Rates of spinal fusion surgery for back pain are on the rise. This is despite little evidence that it's an effective procedure and studies showing many will have revision surgery within ten years.
New research shows yoga can improve back and neck pain, but can put strain on the body in some poses.
Some 20% of Aboriginal Australians suffer long term musculoskeletal pain and to date it has received little attention or recognition.
Our brains tell our bodies to move differently when we have pain. And there is emerging evidence to show changing how we move could actually contribute to the development of chronic pain.
Reactions to the thalidomiders' difference contributed – and continue to contribute – to their negative well-being and deteriorating health.