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May 30, 2015


Early spine imaging for low back pain in seniors is not associated with better clinical outcomes, according to a JAMA study.

Researchers prospectively enrolled patients aged 65 and older presenting to primary or urgent care with low back pain. Roughly 1200 patients who...

May 23, 2015

Neither routine exercise nor vitamin D supplementation does anything to lower the overall risk for accidental falls among older women, a new Finnish study says.

However, the risk of serious injury as a result of falling was cut by more than half when elderly women engag...

May 19, 2015

Physical health, previous joint pain, and the presence of diabetes can strongly predict whether a patient with arthritis will experience pain, say researchers presenting their findings at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Las Vegas.



May 15, 2015


Osteoarthritis is something nearly all of us can expect to face if we live long enough. A quarter of the population has it, and the percentage is expected to rise significantly in the years ahead. Two-thirds of people with arthritis are younger than 65, the Centers fo...

May 10, 2015

 Head bowed over a cellphone while texting for long periods of time is a posture that can eventually lead to spinal disk damage.


While examining an X-ray of a 17-year-old patient's neck x-ray in 2009 we noticed something unusual. The ghostly image of her vertebral colu...

May 8, 2015

 1. You’re Chained to Your Desk


Did you know that sitting puts 40% more pressure on your spine than standing?


Fix it: Sitting at a 135-degree angle can reduce compression of the discs in the spine, so lean back slightly every now and then. Do it when you take a phone c...

May 8, 2015


Results of a survey to determine the cause of low back pain in French male employees demonstrated that biomechanical factors can play a larger role in the origination of pain than factors such as psychosocial, organizational and individual causes.


Two surveys, one in...

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