A new therapy aims to undo some of the harmful and restrictive patterns patients have been taught to ‘protect’ their back from pain. Instead, they’re learning to trust and move their body again.
The prevalence of low back pain continues to surge worldwide, but many treatments currently available offer little to no relief.
Opioids are the one of the most prescribed pain-relief for people with low back and neck pain. But new research shows they don’t effectively relieve low back or neck pain and can result in worse pain.
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The science behind why crossing your legs while sitting could be detrimental to your health.
Most people sleep on their side, which is good because those who sleep on their backs are more likely to be poor sleepers or have breathing difficulties at night.
We’ve all been told our whole lives we need ‘good’ posture: sit up straight, stand straight with shoulders back, and lift by bending the knees. It turns out there’s really no evidence for that advice.
Researchers are still trying to figure out exactly what happens within muscle to create knots, also known as myofascial trigger points. But they do know some ways you can avoid or alleviate them.
Failure to look after your hip flexors can lead to injury, walking problems, posture issues and back pain.
If the pandemic made your back feel more sore than usual, moving more everyday may be important to help improve it.
Some people with back pain see immediate benefits from stretching.
Working from home in the long run could be better for your health, or it could also be worse. It depends on how your employer supports you.
Poor desk posture is pretty similar to the posture astronauts naturally adopt during spaceflight.
New international research shows one in four physiotherapists provide treatments that aren’t based on evidence. These treatments aren’t likely to cause harm, but they might waste patients’ time.
Billions of people already have ‘superhero powers’ like the ability to see things far away and summon their friends from far-flung locations. Next up? Enhanced physical abilities.
The over-medicalization of back pain is a global concern. New research in Canada shows that people with lower income as well as rural and remote dwellers are less likely to access physiotherapy care.
The four million Australians who suffer from mental illness have a shorter life expectancy.
There’s some evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications.
As the nation grapples with its opioid addiction epidemic, one solution for many with chronic joint pain and back pain could be physical therapy. But it’s often underutilized. Here’s why.
A recent series on low back pain by the global medical journal The Lancet shows doctors often overlook recommended treatments, such as advice to stay active and to exercise.