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