Back and Neck Pain News
May 22, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 10:51pm EDT

More Back and Neck Pain News
May 22, 2015

'Gold Standard' for Pain Relief After Shoulder Surgery May Not Be 24 Karat

Mar. 31, 2015 — Around 10,000 patients undergo shoulder surgery in Ontario every year and most go home the same day. Since it's quite a painful procedure, a lot of effort goes into making sure patients can ... read more

Shoulder and Elbow Injury Possibility in Youth Players

Mar. 28, 2015 — Pitching speed, player's height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries, according to new ... read more

For Type V AC Joint Injuries, Early Surgery May Not Be the Best Approach

Mar. 28, 2015 — Early surgery may not be the best treatment option for patients with Type V AC joint injuries, according to new research. Medical researchers showed military personnel returned to duty faster when ... read more

New Way to Evaluate Meniscus Tear Outcomes

Mar. 28, 2015 — An individual’s meniscus (cushion in the knee) is one of the most important ligaments in the leg providing stability, load bearing and preservation of the knee joint. It is also one of the most ... read more

No Need to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery, Study Shows

Mar. 28, 2015 — Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness may not be necessary, according to new ... read more

Stem Cells May Improve Tendon Healing, Reduce Retear Risk in Rotator Cuff Surgery

Mar. 26, 2015 — An injection of a patient's bone marrow stem cells during rotator cuff surgery significantly improved healing and tendon durability, according to a new ... read more

High-Frequency Surpasses Traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation in First Controlled Trial Comparing Technologies

Mar. 24, 2015 — The first-ever randomized, controlled trial to compare spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technologies found that high-frequency SCS using 10 kHz (HF10) exceeded lower-frequency, traditional SCS in ... read more

Low Back Pain Risk Factors Identified

Mar. 25, 2015 — New research identifies nicotine dependence, obesity, alcohol abuse and depressive disorders as risk factors for low back pain, a common condition causing disability, missed work, high medical costs ... read more

Pain Diaries May Slow Patient Recovery, Study Shows

Mar. 23, 2015 — A study is calling into question the worth of pain diaries, showing that patients who kept daily pain diaries following a serious back injury reported a significantly slower recovery than those who ... read more

Early Imaging for Back Pain in Older Adults Not Associated With Better Outcomes

Mar. 17, 2015 — Older adults who had spine imaging within 6 weeks of a new primary care visit for back pain had pain and disability over the following year that was not different from similar patients who did not ... read more

Tablet Use: Significance of Usage Position, Potential for Neck Damage

Mar. 13, 2015 — Tablet use has rocketed. Last year in the US, for example, 42% of under 18’s owned one and more than half of 35-49 year olds used them regularly. This figure seems unlikely to decrease and yet only ... read more

Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery: Less Painful, Faster Recovery, Smaller Incisions

Mar. 12, 2015 — A minimally invasive spinal fusion back surgery results in less blood loss, less postoperative pain, smaller incisions, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery and return to work. Rather than ... read more

Outcomes for Surgical Vs Non-Surgical Treatment of Broken Shoulder

Mar. 10, 2015 — Among patients with a displaced fracture in the upper arm near the shoulder (proximal humeral), there was no significant difference between surgical treatment and nonsurgical treatment in ... read more

Two-Step Treatment Improved Function, Decreased Pain Severity in Veterans

Mar. 9, 2015 — A stepped-care strategy improved function and decreased pain severity, producing at least a 30 percent improvement in pain-related disability, investigators report. Although U.S. military veterans ... read more

Common Hip Issue in Teens Misdiagnosed as Pulled Muscle

Feb. 24, 2015 — An athlete felt pain in his groin after a collision at the plate with an opposing player. He thought he had pulled a muscle, but it turns out he was suffering from a common condition seen in teens ... read more

Twin Study Lends New Insights Into Link Between Back Pain and Depression

Feb. 26, 2015 — Genetic factors help to explain the commonly found association between low back pain and depression, suggests a large study of twins. Genetic factors affecting both conditions may be involved in the ... read more

One in 3 Women Could Potentially Be Spared Chronic Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery

Feb. 25, 2015 — One in every three women undergoing a mastectomy could potentially be spared chronic post-operative pain if anesthesiologists used a regional anesthetic technique in combination with standard care, ... read more

Meditation Can Reduce Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Feb. 25, 2015 — Meditation might be an effective treatment for reducing chronic neck pain, according to research. Chronic neck pain can lead to serious comorbidities like depression. Patients with chronic neck pain ... read more

Neck Pain Can Be Changed Through Altered Visual Feedback

Feb. 19, 2015 — Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to ... read more

Which Conditions Show Reduced Costs With Disease Management?

Feb. 6, 2015 — Asthma, back pain, and congestive heart failure are among the conditions showing reductions in health care costs in one large employer's disease management (DM) program, reports a ... read more

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Monday, March 9, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Friday, February 6, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Friday, July 4, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday, April 4, 2014
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Monday, March 31, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014