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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‘It’s a mission’: Volunteers treat refugees massing at the border

‘It’s a mission’: Volunteers treat refugees massing at the border

Recommended treatments can benefit people with lower back pain

Recommended treatments can benefit people with lower back pain

Device makers have funneled billions to orthopedic surgeons who use their products

Device makers have funneled billions to orthopedic surgeons who use their products

Study reports safety, efficacy of targeted treatment for IgA nephropathy

Study reports safety, efficacy of targeted treatment for IgA nephropathy

FDA approves new treatment for patients with hypoplasminogenemia

FDA approves new treatment for patients with hypoplasminogenemia

Tips for older adults to regain their game after being cooped up for more than a year

Tips for older adults to regain their game after being cooped up for more than a year

New benefit expands community urgent care services for veterans

New benefit expands community urgent care services for veterans

Cancer patients experiencing a deep sense of loneliness and depression during the pandemic

Cancer patients experiencing a deep sense of loneliness and depression during the pandemic

Study reveals sex differences in evaluation and treatment of young adults with chest pain

Study reveals sex differences in evaluation and treatment of young adults with chest pain

Guidance on diagnosis and management of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis after a COVID-19 vaccine

Guidance on diagnosis and management of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis after a COVID-19 vaccine

Survey: CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for pain treatment should be revoked

Survey: CDC's opioid prescribing guideline for pain treatment should be revoked

Study identifies higher mortality risk for women with back pain

Study identifies higher mortality risk for women with back pain

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

From rotten teeth to advanced cancer, patients feel the effects of treatment delays

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