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  • Burning Back Pain: Causes and Relief

    Sharp, burning back pain can interfere with many different aspects of your daily life, from work and exercise to being able to rest comfortably at night. It’s important not to ignore back pain, as it may be a sign of an underlying condition.

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  • When should someone contact a doctor about back pain after a fall?

    Someone should contact a doctor about back pain after a fall if the pain is severe, persists despite rest, or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as vision loss, difficulty breathing, or loss of consciousness.

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  • Return to work after traumatic spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries: a retrospective cohort study

    This study aimed to determine the factors associated with return to work (RTW) after traumatic spinal fracture and spinal cord injury. It provided a predictive model for RTW among patients with spinal fractures and spinal cord injury and determined important factors influencing the time to RTW after injury.

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  • What to know about disability for back pain

    Some individuals with back pain may be eligible for a range of disability benefits. The eligibility requirements for these benefits may vary by state and depend on the cause of a person’s back pain.

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  • Predicting brace adherence could change the game in scoliosis treatment

    With the addition of built-in sensors that indicate how many hours a brace was worn, two things became clear. One: Despite improvements in brace design, many patients wore their braces far less than they thought or said they did. Two: Patients who wore their braces more had better outcomes.

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  • Back Pain Explained

    Not all degenerated intervertebral discs are painful; a new study identified a subset of disc cells that triggers a pathway to pain.

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  • The Pros and Cons of Ultrasound-Guided Injections

    Ultrasound-guided injections allow healthcare providers to see the needle in real-time as it enters the body and is injected into a precise spot. Orthopedic surgeons often use injections to treat a variety of conditions. Commonly injected medications include cortisone, local anesthetics, and joint lubricants such as hyaluronic acid.

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  • Leading Causes of Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain

    Sciatica is the name of the pain from when something—usually a herniated disc, but other causes are possible, too—compresses, irritates, or inflames the sciatic nerve or one of the nerve roots that eventually link up with the sciatic nerve. Translation: pain up and down your leg—you might feel it anywhere from your buttocks to your ankle.

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  • Right side of neck pain causes and treatments

    There are various possible causes of pain on the right side of the neck, including joint degradation, injury, and stress. Treatment depends on the cause but can include pain relievers, physical therapy, and surgery in severe cases.

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  • Study shows how AI can predict prognosis after lumbar disk herniation surgery

    Machine learning models can inform patients and clinicians about prognosis after lumbar disk herniation surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in JAMA Network Open.

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