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Low Back Pain: Dissecting the Disability
Low back pain is a common disability, but how much do we really know about it? Test your LBP knowledge with our 11-question quiz.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Steven A. King, MD, MS Source Type: news

Back pain - take these 3p a day magnesium supplements to prevent painful condition
BACK pain is a common condition that can be felt from the neck down to the hips. Add these cheap magnesium supplements to your diet to reduce your lower back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - add this 64p drink to your breakfast every morning to prevent lower back pain
BACK pain could be prevented by doing regular exercise and by changing your sleep position. But, you could also lower your risk of lower back pain by adding this cheap drink to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Osteopath outlines the 6 most common causes of lower back pain
According to Hampshire-based Antonia Boulton, the most common cause of back pain is often muscle or joint strain, which can occur when lifting or over reaching. Heat packs can be effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interdisciplinary Models for Older Adults With Back Pain Interdisciplinary Models for Older Adults With Back Pain
This study looked at the feasibility and acceptance of a model of collaborative care for older adults with lower back pain, which pairs medical doctors and licensed chiropractors.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Spineology touts 1-year OptiMesh lumbar interbody fusion study results
Spinal tech developer Spineology today released 12-month results from a study of its OptiMesh deployable implant designed for use in instrumented lumbar interbody fusion procedures to treat degenerative disc disease. Results from the Scout trial were presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery in Toronto, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company said. “We are grateful to Dr. Chi and all the Scout investigators for their dedication in helping us to complete this important clinical trial. We look forward to completing the patient follow-up and gaining the market ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal Spineology Source Type: news

Low back pain sufferers 'often receiving inappropriate care'
More and more people are suffering from lowback pain worldwide - an issue that is being made worse by the widespread prevalence of inappropriate treatment methods. This is the conclusion of a series of new scientific papers published by The Lancet, which have reviewed evidence from high and low-income countries, finding that this is a global problem that can only be solved through better adherence to best practice treatment guidelines. A global problem exacerbated by ineffective care The first of these new reviews revealed that low backpain is now the leading cause of disability on a global basis, with the issue becoming m...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 5, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

It's Crunch Time
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Toned abs don't just look great, they're also vital for good posture and avoiding lower back pain. But there's a limit to how far the exercises known as crunches will go toward getting you those six-pack abs. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 4, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lower back pain causes: Painful aches could be a result of this medical emergency
LOWER back pain can cause huge discomfort and impact on a person ’s day to day life. While back pain is most commonly caused by poor posture, twisting awkwardly, or incorrect lifting techniques, it can sometimes be a sign of more serious conditions, such as one called cauda equine syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Physical Activities Trigger Low Back Pain Flare-Ups? Do Physical Activities Trigger Low Back Pain Flare-Ups?
A new study looks at whether low back pain flare-ups occur in response to physical activities.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Mumps and Boosters; Ecigs and Quitting: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include sinusitis treatment, low back pain management, waning mumps immunity, and e-cigarettes and quitting attempts (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

The impacts of rest breaks and stretching exercises on low back pain among commercial truck drivers in Iran - Ghasemi M, Khoshakhlagh AH, Ghanjal A, Yazdanirad S, Laal F.
The objective of this paper aimed to determine the impacts of rest breaks and stretching exercises on low back pain (LBP) in commercial truck drivers. METHODS: This quasi-experiment was carried out on 92 truck drivers suffering from chroni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Lower back pain natural treatment: Five foods to add to your diet to gain relief
LOWER back pain is a very common problem that affects one three adults in the UK. While anti-inflammatory painkillers are recommended as treatment by health bodies, such as the NHS, other health experts and nutritionists recommend adding certain foods into your diet for natural relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RTI Surgical touts SImmetry sacroiliac joint fusion study
RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) today released results from a study of its SImmetry sacroiliac joint fusion system, touting that it produces effective joint fixation with a reduced range of motion in the SI joint. Results from the study were published in The Spine Journal, the Alachua, Fla.-based company said. In the study, researchers compared two minimally-invasive techniques for placing primary and secondary threaded implants to compare effectiveness at stabilizing the SI joint. Investigators also explored the impact of removing the secondary implant on construct rigidity. Data from the study indicated that the SImetry im...
Source: Mass Device - March 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal RTI Surgical Source Type: news

