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Back pain - three easy exercise stretches you can do at home to ease symptoms

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:10:35 +0100

BACK pain - especially lower back pain - can be uncomfortable and can affect your everyday lifestyle. But, you can relieve, or even prevent, back pain by doing these easy and simple exercises everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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Eight Factors Predict Pain After Spine Surgery

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:00:05 +0100

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Eight factors contribute to postoperative pain after spine surgery, according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City. Quentin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Low Back Pain: Dissecting the Disability

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:30:30 +0100

Low back pain is a common disability, but how much do we really know about it? Test your LBP knowledge with our 11-question quiz.   (Source: ConsultantLive)



Back pain - take these 3p a day magnesium supplements to prevent painful condition

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:10:18 +0100

BACK pain is a common condition that can be felt from the neck down to the hips. Add these cheap magnesium supplements to your diet to reduce your lower back pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Americans Are Filling Fewer Prescriptions for Opioids Amid Rising Fear of Addiction

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:40:16 +0100

(TRENTON, N.J.) — New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years. The decline comes amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction. A health data firm released a report Thursday showing a 9 percent average drop nationwide in the number of prescriptions for opioids filled by retail and mail-order pharmacies. All 50 states and the District of Columbia had declines of more than 5 percent. The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide. The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid in...



Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain Biopsychosocial Focus Best for Nonspecific Chronic Spinal Pain

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:12:11 +0100

For patients with nonspecific chronic spinal pain (nCSP), combining neuroscience education with cognition-targeted exercises is more effective than standard physiotherapy for reducing pain and disability and improving mental and physical functioning.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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This New Movie Will Give You a New Love for Insects. Really.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:42:34 +0100

Nobody went to Colombia to get well in the early 1990s. Actually, few people went there even to visit—what with the drug wars and the political wars and the State Department warnings against traveling anywhere in the country. But Robert Oelman did go to Colombia in that dangerous era, and what he found there was peace and purpose. It was, improbably, the country’s insect life that was responsible, and their story—Oelman’s and the katydids’ and the mantises’ and the leaf hoppers’—is told in the dazzling new documentary Learning to See, which premiered in March at the SXSW Film Festival and has just been released on iTunes, Amazon and other video-on-demand platforms. Learning to See, produced and directed by Oelman’s son Jake, is, at bot...



Book Review: From Anxiety to Love

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:42:48 +0100

“My anxiety journey was one of the worst, most terrifying experiences of my life. Yet once I allowed it to become my greatest teacher, it also became one of the best,” writes Corinne Zupko. In her new book, From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach For Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace, Zupko shows readers how anxiety can become an awakening, directing us on a new pathway toward love and inner peace. “Every experience you have can serve one of two purposes – and you get to choose which. It can help you awaken to the peace that is already in you, or it can help you stay unaware of this peace,” writes Zupko. For Zupko, the change began with her experience in A Course in Miracles, which became a path to healing that ultimately helped her uncover what she calls her inne...



Back pain treatment: Sleeping in this position can help alleviate painful symptoms

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:01:41 +0100

BACK pain is common and usually clears up quickly, within a few weeks, as long as it is not linked to a more serious health problem. The symptoms can be debilitating, but while you wait for your back to improve, sleeping in a particular position can help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Back pain - add this 64p drink to your breakfast every morning to prevent lower back pain

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:01:46 +0100

BACK pain could be prevented by doing regular exercise and by changing your sleep position. But, you could also lower your risk of lower back pain by adding this cheap drink to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Neuroscience Education, Motor Control Training Ease Spinal Pain

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Pain neuroscience education, targeted motor control training more effective for chronic spinal pain (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Osteopath outlines the 6 most common causes of lower back pain

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:41:42 +0100

According to Hampshire-based Antonia Boulton, the most common cause of back pain is often muscle or joint strain, which can occur when lifting or over reaching. Heat packs can be effective. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Neuroscience Education, Motor Control Training Ease Spinal Pain

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:06 +0100

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- For individuals with chronic spinal pain, pain neuroscience education combined with cognition-targeted motor control training seems more effective than current best-evidence physical therapy, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)



Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur RecoveryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



ASK THE GP: Am I being fobbed off with painkillers for my slipped disc?  

