Spinal decompression Articles & Stories:

Long, Skinny Muscle Found Crucial to Healthy Spine

Long, Skinny Muscle Found Crucial to Healthy Spine A pencil-thin, roughly 2-foot-long muscle running from the base to the top of the spine is composed of a novel "scaffolding" of fibers that strengthen and support the back, a recent research study has shown. "The multifidus muscle was formerly thought to be relatively unimportant based on it... Read More

Antidepressants Found Ineffective Against Back Pain

Antidepressants Found Ineffective Against Back Pain Antidepressants, commonly prescribed to relieve low back pain, don’t relieve it at all, according to a recent analysis of several studies.     The medications are routinely prescribed by almost a quarter of doctors who treat low back pain. But an overview of 10 published... Read More

As Back-Pain Spending Rises, Results Worsen

As Back-Pain Spending Rises, Results Worsen Eight years have seen a huge increase in spending on back-pain problems in America. Ironically, however, the proportion of Americans suffering from spine problems has actually increased, too, according to a recent study. The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Assoc... Read More

Physiotherapy Shows Benefits Following Knee Replacement

Physiotherapy Shows Benefits Following Knee Replacement According to a recent study published on bmj.com, physiotherapy can improve the daily lives of osteoarthritis patients who have undergone knee replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of disability found in oler people, so total knee replacement surgery is a routinely perfo... Read More

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More

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