Tag: chronic low back pain

Newsbriefs: Back Surgery; Knee OA; Gout; Sleep Quality

Minimally invasive back surgery.
Recent findings from a seven-year study of 304 patients who received minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion—a low back surgery—have better outcomes than patients who have more invasive surgery, according a new study. The procedure joins two or more vertebral bones to prevent abnormal movements. It reduces

Ask the Doctors: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Q. What is cognitive behavioral therapy?
A. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of mental health counseling that helps a person become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking to help view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them more effectively. CBT therapy can be effective in as little

Bodyworks: Firm Up Your Butt to Reduce Back Pain and Improve Function

Weakness in the gluteus medius—one of three “butt” muscles, along with the gluteus maximus and gluteus minimus—is linked to non-specific (no identifiable cause), chronic low-back pain, according to a study published online on May 26, 2015 in the European Spine Journal.

“It’s a great study, and I know from my own

Conquer Low Back Pain with a Mind-Body Program

Loss of independence and mobility is one of the most dreaded consequences of aging. Thus, preserving physical function in older age is critical to maintaining independence.
Millions affected
Chronic pain affects approximately 100 million adults in the United States and in many cases impacts their ability to function. Among adults age 65

How Does Acupuncture Work?

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Chronic pain without the hope for relief is a reality for too many people. Sadly, the shocking truth is 46% of the people suffering from chronic pain never obtain adequate pain relief from conventional medicine therapies such as pharmaceutical pain pills or injection therapy.[1] So where do you turn? Fortunately,

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