Lower back pain: Six-week exercise plan to help ease discomfort and prevent it returning
LOWER back pain is a very common problem that affects one three adults in the UK. While it may feel more comfortable to to lay down and rest, it is important to stay physically active. Try these five exercises over six weeks to help combat discomfort. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too many patients with lower back pain receiving the ‘wrong care’
Overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients with lower back pain are not receiving the right care, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - March 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Low back pain often wrongly treated worldwide
Subject to inappropriate and costly tests and treatments; best practice guidance ignored Related items fromOnMedica Paracetamol 'does not help back pain or arthritis' Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Nurofen TV ad is banned for being ‘misleading’ NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 23, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Opioids wrong way to treat lower back pain, researchers say
Lower back pain is the world's leading cause of disability globally, but it is improperly treated with pain medication instead of physical therapy and exercise. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: New report warns of widespread ineffectiveness of lower back pain treatments
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about the new report and some of the latest treatment options for those dealing with lower back pain. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Exercise, not painkillers, should be prescribed to treat back pain, experts warn
MILLIONS of Britons are having their lower back pain mismanaged, leaving them in long-term agony, experts warned yesterday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why low back pain is a growing problem, despite aggressive treatment
Globally, low back pain is the leading cause of disability. The ailment affects some 540 million people at any one time. “Back pain is a ubiquitous problem, under-appreciated as a medical issue and as far as its impact on people’s ability to function and work,” said Dr. Roger Chou, director of the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center at OHSU. Chou co-authored of one of a series of papers published in The Lancet today that take on the “major global challenge” that is low back… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Why low back pain is a growing problem, despite aggressive treatment
Globally, low back pain is the leading cause of disability. The ailment affects some 540 million people at any one time. “Back pain is a ubiquitous problem, under-appreciated as a medical issue and as far as its impact on people’s ability to function and work,” said Dr. Roger Chou, director of the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center at OHSU. Chou co-authored of one of a series of papers published in The Lancet today that take on the “major global challenge” that is low back… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Lower back pain being treated badly on a global scale, study says
Vast numbers of people receive high-tech interventions that actually worsen the conditionVast numbers of people with lower back pain across the world are being harmed, not helped, by the surgery, injections and dangerous opioid drugs they are given, according to a major new report.More than 540 million people suffer low back pain, the commonest cause of disability in the world. But their condition is often being made worse by costly high-tech interventions and bed rest in what could amount to medical negligence on a global scale.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Back pain Health Science Society Source Type: news

Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability, but it's often treated improperly, researchers report. Their review of evidence from around the world suggests low back pain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Briefing notes: New papers to be released on burden of low back pain
(University of Warwick) A new series of papers to be published in The Lancet highlights the extent to which low back pain is mistreated, often against best practice treatment guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Therapix Biosciences Announces FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug (IND) for Phase IIa Clinical Trial of THX-110 in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain
TEL AVIV, Israel, March 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Therapix Biosciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: TRPX) ("Therapix" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing n... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Therapix Biosciences, cannabinoid, THX-110, Low Back Pain (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Back pain? FIVE natural supplements to stop lower back pain
BACK pain is a common condition that usually affects the lower part of the back. Taking any of these five supplements could prevent back pain from returning, and provide relief from painful symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sensitivity Heightened with Chronic Low Back Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Catastrophizing is also a common feature (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Low Back Pain: A Short Quiz
Which treatments are effective —and which are unlikely to be helpful? Answers can be found here. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Veronica Hackethal, MD Tags: Pain Pain Management Source Type: news

Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India
This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8.The post Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs India International Women's Day 2018 Jammu and Kashmir Source Type: news

How choice of footwear can solve lower back pain
'Rocker shoes' can help alleviate back pain and strengthen back muscles, among other benefits, just by walking, according to new research from the CEU Cardenal Herrera university in Valencia (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: FIVE common health conditions that could be cured by changing your posture
BACK pain is a common problem that usually improves by itself after a few weeks. Improving your posture could help to relieve lower back pain, and cure a number of other health conditions. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Standing desks increase pain and slow down mental ability
New research by experts in Australia suggests standing desks can lead to swollen veins that cause leg, lower back pain and heart damage. Mental reactiveness is also proven to slow. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soul Sisters reveal exercises for people with back pain
London-based physical trainers and sisters Maddy and Alex Weaver shared a core workout routine with Daily Mail Online that can be performed by people suffering from lower back pain or discomfort. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relievant touts 1-year Intracept trial results
Relievant Medsystems today released the results from the Smart trial of its Intracept intraosseous nerve ablation system exploring its usefulness at treating chronic lower back pain, touting significant decreases in pain from baseline at three months. The Intracept system is designed to use radio frequency energy delivered through specially designed instruments during a minimally invasive surgical procedure to access and ablate the basivertebral nerve to prevent it from transmitting pain signals. Results from the trial were reported in the European Spine Journal, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said. “The In...
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Spinal Relievant Medsystems Inc. Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?
Lower back pain can prevent a person from sleeping well, which, in itself, can make back pain worse. Learn about how to sleep to reduce back pain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

