- Yoga and conventional stretching both benefit patients with lower-back pain, a new study finds.
- Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial that the Annals of Internal Medicine will publish in its July 5 issue. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, the trial found that both types of massage worked well, with few side effects.
- Chronic lower back pain is a major problem for society - behind only headaches as the most common neurological ailment - and is frequently caused by degeneration of the intervertebral disc.
- It likely comes as no surprise that low back pain is the most common form of chronic pain among adults. Lesser known is the fact that those withchronic pain also experience cognitive impairments and reduced gray matter in parts of the brain associated with pain processing and the emotional components of pain, like depression and anxiety.
- The bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago are being used in the development of new treatments for chronic back pain. It is the first time old bones have been used in this way.
- Back pain has long been a common body distraction and it has caused to seek too much attention we tend to deviate from the normal activities as we continue to feel it seeping down to our bones.
- In all its various forms, back pain has been considered to be the fifth most common reason why one visits the doctor these days, stemming from causes that can vary accidental injury to even a simple sprain or by leading a sedentary lifestyle as well.
- A decline in calcium levels and weakness are main reasons for back pain in women.
- Ninety-six per cent of patients with back problems were satisfied with the assessment carried out by a specially trained nurse practitioner, according to a study in the December issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.
- A study led by researchers in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows unexpected and extensive natural recovery after spinal cord injury in primates.
- The lack of physical activity and a bad posture results in one experiencing back pain, and are some of the most common reasons why one ends with a bad back.
- A group of children who underwent fusion surgery for spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine 30 years ago showed a clear reduction in back pain when followed up seven years later. A new study of these patients as adults has found that the benefits have lasted, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital presented this week at the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) annual international conference in Gothenburg.
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.