UCSF discovery may help to promote functional recovery after a spinal cord injury.
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Body weight supported treadmill training isn't more effective than conventional mobility rehabilitation for restoring movement to those with partial spinal cord injury.
The use of heat wrap therapy significantly reduces acute low back pain and improves occupational performance of employees in physically demanding jobs suffering from acute low back pain.
It is estimated that 11,000 spinal cord injuries occur each year in the United States and that 247,000 Americans are living with a spinal cord injury.
Researchers say biologics could be the future of spine surgery.
A better, non surgical treatment for dislocated shoulders could hinge on how patients' arms are immobilized during the healing process.
Successful treatment of cervical disc herniations with a biologic therapy would constitute a major breakthrough in spine care.
Breakthrough treatment advances could mean noninvasive relief for spine care patients.
Exercise therapy slightly decreases pain and improves physical function in adults with chronic low back pain but appears to do little for those with acute pain.
FDA approved procedure eliminates shoulder pain and vastly improves range of motion.
Purdue researchers may have isolated the substance most responsible for the tissue damage that follows initial spinal cord injury.
Chronic low back pain is one of the most common ailments that GPs and consultants treat. Chronic Back pain is painful for patients and treatment is costly.
The CHARITE disc is considered an alternative to spine fusion, a standard treatment for back pain that stabilizes the lower back.
Research found that patients suffering from back pain consume more that $90 billion annually in health care expenses, with approximately $26 billion of that amount directly attributable to treating the back pain.
In severe cases of acute back pain, more aggressive treatment may become necessary. Orthopedic interventions performed to ease back pain include steroid injections and a procedure known as laminectomy.
A variety of factors can raise your risk for back pain, including repetitive lifting, smoking or drinking in excess, a lack of calcium in the diet, osteoarthritis, and depression. Back pain can also be an occupational hazard.
fact that so many people also suffer from back pain is not a coincidence. Whether it's caused by back disorders, disc disorders, or injuries to the back (see a list of common back pain culprits, below), back pain ranks second only to headaches as the most frequent source of pain complaints.
Physicians' prescriptions of opioid drugs for back pain are inconsistent. The researchers found that patients are more likely to take opioid drugs for their back pain if they live in the South, hold public insurance, are less educated and have low income.
Next to the common cold, back pain is the most frequent reason for visits to the doctor's office. In fact, back pain is so widespread that more than three out of four of us will experience a disabling episode at some point during our lives.