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Divers May Be Plunging Into Trouble November 07, 2017

Your Robot Masseuse Will See You Now October 12, 2017

Device developers say it offers professional quality and cost savings

Take the Back Pain Out of Backpacks September 03, 2017

Make sure your child isn't carrying too heavy a load

Hospitals Not to Blame for Most Opioid Addiction: Study August 16, 2017

Outpatient prescriptions for spinal and orthopedic disorders identified as common triggers

'Smart' Underwear May Help Prevent Back Pain August 11, 2017

With just a tap, wearable device eases stress, fatigue on lower back muscles, researchers say

Lower Back Injuries Plague Many Athletes July 14, 2017

Surgery should be a last resort for 3 common conditions, orthopedic expert says

JFK's Long, Silent Struggle With Back Pain July 11, 2017

Kennedy's private journey to fix his spine illustrates 'unfortunate pattern of treatment and outcomes'

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for a Herniated Disk? July 06, 2017

Here's what increases your chances

Nerve Zap Unlikely to Ease Low Back Pain July 05, 2017

Exercise alone may be best approach, researchers say

Don't Let Summer Strain Your Back July 01, 2017

All that yard work and traveling can lead to injury, so spine experts offer safety tips

Depressed Back Pain Patients Often Get Opioids June 21, 2017

Study finds they are also more apt to get higher doses of the highly addictive painkillers

Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study June 19, 2017

Age-old practice did as good a job as physical therapy, but neither was a cure for all patients

Seniors Get Good Results From Herniated Disc Surgery June 16, 2017

Age is no reason to avoid the operation, Norwegian researchers report

Is One Round of Radiation Enough for Spine Pain in Cancer Patients? June 02, 2017

Study suggests it works as well as a full week of treatments

Don't Let Your Garden Get You Down May 13, 2017

Yard work relieves stress but can wreak havoc on muscles and joints unless you protect yourself

'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study April 25, 2017

But one specialist still isn't ruling out this complementary therapy

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain April 14, 2017

People over 50 tended to respond best, study finds

Chiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Chronic Back Pain April 11, 2017

Review suggests there's no quick fix for this common ailment, with only modest relief seen in most cases

Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain April 07, 2017

Live tunes, singing and rhythmic drumming appeared to help ease discomfort after back surgery

Drug No Better Than Placebo for Lower Back, Leg Pain March 22, 2017

Pregabalin, commonly known as Lyrica, didn't help patients with acute sciatica in study

Suicide Often Leaves Mental, Physical Woes in Surviving Spouse March 22, 2017

Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck March 21, 2017

Backaches, headaches and eye strain also go with the job but can be prevented, researchers say

Steroid Shots Offer No Long-Term Relief for Low-Back Pain March 20, 2017

Pain reduction aimed at reducing disc inflammation doesn't last, study finds

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain February 28, 2017

Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help

Lower Back Disk Surgeries May Benefit All Ages February 23, 2017

But older people have a higher risk of minor complications, study finds

Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say February 13, 2017

Recommendations state opioid painkillers should be last resort for long-lasting pain

Low Back Pain? Relax, Breathe and Try Yoga February 10, 2017

Review of 12 studies found small improvements in pain levels, function after 3 to 6 months

Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds February 02, 2017

Patients who took NSAIDs were also 2.5 times more likely to suffer gastrointestinal side effects

Low Back Pain Common Among Kids January 30, 2017

Sports injuries are just one frequent cause, study finds

Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain January 19, 2017

Certain behaviors can reduce your risk, doctor says

Joints Achy? Don't Blame Mother Nature January 10, 2017

Study disputes weather's role in knee and back pain

Diabetes Takes Biggest Bite Out of U.S. Health Care Spending December 28, 2016

Top 5 diseases, conditions accounted for $437 billion in 2013

A Benefit of Back Pain Surgery: Better Sex November 22, 2016

Operation often leads to more comfortable lovemaking, study finds

New Spine Stimulation Device Provides Pain Relief November 09, 2016

High-frequency therapy helps block pain signals better than low-frequency treatments, study finds

Surgery Not the Answer for Most Back Pain, Sports Doctor Says November 02, 2016

Physical therapy, heat and ice packs, injections may help

Long Spaceflight Seems to Weaken Spinal Muscles October 25, 2016

Astronauts-in-training may benefit from core-strengthening exercises, researcher says

Many Take Opioids Reluctantly for Back Pain: Survey October 24, 2016

Patients worried about the potentially addictive painkillers; say they only provide limited relief

'Fake Pills' May Help Ease Back Pain October 20, 2016

Patients knew they were taking a placebo and still obtained relief, study finds

Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks August 19, 2016

Heavy, unbalanced loads can cause injury that is easy to avoid, experts say

How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year August 11, 2016

Good sleep, ample exercise and sound nutrition are keys, doctor says

Get Outside, Get Moving to Prevent 'Gamer's Thumb' July 18, 2016

Playing video games hour after hour can trigger repetitive stress injuries, doctors warn

Health Tip: Keep Bedtime Back Pain at Bay June 15, 2016

Lessen pain for better zzz's

Shouting? The 'Silent Treatment'? How Spouses Argue Linked to Physical Ills June 14, 2016

Study suggests couples' disagreements may spur problems like back pain, heart trouble

Health Tip: When a Child Complains of Back Pain May 25, 2016

It may signal a more serious issue

Spinal Fusion Not Always Necessary for Back Pain, Studies Say April 13, 2016

Some patients may benefit from a simpler procedure called decompression

Meditation May Help Ease Chronic Low Back Pain March 22, 2016

Study found it bested cognitive behavioral therapy and usual care

Health Tip: Use Proper Lifting Technique March 16, 2016

To prevent straining your back

Health Tip: Help Prevent Back Pain During Sleep March 02, 2016

Sleep position and the mattress matter

Nerve Block Technique Might Help Ease Chronic Back Pain February 24, 2016

Small study found half of patients still getting pain relief a year out from treatment

'Mindfulness' Might Help Older Adults With Back Pain February 23, 2016

Mind-body program was also linked with short-term mobility gains, study finds

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