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Back pain symptoms? Experts reveal six ways to TREAT your aches
BACK pain is a common problem which affects most people at some point in their life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maryland surgery center plans $1.7 million expansion to meet demand
Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center LLC is seeking state approval for a $1.7 million expansion in order to keep up with growing demand. Officials at the physician-owned outpatient surgery center, located at 6931 Arlington Road in Bethesda, said they hope to acquire 3,027 square feet in their current building to add a second operating room. The center — which performs orthopedic, spine and pain management procedures — said its operating room has exceeded "optimal utilization," as defined by Maryland… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

UPDATE: Medtronic logs fiscal Q1 earnings beat, but sales miss the mark
UPDATED August 22, 2017, with segment results, share price. Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) beat the consensus forecast on Wall Street with its fiscal 2018 first-quarter earnings, but missed the mark when it came to sales. The world’s largest medical device operation today posted profits of $1.02 billion, or 74¢ per share, on sales of $7.39 billion for the three months ended July 28, for a bottom-line gain of 9.4% on sales growth of 3.1% compared with fiscal Q1 2017. Adjusted to exclude one-time items, earnings per share were $1.12, 4¢ ahead of The Street, where analysts were looking for sales of $7.45 billion. MDT sh...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Medtronic Source Type: news

Back pain symptoms: Six ways to TREAT painful aches revealed
BACK pain is a common problem which affects most people at some point in their life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anne's story – Let’s be honest about the hidden impact of arthritis
Anne Kearl, 55, was first diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her spine twenty years ago. Chronic back and neck pain affect every aspect of her life, contributing to her giving up work aged 52, but this impact is often hidden and rarely understood by others. This is something Anne believes needs to change."Pain is normal to me. It’s always there. I may paint a smile on my face, but I'll be hurting all over. You get used to it, but it does grind you down. It’s had a big impact on my mental health; pain and depression feed off each other and in my experience, it’s hard to separate them out a lot of the ti...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Can we really work for longer? Study asks how feasible a higher retirement age is for people with arthritis
With retirement ages going up and the value of pensions and savings going down, more and more people with arthritis will need and want to work for longer. Arthritis can be a barrier to working at any age, with thousands losing out in the world of work every year because of their condition. That’s why we're funding health and work research to help people with arthritis find or stay in work, inspire changes in the workplace and influence and inform policy-makers and employers.The Health and Employment After 50 (HEAF) study at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Health and Work has recruited more than 8...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Preventing the pain of osteoarthritis – do molecules and proteins hold the answers?
This study also includes several collaborators, including members of the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence for Pain (Professor Victoria Chapman and Dr. Federico Dajas-Bailador) and of the Arthritis Research UK Centre of Excellence for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis (Professor Tonia Vincent).Nerve protein may protect against the onset and pain of arthritisMeanwhile, another three-year study will explore if a protein found on nerves in and around our joints could be used to reduce pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.Susan Brain, Professor of Pharmacology at King’s College London, tells us more ab...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Spouse Criticism May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain
Negative responses seem to work in a cycle. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Me And My Operation: Back implant that banishes pain
A new implant for patients with severe back pain can replace damaged bones in the spine and, unlike traditional surgery, doesn ’t restrict movement. Melissa Ingalls, 47, from North London, had it fitted. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spouse Hostility May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain Spouse Hostility May Worsen Chronic Low Back Pain
People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Maryland surgery center plans $1.7 million expansion to meet demand
Bethesda Chevy Chase Surgery Center LLC is seeking state approval for a $1.7 million expansion in order to keep up with growing demand. Officials at the physician-owned outpatient surgery center, located at 6931 Arlington Road in Bethesda, said they hope to acquire 3,027 square feet in their current building to add a second operating room. The center — which performs orthopedic, spine and pain management procedures — said its operating room has exceeded "optimal utilization," as defined by Maryland… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Back pain and fatigue? Symptoms could be warning sign of THIS form of arthritis
ARTHRITIS - inflammation of the joints - and back pain, are symptoms of long term chronic condition Ankylosing spondylitis . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spouse hostility may worsen chronic low back pain
(Reuters Health) - People with chronic low back pain may feel it even more sharply if their spouses are critical and unsupportive of their condition, according to a recent study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Combining Medical Interventions and Lifestyle Modifications in the Management of Chronic Pain
Pain is your body’s way of alerting you when something is wrong, which keeps you safe. Pain tells you to stop what you’re doing, to take it easy, or to seek treatment. But what about pain that lingers for weeks, months, or even years? When pain lasts for extended periods of time and disrupts normal life, it is no longer helpful or beneficial; it’s chronic pain, and it affects about 100 million Americans. (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 18, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Spine Articles Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Aug. 18, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Nemaura’s new Oceania distribution deal to Sanuwave’s promissory note expansion, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Nemaura inks Oceania distribution deal for SugarBeat patch Nemaura announced in an Aug. 15 press release that it has signed a non-binding distribution deal with Device Technologies for exclusive rights to market the SugarBeat glucose monitoring system in Australia and New Zealand. The SugarBeat is a disposable, adhesive skin patch that is used by diabetics, providing a non-invasive and needle-free method of c...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diabetes Diagnostics Implants Orthopedics Research & Development Surgical Brenner Medical Clinical Innovations Device Technologies K2M Masimo MedTech Nemaura Medical Sanuwave Si-Bone Source Type: news

