back & spine

Risk of Unsatisfactory Spine Surgery Outcome Up With Workers' Comp

Risk of Unsatisfactory Spine Surgery Outcome Up With Workers' Comp

Meta-analysis shows increased risk ratio for unsatisfactory outcome after spine surgery.

Provider Type Impacts Health Care Utilization in Low Back Pain

Provider Type Impacts Health Care Utilization in Low Back Pain

For new entries into care with low back pain, health care use up with physiatry versus primary care.

Lumbar Spine Bone Mineral Density Ups Fracture Risk In Women With Discordant T-Scores

Lumbar Spine Bone Mineral Density Ups Fracture Risk In Women With Discordant T-Scores

Lower T-score for lumbar spine than femoral neck increases fracture risk, particularly in older women.

6 Ways To Alleviate, Prevent Lower Back Pain

6 Ways To Alleviate, Prevent Lower Back Pain

It's not uncommon for a patient to complain about lower back pain; it affects 38% of people worldwide every year, according to the NIH.

Should You Consider Vertebral Osteomyelitis In Patients With Continuous Back Pain?

Should You Consider Vertebral Osteomyelitis In Patients With Continuous Back Pain?

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Since vertebral osteomyelitis is fairly rare, -- every year, two to six out of 100,000 people are diagnosed -- it is an often overlooked illness.

How To Ease Summer Joint Pain

How To Ease Summer Joint Pain

For some, agonizing over joint paint every day during the summer months is a reality -- and there are several steps they can take to enjoy the summer sun without pain.

Earlier Physical Therapy May Help Older Patients With Back Pain, Study Shows

Earlier Physical Therapy May Help Older Patients With Back Pain, Study Shows

Extent of improvement in symptoms may be greater among those referred for early PT.

Is Physical Therapy The Better Option For Stenosis Pain?

Is Physical Therapy The Better Option For Stenosis Pain?

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that physical therapy might actually alleviate spinal stenosis pain as effectively as surgery does.

Study Suggests These Pain Medications May Be Avoided While Trying to Get Pregnant

Study Suggests These Pain Medications May Be Avoided While Trying to Get Pregnant

A study indicates that use of some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) could have a negative impact on female fertility, even with short-term use.

Gender May Influence Back Pain Management

Gender May Influence Back Pain Management

Men more likely to refer to an orthopedist than women.

A Magnetic Necklace to Relieve Pain?

A Magnetic Necklace to Relieve Pain?

Research shows that magnets placed on the skin relaxes capillary walls.

Neck Pain Associated With Worse QOL After Six Months

Neck Pain Associated With Worse QOL After Six Months

Although mental quality of life was not worse, there was a difference in physical quality of life.

Disc Decompression Device Eased Pain, Disability in Patients

Disc Decompression Device Eased Pain, Disability in Patients

The patients all reported three months or more of low back pain.

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