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).
Maybe you’ve just finished a few hours of work at the computer and now there’s a stabbing sensation between your shoulder blades. Or you have an ongoing, continuous ache that extends from the base of your neck down to the bottom of your ribs. What’s going on? And more importantly, how can you find some relief?
Back or spinal decompression refers to a group of treatments used to relieve pressure on spinal discs. A healthcare professional may recommend surgical and nonsurgical therapies for decompression.
A weekend spent gardening. A raucous game of pickleball. Bending over to pick up a dropped pen. Suddenly your neck or back seizes up and it’s hard to catch your breath. Muscle spasms, where the muscle involuntarily contracts—and stays that way—for a few seconds, minutes, or longer, are painful and impossible to predict.
People with conditions including sciatica, herniated discs, and spinal stenosis may benefit from transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Doctors may also use this injection to examine how a person’s body reacts to it to help diagnose any underlying condition that could be causing them pain.
Spinal fusion is a highly invasive surgery where an implant is placed in the spine to prevent movement between bones. The treatment has a high failure rate after only five years, however Te Whare Wānanga o Waitahi | University of Canterbury researcher and lecturer Associate Professor Debbie Munro has spent the last 20 years finding a way to change this.
With age comes wisdom and experience. Unfortunately, aches and pains tend to tag along for the ride. Spinal aging may be a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to grin and bear it.