Portrayals of Eating Disorders in the Media: To the Bone
I’d like to talk to you about To the Bone, a movie which was released on Netflix this July. To the Bone deals with eating disorders (“EDs”) and has caused quite a stir across social media ever since its trailer was released. Though I won’t go into much detail in this article, note that there will be a few spoilers ahead. You should also note that To the Bone contains potential triggers — as do the heated responses to it on the social media. So check in with yourself regularly, as I ended up needing to do, if you decide to watch the film and participate in those debates afterwards. To the Bone ...
Source: Psych Central - August 18, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Arash Emamzadeh Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Children and Teens Eating Disorders Healthy Living Treatment Food Addiction Inaccurate Portrayals media Movies Netlfix Personal Growth recovery To the Bone Source Type: news

What Are the Side Effects of Avinza for Back Pain?
Title: What Are the Side Effects of Avinza for Back Pain?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 18, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Choosing Wisely Targets Low Back Pain Remedies, Other Unnecessary Treatments (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by William E. Chavey, MD, MS Three medical associations have recently issued recommendations on practices that should be questioned or avoided as part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aims to reduce unnecessary tests and … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

New study highlights key quality of life factors for ankylosing spondylitis
A new study has shed light on some of the most prevalent modifiable factors that predict a poor quality of life in people withankylosing spondylitis. Moreover, the University of Aberdeen research indicated that some of these factors - which include pain,fatigue and poor physical function - are currently better monitored than others, suggesting new approaches to treating this painful condition may be needed. The most important predictors for poor quality of life The study analysed data from 959 patients involved in the Scotland Registry for Ankylosing Spondylitis, which collected clinical and patient-reported data on ankylo...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 16, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Gabapentinoids Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain Gabapentinoids Ineffective for Chronic Low Back Pain
The gabapentinoids pregabalin and gabapentin are not effective in treating chronic low back pain (CLBP), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Tiger Woods' Toxicology Report Provides Another'Teachable Moment' About How Not To Combine Drugs
Tiger Woods might be a celebrity, but the problems he has encountered by trying to self-medicate his pain from back surgery are all too common. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Tiger Woods' Toxicology Report Provides Another'Teachable Moment' About How Not To Combine Drugs
Tiger Woods might be a celebrity, but the problems he has encountered by trying to self-medicate his pain from back surgery are all too common. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Wisconsin Man Drives to ED After Accidentally Puncturing His Heart With a Nail
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room. Doug Bergeson is ready to get back to work this week after surviving a June 25 ordeal that others might not have taken in such stride. Bergeson told The Associated Press he was working on framing in a fireplace at his house near Peshtigo in northeast Wisconsin when his nail gun accidentally fired, sending a nail ricocheting off some wood and in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Wisconsin Man Drives to ED After Accidentally Puncturing His Heart With a Nail
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin man who doctors say came perilously close to death after accidentally shooting a nail into his heart while working on his house calmly drove himself to the hospital and even parked his pickup truck in the lot before walking into the emergency room. Doug Bergeson is ready to get back to work this week after surviving a June 25 ordeal that others might not have taken in such stride. Bergeson told The Associated Press he was working on framing in a fireplace at his house near Peshtigo in northeast Wisconsin when his nail gun accidentally fired, sending a nail ricocheting off some wood and in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Lower back pain? THIS medication could be ineffective and cause side effects
LOWER back pain can be extremely debilitating - caused by everything from poor posture, slipped discs, sciatica and osteoporosis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gabapentinoids Seem to Offer Little Benefit, Substantial Risks in Low Back Pain (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Gabapentinoids, increasingly used for chronic low back pain, offer little benefit and carry substantial risks in this setting, finds a systematic review … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'Be more cautious' in prescribing off-label drugs for chronic back pain, Canadian doctor says
Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according to a new review. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'Be more cautious' in prescribing off-label drugs for chronic back pain, review says
Doctors are prescribing anti-seizure and nerve pain medications for a common type of chronic low-back pain, a non-licensed use, despite a lack of studies supporting their effectiveness for that purpose, according to a new review. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Workers' compensation claimants with low back pain: the role of dissatisfaction in the transition to disability - Tait RC, Chibnall JT.
This study examined the role of dissatisfaction with medical care and employer treatment on disab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spondylolisthesis: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
In this article, learn about spondylolisthesis. What are the types and grades of spondylolisthesis, how is it diagnosed, and what are the causes? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

The secret to beating bone and joint health injuries? Get to the right medical team
(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Orthopaedists can help prevent injuries; put people back together; provide patients with in-home exercises and ergonomically proper reconditioning programs; or pair patients with rehabilitation professionals for nonsurgical or post-surgical rehabilitation therapies. According to a new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, therapeutic modalities -- or physical therapy -- can be a useful addition to exercise or to manipulative therapy to help improve bone-and-joint-based function affected by pain and/or injury. (Source: EurekAler...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Migraine Management / NSAIDs & Back Pain / California IM/FM Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here are today's hand-picked selections from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Migraine management includes identification and modification of exacerbating factors, treatment for … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain
With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSAIDs for Chronic Low Back Pain: True or False?
More effective vs placebo? Less effective than opioids? Equally as potent as APAP? What ’s true and what false about NSAIDs? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - August 11, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Tags: Pain Musculoskeletal Disorders Source Type: news

' Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain
FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 -- Mechanized " smart " undergarments may be the answer to back pain, according to researchers. The Vanderbilt University engineers have created an undergarment that eases stress on the low back and activates only when a wearer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain
Title: 'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/11/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 11, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Shown To Be Cost Effective for Chronic Low-Back Pain
Results of a new NCCIH-supported study suggest group sessions of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are cost-effective for chronic low-back pain. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 8, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Pain in lower back? Ongoing symptoms could be caused by doing THIS at night
BACK pain is a common problem affecting 42 per cent of the UK, and it ’s commonly blamed on poor posture. However, sleeping on your front could be triggering it, along with an aching neck. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pushing past the pain: Morgan ’s journey with spina bifida
“Be glad you can use your legs now. You might not always be able to.” That’s what Morgan Gautreau was told by a neurosurgeon in Alabama six years ago, one of many doctors she had seen seeking a solution for her nearly constant back pain caused by a tethered spinal cord due to spina bifida occulta. Luckily, she and her family didn’t take his words to heart, but kept looking for help. Early surgeries Morgan’s journey with back pain began when she was in fourth grade. “I was at a Louisiana State University game and I realized my back was hurting. It just came out of the blue,” Morgan...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicole Nover Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Bartley Cilento Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Carlos Estrada Dr. Michelle Baum neonatal and congenital anomaly neurosurgery spina bifida Spina Bifida Center Spina Bifida Clinic tethered cord Source Type: news

