Almost 40% of the adult population experiences low back pain due to degenerating disks in the spine, but medical science hasn't understood exactly why the disks become painful. In a new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, Cedars-Sinai investigators point the way to an answer—and possibly a step toward targeted treatment.
A variety of factors including injury, inflammation, and activity can cause back pain in seniors. Seated stretching is one strategy that may help seniors prevent or manage their back pain.
Neck pain is common, but working on your posture and strengthening your spine can help.
Screening for osteoporosis can show if a person has low bone mass and can potentially develop osteoporosis. Doctors typically perform a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan to detect if bones are weaker than usual.
Augmented reality-assisted pedicle screw navigation system may be feasible and safe in clinical use. Augmented reality navigation may offer advantages vs. an OR room-based navigation system.
Lower back pain is very common. It usually develops due to overuse or a minor injury, but sometimes there may be no obvious cause. Lower back pain can also be a symptom of an underlying medical condition.
There are several different causes of back pain, many of which can worsen with breathing. Back pain can be due to an injury to the bones or muscles in your back, or result from a medical condition affecting internal organs such as the heart or lungs.
An existing drug that targets senescent, or sleeping cells could provide the answer to treating lower back pain, according to a new study.
Intraoperative scanner projects to high-definition screens that allow for more precision and quicker patient recoveries.
A new biologic "patch" that is activated by a person's natural motion could be the key to fixing herniated disks in people's backs, according to researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the CMC VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC).