Tag: back pain

Spinal surgery cannot reverse the back pain tsunami

Martin Underwood (Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK) has worked as a general practioner in Lusaka, Manchester, London and Coventry, UK. He has a...

Durability and sustainability of decompression procedures extended with coflex

The results of a two-year study demonstrate decompression with coflex interlaminar stabilisation extends the durability and sustainability of a decompression procedure. coflex is the...

Simplify Medical closes additional US$23.25 million in second tranche of series...

Simplify Medical, a company focused on cervical spinal disc arthroplasty and maker of the Simplify cervical artificial disc, has announced a second tranche of...
Back pain

Mount Sinai Researchers Discover Possible Link between Diet and Back Injuries

Mount Sinai researchers have found a possible link between a poor diet and back injuries, especially in women. The study suggests that following a...
Solomon Wilcots interviews Vikas Kapoor at NASS 2017

NFL broadcaster Solomon Wilcots interviews doctors at EUROSPINE and NASS

The former professional football player is a leader of Russo Partners’ Sports–Health Alliance, a service connecting sports, health and medicine. In addition to interviews...

US FDA clears Stimwave’s full-body MRI-ready wireless peripheral nerve stimulator

Stimwave has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the first wireless, micro-technology neuromodulation device that can enable ongoing full-body MRI...

Intralink-Spine’s Réjuve system effective at 12 months

Based on 12-month follow-up clinical data from its safety and feasibility study, Intralink-Spine has reported that the company’s Réjuve system has continued to effectively...

Researchers trace the history behind JFK’s four spine surgeries

US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK)—the second-youngest man to hold the position in history—is not known for his ill-health. However, the president was faced...

Yoga as effective as physical therapy for chronic low back pain

Chronic low back pain affects approximately 10% of US adults and has a greater impact on racial or ethnic minorities and in people of...

First commercial implantation of ReActiv8 in Ireland takes place

The first Irish sale and implantation of Mainstay Medical’s ReActiv8 has taken place in Dublin. The implantation was performed at St Joseph’s Hospital, part...
Back pain

Study maps molecular pathways of disc degeneration

New research detailing the molecular mechanisms involved in the breakdown of the soft tissue discs of the spine may provide opportunities for advanced, minimally...

NASS’ allograft and spinal cord stimulation coverage recommendations open for public...

The president of the North American Spine Society (NASS), F Todd Wetzel (Philadelphia, USA), has announced the opening of the society’s 30-day public comment...

Tackling opioid addiction in America

Substance misuse is “one of the most pressing public health crises of our time” according to US Surgeon General Vivek H Murthy, in his...

Muslim prayer habits can reduce lower back pain

Five times a day, roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, bow and kneel in the direction of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as...
Back pain

Back pain associated with increase in all-cause mortality

Published in the European Journal of Pain, a study of 4390 Danish twins aged over 70 years old has found that those suffering from...

American College of Physicians recommends complementary medicine over drug therapy for...

An evidence-based clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians published in Annals of Internal Medicine has recommended that physicians and patients should...

Exercise first port of call for low back pain and sciatica,...

The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its advice on the treatment of low back pain in those over...

US veterans report more severe back pain than civilians

US veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain—including pain—than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a...

Surgery for degenerative spinal disease reduces problems with sex-related pain

For patients with degenerative spinal disease, surgery is more effective in reducing pain that interferes with sexual activity, compared to nonsurgical treatment, reports a...

Small Inspired Spine study shows significant reduction in back pain following...

A small study from Inspired Spine has found a significant reduction in back pain following minimally invasive direct thoracic interbody fusion (MIS-DTIF). The study included...