Causes of Lower Back Pain

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If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Most adults at some point will have back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. It’s estimated that Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to […]

Yoga for Back Pain Relief

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A British University study recently reported that Yoga could be more effective than normal healthcare in providing back pain relief for long term sufferers of lower back pain Yoga can be described as a healing system of theory and practice. It is a combination of breathing exercises, physical postures, and meditation that has been practiced […]

Excessive MRI for Back Pain Relief?

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There’s an interesting article featured in the Pioneer Press on MRI in the treatment for low back pain which questions the possibility of it’s overuse in some states in the US. During 2009, a high percentage of outpatients with low back pain at Minnesota hospitals underwent a MRI without first trying alternatives that were both […]

Motorcycling Back Pain Relief

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This month sees the annual running of the Isle of Man TT races, to which thousands of bikers will converge to watch the road action, which was first run in 1905 (as a result of a blanket 20mph speed limit being imposed on UK roads in 1903) Quite a few of these bikers will experience […]

Osteopathic Treatment For Lower Back Pain

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What is osteopathic medicine? This field of medical concentrated on the entire person with specialized concern about the inter relationships of different body systems for maintaining health and preventing diseases. It was founded in 1874 by Andrew Taylor. 65% of DO’s (doctors of osteopathic medicine) are primary care physicians. 1892, the first osteopathic school was […]

US Back Pain Statistics

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It’s estimated that low back pain is the most common cause of job related disability or workplace absenteeism in the US. , although, fortunately, most occurrences of lower back pain will go away within a few days. Others take much longer to resolve or lead to more serious conditions. Acute or short-term lower back pain […]

Back Pain Relief from Early Treatment

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It’s estimated that some 80% of adults will suffer low back pain during their lives, with most cases not attributable to a specific illness or injury or trauma. Although most will recover, lower back pain can be recurring, and some people will continue to suffer with some degree of back pain. It may be that […]

Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment

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NICE has recommended the use of golimumab (Simponi) as a treatment option for ankylosing spondylitis in specific circumstances, in final guidance out in August Ankylosing spondylitis is a progressive condition that causes inflammation, mainly in the lower spine. This leads to back pain and stiffness, and can also affect the hips, shoulders and knees. It […]

Preventing Chronic Lower Back Pain

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In an article that appeared in the Sundays Zaman, Dr. Kadriye Öneş, from the Istanbul Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Hospital, says: “People need to prevent this sort of pain from becoming chronic. Treating chronic lower back pain is actually more difficult and quite different from treating acute lower back pain.” Lower back […]