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

FRIDAY, Oct. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Many people with long-term back pain have tried physical therapy and medication, to no avail. A new study suggests they might “unlearn” their discomfort in weeks — using psychological therapy. “For a long time, we have thought that chronic pain is due primarilyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — After more than a year at home, children are heading back to classrooms across the country. But they’re also toting heavy bags on their backs again. A backpack that fits properly — and is not overloaded with binders and books — will helpContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new approach to spinal cord stimulation may drastically reduce chronic back pain, a small pilot study suggests. The study, of 20 patients with stubborn low back pain, tested the effects of implanting electrodes near the spinal cord to stimulate it with “ultra-low”Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Football and other contact sports get a lot of attention for their injury hazards. But for most adults, bike riding is the biggest back-breaker, a new study suggests. Of more than 12,000 sports-related spinal injuries among U.S. adults, researchers found that a fullContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — There’s much Americans may disagree on, but many share one thing in common: chronic pain. More than half of U.S. adults suffer from pain, with backs and legs the most common sources, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Although tens of millions of Americans turn to muscle relaxants for lower back pain relief, a new Australian review finds little evidence that such drugs actually work. That’s the conclusion of a deep-dive into 31 prior investigations, which collectively enlisted more than 6,500Continue Reading

THURSDAY, May 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Two-thirds of spinal fractures suffered by American children and teens occur in car crashes when they aren’t wearing seat belts, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data on more than 34,500 U.S. patients younger than 18 who suffered spinal fractures between 2009 andContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A culture of toughness and resilience is encouraged among elite college rowers, but it can keep them from reporting injuries, a new study finds. There’s an overall myth among athletes that admitting pain is a sign of weakness and failure, the researchers said.Continue Reading

SATURDAY, Aug. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Injuries can continue to plague rugby players long after they retire, a new study finds. Researchers examined injuries suffered by 254 retired elite and amateur rugby players and competitors in non-contact sports, such as cricket. The athletes were 21 to 82 years ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’re working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic and expect to keep doing so, you need to be sure your work station is set up properly, an orthopedic specialist says. You also need to take regular breaks to move around, accordingContinue Reading