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Preventing Back Pain during Gardening and Sports Activities

Preventing Back Pain during Gardening and Sports Activities

With warmer weather here to stay, millions of people will be actively playing sports or spending time in the garden. However, some might miss out on these activities due to back pain, which can develop if they overexert themselves and get involved too quickly. However, there are ways to minimi... Read More


Expensive MRIs and CAT Scans May Often Be Unnecessary

Expensive MRIs and CAT Scans May Often Be Unnecessary

Costly CAT scans and MRIs, may be completely unnecessary and a waste of time, according to guidelines from the American College of Physicians. CAT scans can cost patients and insurers up to $1,500 and an MRI can be upwards of $3,000. Meanwhile, these tests are proving to be of no benefit and a... Read More


Stem Cells Can Aid Spinal Disc Repair

Stem Cells Can Aid Spinal Disc Repair

A study using a handful of large animals strongly suggests that stem cells transferred from the body's own fat can facilitate the repair of damaged spinal discs. Stem cell treatments appeared to increase disc tissue density, concentration of disc matrix proteins between the disc cells, and dis... Read More


Smoking's Link to Back Problems

Smoking's Link to Back Problems

Smoking causes cancer, lung disease and heart attacks, and disrupts body chemistry in such dangerous ways that a host of other ailments can result. So it's not surprising that even back problems might be caused by nicotine and smoke ingestion. Indeed, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surge... Read More


Only Exercise Found to Prevent Low-Back Problems

Only Exercise Found to Prevent Low-Back Problems

Exercise in workplace and community environments is excellent in halting low-back problems, while a variety of other popular interventions have little if any beneficial effect, according to a recent review of a number of high-scientific-quality clinical trials. Read More


Doctors Cautiously Endorse Cerebrospinal-Fluid Pain Therapy

Doctors Cautiously Endorse Cerebrospinal-Fluid Pain Therapy

Injecting painkillers into the thin layer of fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord can be effective in relieving pain and restoring function, but there are many risks associated with the procedure, which should be used only as a last resort, specialists said. The physicians, who spok... Read More


Progress Made in the Quest to Overcome Paralysis

Progress Made in the Quest to Overcome Paralysis

U.S. scientists have created a device that enables the brain cells of paralyzed monkeys to circumvent simulated spinal cord damage and use motor abilities well enough to partake in a computer game. Led by Chet Moritz and Eberhand Fetz, University of Washington researchers used computer-control... Read More


The Progression of Spinal Decompression

The Progression of Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression has had many technological milestones. Some early tables were just straight pulley tables which were slightly more advanced than traction because they were software driven, yet they would only allow a set amount of pressure. Over time, spinal decompression tables were dev... Read More


What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical technology where a patient is placed onto an instrument which belts them in and separates their lower body from their upper body. This allows for pressure to be relieved on certain joints and structures in either the lumbar or cervical regi... Read More


When to See a Doctor for Back Pain

When to See a Doctor for Back Pain

Back injuries, with their associated pain, are so widespread that they have become the costliest health care problem for those in the 30-50 age range. So says the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Back pain is probably the commonest reason people seek help for pain management othe... Read More



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