New study to assess whether painkillers make axial spondyloarthritis harder to detect
A new study is being launched in the UK to determine whether people with axial spondyloarthritis are being misdiagnosed because of thepainkillers they are using. The University of Aberdeen study, funded byArthritis Research UK, will examine how big a role patients' medication plays in slowing down the diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis, and to establish whether new approaches to treating and diagnosing the disease are needed. How painkillers may mask the signs of axial spondyloarthritis Axial spondyloarthritis is an inflammatory arthritic condition affecting around 700,000 people in the UK. It afflicts the spine and ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 7, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Back pain myths busted
SPONSORED. It is by far one of the most common health problems in the UK, with figures suggesting four in five adults will suffer back pain at some point in their lives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trust uses animation to ‘convey vital back pain advice’
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has launched an innovative new tool to communicate vital advice that it hopes will help patients with back pain and reduce the need for hospital treatment. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - August 3, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

'Smart' underpants could relieve back pain
Inventors at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee have developed Batman style 'smart' briefs that contain wearable technology designed to get rid of pain in the lower back (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Solar Eclipse Glasses: Why Everyone Needs Them and Best Places to Buy Them
As people across the country prepare to watch what is being called “The Great American Solar Eclipse,” experts warn that viewing the phenomenon can be dangerous without the appropriate protection. On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse, where the moon completely covers the sun, will be visible in the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. It’s the first total solar eclipse that can be seen coast to coast and only from the continental U.S. since the country’s founding. Experts warn against staring directly at the sun, which can damage the eyes. But eclipse gazers can find ways to protect themselves, using ec...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Marie Segarra Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Yoga found to be effective, safe and low-cost back pain treatment for vets
(Natural News) The results of an encouraging trial released by the Veterans Affairs Research Communications demonstrate the potential use of mind-body exercises such as yoga in alleviating chronic back pain symptoms experienced among military veterans. This could be the relief that millions of our vets who find their daily lives interrupted by the condition are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Intermittent Cervical Traction for Treating Neck Pain Intermittent Cervical Traction for Treating Neck Pain
Is intermittent cervical traction an effective means of relieving neck pain?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Back pain: Could Batman-style 'SMART' underpants end misery for millions?
BATMAN-style 'smart' underpants could end the misery of back pain for millions of Britons. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

August 2017
Getting It Straight: Improve Your Posture for Better Health...Missing Strands?: Dealing with Hair Loss...Yoga May Help Treat Back Pain...What Are Your Health Risks?...Featured Web Site: HIV/AIDS Resources (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voices: The Secret Life of Pain
Over a decade I had become adept at hiding the unexplained pain that racked my back and joints. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DAVID C. ROBERTS Tags: Addiction (Psychology) Pain Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 28, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Accenture’s AI-powered app to help the visually impaired to Rayovac getting clearance from Health Canada, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but still thought were worth mentioning. 1. Accenture touts AI-powered app for visually impaired Accenture announced in a July 28 press release that it has developed an artificial intelligence–powered way to help the visually impaired experience their surroundings. The method involves a program called Drishti that is a smartphone-based assistant that uses AI technology like image recognition, natural language processing an...
Source: Mass Device - July 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical 4WEB Medical Accenture AGFA Healthcare Cogstate MedTech Orofacial Therapeutics Quantel Medical Rayovac Source Type: news