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:35:56 +0100

The pain you have is called sciatica, as it is the sciatic nerve, which exits the lower part of the spine, one branch to the left leg, the other to the right, that is impinged upon in this case. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 21:07:31 +0100

Patients in the program reported 50 percent less pain after the treatment. They also reported paying less attention to pain. (Source: WebMD Health)

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The best sleep position revealed - sleep like this to prevent back pain

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:14:35 +0100

SLEEP position can cause back pain, arthritis joint pain and can improve your snoring. The way you lie in bed can say a lot about your overall health, and how easily you find it to get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Neuroscience Education Seen Improving Chronic Spinal Pain (CME/CE)

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:35:03 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Changing pain cognition and confronting movements patients fear bested standard physiotherapy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)



Specific education, exercise effective for chronic spinal pain, study says

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:45:31 +0100

Researchers have found that combining education to help patients think differently about chronic spinal pain with a specific exercise program was effective. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:04:48 +0100

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 -- People with chronic back pain often try painkillers and other treatments without success. Now, a new study suggests a program of education and exercise may provide relief. Helping patients think differently about pain and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Interdisciplinary Models for Older Adults With Back Pain Interdisciplinary Models for Older Adults With Back Pain

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:14:54 +0100

This study looked at the feasibility and acceptance of a model of collaborative care for older adults with lower back pain, which pairs medical doctors and licensed chiropractors.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Post-surgical opioids can, paradoxically, lead to chronic pain

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Colorado at Boulder) Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pain, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. The authors say the paradoxical findings could add a new wrinkle to the conversation about the national opioid epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:37:55 +0100

Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, but because of their location next to vital structures, the potential complications can be higher. Similarly, midline injuries tend to be less risk for complications than l...



UPDATE: New Jersey jury hits BD subsidiary Bard with $68m pelvic mesh verdict

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:21:10 +0100

Updated to include a $35 million in punitive damage verdict released today. Becton Dickinson & Co. (NYSE:BDX) subsidiary C.R. Bard was reportedly hit yesterday with a $33 million verdict in a product liability lawsuit brought over its Avaulta and Align pelvic mesh products. A New Jersey jury in the Bergen County Superior Court awarded $23 million in compensatory damages to plaintiff Mary McGinnis and $10 million to her husband, Thomas McGinnis, Courtroom View Network reported. Bard was also hit with $35 million in punitive damages today, according to the CVN report. The jury found that the Avaulta and Align meshes implanted to treat McGinnis’s bladder prolapse and stress urinary incontinence were defectively designed and left her in chronic pain, CVN reported. Bard argued that ...



Spineology touts 1-year OptiMesh lumbar interbody fusion study results

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:49:10 +0100

Spinal tech developer Spineology today released 12-month results from a study of its OptiMesh deployable implant designed for use in instrumented lumbar interbody fusion procedures to treat degenerative disc disease. Results from the Scout trial were presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery in Toronto, the St. Paul, Minn.-based company said. “We are grateful to Dr. Chi and all the Scout investigators for their dedication in helping us to complete this important clinical trial. We look forward to completing the patient follow-up and gaining the market clearance that will allow us to market this unique fusion device to spine surgeons and their patients,” CEO John Booth said in a press release. Spineology’s OptiMesh ...



Making arthritis a public health priority in England

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:00:00 +0100

We have great news! After years of partnership working between Arthritis Research UK and Public Health England (PHE), musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions will be one of its new priority programmes. We believe this commitment will help many people across England living with arthritis.How did this all start?We know that arthritis can affect every aspect of a person’s life, but many people are never given information on activities which could reduce the risk of developing certain kinds of arthritis, or how to reduce the pain it can cause once they have it. They only discover more once they’re in pain and going through the process of being diagnosed. We want more people to understand the contributing factors, and to know that being physically active is one of the best things anyone ca...

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Medical News Today: Can endometriosis cause leg pain?

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0100

Leg pain related to endometriosis may be more common than previously thought, affecting around 50 percent of people with endometriosis. It can also cause hip and back pain. The pain may be related to sciatica, as the growths can affect the sciatic nerve. Treatments include exercises, medications, and diet changes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Back and neck pain is at a five-year high in Britain

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:27:15 +0100

The rise across the country is put down to office work, more time spent hunching over smartphones and tablets and staying still for too long without moving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Back and neck pain is at a five-year high in Britain with two in five affected

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:12:14 +0100

The rise across the country is put down to office work, more time spent hunching over smartphones and tablets and staying still for too long without moving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Back pain: Sufferers facing postcode lottery for treatment or pain relief

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 23:01:44 +0100

BRITAIN ’S back pain sufferers are facing a postcode lottery when it comes to treatment or pain relief, according to new research. Latest figures show that millions of Britons suffer the agony of lower back or neck pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Thousands of patients given 'useless' back-pain injection every year

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:29:56 +0100

Patients that demand a 'quick fix' for their discomfort are being given the treatment, despite NHS doctors being told to recommend sufferers be more active or try  psychological therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Tens of thousands of patients are given a 'useless' back-pain injection every year

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:11:28 +0100

Patients that demand a 'quick fix' for their discomfort are being given the treatment, despite NHS doctors being told to recommend sufferers be more active or try  psychological therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



How Do You Fix A Broken Nail?

