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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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

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