26/2010
Chronic Back Pain Soothed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Setting your mind straight can help you deal with physical pain, researchers say

2/11/2010
Fitness a Factor in Snow Shoveling Injuries

Some people just aren't in good enough shape to do it themselves, expert warns

1/21/2010
Smokers More Prone to Long-Term Prescription Painkiller Use

Opioid abuse is a risk for patients with back pain, researchers say

12/30/2009
Nerve Stimulation Device Doesn't Ease Most Back Pain

Review finds little evidence of relief with technology called TENS

12/14/2009
Health Tip: Take Care When Lugging Luggage

Suggestions to help prevent injury

11/26/2009
Health Tip: Managing Herniated Disk Pain

Non-surgical treatment helps 90 percent of patients

11/26/2009
Pack Right for the Holidays to Avoid the ER

Luggage that's too big or too heavy can lead to strains or worse

10/28/2009
Takes a Pro to Make Offices Pain-Free

Ergonomist's adjustments to desks, chairs reduce eyestrain, poor posture, study finds

10/15/2009
Health Tip: Help Prevent Low Back Pain

Things you can do to ward off a backache

10/14/2009
More MRI Machines May Mean More Back Surgeries

But many of these procedures will not help patients, researchers warn

9/27/2009
Autumn Chores Often Hazardous

Take precautions to avoid falls, strains and sprains, experts say

9/24/2009
Bad Economy Really Hurts Some Folks

Many Americans blame acute aches and pains on the recession, survey finds

9/8/2009
Yoga Can Ease Lower Back Pain

Those who did it reported less discomfort, depression after six months

9/3/2009
Take the Load Off Your Child's Back

To avoid injuries, watch backpack weight and fit, expert suggests

8/5/2009
Surgery, 'Sham' Equal in Treating Compression Fracture Pain

Injecting cement into spine no better than placebo procedure, study finds

8/3/2009
7/8/2009
Spinal Cord Stimulation Need Not Keep Soldiers From Action

Back pain treatment shouldn't interfere with service, study finds

7/7/2009
Minimally Invasive Surgery Not Better for Sciatica

Faster recovery, less pain with conventional operation

7/6/2009
Too Much Texting Can Spell Neck, Arm Pain

Hunching over, using one thumb increases the risk, study shows

6/30/2009
Assessment of Bone Growth Stimulator Is Mixed

It's used more often in spinal fusions, but experts worry about costs and complications

6/9/2009
Health Tip: New Moms, Protect Your Back

Be careful when bending or lifting

5/30/2009
When It Comes to Lifting, the Pros Have Your Back

Techniques used by professional movers can help reduce risk of serious injury

5/12/2009
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain

Study found it worked even when treatment didn't break the skin

5/1/2009
Health Tip: Easing Back Pain During Pregnancy

Suggestions to help reduce the strain

4/24/2009
Too Few Screened for Abdominal Aneurysm, Study Says

Potentially life-threatening condition often goes undetected until rupture

4/3/2009
Post-Op Painkillers Tied to Deaths After Spinal Fusion

Middle-aged men appear most at risk from overdosing following the surgery, study found

3/9/2009
Ozone/Oxygen Shot Helps Heal Herniated Disk

New technique eases pressure on local nerves, researchers say

2/25/2009
Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back

Technique called kyphoplasty may benefit those with vertebral fractures, study finds

2/23/2009
Anti-Cholesterol Drug May Ease Back Pain

Lab results suggest that Lovastatin could help with degenerative disc disease

2/11/2009
Health Tip: The Importance of Good Posture

It can help you feel better

2/10/2009
Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise

Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nation

2/6/2009
Imaging of Low Back Pain Fails to Change Outcomes

Study finds no real difference whether people were scanned or not

2/3/2009
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.

Few people with neck, back pain are prescribed physical activity, survey finds

2/3/2009
Therapy, Meds Best for Lumbar Low Back Pain

Barring complications, surgery can be avoided since most symptoms fade within 6 weeks, experts say

1/22/2009
Health Tip: Save Your Back at Work

Suggestions to minimize back pain

1/7/2009
Health Tip: Help Manage Back Pain

What to do when it starts to hurt

12/25/2008
Tips to Ease an Aching Back

Holidays or any day, bad mechanics can lead to pain and stiffness

11/17/2008
Health Tip: Exercising With Back Pain

Proper activity can help prevent a relapse

10/5/2008
Form IDs Spinal Patients Likely to Stick With Therapy

13-item questionnaire predicts who will be more active in post-surgery rehab

9/18/2008
9/12/2008
Majority of College Students Report Backpack-Related Pain

Shoulders, neck and back most affected, but group says smart loading could cut stress

8/17/2008
Pack Safety Should Be on Back-to-School Lists

Orthopedic doctor offers tips on how to choose and use the proper backpack

7/31/2008
Health Tip: Prevent Back Injury

Suggestions on how to lift things properly

6/12/2008
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children

Don't ignore symptoms

4/28/2008
Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery Cheaper Than Fusion

Savings of almost $6,000 primarily due to earlier return to work, analysis finds

4/28/2008
Quick Decompression Aids Spinal Injury Recovery

Done within 24 hours, the procedure improved neurological outcomes a year later