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:14:02 +0100

Discussion Distal digits, especially of the hand, are important as they provide support for pinching and grip, give tactile sensation and contribute to cosmesis. Trauma to the distal digit and nailbed ranges from significant trauma with digital crush injuries or amputation to minor broken nails causing only annoyance. Most injuries especially in children involve the hand especially the middle finger. The dominant hand is more common if the child has a hand-preference. Usually they occur indoors especially being caused by being pinched by a door. Significant trauma requires surgical intervention and may require specialty surgical intervention by a hand specialist. Survival rates for distal digital amputations with re-implantation vary based on several factors. A 2011 systematic review of f...



Back pain: Six supplements to help reduce inflammation

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 18:00:00 +0100

BACK pain is very common and usually improves within a few weeks. In rare cases it can be a sign of a more serious health problem. The symptoms can be debilitating and can have a negative impact your day-to-day life, but many health experts recommend taking supplements to help reduce inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Bowel cancer symptoms: Cut back on this food in your diet to lower risk of disease

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:19:00 +0100

BOWEL cancer symptoms are not always obvious and can be mistaken for those of less serious conditions. Blood in your poo, abdominal pain, and a persistent change in bowel habit are the main signs to look out for. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, but several factors may make you more likely to develop it - including eating red and processed meat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Low back pain sufferers 'often receiving inappropriate care'

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 23:00:00 +0100

More and more people are suffering from lowback pain worldwide - an issue that is being made worse by the widespread prevalence of inappropriate treatment methods. This is the conclusion of a series of new scientific papers published by The Lancet, which have reviewed evidence from high and low-income countries, finding that this is a global problem that can only be solved through better adherence to best practice treatment guidelines. A global problem exacerbated by ineffective care The first of these new reviews revealed that low backpain is now the leading cause of disability on a global basis, with the issue becoming more prevalent over time, particularly in low and middle-income countries. It is most common and burdensome in working populations, with many older people finding that the...

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Surgeon General Emphasizes the Role of Overdose Antidote in Opioid Epidemic

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 19:19:13 +0100

More people need to carry naloxone, a drug that could potentially save their life in the event of an opioid overdose, according to the surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service. Great idea, in theory, but the price of naloxone products continues to rise. There are two FDA-approved products designed for delivering the drug. The Evzio naloxone auto-injector sold by Kaleo Inc. comes pre-filled with naloxone and includes instructions for anyone to inject it into the thigh of someone who may be overdosing. The Narcan naloxone nasal spray sold by Adapt Pharma is designed to be delivered into one nostril of someone who may be overdosing. Both products are designed to deliver naloxone, a drug that has been around for decades and can potentially reverse the symptoms of overdosing....



Helping Patients Learn Healthy Habits

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:19:44 +0100

What if we told you we could improve health outcomes for more than 50% of patients and save the US healthcare system up to $289bn a year?That ’s the averagecost of nonadherence to prescribed medications, or in layman ’s terms, not taking your meds. Fixing this epidemic could not only save billions of dollars but, with around 125,000 deaths a year in the US due to failure to follow doctor’s orders, it could save thousands of lives too.Better lifestyle decisions can solve many of our personal health problems; eating healthily, regular exercise, taking your pills, are all positive behaviors that contribute to better health, and disease resistance. Many health companies are looking to technology to help us build these habits; for example, ‘smart’ pillboxes that uses reminders, alerts...



Back pain causes: Expert reveals adults doing this is root of the problem

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 10:33:00 +0100

BACK pain is very common, with 2.5 million people living with it in the UK, but what are the main causes of the problem? Back expert John Sutcliffe appeared on This Morning to offer his specialist advice. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Back Injury, Shortness of Breath in an Older Man

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 22:30:48 +0100

In the ED the patient says the shortness of breath began the night before after he took ibuprofen for a flare of back pain. Is there a connection? (Source: ConsultantLive)



Back pain causes: Painful symptoms could be a result of this serious health problem

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:20:00 +0100

BACK pain is very common and usually improves within a few weeks, but in rare cases it can be a sign of a more serious health problem. While back pain is often linked to problems with posture, it can be an indication of a broken bone in the spine. How can you tell if this is the cases? (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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It's Crunch Time

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:00:04 +0100

WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Toned abs don't just look great, they're also vital for good posture and avoiding lower back pain. But there's a limit to how far the exercises known as crunches will go toward getting you those six-pack abs. These... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Lower back pain causes: Painful aches could be a result of this medical emergency

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 08:51:00 +0100

LOWER back pain can cause huge discomfort and impact on a person ’s day to day life. While back pain is most commonly caused by poor posture, twisting awkwardly, or incorrect lifting techniques, it can sometimes be a sign of more serious conditions, such as one called cauda equine syndrome. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Do Physical Activities Trigger Low Back Pain Flare-Ups? Do Physical Activities Trigger Low Back Pain Flare-Ups?

