FRIDAY, July 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Back and neck pain are often an unfortunate part of aging, but older adults can safely find relief with various medications, a new research review concludes. The review of 138 clinical trials breaks down the evidence on medication options for seniors with “spine-related”Continue Reading

THURSDAY, May 12, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Persistent use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to treat acute lower back pain may actually turn it into a chronic condition, a new study warns. However, some experts who expressed concerns about the study published in the journal ScienceContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Medical marijuana could be a viable alternative to opioid painkillers for people dealing with arthritis or chronic back pain, two new studies show. Many patients prescribed opioids for their chronic pain wound up taking fewer painkillers — or stopping them altogether — afterContinue Reading

TUESDAY, March 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A comparison of Neanderthal and modern human spines suggests lifestyle habits of 21st century people lie behind widespread back pain, researchers say. Anthropologists focused on the spine’s curvature, which is partly influenced by wedging, or angling, of vertebrae and the softer discs betweenContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A 3-D virtual reality system to treat back pain was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. The EaseVRx system is a prescription device for at-home use that combines cognitive behavioral therapy and other behavioral methods to treat patients 18Continue Reading