• At Last! An Effective New Treatment for Chronic Back Pain

    A new treatment offers hope for people challenged with chronic back pain. It focuses on retraining how the back and the brain communicate, and was demonstrated in a randomized controlled trial. The research was performed by scientists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and several other Australian and European universities.

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  • Therapeutic effects of conservative treatment with 2-week bed rest for osteoporotic vertebral fractures

    Current clinical guidelines do not recommend bed rest during treatment for osteoporotic vertebral fractures—spinal fractures that occur in bones that has been weakened by osteoporosis—because there has not been enough evidence to make conclusive recommendations. However, a recent study provides new evidence that an initial period of strict bed rest can be beneficial.

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  • Endoscopic vs. Open discectomy, which wins?

    Percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy is more cost-effective than open microdiscectomy for patients with sciatica, according to a new study.

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  • 5 Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis Back Pain

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) commonly affects peripheral joints, but can also impact the neck vertebrae, which can lead to back pain. A person can lower discomfort with medical treatment, exercise, and other home remedies.

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  • Common back ailment could be sign of heart failure

    Columbia researchers have found a link between a common back ailment and a type of heart failure, suggesting that screening patients with lumbar spinal stenosis could identify those at risk of the heart disease and prevent premature deaths.

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