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 04:15:21 +0100

A new study looks at whether low back pain flare-ups occur in response to physical activities.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



Back pain: The UK’s most common painful complaints - and how to resolve them

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 03:00:00 +0100

BACK pain, especially pain in the lower back, is a common condition that usually improves within a few weeks or months. These are the UK ’s most common painful complaints, and how to treat them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Emergentology: The Cure for Back Pain Is Biting the Bullet

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)

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Quick Consult: Symptoms Back Pain, Inability to Stand

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 05:00:00 +0100

No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)



Back pain treatment: Four ways to get quick relief - including what exercises to do

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0100

BACK pain is common and usually improves within a few weeks, Painkillers are one form of treatment, but there are number of other ways to get relief. Here are four ways as recommended by the NHS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Mumps and Boosters; Ecigs and Quitting: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 18:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include sinusitis treatment, low back pain management, waning mumps immunity, and e-cigarettes and quitting attempts (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)



The impacts of rest breaks and stretching exercises on low back pain among commercial truck drivers in Iran - Ghasemi M, Khoshakhlagh AH, Ghanjal A, Yazdanirad S, Laal F.

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 15:42:11 +0100

The objective of this paper aimed to determine the impacts of rest breaks and stretching exercises on low back pain (LBP) in commercial truck drivers. METHODS: This quasi-experiment was carried out on 92 truck drivers suffering from chroni... (Source: SafetyLit)



Elbow Surgery Helps Young Gymnast Reach for Her Dreams

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:48:54 +0100

Treatment TermsElbow pain, upper arm pain and related injuriesSports medicineSports physical therapy Overview When 12-year-old Aya Jackson of Durham learned she would need elbow surgery, she worried that her dream of becoming an elite gymnast was in danger. With the help of a Duke pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, she was back to competing again within a year. Hero Imageblog_elbow_gymnast_aya_06.jpg Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videoblog_elbow_gymnast_aya_01.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Videoblog_elbow_gymnast_aya_03.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Videoblog_elbow_gymnast_aya_02.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Patient Name Aya Jackson Gender Female Patient Story Quote“I am b...

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Zimmer Biomet touts 7-year results in Mobi-C cervical disc trial

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:05:39 +0100

This study further validates the strengths of Mobi-C as a solution for cervical total disc replacement. The positive clinical outcomes remain consistent with previous findings, mainly that Mobi-C continues to deliver positive patient outcomes including efficacy, safety, patient satisfaction and fewer follow-up surgeries. It is particularly important that the clinical effectiveness of cTDR versus ACDF becomes more apparent when treatment increases from one to two levels, indicating a significant benefit for Mobi-C in two-level procedures, which affects an estimated one in three cervical disc patients,” Zimmer Biomet spine division GM Joe Ross said in a press release. Earlier this week, Zimmer Biomet said it will participate in the US Dept. of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plant...



Back pain: Millions of drivers could be triggering back and neck pain without realising

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:25:00 +0100

MILLIONS of drivers throughout the UK could be triggering back and neck pain without even realising. With the Easter bank holiday weekend approaching, a new study has estimated that almost six million drivers are likely to be causing themselves unnecessary suffering. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Lower back pain natural treatment: Five foods to add to your diet to gain relief

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:01:40 +0100

LOWER back pain is a very common problem that affects one three adults in the UK. While anti-inflammatory painkillers are recommended as treatment by health bodies, such as the NHS, other health experts and nutritionists recommend adding certain foods into your diet for natural relief. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



RTI Surgical touts SImmetry sacroiliac joint fusion study

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:29:24 +0100

RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) today released results from a study of its SImmetry sacroiliac joint fusion system, touting that it produces effective joint fixation with a reduced range of motion in the SI joint. Results from the study were published in The Spine Journal, the Alachua, Fla.-based company said. In the study, researchers compared two minimally-invasive techniques for placing primary and secondary threaded implants to compare effectiveness at stabilizing the SI joint. Investigators also explored the impact of removing the secondary implant on construct rigidity. Data from the study indicated that the SImetry implants provided a 65-71% reduction in joint motion which was maintained after repeated loading, the company said. “These results reinforce the effectiveness of the SImm...



