Back pain is common. One in thirteen people have it right now and worldwide a staggering 619 million people will have it this year. Chronic pain, of which back pain is the most common, is the world’s most…
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.
Worldwide, close to twice as many women as men report low back pain.
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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.
Yoga mixes physical exercise with meditation and breathing techniques.
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Yoga’s surge in popularity in the past decade has spurred more research into its effects. The combination of physical movement and mindfulness provides a wide range of health benefits.
Our spines are designed to move.
If the pandemic made your back feel more sore than usual, moving more everyday may be important to help improve it.
Movement is crucial even when you are sitting down.
The advice we give to astronauts can be helpful to people working from home.
Poor desk posture is pretty similar to the posture astronauts naturally adopt during spaceflight.
It’s every kid’s dream to have her own supersuit.
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.
Studies examining pain are hard to judge, since they’re based on participants’ self-reported pain levels.
There’s some evidence osteopathy can reduce the need for pain medications.
Most people with low back pain aren’t getting the most effective treatment.
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.
When it comes to treating low back pain, opioids have many risks and few benefits.
Opioids should only be considered in limited circumstances for low back pain.
Contrary to what some may believe, Indigenous Australians suffer musculoskeletal pain. They just seek less help.
Some 20% of Aboriginal Australians suffer long term musculoskeletal pain and to date it has received little attention or recognition.
You may think you know what causes lower back pain, but you’re probably wrong.
Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the world.
People seeing a doctor for low back pain are often told to take paracetamol. But a study published today shows the drug is ineffective for the condition and its prolonged use has harmful side effects.