back pain

December 13, 2018

Science does not yet tell us why various therapies for low back pain benefit some individuals but not others.  A researcher at the University of Washington School of Medicine reasons that if we could understand why some patients benefit from cer

September 24, 2018

Two studies from the University of Washington School of Medicine say seeing a doctor may not be the best option if you have low-back pain.

April 6, 2018

More than 540 million people globally suffer from back pain at any point in their lives, but treating this debilitating condition can be done without surgery or pain medication.  

March 21, 2018

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 540 million people at any time.  And too many patients being treated for back pain receive the wrong care, according to an international group of authors who have

Older patients with low-back pain who have imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and CT (computed tomography) scans of their spines within six weeks of the emergence of new pain tend to use more health services and inc

Research studies of chronic low-back pain should be more consistent in design, in order to progress faster toward better treatment, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said today.

Epidural injections with a corticosteroid in combination with the local anesthetic lidocaine appear to be no better than injections of lidocaine alone for reducing pain and physical limitations in patients with spinal stenosis, new research sugg

Fifty-one summers after he first clambered into a truck cab, Bob Olson is still driving long-haul.

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