People with sciatica may find that certain exercises and stretches help bring relief from pain and tightness in the sciatic nerve and the surrounding area. Although sciatica generally resolves in time, these exercises may speed the healing process.
More than half of U.S. adults suffer from pain, with backs and legs the most common sources, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Muscle relaxant drugs are largely ineffective for low back pain, despite being widely prescribed for this condition, suggests an analysis of the latest evidence published by The BMJ today.
Whether you should walk and how much you should walk are questions to discuss with your doctor or physical therapist. The general view now is that movement and activity are a good thing for people with sciatica, as long as you walk correctly and are not increasing pain.
Preoperative osteoporosis treatment lowered the risks of osteoporosis-related complications and revision surgery in patients undergoing spinal fusion of three levels or more at 1 year, according to published results.
Low back pain in the elderly is the result of poor 'proprioception,' or the body's ability to perceive its own position in space, caused by a deterioration of sensory receptors in their muscles called proprioceptors. In a new study, researchers demonstrate a protocol for the management of low back pain by diagnosing and activating impaired proprioceptors with localized vibratory stimulations, crowning an approach that can enable elderly people to lead better lives.
The outlook for people who have these AS surgeries is good despite the risk of surgery complications
New research from Boston Medical Center identifies elevated mortality risk for women with back pain when compared to women without back pain.
Advanced AS is often treated with stronger medicines, including corticosteroids, conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), biologic drugs, and JAK inhibitors. AS treatment might also include surgery and treatment of disease complications.