CT scan prior to spine fusion finds almost half of patients had undiagnosed osteoporosis
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City found that a CT scan of the lumbar spine prior to surgery indicated that a significant number of patients had low bone density that was previously undiagnosed.
People with osteoporosis should avoid spinal poses in yoga, study says
Yoga postures that flex the spine beyond its limits may raise the risk of compression fractures in people with thinning bones, according to new research from Mayo Clinic.
What are synovial cysts?
Synovial cysts are small, fluid-filled lumps that tend to form on the lower spine. These cysts are not cancerous and often do not cause any symptoms. However, they can sometimes lead to problems such as sciatica.
The course of back pain over time
Back pain is among the most frequently reported health problems in the world. New research examines patterns in back pain over time and identifies the patient characteristics and the extent of healthcare and medication use (including opioids) associated with different patterns.
Four exercises for a better back
To strengthen your back—the most commonly injured part of the body—it's important to condition both the muscles in it and the ones that support it, notably the abs.
Computers can be a real pain in the neck
Many people slouch or strain their necks while working at the computer. A new study shows how jutting the head forward to read more closely compresses the neck and leads to neck and shoulder problems.
Safe exercises for a herniated disk
Gentle exercises, stretches, and activities can all help relieve the pain of a herniated disk. Exercises can also strengthen and improve flexibility in the spine, neck and back.
Low back pain: Pulsed radiofrequency may be the answer
A new study reveals that pulsed radiofrequency may help patients with low back pain that has not responded to conservative therapy.
The Trouble with Chairs
Life in chairs is at least a little bit hazardous to your general health, above and beyond just a lack of physical fitness. We suspect this today thanks to some good science, from sources like British Journal of Sports Medicine (more on this below).
8 stretches for the middle back
Mid back pain or stiffness can have a significant impact on daily life. However, certain stretches can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.