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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Antispastic drug candidate could offer new hope for millions of patients suffering from spasticity

Antispastic drug candidate could offer new hope for millions of patients suffering from spasticity

Study explores low back pain and its impact on athletes’ experience

Study explores low back pain and its impact on athletes’ experience

Latest issue of Neurosurgical Focus journal examines anterior approaches to thoracolumbar spinal surgery

Latest issue of Neurosurgical Focus journal examines anterior approaches to thoracolumbar spinal surgery

UC San Diego Health offers new treatment to provide relief for patients with chronic low back pain

UC San Diego Health offers new treatment to provide relief for patients with chronic low back pain

Back-pain patients taking opioid painkillers produce anti-opioid antibodies

Back-pain patients taking opioid painkillers produce anti-opioid antibodies

Yoga improves generalized anxiety disorder, study shows

Yoga improves generalized anxiety disorder, study shows

CDC warns acute flaccid myelitis is poised for a comeback in kids this fall

CDC warns acute flaccid myelitis is poised for a comeback in kids this fall

Screening for pancreatic cancer using artificial intelligence

Screening for pancreatic cancer using artificial intelligence

New guideline can help clinicians identify hard-to-diagnose acute aortic syndrome

New guideline can help clinicians identify hard-to-diagnose acute aortic syndrome

New Medicaid payment model in Oregon leads to fewer traditional primary care services

New Medicaid payment model in Oregon leads to fewer traditional primary care services

Physician prescribing of muscle relaxants has tripled from 2005 to 2016, study shows

Physician prescribing of muscle relaxants has tripled from 2005 to 2016, study shows

New therapy provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain

New therapy provides relief in patients with chronic low back pain

Increased physical activity not always the right approach for managing neck and back pain

Increased physical activity not always the right approach for managing neck and back pain

Telemedicine helps patients with chronic pain receive support during lockdown

Telemedicine helps patients with chronic pain receive support during lockdown

Trial results show efficacy of netakimab for treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Trial results show efficacy of netakimab for treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis

Digital technology helps maintain clinical research operations during COVID-19 pandemic

Digital technology helps maintain clinical research operations during COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers to use digital technologies to help tackle chronic disease

Researchers to use digital technologies to help tackle chronic disease

A minimally invasive approach to managing pain without opioids

A minimally invasive approach to managing pain without opioids

Biomechanical footwear reduces pain associated with knee osteoarthritis

Biomechanical footwear reduces pain associated with knee osteoarthritis

COVID-19: What the illness looks like

COVID-19: What the illness looks like