Low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is often associated with costly, ineffective and sometimes harmful care.1 What drives disability and poor care?
Lumbar computed tomography (CT)-guided corticosteroid infiltration may effectively alleviate refractory low back pain associated with a number of conditions, including disk herniation, lumbar stenosis, and spondyloarthrosis, according to a retrospective study presented at the 2019 European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress, held June 12-15, in Madrid, Spain.
An iPad application (app) developed to screen for conditions that may contribute to low back pain and pain interference and deliver adapted educational materials to older adults with chronic low back pain during a clinical visit has received high utility and usability ratings, according to a study published in Pain Medicine.
Tanezumab, an investigational subcutaneously-administered, non-opioid treatment, may benefit patients with moderate to severe chronic low back pain (CLBP), according to top-line results from a Phase 3 study.
Ziconotide is a powerful analgesic drug that has a unique mechanism of action involving potent and selective block of N-type calcium channels, which control neurotransmission at many synapses.
Regular and prolonged walking was found to be associated with reduced risk for low back pain in South Koreans age >50, according to a study published in Spine Journal.
Most scientists and clinicians have assumed chronic back pain stems from the site of the original injury.
Do it too much, and it can flatten the natural curve of your spine and damage the cushioned disks between the bones. This can lead to early arthritis and other problems.
Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurostimulation therapy may reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower extremity and back pain...
Pain in the lower back area is a common phenomenon among many adults due to poor posture over the years and muscle weakness as part of the body's natural aging process.
My back hurts when I sit down.
It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"
HealthDay News — For active-duty military personnel, the addition of chiropractic care to usual medical care is associated with improvements in low back pain intensity and disability...
(HealthDay News) — Computed tomography (CT)-guided pulsed radiofrequency is beneficial for patients with acute or subacute neuroradicular pain from lumbar disc herniation...
According to a new study published in JAMA, radiofrequency denervation was not associated with clinical improvement in chronic low back pain in patients who were unresponsive to conservative care.
Low back pain is the top cause of disability globally, yet most people are getting the wrong treatments for it, a new survey shows.