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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COVID-19: What the illness looks like

COVID-19: What the illness looks like

Studies shed light on the link between obesity and use of prescription opioids

Studies shed light on the link between obesity and use of prescription opioids

Spinal stabilization exercise program designed by Lithuanian scientists is 3 times more efficient

Spinal stabilization exercise program designed by Lithuanian scientists is 3 times more efficient

Back pain can be linked to humans' evolutionary past and vertebral shape

Back pain can be linked to humans' evolutionary past and vertebral shape

AI model can distinguish between types of back pain by scouring doctors' notes

AI model can distinguish between types of back pain by scouring doctors' notes

Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain increased in the last two-and-a-half decades

Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain increased in the last two-and-a-half decades

No quick fix: Missouri finds managing pain without opioids isn’t fast or easy

No quick fix: Missouri finds managing pain without opioids isn’t fast or easy

Vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women linked to disc degeneration and lower back pain

Vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women linked to disc degeneration and lower back pain

Study evaluates feasibility of using T'ai Chi to improve chronic low back pain in older adults

Study evaluates feasibility of using T'ai Chi to improve chronic low back pain in older adults

Researchers examine the effects of yoga, tai chi, and qigong on chronic low back pain

Researchers examine the effects of yoga, tai chi, and qigong on chronic low back pain

Coronavirus can’t spread if the patient doesn’t have symptoms, report says

Coronavirus can’t spread if the patient doesn’t have symptoms, report says

Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds

Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds

Going vegan lowers risk of urinary tract infection

Going vegan lowers risk of urinary tract infection

Medtronic: RCT demonstrates profound back pain relief with DTM therapy

Medtronic: RCT demonstrates profound back pain relief with DTM therapy

Treatment for low back pain in older adults does not match guidelines

Treatment for low back pain in older adults does not match guidelines

Study explains “Swiss-cheese” bones suspected to cause lower back pain

Study explains “Swiss-cheese” bones suspected to cause lower back pain

Study may help develop new treatments for abnormal nerve growth in the spine

Study may help develop new treatments for abnormal nerve growth in the spine

Novela Neurotech’s “smart” neural interface displayed at Creative Destruction Lab

Novela Neurotech’s “smart” neural interface displayed at Creative Destruction Lab

A veteran started vaping THC to cope with chronic pain. Then he got very sick.

A veteran started vaping THC to cope with chronic pain. Then he got very sick.

ACA's new website aims to educate public about chiropractic services

ACA's new website aims to educate public about chiropractic services