Category Archives: Back Pain

Diagnosis & Treatment of Radiculopathy and Spinal Neuropathy

If you burn your finger on the stove, the source of the pain is obvious, but this isn’t always the case with spine-related discomfort. In fact, spine pain is often notoriously tricky in that you could have symptoms suggesting one problem that turns out to be something entirely different. Spinal neuropathy and radiculopathy are two […]

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Smart Garment Technology Could Prevent Back Pain

From smartphones to smart cars, it seems like everything these days is “smart” in one way or another. Now researchers are hoping to prevent spine pain, which affects roughly 80–90 percent of the population at some point, with smart clothes. Specifically, researchers believe what’s been termed “smart underwear” may be able to ease the stress […]

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How to Avoid Back Pain Associated with Diabetes

Roughly 1 in 7 Americans has diabetes, a disease that can affect every part of the body, even the spine. In fact, there’s new research from an Australian study suggesting people with diabetes are more likely to develop both back and neck pain than individuals who don’t have insulin and/or blood sugar regulation issues. While […]

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Back Pain in Kids: The Facts

Back pain isn’t just for adults. Children can also experience spine-related problems that affect their quality of life. In fact, roughly 1 in 3 kids have back pain, which is just one of the big takeaways from a new study that involved a survey of nearly 4,000 children between the ages of 10 and 18. […]

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3 Types of Back Pain You Should Never Ignore

Because back pain is so common, most people have a tendency to opt for a little rest, over-the-counter medications, or tried-and-true home remedies when they experience it. Muscle strain is a common source of spine-related aches and pains that often goes away within a fairly short time. Still, the spine is a complex structure, which […]

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How You Can Keep Your Back Pain from Deceiving You

Your spine is more complex than you may realize, and there are many structures and sensitive nerves that play a role in how back pain is felt. With some instances of spine-related discomfort, it’s fairly obvious what the source is—like what happens if you overdo it at the gym and feel temporary soreness in your […]

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Reducing Lower Back Pain with an App-Based Program

These days it seems there’s an app for everything—even lower back pain (LBP). The app that was the focus of a recent study discussed in the journal Nature is meant to serve as an instantly accessible resource for people with back pain. LBP is the most common type of spine-related discomfort and the leading cause […]

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Tips for Avoiding Back Pain While You Drive

There’s something about the feel of the road that many drivers appreciate. However, long hours sitting in a seat exposed to the vibrations and accelerations involved with time spent in a vehicle can contribute to back pain. In fact, there’s a study suggesting people who are consistently exposed to whole-body vibrations are twice as likely […]

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Back Pain During Pregnancy: Causes, Prevention, & Pain Relief

Anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of pregnant women experience some degree of back pain. Usually occurring during the later stages of pregnancy, persistent back pain can make it difficult to sleep and cause an assortment of other distracting aches and pains. Fortunately, most pregnancy-related back pain can be managed. However, it’s important to know […]

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