An inability to properly use the essential mineral manganese could be to blame for some cases of severe scoliosis, according to a new study.
Psoriatic arthritis tends to develop in the large joints, particularly in the hands and feet. However, it can also affect the spine, causing pain in the back and pelvic area. However, preliminary studies using a simple procedure to remove scar tissue or adhesions suggests a new treatment could help those with post-surgical, chronic low back pain.
Public and private health insurance policies in the U.S. are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain,
Failed back surgery (continued low back and leg pain after surgery) is relatively common. With each reoperation, success, as defined by pain reduction, becomes less likely and most patients do not improve.
Chronic back pain is the number one cause of years lived with disability worldwide. Medical researchers have now identified three novel genetic variants associated with chronic back pain.
Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims.