17 hrs ago
Chiropractic advocacy: Do chiropractors have a professional...
With almost 50 million uninsured Americans in today's world and roughly three million living below the poverty level, healthcare providers have an obligation and duty to help patients of all ages, economical status levels, with and without insurance; but how many providers do? Chiropractors can benefit by reaching out to lower income communities by ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain Symptoms
May 10, 2013 - Taking antibiotics could relieve symptoms of chronic lower back pain for up to 40% of people, according to a new study.
Discectomy post-op pain worse in patients with retrolisthesis
The presence of retrolisthesis in patients undergoing decompressive surgery for a lumbar disc herniation may result in significantly worse lower back pain and physical function over four years, according to a study published in the April issue of The Spine Journal .
Thu May 16, 2013
Phoenix New Times
CBS 5 Reporter Claims Chronic Pain and Gets a Medical-Pot Card, Then Implies Wrongdoing
Hopefully you missed CBS 5's "investigation" into the state's medical-marijuana program, in which they claim that "young, healthy" people are getting medical-marijuana cards.
Wed May 15, 2013
Park Ridge Health is pleased to announce that Laura Fleck, M.D., board-certified neurologist, has joined its extensive family of primary care providers and specialists.
Teenager who had 100 degree curve in her spine that crushed her vital ...
Natalie Royle, 17, from Grasscroft, Oldham, was diagnosed with scoliosis - curvature of the spine - and the condition gradually worsened over a 12-month period until her spine was bent at a 100-degree angle.
Tue May 14, 2013
Best cure for sore back? Working hardly ever helps.
I'Vve had varying degrees of back pain for more than 10 years now, mostly I think, due to spending my career in front of a computer.
Two Drugs Better Than One in Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Combination therapy with teriparatide and the monoclonal antibody denosumab increases bone mineral density to a greater extent than either drug alone in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis, according to an industry-funded study in the Lancet .
Medical News Today
Identification Of Gene Associated With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Main Category: Bones / Orthopedics Also Included In: Pediatrics / Children's Health ; Genetics ; Neurology / Neuroscience Article Date: 14 May 2013 - 1:00 PDT Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan have identified the first gene to be associated with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis across Asian and Caucasian ... (more)
Mon May 13, 2013
Antibiotics May Relieve Back Pain Symptoms
May 10, 2013 -- Taking antibiotics could relieve symptoms of chronic lower back pain for up to 40% of people, according to a new study.
Soroptimist International Celebrates Unsung Heroes
She embodies accomplishment. Lauren Sweet has served in student body government at McQueen High School, sung in the choir, been in leadership classes and maintained a 4.0 GPA all four years.
Business of Life
40% of lower back pain cases are caused by a previously unknown bacterie
Hundreds of thousands of people living with crippling back pain could be cured - by a simple and inexpensive course of antibiotics.
Self-image worse for teens with untreated scoliosis
Adolescents with untreated adolescent idiopathic scoliosis report worse pain and worse self-image than unaffected adolescents, although the difference is clinically significant only for self-image, according to a review published in the April 20 issue of Spine .
Groundbreaking Treatment for Early-Onset Scoliosis
Early-onset scoliosis is a rare condition that affects a small population of very young children.
New scoliosis treatment helps Modesto boy
A San Diego hospital has become the first in the nation to implant experimental rods that could help children with a rare form of scoliosis avoid years of back surgeries.
Science Weekly podcast: life in a random universe
On this edition of the show Alok Jha meets Brian Clegg to discuss his latest book Dice World: Science and Life in a Random Universe .
Sun May 12, 2013
Students buckle from heavy school bags
HEAVY LOAD: St Brigid's College school captain Alana Ticchi has a sore back after carrying her heavy school bag.
Back pain: should I ask my doctor for a course of antibiotics?
Recent studies have found links between bacteria and some cases of chronic back pain, but research is still in its early stages Chronic back pain is a complex condition that affects one in five people.
Gene Associated With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Identified
The gene is involved in the growth and development of the spine during childhood.
Acne bacteria to blame for back pain
What do acne and chronic back pain have in common? Well, as it turns out, more than people once thought.