How many times have you blamed your back pain on the humidity? Or does rain in the forecast make you grimace because you know that you’re going to spend the day in agony? Well, research published in Arthritis Care & ...Continue Reading →
Low back pain can be a serious problem when you’re expecting: A recent study shows that 61% of women report back pain at some during pregnancy.
“Despite the apparent impact it has on women, many cases of low back pain of pregnancy go unreported to prenatal providers and/or untreated,” researchers publishing in the Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health wrote. Unfortunately, many conventional treatments for back pain (like drugs, surgery or steroid injections) ...Continue Reading →
If sciatica were getting graded on gender parity, it would fail to meet the marks on every test. Recent research reveals that women are more likely to suffer from chronic sciatica than men — and it doesn’t stop there.
Neurosurgeons at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands tracked the progress of 283 patients with severe sciatica ...Continue Reading →
What’s more unhealthy: carrying a few extra pounds or lighting up a cigarette? It’s turns out that both may be equally hazardous for your health, suggests to the results of a new study from the National Cancer Institute in Maryland.
For many years, excessive weight was considered to be a concern of vanity rather than health, until scientists started discovering that the fat cells were not cells that did nothing; ...Continue Reading →
Sciatica pain is often so debilitating that it forces people to miss work and other normal activities. Of all patients with low-back pain, sciatica patients have the highest level of disability (1). In fact, patients with sciatica are disabled for an average of 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.
Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow ...Continue Reading →
It seems as if you can’t check the news without finding at least one story of a life being lost to drugs. What is perhaps most concerning is that, all too often, the person who succumbed tragically for drug-related reasons is fairly young. And, a study released in the journal Addiction found that opioids — or narcotic painkillers like Vicadin, oxycodone, codeine, and morphine — are largely to blame.
Pick up most any weight loss book and one of the first things the authors usually address is scaling back on portion sizes and reducing your calorie intake. However, Medical News Today reports that a study just published by the American Journal of Medicine now points to lack of exercise as the biggest culprit in the growing obesity crisis, potentially changing the focal point behind what it ...Continue Reading →
Oftentimes, getting quality medical care takes money. Money that you either don’t have or you had earmarked to go to something else, like food, utilities, or other necessary living expenses. This can cause you to set aside your physical health as you wait for “just a little more cash.” Well, you don’t have to wait and neglect your health any more.
A recent study published in the Journal of Manipulative ...Continue Reading →
Aging inhibits healing from countless conditions, including spinal chord injury. A new study from Ohio State University helps to explain why. For the first time researchers have shown that a spinal cord injury is more severe in elderly mice than mice of other ages, and posited potential reasons that could account for the differences. Their findings substantiate what is seen in clinics across the world when treating humans with spinal ...Continue Reading →
Orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons at the Medical College of Wisconsin see a lot of spine injuries in patients who have been in an auto accident. You may not be aware of it, but the leading cause of spine injuries in your midback (thoracic) and low back (lumbar) areas is auto accidents.
In a study, doctors evaluated records of 4572 patients between 1996 and 2011 entered into the Crash ...Continue Reading →