Articles about back pain


Be more active to reduce back pain

Last updated: 07/29/2020

Regularly engaging in physical activity, from walking to intense exercise, may help to reduce the risk of chronic low back pain by as much as 16 percent, according to a new...

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All the Reasons Why You May Have Lower Back Pain, According to Doctors

Last updated: 07/29/2020

One morning, I just woke up with it: shooting pain and stiffness all round my lower back and no recent injury to account for it. I slowly rolled out of bed and hobbled to work,...

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Artificial intelligence and the classification of low back pain

Last updated: 07/29/2020

Low back pain a leading cause of disability worldwide and is associated with large costs for people with back pain and for society as a whole. In up to 95% of people with low...

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Yoga That's Safe for My Spine

Last updated: 07/28/2020

In my work as a physical therapist I’m often asked by my patients about the practice of yoga. Many of them suffer from back pain or have undergone spine surgery and want to know...

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Patient Expectations Drive Doctors to Order Unnecessary Scans for Low Back Pain

Last updated: 07/28/2020

Despite knowing (and agreeing with) recommendations to not use imaging for low back pain without “red flag” indicators, doctors are still ordering unnecessary CTs and MRIs for...

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Expert tips: A physiotherapist on those staying at home

Last updated: 07/28/2020

Clíodhna Ní Choisdealbha is a chartered physiotherapist and has worked extensively in sport – including as lead physiotherapist for the IRFU Irish Women’s Seven’s programme, and...

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How Aerial Yoga Can Help People Living With Trauma, Chronic Pain, & Other Conditions Heal

Last updated: 07/28/2020

If you've ever wanted to pretend that you're in Cirque du Soleil, then you have to try aerial yoga. Aside from being fun, aerial yoga can possibly help you heal from physical...

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3 Things You Need to Know About Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

Last updated: 07/27/2020

Degenerative disc disease is among the most common causes of lower back pain. Yet, despite its prevalence, many people have misconceptions about this condition. To help clear...

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Ankylosing Spondylitis and Coronavirus: What to Know About Managing COVID-19 Risk

Last updated: 07/26/2020

Living with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) means coping with chronic pain, flares, and stiffness — whether in your back, hips, buttock, heels,...

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Placebos in chronic pain: evidence, theory, ethics, and use in clinical practice

Last updated: 07/25/2020

Despite their ubiquitous presence, placebos and placebo effects retain an ambiguous and unsettling presence in biomedicine. Specifically focused on chronic pain, this review...

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