Spinal surgery may not cut need for painkillers

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 21:35:28 +0100

(Reuters Health) - Most patients who take prescription opioids for chronic pain before lumbar fusion surgery continue taking them long-term after surgery, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Vertiflex ups raise to $45m

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:17:02 +0100

Vertiflex has raised a total of $45.3 million in a round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The first sale in the offering was marked on March 6 last year, and $15.3 million of the funding raised is marked as coming from conversion of debt, according to the SEC filing. That means that the company has added an additional $20 million in equity financing over its previous raise as reported on March 13, filling the total the company was looking to raise. Funds in the round came from nine unnamed sources, according to the SEC filing, and Vertiflex has not yet stated how it plans to spend funds raised in the round. Earlier this month, Vertiflex said it closed a $40 million round of financing to support its Superion indirect decompression system designed to treat ...



Thoracic dysfunction in whiplash associated disorders: A systematic review - Heneghan NR, Smith R, Tyros I, Falla D, Rushton A.

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:42:07 +0100

BACKGROUND: Research investigating Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) has largely focused on the cervical spine yet symptoms can be widespread. Thoracic spine pain prevalence is reported ~66%; perhaps unsurprising given the forceful stretch/eccentric loadi... (Source: SafetyLit)



Lower back pain: Six-week exercise plan to help ease discomfort and prevent it returning

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:01:44 +0100

LOWER back pain is a very common problem that affects one three adults in the UK. While it may feel more comfortable to to lay down and rest, it is important to stay physically active. Try these five exercises over six weeks to help combat discomfort. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



What Problems are Caused by Non-Nutritive Sucking Habits?

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:13:06 +0100

Discussion Facial growth is affected by the normal activities of breathing, sucking, chewing and swallowing. Sucking habits effects on facial structures “…depend[s] on the frequency, intensity and duration of the habits, the osteogenic development and the genetic endowment of the child.” Breastfeeding assists normal development of the facial structures (mainly maxilla, mandible and dental arches) by proper muscle activity and tongue positions. With bottle, finger, or pacifier sucking, there is overuse of the chin and cheek muscles, underuse of the orbicular oris and masseter muscles, and malpositioning of the tongue which can impede proper facial growth. Non-nutritive sucking (NNS) is a very common behavior in infants and young children. Prevalence varies “…...



A woman says her chiropractor molested her during a ‘ prenatal massage. ’ Now she ’ s suing.

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:22:35 +0100

Pregnant and in pain, a Texas woman said she had gone to a chiropractor seeking relief from a back problem. In March 2016, days before giving birth, she headed to a clinic outside Dallas for a prenatal massage, and when she got there, she said, the chiropractor told her to put on a hospital gown […]Related:House budget says CDC can study gun violenceLongtime AIDS researcher Robert Redfield picked to lead CDCWoman dies after ‘acupuncture’ session that used live bees instead of needles (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)

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Nevro wins FDA nod for MRI-conditional labeling on Senza SCS

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:36:07 +0100

Nevro (NYSE:NVRO) said yesterday that the FDA approved MRI-conditional labeling for its Senza spinal cord stimulation system designed to deliver HF10 therapy. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that with the labeling expansion, its devices are now cleared as MRI-safe in all its markets. The approval is retroactive, the company added, applying to all patients implanted with the device and its leads. “Expanding full-body MRI conditional labeling is a significant milestone in our continued launch of the Senza System in the United States. The efforts of our R&D and regulatory teams secured this labeling expansion for both current and future patients enabling us to better help individuals with chronic pain who may have additional imaging needs. We are dedicated to constant...



Too many patients with lower back pain receiving the ‘wrong care’

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:10:00 +0100

Overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients with lower back pain are not receiving the right care, according to researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)



Low back pain often wrongly treated worldwide

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Subject to inappropriate and costly tests and treatments; best practice guidance ignored Related items fromOnMedica Paracetamol 'does not help back pain or arthritis' Exercise better for back pain than acupuncture say experts Nurofen TV ad is banned for being ‘misleading’ NSAIDs no better than placebo for spinal pain (Source: OnMedica Latest News)



Yankees star Mariano Rivera hopes new medical device will combat opioid use

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:53:57 +0100

Thirteen-time MLB All-Star pitcher Mariano Rivera is no stranger to pain. As an athlete, he endured plenty of wear and tear during his 19 seasons with the New York Yankees. "Back pains, knee pains, all kinds of pains," he told Fox News on Wednesday. Now, the retired pro is shifting his attention to the medical world, specifically a company that purports to be a drug-free solution to combating pain and — as a result — offsetting the use of opioids. PainShield, the signature product of NanoVibronix… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Local docs 'freezing' out opioid addiction with new pain treatment

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:37:40 +0100

Opioid abuse is a national epidemic, but local doctors are fighting back. Memphis-based Campbell Clinic, which has several locations throughout the region, typically maintains about 120 clinical projects. And, because of the opioid epidemic, several of the group's projects over the past five years have involved alternative methods of pain control. "Orthopedic surgeons account for 7.7 percent of opioids prescribed," said Campbell Clinic surgeon Dr. Tyler Brolin. "We want to be leaders in trying… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Opioids wrong way to treat lower back pain, researchers say

