Back Pain

Back pain is a very common problem affecting almost all individuals at some point in their lives. Back pain most commonly affects the lower back although it can be felt anywhere along the spine.
What Causes Back Pain?

Because of this complex structure it is difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the pain. In most cases the pain is not caused by serious damage or disease but by sprains, minor strains, minor injuries or an irritated nerve ending

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Uncertainty increases when taking diagnostic tests “just to be on the safe side”

Uncertainty increases when taking diagnostic tests “just to be on the safe side”

NY docs are now required to prescribe naloxone to some patients on opioid painkillers

NY docs are now required to prescribe naloxone to some patients on opioid painkillers

Weighing risks of a major surgery: 7 questions older Americans should ask their surgeon

Weighing risks of a major surgery: 7 questions older Americans should ask their surgeon

Pay volatility linked to worse physical health symptoms

Pay volatility linked to worse physical health symptoms

Does irritable bowel syndrome result from gravity?

Does irritable bowel syndrome result from gravity?

Study finds five key factors associated with physical activity in a diverse older population

Study finds five key factors associated with physical activity in a diverse older population

New wrist-worn device can assess functional impact of chronic pain

New wrist-worn device can assess functional impact of chronic pain

Restorative neurostimulation continues to be effective in treating low-back pain for three years

Restorative neurostimulation continues to be effective in treating low-back pain for three years

Combination treatment does not slow radiographic spinal progression in radiographic axSpA patients

Combination treatment does not slow radiographic spinal progression in radiographic axSpA patients

Spine disease in CRMO patients found to be more common than previously believed

Spine disease in CRMO patients found to be more common than previously believed

New report on the impact of monkeypox on people with HIV

New report on the impact of monkeypox on people with HIV

Individualized treatment for back pain leads to increased effect compared to standard therapies

Individualized treatment for back pain leads to increased effect compared to standard therapies

‘Separate and unequal’: Critics say Newsom’s pricey Medicaid reforms leave most patients behind

‘Separate and unequal’: Critics say Newsom’s pricey Medicaid reforms leave most patients behind

CT and MRI scans fail to detect many pancreatic cancer cases, study reveals

CT and MRI scans fail to detect many pancreatic cancer cases, study reveals

Sudden cardiac death risk can be determined by genetic score

Sudden cardiac death risk can be determined by genetic score

Embedded bias: How medical records sow discrimination

Embedded bias: How medical records sow discrimination

UC San Diego team receives $1.2 million to create a novel system to study chronic low back pain

UC San Diego team receives $1.2 million to create a novel system to study chronic low back pain

Study explores the impact of genetic risk variants on overall disease burden and healthy life years

Study explores the impact of genetic risk variants on overall disease burden and healthy life years

New report shines light on the impact of COVID-19 on general practice in Australia

New report shines light on the impact of COVID-19 on general practice in Australia

Emergency department care needs to be more 'frailty friendly', researchers say

Emergency department care needs to be more 'frailty friendly', researchers say