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Anti-seizure Meds Won't Ease Low Back Pain

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FRIDAY, July 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and pain specialists have been turning to anticonvulsive drugs for treatment of lower back pain more often over the past decade. There's just one problem -- these drugs don't really help. A series of clinical trials have shown that anticonvulsants are no good at easing either lower [...]

Non-Opioids Often Underused After Back Surgery

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TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Spine and joint surgery patients aren't taking advantage of common pain relievers like Tylenol or Motrin during their recovery, researchers say. Instead, many are given opioids, such as oxycodone (OxyContin) or hydrocodone (Vicodin). These highly addictive narcotics are potentially deadly when abused. The United States is currently grappling [...]

Overcoming Fear of Back Pain May Spur Recovery

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MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic back pain often try painkillers and other treatments without success. Now, a new study suggests a program of education and exercise may provide relief. Helping patients think differently about pain and encouraging them to move in ways they previously feared appears to ease pain and [...]

Millions Get Wrong Treatment for Back Pain: Study

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WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain affects 540 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of disability, but it's often treated improperly, researchers report. Their review of evidence from around the world suggests low back pain should be managed in primary care and that the first step should be education [...]

Study Gets to the Core of Back Pain in Runners

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The onset of back pain among runners may stem from a general weakness in their deep core muscles, new research indicates. Such deep muscles are located well below the more superficial muscles typified by the classic six-pack abs of fitness magazine fame, the researchers noted. Using computer simulations, [...]