Source: Medical News TodayUpper back pain and tension are common complaints, particularly when people feel stressed or spend a lot of time hunched over desks or computers. Exercises that stretch the neck, shoulders, and upper back can help relieve pain and loosen tight muscles
Source: Science DailyChronic back pain is the number one cause of years lived with disability worldwide. Medical researchers have now identified three novel genetic variants associated with chronic back pain.
Source: Medical XpressRunsheng Wang, M.D., from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and colleagues examined long-term outcomes in patients with IBP and predictors of progression to SpA.
Source: Science DailyHealth care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a new study.
Source: HealioAccording to a presentation from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, optical topographic imaging is an efficient, novel technique that allows for initial and repeat registration of the cervical spine and had accuracy similar to other spinal neuronavigation systems.
Source: HealioInvestigators of this case report highlighted the use of 3-D printing for the development of customized prostheses and surgical planning, and noted the technology can make complex spinal surgery less difficult.
Source: Medical XpressSeniors can benefit from herniated disc surgery, according to the results of a study conducted by Mattis A. Madsbu, a medical student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and colleagues at the Department of Neurosurgery at St. Olavs Hospital in Trondheim, Norway. Madsbu’s supervisor was NTNU consultant neurosurgeon Sasha Gulati.
Source: HealioInherent lordosis of the cage, an expandable nature, anterior position of the cage and compression of pedicle screws impacted the postoperative sagittal balance of patients who underwent transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, according to a presenter at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting.
Source: HealthDayFor patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion surgery, intraoperative methadone administration is associated with reduced postoperative opioid requirements, according to a study published in the May issue of Anesthesiology.
Source: Medical XpressA world-first study has shown that specific physical activity benefits the discs in our spines and may help to prevent and manage spinal pain.