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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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

Study explains the global burden of disability from musculoskeletal conditions

Study explains the global burden of disability from musculoskeletal conditions

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