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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A proprioceptive control strategy for management of low back pain

A proprioceptive control strategy for management of low back pain

Study compares performance of open-label placebo to blinded placebo in IBS patients

Study compares performance of open-label placebo to blinded placebo in IBS patients

Antidepressants provide no important benefits for managing low back pain

Antidepressants provide no important benefits for managing low back pain

‘I wanted to go in there and help’: Nursing schools see enrollment bump amid pandemic

‘I wanted to go in there and help’: Nursing schools see enrollment bump amid pandemic

Physical comorbidity is associated with high psychological distress

Physical comorbidity is associated with high psychological distress

Study highlights promising opportunities that may reduce wasteful health care spending

Study highlights promising opportunities that may reduce wasteful health care spending

New process separates beneficial glucocorticoids from unwanted side-effects

New process separates beneficial glucocorticoids from unwanted side-effects

Women are less likely to undergo CABG, may experience worse outcomes after surgery

Women are less likely to undergo CABG, may experience worse outcomes after surgery

Study shows antidepressant drugs are largely ineffective for back and osteoarthritis pain

Study shows antidepressant drugs are largely ineffective for back and osteoarthritis pain

Antidepressants are not effective for treating back pain, osteoarthritis, shows study

Antidepressants are not effective for treating back pain, osteoarthritis, shows study

Metabolites may be predictive indicators of patients at risk for recurrent major depression

Metabolites may be predictive indicators of patients at risk for recurrent major depression

Long-term opioid use cannot treat chronic pain, has serious health consequences

Long-term opioid use cannot treat chronic pain, has serious health consequences

Review finds no consensus between researchers about why exercise works for chronic low back pain

Review finds no consensus between researchers about why exercise works for chronic low back pain

Study shows high prevalence of back pain in patients undergoing neuroendovascular procedures

Study shows high prevalence of back pain in patients undergoing neuroendovascular procedures

No added risks to radiation therapy for cancer patients with COVID-19, says study

No added risks to radiation therapy for cancer patients with COVID-19, says study

Researchers investigate whether tailored online exercise benefits ‘long Covid’ patients

Researchers investigate whether tailored online exercise benefits ‘long Covid’ patients

Researchers share key solutions related to challenges faced by businesses during COVID-19

Researchers share key solutions related to challenges faced by businesses during COVID-19

A review of Traditional Chinese herbal medicine in management of COVID-19

A review of Traditional Chinese herbal medicine in management of COVID-19

Experts highlight latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management

Experts highlight latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management

AI enables accurate detection of radiographic sacroiliitis in people with axial spondyloarthritis

AI enables accurate detection of radiographic sacroiliitis in people with axial spondyloarthritis