Health News

Pain Relieving Shots of Bone Marrow
Doctors can harvest all sorts of things from a person’s own body to reuse in another area. Deep within people's bones, there is a substance that may help manage back pain.
Beat Back Pain by Quitting Smoking
There are a lot of obvious reasons to quit smoking. But a lesser known reason to quit may be to help with back pain during treatment for spine issues.
Back Problems Linked To Job, Not Fitness
Back pain is more common among those who do not get enough exercise. But does exercise really matter to certain conditions like herniated lumbar disc disease?
MRI For Low Back Pain? Think Again
Many people experience back pain at some point in their life. Knowing when to seek medical care and when to practice self-care can be very tricky.
Low Back Pain Rarely Signals Cancer
If you’ve ever had low back pain, you’re a member of a large club. An estimated 70 percent of individuals have low back pain at some point in their lives. But how often does low back pain signal something more serious? Very rarely.
Doubt About Steroids for Spinal Stenosis
When patients with spinal stenosis don't want surgery, steroid shots are a common treatment. A recent study tested whether steroid shots were actually helpful over the long-term.
Summer Sun, Fun and Surgery Complications?
Teaching hospitals across the United States take on new residents and fellows during the month of July. Some believe that this changeover leads to poor quality of medical care while staff is adjusting to their new jobs, calling it the “July effect.”
Extra Weight and Slipped Discs
Carrying excess weight can aggravate your lower back and cause other musculoskeletal problems. But when it comes to slipped discs in the spine, not much is known about the effect of that excess weight.
Apple a Day Doesn't Always Keep Doctor Away
Cancer is a major health issue. So is heart disease. Although they are serious problems, these issues aren't the main reasons leading patients to the doctor's office.
Back Pain? Quit Smoking Now
Nicotine doesn’t help pain—it actually makes it worse. Patients with spinal disorders, who quit smoking during treatment, reported less back pain after quitting.