It's important to make sure you're sleeping in the right position that will help you get enough quality sleep each night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The neck consists of seven small bones known as cervical vertebrae. These bones sit between the base of the skull and the top of the shoulders. A broken cervical vertebra is commonly known as a broken neck. It may also be called a cervical fracture.
If you experience neck pain — especially when you sleep — you may want to consider changing your sleeping position, as it could make a major difference. Research shows that sleeping on your stomach can lead to pain in the morning. That said, sleep position isn’t the only thing that will solve your cervical woes. In addition to sleep position, a high-quality pillow that supports your neck while you sleep can help.
As part of CMS' efforts to address the opioid crisis, the agency announced Jan. 21 that Medicare will cover acupuncture for people with chronic low back pain.
When sciatica is more persistent, the best plan of attack is a targeted exercise and education program.