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Back to basics: 10 facts every person should know about back pain

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 CT-Guided Corticosteroid Infiltration May Effectively Alleviate Refractory Low Back Pain

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.

App to Screen for Low Back Pain Contributors Well-Received by Older Adults

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.

Chronic Low Back Pain Study Results Indicate Benefit With Tanezumab

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: a review of its pharmacology and use in the treatment of pain

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.

Greater Walking Frequency, Duration May Reduce Risk for Low Back Pain

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.

Chronic Back Pain may start in your Head

Most scientists and clinicians have assumed chronic back pain stems from the site of the original injury.

Back Pain: Bad Habits for Your Back

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 Stimulation Disrupts Back Pain

Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurostimulation therapy may reduce pain and disability in patients with chronic lower extremity and back pain...

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

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.

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

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!"

Intellis SC Stimulator Approved for Chronic Pain

Medtronic announced the availability of the Intellis platform for the management of certain types of chronic intractable pain.


Combination Therapies for Low Back Pain, Sciatica May Not Have Added Benefit

There is a lack of evidence supporting the benefits of combination drug therapy over monotherapy for the management of low back pain and sciatica, according to a systematic review published in the Journal of Pain.


Does this patient have back pain?

Low back pain is among the most common ailments people will encounter in their lifetime, leading to the second most likely cause for doctors visits after the common cold.


Many Patients Receive Inappropriate Tests, Treatments for Low Back Pain

The overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments for patients with low back pain is discussed in a Series of papers published in The Lancet.


Adding Chiropractic to Usual Care Beneficial for Low Back Pain

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...


Minimally Invasive Treatment Found to Relieve Low Back Pain

(HealthDay News) — Computed tomography (CT)-guided pulsed radiofrequency is beneficial for patients with acute or subacute neuroradicular pain from lumbar disc herniation...


Is Radiofrequency Denervation Effective for Chronic Low Back Pain?

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 the top cause of disability, gets wrong treatments

Low back pain is the top cause of disability globally, yet most people are getting the wrong treatments for it, a new survey shows.