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Shoe Insoles, Orthotics Do Not Help Lower Back Pain, According to New Review

A review of studies looking at the effectiveness of foot orthotics and insoles for the prevention and treatment of general lower back pain failed to show notable benefit.

Custom orthotics and shoe insoles are often recommended as a strategy for preventing or easing low back pain. To help determine whether these really have […]

Are Doctors Ordering Too Many Imaging Tests for Low Back Pain?

Readers Digest Magazine reported August 17, 2011 on four over-prescribed treatments and tests. The first listed was imaging for lower-back pain. […]

Lack of Exercise, Overweight Linked to Higher Risk of Chronic Low Back, Neck, Shoulder Pain among Adults

In a study of 30,000 women and men, researchers found that those who were obese had about 20 percent increased risk for chronic pain in the low back and neck/shoulder area. Exercising for as little as one hour a week or more helped to lower that increased chronic pain risk. […]

Physical Therapists Awarded Research Funding

New research projects look at physical therapy for osteoarthritis, back pain and total joint replacement. […]