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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Virtual Reality for Motor Rehabilitation of the Shoulder

Jan. 13, 2016 — A virtual reality system for motor rehabilitation of the shoulder has been developed by scientsts. The prototype, which includes a built-in movement sensor, allows the user to do controlled exercises ... read more

Reducing Pain in Patients With Osteoarthritis of the Big Toe

Dec. 7, 2015 — Prefabricated foot orthoses and rocker-sole footwear (in which the sole of the shoe is curved) are effective at reducing peak pressure under the big toe in people with a condition called first ... read more

Trial Reveals Evidence of Long-Term Benefits for People With Chronic Neck Pain

Nov. 2, 2015 — Chronic neck pain is a difficult condition to treat, and previous research shows that single interventions generally do not provide long term benefits. Now a large scale investigation has found that ... read more

The American Academy of Pediatrics Tackles Youth Football Injuries

Oct. 25, 2015 — With football remaining one of the most popular sports for children and teens, the American Academy of Pediatrics is issuing new recommendations to improve the safety of all players while on the ... read more

Implant Procedure Helps Patients With Sacroiliac Joint Pain

Oct. 22, 2015 — A minimally invasive implant procedure is highly effective in reducing pain and disability for patients with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, reports a new clinical ... read more

Common Shoulder Dislocation Can Heal Just as Well Without Surgery

Oct. 22, 2015 — Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation is one of the most common shoulder injuries orthopedic surgeons treat. Severe dislocations are often treated with surgery, but patients who opt for non-surgical ... read more

Muscle Relaxant or Opioid Combined With NSAID Does Not Improve Low Back Pain

Oct. 20, 2015 — Among patients with acute, low back pain presenting to an emergency department, neither the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug naproxen combined with oxycodone/acetaminophen or the muscle relaxant ... read more

Benefit of Early Physical Therapy for Low-Back Pain Appears Modest

Oct. 13, 2015 — Early physical therapy for recent-onset low back pain resulted in statistically significant improvement in disability compared to usual care, but the improvement was modest and did not achieve a ... read more

Living in Fear: Mental Disorders as Risk Factors for Chronic Pain in Teenagers

Oct. 8, 2015 — One in four young people have experienced chronic pain and a mental disorder. According to a new report, the onset of pain is often preceded by mental disorders: an above-average rate of incidence of ... read more

Regular Exercise Before Pregnancy May Stave Off Pains That Are Common Among Moms-to-Be

Oct. 7, 2015 — Exercising up to five times weekly before pregnancy may help to stave off pelvic girdle pain -- an umbrella term for any type of pain associated with the joint and ligament changes prompted by ... read more

Chest CT Scans Often Can Be Avoided in Blunt Trauma ER Cases, Study Finds

Oct. 6, 2015 — Use of computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest for hospital emergency-room patients with blunt trauma could be reduced by more than one-third without compromising detection of major injury, ... read more

New Technologies Can Help Short Circuit Chronic Pain

Sep. 10, 2015 — As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, a variety of technologies offer new hope to people living with chronic pain. This article reviews a few of these, in an effort to give hope to those who ... read more

Patients Prefer Relief from Lower Back Pain Over Improved Mobility

Sep. 9, 2015 — A new study examines the question of quality of life for individuals with a common form of lower back pain called lumbar spinal stenosis. The findings show that, when asked to choose between ... read more

Bats and Balls, Not Base Runners, Cause Worst Injuries to Major League Catchers

Sep. 8, 2015 — Contrary to popular belief, the worst injuries baseball catchers face on the field come from errant bats and foul balls, not home-plate collisions with base runners, according to findings of a ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Understanding the biomechanics of natural cartilage could lead to the development of better artificial joint implants. That's exactly the goal of researchers. The team studied kangaroo cartilage ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — A controversial treatment of spinal manipulation works for some people, but has no effect in others, a study confirms. Spinal manipulation--applying force to move joints to treat pain, a technique ... read more

New Therapy Delivers Long-Term Relief for Chronic Back, Leg Pain, Study Finds

July 28, 2015 — Patients who received a novel high frequency form of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy experienced significantly greater, long-term relief for both chronic back and leg pain, when compared to a ... read more

Former Professional Rugby Players Have Greater Cervical Spine Degeneration

July 21, 2015 — Clinical examinations and magnetic resonance imaging studies have determined whether retired professional rugby players experience more serious symptoms of cervical spine degeneration than people in ... read more

Most Chronic Pain Patients Use Alternative Therapies, but Many Don't Tell Their Doctors

July 20, 2015 — More than half of chronic pain patients in a managed care setting reported using chiropractic care or acupuncture or both, but many of these patients didn't discuss this care with their primary ... read more

Child Paralysis Outbreak: Different Virus May Be Cause

July 16, 2015 — A mysterious outbreak of child paralysis cases previously linked to enterovirus D68 may instead have another cause, doctors are cautioning after determining that a stricken child appeared to be ... read more

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