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Bracing for Spinal Compression Fractures Might Not be Necessary

Osteoporosis-related compression fractures in the spine are often treated with bracing. But a recent study shows patients who wore the braces did no better than patients who did not. The study, published December 3, 2014 in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, found that patients with the spinal compression fractures who wore braces […]

Movement Combats Back Pain

Back pain, which statistics show will affect 75 percent of us at least once in our lifetimes, might make you think you need to take pain medications and rest until the pain subsides. But new research suggests movement could be the best medicine for the common backache.

There’s a widespread belief that back […]

Does a Simple Yoga Pose have the Power to Reduce Scoliosis? According to a New Study, Yes!

Practicing a simple yoga pose for only two months reduced the curvature from scoliosis by an average 32 percent in a group of adults and teens. Adolescents who were the most compliant—practicing the side plank more than three times a week–improved the spinal curvature by 49.6 percent.

Researchers at Manhattan Physical Medicine and […]

Taking Tylenol doesn’t Speed Recovery from Low Back Pain or Reduce Symptoms more than Placebo

Health care providers who recommend that low back pain patients take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to help them recover from and relieve bouts with low back pain might rethink that recommendation. A new study of nearly 1,700 acute low back pain patients found, compared to placebo, taking the pain reliever does not decrease recovery time, decrease […]