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  1. Device Gets Legs Moving After Spinal Cord Injury

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A noninvasive procedure might help people with paralysis move their legs without the need for surgery or implanted devices, new research suggests. The treatment approach is called transcutaneous stimulation, where

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  2. Standing All Day at Work May Take Toll on Health

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Desk jobs aren't good for your health, but working on your feet could spell trouble, too, researchers say. Standing five hours a day contributes to significant and prolonged lower-limb muscle fatigue, a small study concluded

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  3. Drugs Less Effective For Back Pain, Depression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For people with chronic back pain who also have depression or anxiety, narcotic painkillers may not be the best therapy for their pain, a new study finds. "A lot of patients have depression and anxiety on top of their b

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  4. Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often prescribe steroid pills to ease the discomfort of sciatica -- back and leg pain usually caused by a herniated disk in the lower back. But a new study finds steroids are no more effective than a placebo pill

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  5. Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Some Back Pain

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical therapy may be just as good as surgery for older adults with a type of chronic lower back pain, new research suggests. Standard treatments for lumbar spinal stenosis -- a painful, often disabling narrowing of the sp

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  6. Acetaminophen and Low Back Pain, Arthritis

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol in the United States -- does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report. The review of data fr

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  7. Low Back Pain and Obesity, Smoking, Drinking...

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests. "If you have lower back pain that is not expl

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  8. Back Pain Scans May Do Little to Help Seniors

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most current guidelines suggest that when seniors report new back pain to their primary care physician they should quickly be sent for diagnostic imaging, such as CT scans or MRIs. But a new study suggests that early imagin

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  9. FDA Panel: Continue Steroid Shots for Back Pain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An expert advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration decided on Tuesday not to recommend the agency issue a strong warning against the general use of steroid injections for back pain. The shots are commonly

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  10. 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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