Backache News

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Article Title
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

4/28/2008
Gastric Bypass May Also Relieve Low Back Pain

Discomfort appears to decline along with weight, study finds

4/4/2008
Yoga Program May Help Prevent Falls in Elderly

9-week course for women over 65 showed increased flexibility, balance and stance

3/18/2008
Pain Relief for Osteoporosis Patients With Fractures

Vertebroplasty shows benefit in study of those with spinal afflictions

2/20/2008
Surgery Best for Narrowing of Spine

Study says it beat nonsurgical care for painful condition that often accompanies aging

2/12/2008
Back Pain Spending Up, Relief Down

Extra dollars aren't buying results, study says

1/23/2008
Health Tip: Preventing Back Injury

Lifting techniques to help protect the back

1/23/2008
NSAIDs No Better for Low Back Pain

Acetaminophen provides comparable relief, researchers say

1/11/2008
Strength Training Eases Chronic Neck Pain

Danish study of women showed effect lasted long after program ended

12/12/2007
Evolution Tips the Balance in Mom's Favor

Female spine has evolved to better accommodate pregnancy, study says

11/25/2007
Back Pain Prevention Should Start With a Plan

Traveling or just under stress, holiday period is perfect time to lighten your load

11/9/2007
NSAID Drug Therapy Fails to Ease Back Pain

Trial also found no benefit from spinal manipulation

11/1/2007
Spinal Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Back Pain

Discovery of the cells might lead to treatments, researchers say

10/17/2007
Shoe Insoles No Rx for Back Pain: Study

Researcher says they may help some people, but not all

10/11/2007
Health Tip: Got Low Back Pain?

Suggestions that may help

10/2/2007
Experts Issue Guidelines on Treating Low Back Pain

One recommendation: MRIs, other scans aren't always helpful

9/24/2007
Even Sham Acupuncture Eases Low Back Pain

Study finds real improvements compared to standard therapy

8/27/2007
Back to School Means Backpack Safety

Help protect kids from stress and strain, experts say

5/30/2007
Back Surgery Can Quickly Relieve Pain

But waiting won't hurt your chances of recovery, new research suggests

5/25/2007
Added Treatment Won't Speed Whiplash Recovery

Aggressive approach may even slow healing, study suggests

3/23/2007
Spinal Disc Transplant Shows Promise Against Back Pain

Chinese team reports good results from small 5-year trial

3/5/2007
Steroid Shots Provide Little Relief for Low Back Pain

Panel finds epidurals don't provide long-term benefit beyond 3 months

2/16/2007
Smoking, Obesity Risk Factors for Spinal Procedures

Both problems boosted risks linked to back pain

2/11/2007
Experts Offer Free Back Pain Advice Feb. 15

Hotline focuses on preventing, easing pain in middle age

1/15/2007
Narcotics Offer Only Short-Term Relief of Back Pain

Researchers also found abuse occurred in 24 percent of cases

12/22/2006
Psychological Interventions Ease Chronic Low Back Pain

Hypnosis, biofeedback and relaxation improve quality of life, study finds

12/13/2006
Health Tip: Snow Shoveling Safety

Here's how to help prevent injury

11/28/2006
Health Tip: Symptoms of a Herniated Disc

Back pain that may radiate down the legs

11/21/2006
Surgery Only Slightly Better for Herniated Disc

Many patients with sciatic pain improve with other methods, studies find

10/10/2006
Obesity Boosts Back Surgery Complication Rate

Doctors advise the very overweight to shed pounds beforehand

10/10/2006
Health Tip: High Heels May Hurt Your Back

Properly fitted low heels are preferred

10/6/2006
Health Tip: Potbellies Can Trigger Back Pain

Puts a strain on the muscles

8/29/2006
Health Tip: Backpack Safety

Here's how to prevent injury

8/13/2006
Think 'Light' Going Back to School

Spine society urges parents, kids to avoid backpack-related injuries

7/24/2006
Health Tip: Back Pain?

Stay active, but don't overdo it

5/25/2006
Combining Mainstream, Alternative Therapies Brings Back Pain Relief

The combination appears synergistic, researchers say

4/24/2006
Study Supports Small-Incision Herniated Disc Surgery

But another expert says it may not be for everyone

4/14/2006
This Spring, Don't Fall

Cleaning can bring tumbles, sprains, but simple precautions can help

4/11/2006
Whiplash Doesn't Throw Rodeo Cowboys

Their recovery time is half that of non-riders, study finds

2/20/2006
Acupressure Eases Low Back Pain

Touch-based treatment outperformed physical therapy in study

1/20/2006
Cognitive Therapy Helps Ease Back Pain

The technique is as effective as physical therapy, study finds

1/20/2006
Spine-Repair Technique Comes With Risks

Cementing vertebrae raises odds for fracture in adjacent areas, study finds

1/14/2006
Give Shoveling Injuries the Heave-Ho

Experts offer safety tips for clearing away the white stuff

1/4/2006
Health Tip: Shopping Can Strain Your Back

Here are suggestions to prevent injury

1/1/2006
New Technique Eases Herniated Disk

Small-incision surgery offers good results, speedy recovery

12/26/2005
Study Compares Tools to Diagnose Back Trouble

Older test called the electromyogram may be better than standard MRI

12/20/2005
Yoga Eases Low-Grade Back Pain

It proved more effective than exercise or self-help book, study finds

12/3/2005
Watch Out for Winter Injury

Perhaps the biggest hazard: shovelling snow