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  • Scientists locate possible therapy target for spinal muscular atrophy

    SourceMedical Xpress

    Researchers at Iowa State University have discovered what could lead to a new treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, a potentially fatal genetic disorder in young children.

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  • Mind over matter could reduce back pain anguish

    SourceMedical Xpress

    The University of Queensland School of Psychology’s Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives.

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  • Spinal cord stimulation is a safe, effective drug-free treatment for chronic pain

    SourceMedical Xpress

    Chronic pain affects up to 20% of people in developed countries, and represents not only a profound impact on individuals and their families but also a sizeable burden on employers, health care systems, and society in general. Now, a study published in the Journal of Pain Research finds another safe and effective drug-free treatment option for chronic pain sufferers – spinal cord stimulation (SCS).

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  • What is Cervical Spondylosis

    SourceMedical News Today

    Cervical spondylosis is a condition in which there is deterioration of the vertebrae, discs, and ligaments in the neck or cervical spine.

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  • Repeated stimulation treatment can restore movement to paralyzed muscles

    SourceMedical Xpress

    Conducted at the BioMag laboratory at the Helsinki University Hospital, a new patient study could open a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage.

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  • Risk of blindness from spine surgery down significantly.

    SourceMedical Xpress

    The risk of blindness caused by spinal fusion, one of the most common surgeries performed in the U.S., has dropped almost three-fold since the late 1990s, according to the largest study of the topic to date.

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  • Foods for back pain relief

    SourceBack Pain Relief Daily

    Injuries and infections can cause inflammation, which may sometimes persist to cause many diseases such as cancer and arthritis leading to considerable pain. A study discussed in this article reveals that choice of foods can influence the reduction or aggravation of inflammation. There are some foods for back pain relief, which include fruits, vegetables, whole grain, healthy plant fats and fish, refined grains, and red meat. However, you should avoid processed food. Foods containing high fats and sodium can cause aggravation of inflammation.

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  • Sciatica Pain

    SourceBack Pain Relief Daily

    Symptoms associated with sciatica pain include low back pain shooting down to the foot, numbness, tingling in the leg, and general weakness due to inflammation of the Sciatic nerve according to the following article. Sometimes Sciatica may be cured through conservative management causing the patient to return to light exercises within two to three weeks. Exercises recommended for Sciatica are stretching exercises for strengthening the abdominal and back muscles. At times injections may be necessary. Injury to the Sciatic nerve may be due to Spinal Stenosis, herniated disc, tumor on the nerve, or fracture of the pelvis area. If the symptoms persist, and you have a fever, call a doctor immediately.

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  • Heat or ice for pain

    SourceBack Pain Relief Daily

    Swelling, pain, bruising, or redness is associated with acute injury, and the area has much inflammation and is untouchable. According to the following article, it is then that heat or ice for pain is needed. Ice should be applied immediately instead of waiting 48 to 72 hours as prescribed, as the fluid takes time in reaching the spot of injury because of the joints of the knees, ankles, and elbows. The severity of the trauma influences the inflammation more in cases of older persons having neck, back, or knee pain. Application of ice should be made for 10 to 15 minutes, which works to constrict the blood vessels. Therefore, this reduces the swelling.

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  • iFuse Surgery for pain relief

    SourceBack Pain Relief Daily

    The second most common area where back problems exists is the SI joint or the joint at the spine and pelvis. A new technology has been developed for implanting titanium plates at the SI joint, which relieves back pain through minimization of micro-motion. Known as iFuse surgery for pain relief, it involves a MIS procedure where a small incision is made at the Sacroiliac joint, and with the help of a guide pin, which is a Titanium plate used to fuse the joints. iFuse Surgery For Pain Relief The sacroiliac joint (or SI joint for short) is the second most common area where people experience back pain. Many people mistakenly refer to it as their “hip”, but the SI joint is part of the spine.

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