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Drugs for Acute Low Back Pain: Do they work?

Among patients with acute, low back pain presenting to an emergency department, neither the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) naproxen combined with oxycodone/acetaminophen or the muscle relaxant cyclobenzaprine provided better pain…
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Got Neck or Back Pain? Try Physio

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging patients with musculoskeletal pain to consider treatment by a physical therapist, in light of a new federal survey showing that more than one-third of American adults and nearly 12 percent…
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Got Back Pain? Try mindfulness

Among adults with chronic low back pain, both mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy resulted in greater improvement in back pain and functional limitations when compared with usual care, according to a study appearing…
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The Tragic Hip

She wasn't born this way, but even Lady Gaga experienced groin pain -- typically a symptom of hip disease such as arthritis of the hip -- or, in her case, a hip labral tear. Groin pain is a common health complaint. According to a literature…
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Hip Impingement Syndrome...surprisingly common

Rice University catcher, John Clay Reeves, felt pain in his groin after a collision at the plate with an opposing player. He thought he had pulled a muscle, but it turns out he was suffering from a common condition seen in teens and young adults…
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Foot Pain? Don't suffer, there are solutions.

While deformities of the lesser toes (all toes other than the big toe) can be very painful, there are numerous surgical and nonsurgical treatments for these conditions that are usually quite effective. A literature review published in the Journal…
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Prevent "Text Neck"

In today’s technology-thirsty society, it’s rare to not see someone with their head down texting on their cell phone or reading the latest status updates on Facebook. However, too much texting and tilting your head down can become a pain…
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Shoulder Pain? Physiotherapy far MORE effective than Shockwave Therapy

Supervised exercises are more effective than shockwave treatment to relieve chronic shoulder pain, finds a study published on bmj.com. Shoulder pain is the fourth most common type of musculoskeletal pain reported to general practitioners and…
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Walk away from Chronic Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common complaint, and treatment often requires many hours of physical therapy over multiple weekly clinic visits -- a costly commitment. Now Dr. Michal Katz-Leurer of Tel Aviv University's Stanley Steyer School of Health…