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.
Why Is There Debate of This Low-Cost Therapy?
A visit to the chiropractor for an adjustment can bring a sense of relief to some patients. Other back pain sufferers believe such practices deliver no value. This has left many wondering - is it effective or not?
Pain Relief Ups Fracture Risk
As baby boomers continue to age, they experience more aches and pains than in their more youthful days. With this comes a desire to treat and prevent pain, sometimes at the cost of other health concerns.
Back Pain: Arthritis Within Arthritis
Inflammation is the reason patients with rheumatoid arthritis develop swollen and painful joints. But inflammation is not unique to rheumatoid arthritis; it is also behind other painful joint conditions.
PTSD for Back Surgery Common
Post-surgery recovery can seem like a daunting ordeal before considering the possibility of a related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For many patients, PTSD is a reality, and addressing any psychiatric conditions like depression or anxiety may help reduce the chance of occurrence.
CDC Urges Vigilance About Meningitis
The number of fungal meningitis cases linked to three lots of spinal injections from the New England Compounding Company ( NECC ) has reached 354 with 25 deaths and an additional seven people experiencing peripheral joint infections.
Back Injuries Plague Soldiers
More soldiers are surviving war than ever before, but not without a price. While modern medicine can help heal wounds, it can not reverse all damage, leaving some veterans to live with disability and pain.
Meningitis Outbreak Continues to Grow
The list of people affected by a recent meningitis outbreak keeps growing. As of Thursday, the list reaches a total of 170 cases in 11 states, with 14 dead.
Cold, Hot, But Don't Burn!
One of the first things people turn to for muscle aches and sore joints are creams and gels that cause that hot-cold tingly sensation.
Staying Active May Help Low Back Pain
Many people with low back injuries avoid activity for fear of aggravating their condition. However, being too careful can worsen stiffness and pain. Can guidance from a medical professional on how to safely remain active help those with fear of pain go back to work?