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 19:16:21 +0100

Lower back pain is the world's leading cause of disability globally, but it is improperly treated with pain medication instead of physical therapy and exercise. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Teva, Endo reach settlement in pay-for-delay lawsuit

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:34:36 +0100

A trio of pharmaceutical companies, two with strong ties to the Philadelphia region, have tentatively agreed to pay nearly $271 million to resolve allegations they participated in a pay-for-delay deal concerning a prescription pain medicine. The settlement, which involves Endo International, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and Teikoku Pharma, is still subject to court approval. In a lawsuit that dates back to 2013, Endo and Watson Pharmaceuticals allegedly entered into an arrangement that would… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Is your reading room a pain in your neck?

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:47:29 +0100

Is the radiology reading room a fundamentally unhealthy environment for radiologists?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 6 life lessons for radiologists from Roger Federer Sonographers remain vulnerable to musculoskeletal pain Can the reading room go from sedentary to svelte? How to train movement to live, work, and play pain-free Repetitive strain injury common among breast imagersComments: 3/22/2018 1:28:32 PMBalint I have a probably somewhat related problems. I don't know if I'm alone with this but on days when I read exclusively cross-sectional imaging I always start to experience a gritty sensation in my eyes that just doesn't go away after a couple of hours (eyedrops don't help, my vision is fine). I mysteriously never have this problem when I'm reporting mixed...



WATCH: New report warns of widespread ineffectiveness of lower back pain treatments

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:54:26 +0100

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about the new report and some of the latest treatment options for those dealing with lower back pain. (Source: ABC News: Health)

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Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:00:00 +0100

Title: Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)



Exercise, not painkillers, should be prescribed to treat back pain, experts warn

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:11:00 +0100

MILLIONS of Britons are having their lower back pain mismanaged, leaving them in long-term agony, experts warned yesterday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:15:09 +0100

Many patients are treated in emergency rooms, told to take time off from work and rest, referred for scans or surgery, and prescribed painkillers that include addictive opioids, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)



Why low back pain is a growing problem, despite aggressive treatment

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:01:56 +0100

Globally, low back pain is the leading cause of disability. The ailment affects some 540 million people at any one time. “Back pain is a ubiquitous problem, under-appreciated as a medical issue and as far as its impact on people’s ability to function and work,” said Dr. Roger Chou, director of the Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center at OHSU. Chou co-authored of one of a series of papers published in The Lancet today that take on the “major global challenge” that is low back… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Millions of patients crippled by back pain are being mistreated

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:35:05 +0100

In a series of international studies published in prestigious journal The Lancet, it was revealed that patients are being doled out opiods - despite them being discouraged. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Many back pain patients 'getting wrong care'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:18:49 +0100

Experts are asking the medical profession to stop offering ineffective and potentially harmful treatments. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Lower back pain being treated badly on a global scale, study says

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:11 +0100

Vast numbers of people receive high-tech interventions that actually worsen the conditionVast numbers of people with lower back pain across the world are being harmed, not helped, by the surgery, injections and dangerous opioid drugs they are given, according to a major new report.More than 540 million people suffer low back pain, the commonest cause of disability in the world. But their condition is often being made worse by costly high-tech interventions and bed rest in what could amount to medical negligence on a global scale.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)



An Experimental Weight Loss Procedure Literally Freezes Hunger Signals

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:04:03 +0100

In a new pilot study, doctors have shown that freezing the nerve that carries hunger signals to the brain may be able to lower a person’s appetite and help them lose weight. Dieting is difficult, and most people who try it don’t sustain it for long. In an alternative approach to weight loss, Dr. David Prologo, an interventional radiologist from Emory University School of Medicine, and his colleagues froze a nerve called the posterior vagal trunk in 10 people who were significantly overweight. Their research was presented at Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. The men and women in the study were categorized as having obesity (a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 37) but did not meet the threshold for other interventions like gastric bypa...



Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:03:11 +0100

WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 -- Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability, but it's often treated improperly, researchers report. Their review of evidence from around the world suggests low back pain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Best supplements for back pain: Three ways to relieve strain - including with this vitamin

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:13:15 +0100

BACK pain usually improves within a few weeks or months, but going about your daily routine can be tough when you have it. One way some experts believe you can relieve symptoms is through taking supplements, such as vitamin D. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Chronic opioids linked to increased complications after spinal fusion surgery

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(Wolters Kluwer Health) Patients who have been taking opioid pain relievers for several months before spinal fusion surgery are at increased risk of complications after their surgery, reports a study in the journal Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Briefing notes: New papers to be released on burden of low back pain

