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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Steroid Injections for Back Pain: Fracture Risk?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults who get steroid injections to ease lower back and leg pain may have increased odds of suffering a spine fracture, a new study suggests. It's not clear, however, whether the treatment is to blame, according to experts.

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  8. ED Tied to Long-Term Narcotic Use in Men

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- If you're a man, the pain-killing medications known as opioids may do more than relieve pain -- they may also put a damper on your sex life. A new study found that men who were prescribed medications for erectile dysfunction o

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  9. Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain Symptoms

    May 10,  2013 -- Taking antibiotics could relieve symptoms of chronic lower back pain for up to 40% of people, according to a new study. Danish researchers say they've found a link between many cases of back pain and infection from bacteria. Some experts have questioned how many people are likely to

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  10. Stem Cells to Relieve Low Back Pain?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Medical researchers are trying a new treatment for low back pain. Their hope is that harvesting and then re-injecting the body's own bone marrow -- which is rich in stem cells -- may repair worn-out discs in the spine. In a sm

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