New dimensions in the treatment of muscle spasticity after stroke and nervous system defects
(E ö tv ö s Lor á nd University (ELTE), Faculty of Science) Chronic muscle spasticity after nervous system defects like stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and painful low back pain affect more than 10% of the population, with a socioeconomic cost of about 500 billion USD. Currently, there is no satisfying remedy to help these suffering people, which generates an immense medical need for a new generation antispastic drug. Drug candidate MPH-220 could mean new hope for millions of patients suffering from spasticity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study finds athletes fear being judged as weak when they experience pain or injury
(Trinity College Dublin) Trinity College Dublin researchers have carried out the first multi-centred, international, qualitative study exploring the athlete experience (in their own words) of sporting low back pain (LBP). The study published in theBritish Journal of Sports Medicine found a culture of concealment of pain and injury in rowers, leading to poor outcomes for these athletes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hi-tech corset that can help ease lower back pain by stretching the spine
The device, known as Atlas, is thought to relieve pressure on the spine by using tiny sensors and motors the corset stretches out painful areas. It is being trialled by 32 patients in France. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pain in lower back? Three ‘mind-body’ exercises proven to ease symptoms
PAIN in the lower back can range from mild to severe depending on the underlying cause. Three holistic practices have been shown to remedy lower back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seven ways to determine whether your lower back pain is serious - what to look for
LOWER back pain can be a nuisance at best, insufferable at worst, but it usually subsides with time. If you are experiencing chronic back pain, it can signal a more serious problem - here are seven ways to tell. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott Enrolls First Patient in Study to Investigate BurstDR ™ Stimulation to Treat Non-operative Low Back Pain
- Low back pain affects one in 10 Americans and often impacts the patient physically, emotionally and economically (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - September 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lower back pain: The natural supplement that may alleviate your symptoms
LOWER back pain is a source of constant grief for many people in the UK but there are simple ways to alleviate it. One that has shown promise is a natural supplement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors for Low Back Pain Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors for Low Back Pain
A new study reports on the efficacy and safety of tanezumab, a nerve growth factor inhibitor, in treatment-refractory chronic nonradicular lower back pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Pain in lower back: The relaxation exercise proven to lower back pain severity
PAIN in lower back can be insufferable; diminishing quality of life with no end in sight. If you are experiencing chronic back pain and nothing is working, try a 12-week course in this relaxation exercise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower back pain: Apply this ointment to significantly ease back pain within five days
LOWER back pain can greatly diminish your quality life by making even basic tasks onerous. If you live with the common complaint, evidence suggests an herbal ointment may provide relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comorbid Widespread Pain in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain Comorbid Widespread Pain in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain
How prevalent is comorbid widespread pain in adults with chronic low back pain? What factors might predict the development of widespread pain in these patients?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Back pain - the easy exercise you can do at home to get rid of lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by regularly doing this pelvic tilt yoga exercise for your lower backache. Should you change your home workout routine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wasteful health care spending is rampant in Oregon, new report says
The measure with the greatest low-value utilization was opioids prescribed for acute low-back pain during the first four weeks. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Study: Lower back pain patients using digital program report significant reduction in pain
The study found that high-risk patients who used the teleconsultation feature  also had better outcomes than their peers who did not.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Back pain - the ‘Superman’ exercise stretch to get rid of your lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by watching your diet, or by changing your sleep position. You could also lower your risk of lower back pain symptoms by regularly doing this "Superman" exercise for your lower backache. Should you change your home workout routine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news