Back Pain

Back Pain Back pain (also known as dorsalgia) is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain is one of humanity's most frequent complaints. About nine out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults have back pain every year.

Poor Posture's Negative Health Effects Could Last A Lifetime

By | Thu, 04/24/2014 - 08:00

Poor posture can ruin your spinal alignment, deprive you of energy, and increase your likelihood of neck, back, and shoulder injury.

What’s A Microdiscectomy And Why Is Tiger Woods Missing A Golf Tournament For One?

By | Tue, 04/01/2014 - 19:11

Professional golf player Tiger Woods has undergone a microdiscectomy in order to relieve back and leg pain caused by a pinched nerve.

Lower Back Pain Makes Up One-Third Of All Work-Related Disability

By | Mon, 03/24/2014 - 18:30

Lower back pain now accounts for a third of all work-related disabilities worldwide, a new study finds.

Man With No Butt Crack Answers The Internet's Questions

By | Tue, 01/14/2014 - 14:05

Man with no butt crack posts pictures of his unusual condition and answers questions from intrigued Reddit users.

Frankenstein Weed To Quell Osteoarthritis Pain

By | Tue, 01/07/2014 - 15:39

An artificial cannabis molecule could help protect against osteoarthritis and inflammatory pain.

This Chinese Plant Actually Helps Against Chronic Pain

By | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 18:04

Corydalis, a staple of traditional Chinese medicine, harbors a substance that combats chronic pain.

Small School Desks, Oversize Backpacks To Blame For Back Pain In Children

By | Mon, 09/23/2013 - 21:14

Large backpacks and small desks could cause a young student to begin experiencing back pain, and with possible long-term consequences, research of a new study are calling for action.

7 Back-To-School Backpack Safety Tips For Your Child

By | Mon, 08/26/2013 - 16:51

To lighten the load on your child’s back, follow these back-to-school backpack safety tips that will significantly reduce back pain.

Chiropractor Causes Paralysis: Woman Develops Locked-In Syndrome After Manual Therapy Rips Arteries

By | Sun, 08/18/2013 - 17:29

Sandy Nette's routine visit to the chiropractor resulted in two ripped arteries and a series of massive strokes that left her unable to move or communicate.

Worried Doctors More Prone To Order Unnecessary Tests To Avoid Malpractice Lawsuits

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 20:15

Worried doctors practiced defensive medicine more than less concerned ones in order to avoid malpractice lawsuits, but it cost the government an extra $55.6 billion.

Paralyzed Bride Fulfills Dream By Walking Down Aisle

By | Wed, 08/14/2013 - 10:55

After losing feeling in both of her legs at the age of 17, paralyzed bride Stevie Beale walked down the aisle at her own wedding last Saturday.

How To Work Out Safely While Pregnant

By | Mon, 08/12/2013 - 20:40

Pregnant moms can stay in shape while sporting a baby bump with these exercise safety tips from Dr. Allison Bailey that will promote good health for you and your child.

Got Back Pain? Once-A-Week Yoga As Beneficial As Twice-A-Week Classes For Minorities

By | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 17:32

Weekly yoga class yields similar relief for lower back pain as twice weekly classes for low-income minority patients.

25 Most Bizarre Excuses For Missing Work

By | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:56

A new study sheds light on the most bizarre excuses given to employers as a reason to miss work.

Chronic Back Pain Cure Using Antibiotics May Help 40% Of Sufferers

By | Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:41

The results of two studies will help millions of people and save billions of dollars in healthcare expenditures.