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.
By Justin Caba | May 20, 2013 12:56 PM EDT
A new study sheds light on the most bizarre excuses given to employers as a reason to miss work.
By Jonathan Weiss | May 07, 2013 01:41 PM EDT
The results of two studies will help millions of people and save billions of dollars in healthcare expenditures.
By Justin Caba | May 07, 2013 12:35 PM EDT
Joe Nagy was shocked to find out that his constantly runny nose was caused by fluid leaking from his brain.
By Ansa Varughese | Apr 17, 2013 06:13 PM EDT
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By Christine Hsu | Nov 26, 2012 05:38 PM EST
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By Nikki Tucker | Sep 28, 2012 02:39 PM EDT
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By Amy Norton | Sep 21, 2012 10:21 AM EDT
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By Nikki Tucker | Aug 28, 2012 02:53 PM EDT
Researchers found a variety of strides can indicated anything from weak muscles to Alzheimer's disease.
By Makini Brice | Aug 17, 2012 01:46 PM EDT
Denise Barton in Santa Monica, California is suing the city for $1.7 billion, because she says that the "smart" parking meters that they have installed are making her sick; Jennelle Carrillo is suing the Dallas County Stadium for the burns she sustained on the benches outside.
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Preacher Todd Bentley's method of healing involves kicking people in the face.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 02, 2012 12:36 PM EDT
Federal health officials have released a set of videos featuring the scientific research of how yoga works, the safety of yoga and whether yoga can help treat certain health problems.
By Makini Brice | Jul 17, 2012 11:16 AM EDT
Teens with large breasts are more likely to suffer from disordered eating.
By Nikki Tucker | Jul 06, 2012 10:23 AM EDT
Flip-flops provide little to no arch support or coverage to one's feet.
By Makini Brice | Jun 26, 2012 04:03 PM EDT
New research suggests that curry powder and omega-3 could help repair and offset the damage caused by spinal cord injuries.
By Christine Hsu | Jun 08, 2012 02:08 PM EDT
Having your neck and your back "cracked" or undergoing spinal manipulations carried out by chiropractors could lead to ‘catastrophic’ health problems like strokes, warned some experts.