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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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