You Asked: Can Hanging Upside Down Relieve Back Pain?
If you’ve ever seen a TV commercial for inversion tables—those tilting contraptions that allow you to hang upside down by your ankles—and you suffer from back pain, you’ve probably been tempted to buy one. The ads claim that by dangling upside-down, bat-like, you’ll create separation between the vertebrae of your spine and neck. That separation supposedly reduces pressure on the nerves running between and around these vertebrae. You’ll relax tense muscles, and increase the flow of “nutrients” to the disks of your spine—all of which should help relieve back pain and prom...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Back Pain benefits of hanging upside down Exercise/Fitness healthytime inversion table inversion table therapy is hanging upside down good for you remedies for back pain what does an inversion table do yoga yoga headsta Source Type: news

This simple exercise could PREVENT lower back pain
BACK pain affects 80 per cent of people at some point in the lives, and can also cause a throbbing sensation in the abdomen, numbness and loss of bladder control. But, you could get rid of lower back pain symptoms by doing this one exercise everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower back pain - Do this simple exercise to stop the ache in your spine
BACK pain affects 80 per cent of people at some point in the lives, and can also cause a throbbing sensation in the abdomen, numbness and loss of bladder control. But, you could get rid of lower back pain symptoms by doing this one exercise everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain - PREVENT chronic condition by following this diet plan
BACK pain affects about 80 per cent of people at some point in their lives. Changing your posture could help to prevent lower back pain, but this diet plan could also help to relieve signs of painful joints. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do you suffer from back pain? Eating these foods could PREVENT chronic condition
BACK pain affects about 80 per cent of people at some point in their lives. Changing your posture could help to prevent lower back pain, but this diet plan could also help to relieve signs of painful joints. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery
(Reuters Health) - - Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study uncovers key to preventing back pain in runners
(MediaSource) Low back pain is a common complaint among both elite and recreational runners, but the true cause of it remains a mystery. So researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center used motion capture technology to observe how a runner's muscles work while they're in motion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Si-Bone touts BCBS SI joint fusion operation assessment rating upgrade
Si-Bone today touted that the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association assigned triangular implants for SI joint fusion, including the company’s iFuse implant, as a “moderate” quality evidence recommendation after an extensive review of safety and effectiveness data on the devices and procedures. The “moderate” grade is the second highest on BCBSA’s four-tier rating system, according to San Jose, Calif.-based Si-Bone, and requires sufficient clinical evidence to judge health outcomes with the devices. In the update, the BCBSA states that evidence is sufficient to show that the device, use...
Source: Mass Device - January 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Si-Bone Source Type: news

Lower extremity injury increases risk of first-time low back pain in the U.S. Army - Seay JF, Shing T, Wilburn K, Westrick R, Kardouni J.
This study examined acute LEI as a risk factor for developing LBP and examined the time to incident LB... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

FDA panel votes against recommending Intrinsic Therapeutics ’ Barricaid spinal prosthesis
An FDA advisory panel voted 5 to 8 against recommending approval for Intrinsic Therapeutics’s Barricaid prosthesis designed for partial annulus replacement in patients with herniated discs, according to a MedPage Today report. The negative recommendation came based on concerns over the safety of the device, including breakage rate and certain endplate lesions of unknown origin. The same panel voted 12 to 1 in favor of the device’s efficacy, according to the report. “There was a high rate of breakage of the device, a high rate of migration, and [there was] the unknown nature of [some endplate] lesions,&rdq...
Source: Mass Device - December 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Intrinsic Therapeutics Source Type: news

Lower back pain: STRESS is most common cause, claims Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
BACK pain - especially in the lower back - is a common problem that will affect about 80 per cent of people at some point in their lifetime. But, most of the time there ’s absolutely nothing to worry about, said The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy . (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower back pain warning: Sitting like THIS is an unlikely cause of symptoms reveals expert
LOWER BACK pain is an increasingly common problem in the UK. An expert reveals the many causes of symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Community Pharmacist's Role in Managing Lower Back Pain The Community Pharmacist's Role in Managing Lower Back Pain
The pharmacist may be the first healthcare professional consulted for back pain. Familiarize yourself with the most recent guidelines recommended by the ACP in this article.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 4, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

Review Cautions Against Gabapentinoids for Chronic Low Back Pain
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - December 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news