Back Pain

Low back pain single largest factor behind work disability

Low back pain single largest factor behind work disabilityWashington, March 25 : A new study has revealed that low back pain causes more work disability around the globe than any other condition.

The researchers have found that the problem will get worse as the world population growth gathers pace and the proportion of elderly rises and the governments and health services need to take the issue far more seriously.


New jab to alleviate misery of back pain

New jab to alleviate misery of back painLondon, Dec 13 : A new jab, that could end the agony of back pain, has got an approval from European regulators.

During experiments, the Cimzia jabs showed rapid improvements in pain, stiffness and mobility, the Daily Express reported.

The breakthrough fortnightly injection can allow back pain sufferers to enjoy activities and run errands they couldn't do before.


Brit spinal surgeon finds new way to beat crippling back pain sans surgery

Brit spinal surgeon finds new way to beat crippling back pain sans surgery London, Oct 17 : A spinal surgeon in Britain has pioneered a new treatment to heal severe back pain without surgery, which used to be the only answer for the pain.

Colin Natali is the founder of Back2normal, a private clinic that treats back pain with a combination of physiotherapy and spine-strengthening machinery.


Long-term back pain could be cured by more exercise

 Long-term back pain could be cured by more exercise London, Sept 21 : A study has confirmed that the key to curing agonising long-term back pain is not by resting but by doing more exercise.

Research showed those who were as active as possible recovered far more quickly and were not left depressed.


Old bones being used in development of new treatments for modern back pain

Old bones being used in development of new treatments for modern back painWashington, Mar 1: Scientists are using the bones of people who died up to a hundred years ago for the development of new treatments for chronic back pain.

The work is bringing together the unusual combination of latest computer modelling techniques developed at the University of Leeds, and archaeology and anthropology expertise at the University of Bristol.


Internet surfing major cause of back pain in women

 Internet surfing major cause of back pain in womenLondon, Oct 19 : Middle aged women may suffer chronic back pain if they spend long hours surfing the internet, say experts.

This happens because they hunch hours over computers surfing the internet or shopping online, reports express. co. uk.

Women, aged 35 to 50, spend most time on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, a survey has found.


Major sources of lower back pain revealed

Back painWashington, October 2: A new study has revealed that the collection of fluid in the spinal joints, and swelling of the interspinal ligaments are major sources of lower back pain.

The research team comprising of experts from Baskent University Hospital and Alanya Research Center, both in Antalya, Turkey, used new MR techniques for the study.


Vitamin D may help alleviate chronic back pain

Washington, Back PainJune 25: People suffering from chronic back pain are likely to benefit from an extra daily dose of vitamin D, suggests a new study.


TV commercials can literally be a pain, German experts say

Hamburg, Germany - Back PainIf you have mysterious back pains which your doctor cannot explain, the cause may be partly due to watching TV commercials about pain-relief medication, according to findings of a revolutionary new study in Germany.

The German researchers said incidence of back pain among people living behind the Berlin Wall increased dramatically after German unification as East Germans became inundated by West German commercial television networks.


Aspirin and ibuprofen effective for short-term relief of low-back pain

Washington, Jan 23:Non steroidal painkillers - Aspirin and Ibuprofen Non steroidal painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen are effective for reducing low-back pain in the short-term, says a Cochrane Systematic Review.

Low back pain is a major health problem in western industrialised countries and Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin are the most frequently prescribed medication.


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