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  • Symptoms and Diagnosis of Facet Joint Disorders

    Lumbar facet joint disorders most commonly cause lower back pain that is characterized by a localized ache with some degree of stiffness. This pain is usually worse in the morning or after periods of inactivity. In case of spinal nerve root impingement, radicular leg pain (sciatica) may occur.

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  • Drug Might Relieve Low Back Pain in Whole New Way

    A new nonopioid pain reliever could be welcome news for people who have difficult-to-treat back pain. Tanezumab is what's called a monoclonal antibody. And it might offer extended relief from chronic lower back pain, a large, new study finds.However, a serious side effect remains a concern.

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  • WHAT DOCTORS WISH THEIR PATIENTS KNEW ABOUT SPINAL FUSIONS

    There is a great deal of misinformation on the internet and in the media about spinal surgery and specifically spinal fusion. When contemplating a spinal surgery and deciding if a fusion is necessary, it is critical to consider multiple factors. First and foremost, the vast majority of patients with a spine problem can be successfully treated and live a good quality of life without ever undergoing a spinal surgery.

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  • Is Your Neck Pain Preventing You From a Good Night's Sleep?

    Too much time in front of a computer can lead to neck pain it can also could be preventing you from getting a good night's rest. Here's why.

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  • The best sleeping positions that experts recommend for back pain, acid reflux, and more

    It's important to make sure you're sleeping in the right position that will help you get enough quality sleep each night.

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  • Home office ergonomics: how to work from home without breaking your back

    Keeping your eyes up, moving often and making sure your spine is supported are some of the keys to a healthy workspace – and they don’t require expensive equipment.

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  • Surgery preferable to conservative treatment in chronic sciatica patients

    A study of patients with chronic sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation has found that microdiscectomy is superior to conservative non-surgical care with respect to pain intensity at six months of follow-up. This was the conclusion drawn by researchers at London Health Services (London, Canada) whose findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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  • What is a FRAX score?

    A FRAX score indicates the risk of a fracture in a person with osteoporosis. Doctors can use it to determine the best measures to prevent fractures and treat the condition.

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  • Keeping lower back pain at bay: Better exercises

    Scientists have devised a spinal stabilization exercise program for managing lower back pain for people who perform a sedentary job. After testing the program with 70 volunteers, the researchers have found that the exercises are not only efficient in diminishing the non-specific lower back pain, but their effect lasts 3 times longer than that of a usual muscle strengthening exercise program.

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  • Spinal cord injuries: Types and recovery

    Accidents, falls, and certain diseases can injure the spinal cord. How a spinal cord injury affects a person depends on two factors: the area of the spinal cord where the injury occurred and the severity of the damage.

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