Doctors Increasingly Ignore Evidence In Treating Back Pain

Source: Alcorn Public Radio, by The Editor Date: July 30, 2013The misery of low back pain often drives people to the doctor to seek relief. But doctors are doing a pretty miserable job of treating back pain, a study finds. Physicians are increasingly prescribing expensive scans, narcotic painkillers and other treatments that don’t help in most cases, and can make
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Therapeutic massage more effective than acupuncture or self-care education

Source: News Fix, by April Clarkson Date: 19th July 2013Researchers from the Group Health Cooperative, US, report the results of a study which found that therapeutic massage was more effective than other complementary therapies for persistent back pain, and apparently provides long-lasting benefits.The researchers randomised 262 patients with persistent lower back pain, aged between 20 and 70 years, to receive
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Why do you sit me up?

Source: Moverse en Libertad 26 may, 2013 by adminI never liked the idea of sitting up babies early in life. In the beginning my reasons were more related with musculoskeletal issues, specifically to avoid stress in bones and joints that are still developing and consequently not prepared to support weight. Today I still advocate against sitting up babies but my
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Do You Have Sciatica Hip Pain?

Source: Low Right Back Pain HQ Photo from Boots.com 23rd May 2013The largest nerves found in the human body are the sciatic nerves. Measuring approximately the same size in diameter as a little finger, the nerves exit the spinal column in the lumbar region, travel behind the hip and continue down through the buttock and the back of each leg
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Recent Research Questions the Effectiveness of Back Surgery

Source: San Francisco Chronicle, Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 An estimated 38 to 50 billion dollars is spent yearly for the surgical treatment of lower back pain in the United States. While this is commonly accepted as the price to pay for this debilitating condition, Chiropractor and Naturopath Dr. J G Moellendorf examines two recent research studies and
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Only Half of Hip, Knee Surgeries Successful

Source: newsmaxhealth.com By Nick Tate Friday, 05 Apr 2013Only half of arthritis patients who undergo hip or knee replacement report a significant improvement in pain and mobility, according to a study that raises new questions about the effectiveness of such procedures. The research, led by Women’s College Hospital and the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences, is based on an
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6 Tips for Avoiding Back Pain During Sex

Source: YourTango, by Connie Merk, March 26, 2013For people with lower back pain, just the thought of sexual activity can induce fear instead of excitement. Sex is supposed to be pleasurable, but when it’s associated with physical pain, sexual activity stops. And when that happens, relationships suffer. The most important advice I can give, not only as someone who is
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