ACA has endorsed Volvo Cars automotive seating following an independent evaluation.
A surprising new Harris Poll reveals that more than one in four U.S. adults (28%) suffer from chronic low back pain – affecting more people than diabetes and heart disease combined. That’s more than 72.3 million adults, far higher than…
People challenged with chronic back pain have been given hope with a new treatment that focuses on retraining how the back and the brain communicate, a randomised controlled trial run by researchers at UNSW Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and several other Australian and European universities has shown.
Spinal cord stimulation is a minimally invasive FDA-approved treatment to manage chronic pain such as back and neck pain. The ability to accurately predict which patients will benefit from this treatment in the long term is unclear and currently relies on the subjective experience of the implanting physician. A study is the first to use machine-learning algorithms in the neuromodulation field to predict long-term patient response to spinal cord stimulation.
As more people travel into space, Johns Hopkins Medicine experts expect more physicians will see patients with space travel-related pain.
Physician-scientists from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center developed a 12-week mind-body program that takes a new approach to chronic back pain. The team demonstrated that the mind-body intervention was highly beneficial for treating back pain when compared to standard care
Therapies that target aging cells early pave the way to easing back pain
Treatment provides non-opiate alternative that is minimally invasive with emphasis on functional restoration.
Medical guidelines help doctors understand the best way to treat health conditions. Surprisingly, many doctors do not adhere to them, and this is a problem, according to a new study. People with lower back pain injury miss 11 more days of work in a year when they only receive treatments for lower back pain that are not recommended by medical guidelines compared to people treated according to guidelines.
Augmented reality headsets give UC San Diego Health spine surgeons “x-ray vision” during procedures for accurate and personalized implant placement, while keeping their eyes on their patients.
The Chiropractic Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 2654), introduced April 19 in the U.S. House of Representatives, would increase Medicare coverage of services provided by doctors of chiropractic within the full extent of their state licensure, enabling chiropractic patients to conveniently and safely access needed care.
When Maria Reynoso developed low-back pain, she thought it was not serious and would quickly go away. She was an active gym member who had recently retired after 33 years as a second-grade schoolteacher and was always available to help her aging parents.
A team of Chula doctoral students has created a smart “DynaSeat” to adjust sitting behavior to prevent neck pain and promote fast recovery after office syndrome.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has endorsed five backpacks from Vera Bradley, a leading American bag and luggage company and iconic lifestyle brand. The brand’s Campus Backpack®, XL Campus Backpack®, XL Journey Backpack®, ReActive Grand Backpack® and ReActive XL Backpack® were approved following an evaluation by a review board of ACA chiropractors, who acknowledged both their smart functionality as well as body-healthy features.
Antidepressants are commonly used worldwide to treat pain, however new research from the University of Sydney shows they offer little to no help for people suffering chronic back pain and osteoarthritis and may even cause harm.
For people who experience back pain with sciatica, meaning their pain radiates into their leg, it may be worthwhile to start physical therapy right away, according to new research reported in Annals of Internal Medicine. That approach is different from the initial advice doctors often give patients with back pain, which is to try to remain active and give their symptoms time to subside before considering treatment like physical therapy.
After months of sheltering in place, many people are still practicing lifestyle changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce their potential exposure: steering clear of crowded public spaces and working from home, forgoing air travel for car trips, ordering…
Marshmallow-soft couch cushions and a cutesy vintage chair here. Dim lighting and blackout curtains there. Ah, there’s nothing like the comforts of home. Except during a pandemic. Across the nation, new work-from-home and distance learning routines amid the COVID-19 outbreak have many people — and their strained necks, backs, and eyes — wishing they could trade those home comforts for the comforts of the office.
Mount Sinai researchers have designed an artificial intelligence model that can determine whether lower back pain is acute or chronic by scouring doctors’ notes within electronic medical records, an approach that can help to treat patients more accurately, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research in February.
About 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some point. Patients are often advised to manage their back pain with exercise and mind-body interventions. But, do they really help? Researchers compared and contrasted yoga, tai chi and qigong, and found them to be effective for treatment of low back pain, reporting positive outcomes such as reduction in pain or psychological distress such as depression and anxiety, reduction in pain-related disability, and improved functional ability.
In experiments with genetically engineered and old mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority of low back pain in people may be rooted in an overgrowth of pain-sensing nerves into spinal cartilaginous tissue.
Taking steps to help kids prevent common gaming injuries can reduce pain today and potentially reduce the risk of long-term damage.
Your chances of injury increase if you take on yard work without some preparation. The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) offers tips to keep you pain free.
More than 160 members of the chiropractic, physical therapy and osteopathic professions forged a new spirit of cooperation and understanding during the Interprofessional Collaborative Spine Conference (ICSC), which took place Nov. 8-9 in Pittsburgh, Pa.