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Back Pain Health Center

News Related to Back Pain

  1. This as Good as Painkillers for Low Back Pain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Naproxen -- a drug available over-the-counter and by prescription -- appears to provide as much relief for low back pain as a narcotic painkiller or a muscle relaxant, a new study suggests. The study compared the use of

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  2. Early Physical Therapy May Not Fix Low Back Pain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early physical therapy provides only modest benefits for low back pain, and the discomfort usually subsides by itself, a new study has found. The study followed more than 200 people with recent-onset low back pain who w

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  3. Steroid Injections May Not Help Lower Back Pain

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds. Lower back pain related to herniated disk (when intervertebral disks become compress

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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