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Get Informed! Treating And Managing Your Back Pain

For the majority of people, managing and treating back pain will require a consistent schedule of proper exercise, nutrition, safe stretches, and improved working techniques. As an Evans Health Lab video points out, 90% of back pain cases will be managed effectively with simple lifestyle changes alone. For others, more interventional pain management

8 Supplements That May Ease Back Pain

It’s easy enough to find supplements. Grocery stores, health food stores, and pharmacies all have a lot of supplements available. If you expand your search to the internet, there are even more supplements. With this many supplements to choose from, narrowing down which supplements might help your back pain can

How Can Osteomyelitis Lead To Back Pain?

Osteomyelitis is a serious bacterial infection that occurs in the bones. When this type of infection occurs in the spine, it can lead to debilitating back pain. Thankfully, this condition is rare and only occurs in two of every 10,000 people. Here are the causes, risk factors, symptoms/diagnosis, and treatments

Causes And Risk Factors For Scoliosis

Scoliosis is the most common malformation of the spine, affecting between two and three percent of people in the U.S. by age 16. Instead of continuing to extend vertically as a person grows, the spine begins to curve laterally in one of two ways, either as a C-shape with one

Low-Level Laser Therapy For Back Pain: The Jury’s Still Out

Laser therapy is a relatively new method of pain control. Because it is so new, it’s still somewhat untested. Current evidence is mixed, but laser therapy as pain control may warrant further research in the future. The use of lasers in medicine is increasing, and one potential use of lasers is

When Back Surgery Leads To Pain

Back surgery is often the last resort when other methods of pain control have failed. Unfortunately, back surgery itself can fail to relieve pain, even worsening existing pain or creating new pain in some cases. This occurrence is often referred to as failed back surgery syndrome. People may undergo back

6 New Back Pain Devices On Kickstarter

Since back pain is one of the most widespread pain conditions in the world, it should be no surprise that there are a lot of devices and products designed to help manage back pain. More devices are being designed and tested every day. Kickstarter is a website that allows people

Raise Awareness On World Physical Therapy Day

September 8th, 2014 is World Physical Therapy Day (WPTD). The day is an opportunity for physical therapists from across the globe to bring awareness to the essential need for their skills. Physical therapy makes a positive impact for individuals suffering from a wide range of conditions. From injury recovery to

Effects of Willow Bark for Back Pain

For thousands of years, humans have used an unusual item for pain relief: the bark of a tree. Willow bark from the black, white, and purple varieties of willow tree contains salicin, a chemical similar to the one synthesized for aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid).  Patients from Rome to China to Europe

The Development of Devil’s Claw for Pain Management

What’s in a name? Sometimes a powerful anti-inflammatory agent with pain-relieving properties! Devil's claw is a fruit that is native to southern Africa but was introduced to Europe in the early 1900s and is used widely in Germany and France today to relieve headache, osteoarthritis, and low back pain. Devil's