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:00:00 +0100

(University of Warwick) A new series of papers to be published in The Lancet highlights the extent to which low back pain is mistreated, often against best practice treatment guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Vitamin D deficiency - five symptoms of condition including back pain and hair loss

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:15:00 +0100

VITAMIN D deficiency symptoms could be caused by obesity or not eating enough fish or milk in your diet. These are the warning signs that you should consider taking supplements of the ‘sunshine’ vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Therapix Biosciences Announces FDA Clearance of Investigational New Drug (IND) for Phase IIa Clinical Trial of THX-110 in the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:51:37 +0100

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 20, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Therapix Biosciences Ltd. (NASDAQ: TRPX) ("Therapix" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing n... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Therapix Biosciences, cannabinoid, THX-110, Low Back Pain (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)

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Featured Review: Vertebroplasty for treating spinal fractures due to osteoporosis

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:53:35 +0100

High quality evidence shows that vertebroplasty does not provide more clinically important benefits than placebo but may cause people harm.Osteoporosis is characterised by thin, fragile bones and may result in minimal trauma fractures of the spine bones (vertebrae). They can cause severe pain and disability. Vertebroplasty involves injecting medical-grade cement into a fractured vertebra through a needle, under light sedation or general anaesthesia. The cement hardens in the bone space to form an internal cast. This procedure has been widely used to treat osteoporotic vertebral fractures, although two placebo-controlled trials published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009 found that the benefits were no greater than placebo. Since then three further placebo-controlled trials hav...



Are Essential Oils Safe?

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:25:52 +0100

People use essential oils a variety of ways: as lotions, for hair care, aromatherapy, cleaning products and more. But are essential oils safe? Some research in the past has linked essential oils to hormone disturbances, with some suggesting a link between the oils and abnormal breast growth in young boys, called prepubertal gynecomastia. Now, a new study suggests that compounds in essential oils — specifically lavender and tea tree oil — may have properties that can disrupt hormones. The suspicions that essential oils may be endocrine disrupters originated from a 2007 report in the New England Journal of Medicine: a case study of three young boys, all age 10 or younger, who were identified by a Denver pediatrician as having unexplained large breasts. The doctor learned the boys...



New Attitudes Toward Pain Amid the Opioid Crisis New Attitudes Toward Pain Amid the Opioid Crisis

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:25:25 +0100

As the pendulum swings back towards undertreated pain, does a quasi-ban on opioids have unintended consequences?Medscape Nurses (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)



How MDMA May Help with the Pain of PTSD

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:00:58 +0100

PTSD affects everyone from soldiers, children, to someone recovering from a natural disaster or sexual assault. The memories of the tortured experience torments their mind, sometimes replaying over and over again as they relive the experience. But what if there was a drug that could help them feel in touch with the world again? A drug that, if used in a controlled environment, could bring them back to reality with a fresh set of eyes? MDMA might be the answer for PTSD. What is PTSD? PTSD is a psychological condition that is triggered by a traumatic event. The person may suffer from nightmares or flashbacks, causing severe anxiety and depression. If someone is suffering from PTSD their symptoms may include negative or suicidal thoughts, detachment from the world, or extreme emotional reacti...



What your sleep position says about YOU - and how to avoid back pain

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:06:00 +0100

SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain or can improve your snoring. Whether it ’s on your back, side or front, your bed position could determine how easily you get to sleep. This is the best position to help you get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)

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How to sleep: What your sleeping position says about you - and how to avoid back pain

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 16:01:37 +0100

SLEEP position can affect back pain, arthritis joint pain or can improve your snoring. Whether it ’s on your back, side or front, your bed position could determine how easily you get to sleep. This is the best position to help you get to sleep. (Source: Daily Express - Health)



Dirty Laundry: New Documentary Unravels Asbestos, Mesothelioma

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:36:23 +0100

In the new 75-minute documentary “Dirty Laundry,” filmmakers and cousins Conor B. Lewis and Zack Johnson embark on a 4,200-mile cycling journey from Astoria, Oregon, to New York City. The reason: To better understand mesothelioma, the asbestos-related cancer that took the life of their grandmother, Iva Lewis. “Dirty Laundry” tells Iva’s story through a series of interviews with family members, doctors and researchers. On the 78-day bike ride, the cousins make stops in Libby, Montana, and Ambler, Pennsylvania — two of the most notorious EPA Superfund sites for asbestos cleanup. Conor and Johnson also stop in their grandmother’s hometown of Roxana, Illinois. Originally beginning as a personal tale of Iva’s life and sudden death, it turned into an in-depth documentary abou...



Molecules limit chronic nerve pain in rodents

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 03:19:59 +0100

Turning on a receptor in the brain and spinal cord in rodents counteracts chronic nerve pain. This may have implications for treating diabetic neuropathy. (Source: NIDDK News)



Are too many people with arthritis having to wait for surgery?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Every year tens of thousands of people with osteoarthritis find joint replacement surgery offers them a new lease of life, enabling them to be more independent. But as the growing pressures on NHS resources hit the headlines again this winter, and stories of surgery rationing become increasingly common, are more and more people with arthritis having to wait too long for the treatment they need?Growing numbers of people are getting in touch to tell us about their operations being delayed or restricted. Sometimes this is due to lifestyle factors, such as their weight or whether they smoke, but it can also be because of winter pressures on the NHS.What you’re telling us is borne out by statistics; the latest figures (November 2017) on waiting times for Trauma and Orthopaedics, which inc...



Giving people with arthritis 'Access to Work'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

With over 30 million working days lost every year in the UK due to arthritis, we know finding and staying in work can be a challenge for people with arthritis. But there’s plenty of evidence that shows working in the right job is good for us, financially, socially and in giving us a sense of purpose and achievement.At Arthritis Research UK we want to make sure everyone with arthritis is aware of, and has fair access to, services to support them to be in work. We’re also campaigning for increased investment in these services and for changes to be made to ensure they work for everyone who needs them.Access to WorkAccess to Work is a Government scheme designed to support people with a disability, physical or mental health condition, who have related workplace needs. While you...

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Whatever the question, we ’ll help you find the answer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Thanks to everything you’ve told us we know that getting the right information and advice is essential to managing your arthritis– from knowing the right questions to ask your GP to finding the latest information on medications or the safest ways to exercise for your type of arthritis.We've been working on a new range of information and advice services for people with arthritis. You can talk to us, email, write a letter or post a question on social media and our dedicated team of advisors will help you find the answer.Our website is packed full of useful information on different types of arthritis. We've also built a new Virtual Assistant which is available 24–7 to answer questions. It's brand new and still learning so it doesn’t have all the answers yet, but it lea...



Are too many people with arthritis having to wait for surgery?

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Every year tens of thousands of people with osteoarthritis find joint replacement surgery offers them a new lease of life, enabling them to be more independent. But as the growing pressures on NHS resources hit the headlines again this winter, and stories of surgery rationing become increasingly common, are more and more people with arthritis having to wait too long for the treatment they need?Growing numbers of people are getting in touch to tell us about their operations being delayed or restricted. Sometimes this is due to lifestyle factors, such as their weight or whether they smoke, but it can also be because of winter pressures on the NHS.What you’re telling us is borne out by statistics; the latest figures (November 2017) on waiting times for Trauma and Orthopaedics, which inc...



Giving people with arthritis 'Access to Work'

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

With over 30 million working days lost every year in the UK due to arthritis, we know finding and staying in work can be a challenge for people with arthritis. But there’s plenty of evidence that shows working in the right job is good for us, financially, socially and in giving us a sense of purpose and achievement.At Arthritis Research UK we want to make sure everyone with arthritis is aware of, and has fair access to, services to support them to be in work. We’re also campaigning for increased investment in these services and for changes to be made to ensure they work for everyone who needs them.Access to WorkAccess to Work is a Government scheme designed to support people with a disability, physical or mental health condition, who have related workplace needs. While you...



Whatever the question, we ’ll help you find the answer

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Thanks to everything you’ve told us we know that getting the right information and advice is essential to managing your arthritis– from knowing the right questions to ask your GP to finding the latest information on medications or the safest ways to exercise for your type of arthritis.We've been working on a new range of information and advice services for people with arthritis. You can talk to us, email, write a letter or post a question on social media and our dedicated team of advisors will help you find the answer.Our website is packed full of useful information on different types of arthritis. We've also built a new Virtual Assistant which is available 24–7 to answer questions. It's brand new and still learning so it doesn’t have all the answers yet, but it lea...



Medical News Today: Why do I get a pain in my back after eating?

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:00:00 +0100

A range of issues can cause back pain after eating, including poor posture, ulcers, and even a heart attack. Learn about symptoms and prevention here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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These Are America ’s Happiest and Healthiest Cities

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:08:50 +0100

Do you like what you do? And do you get to use your strengths every day? People in Naples, Fla. and Barnstable, Mass. largely answered yes to those questions when surveyed by Gallup-Sharecare, boosting their communities to the top of a new ranking of U.S. metro areas based on well-being. Other top communities include Boulder, Colo., Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa, Calif., and Charlottesville and Lynchburg, Va. The researchers, who surveyed more than 337,000 people across America over the phone in 2016 and 2017, found that enjoying your work and learning new and interesting things every day are strong predictors of overall well-being, which includes physical, social, financial and community health. “If you you’re using your strengths every day, it lends a real buoyancy to everything...