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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Hands-On Treatment May Help Low Back Pain

    March 19, 2013 -- People with low back pain may benefit from a hands-on treatment known as osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) more than they do from ultrasound therapy. A new study suggests that OMT leads to short-term pain relief for these patients. During OMT an osteopath will move your muscles and

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  8. Spine MRIs Often Show Harmless 'Defects': Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Even though expensive MRIs produce very detailed images for assessing back pain, they may not be very good at evaluating results after treatment, research suggests. Many physicians order an MRI before and after treatment of

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  9. FDA Finds Mold, Germs at Compounding Pharmacy

    Oct. 26, 2012 -- "Greenish black foreign matter" in supposedly sterile drug vials. Germs growing in steroid vials supposedly tested for sterility. Mold growing in the "clean room" where drug vials were filled. These are just some of the observations made during an FDA inspection of New England Compo

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  10. Back Pain? Steroid Shots May Raise Fracture Risk

    Oct. 25, 2012 -- Steroid injections to the spine were widely considered to be safe before being linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis that by mid-week had killed 24 people in 17 states. But a study out today raises new concerns about the injections that are used to treat millions of back pain s

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