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  1. Spinal Surgery Varies by Region in U.S.: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery for low back pain caused by spinal stenosis varies depending on where in the United States you live, a new report says. "Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some point in their lives, an

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  2. Scoliosis: Daily Yoga Pose May Reduce Spinal Curve

    Oct. 13, 2014 -- People with scoliosis who held a single yoga pose for 1 to 2 minutes a day for several days a week greatly reduced the curvature of their spine, according to a study published in the September issue of Global Advances in Health and Medicine. Scoliosis affects about 2% to 3% of peopl

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  3. Back-Related Leg Pain: Spine Manipulation Helps

    Sept.18, 2014 -- In people with back-related leg pain, spinal manipulation therapy plus home exercise and advice provided more short-term improvement in pain and ability to move than home exercise and advice alone, according to a recent study. Spinal manipulation is done by applying pressure to a jo

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  4. Positions Are Key When Sex Causes Back Pain

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Guided by movements of couples engaged in sexual intercourse, a new report suggests that alternatives to the traditional missionary-style position can help men who have lower back pain. The findings report that side-by

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  5. Don't Blame Bad Weather for Your Aching Back

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The notion that lower back pain flares up during certain kinds of weather may be all in your head, a new study suggests. Researchers in Australia tracked nearly 1,000 people who were seen for acute low back pain at prima

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  6. Alternative Therapies for Low Back Pain

    There are lots of ways you can treat your low back pain without drugs or surgery. These alternative therapies can bring you relief and help you live an active life. Acupuncture is one of the best alternative treatments for low back pain, says Moshe Lewis, MD, a physiatrist at California Pacific Medi

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  7. Steroid Shots May Not Help Back Pain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have lower back pain caused by spinal stenosis -- a condition that narrows the open space in the spinal canal -- are unlikely to get relief from steroid shots, a new study finds. "Steroid injections are a co

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  8. Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain causes more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide, according to new research, and nearly one in 10 people across the globe suffers from an aching lower back. A second study, which looked at

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  9. 10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home

    Perhaps you bent the wrong way while lifting something heavy. Or you're dealing with a degenerative condition like arthritis. Whatever the cause, once you have low back pain, it can be hard to shake. About one in four Americans say they've had a recent bout of low back pain. And almost everyone can

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  10. Docs Order Too Many Narcotics for Back Pain: Study

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors ignore guidelines about the treatment of back pain and instead turn to extensive use of scans like MRIs and the most addictive types of painkillers, new research finds. It's not clear exactly how many aren't followi

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