Tag: low back pain

Non-specific low back pain: Returning to the Dark Ages

While non-specific low back pain (NSLBP) is a common diagnosis, Tim Germon (Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK) argues that most low back pain is in...

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...

Therapeutic Goods Administration requests additional clinical data on Mainstay Medical’s ReActiv8

Mainstay Medical, a medical device company focused on bringing to market ReActiv8, an implantable restorative neurostimulation system to treat disabling chronic low back pain,...

SpinalCyte announces MRI evidence of disc regeneration following phase 1/phase 2...

MRI analysis of patients who received intradiscal injections of human dermal fibroblasts shows significant improvement in disc height after six months, the latest evidence...

State-of-the-art orthopaedic technique may help to identify which cervical radiculopathy patients...

  New research using unbiased serum proteomics, a state-of-the-art technique in orthopaedics, aims to predict which cervical radiculopathy patients will fail conservative treatment and consequently...

Image-guided pulsed radiofrequency provides relief from low back pain

The majority of patients studied were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back pain and sciatica, according to...
Tiger Woods to return to competitive golf after lumbar spine fusion surgery

Tiger Woods will return to competitive golf seven months after fourth...

The golfing world’s eyes are trained on the Hero World Challenge, which begins this week in the Bahamas. In April, Tiger Woods underwent his...
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Study of astronauts reveals new clues for low back pain mechanisms

Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Paper Award for Medical/Interventional Science at the 2017 North American Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting (25–28 October, Orlando, USA),...
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Non-opioid alternative for chronic pain approved in Europe

A Conformité Européene (CE) Mark has been received by Medtronic for its neurostimulation platform Intellis for spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and peripheral nerve stimulation...
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New biomarker offers improved method to image degeneration

A study led by the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong, is first to report that a new biomarker—the ultra-short time-to-echo disc sign...

New MRI tool offers improved method of imaging degeneration

For the past 30 years, the “conventional” T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been broadly used to diagnose low back pain. However, this is...

Study details key concerns for looking after the spines of elite...

Nearly one in three competitive athletes experiences low back pain. According to a literature review in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic...
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Patents filed for use of immune cell-stimulated angiogenesis as low back...

Creative Medical Technology has announced the filing of intellectual property covering data supporting the use of immune system cells for stimulation of perispinal angiogenesis...

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...

Fukushima researchers find significant association between disaster-related stress and low back...

Little scientific research has studied the causal effect of psychosocial factors on low back pain, largely because of the inability of scientists to control...

Placebo and diazepam equally effective for acute low back pain in...

Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam for acute lower...

No relation found between weather and low back pain

New research from The George Institute for Global Health (Sydney, Australia) has revealed that the weather plays no part in the symptoms associated with...

Cochrane Review finds some potential for yoga as treatment for low...

The Cochrane Library has released a new review to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) showing that yoga may lead to a small...

Survey indicates that many back pain patients get limited relief from...

Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the...

Study finds open placebo treatment reduces back pain

For patients with chronic back pain, "open" treatment with placebo—informing patients that they are taking an inactive pill, and why it might be helpful—leads...

Mainstay Medical ReActiv8-B clinical trial enrols first subject

The first subject has been enrolled in the ReActiv8-B Clinical Trial of the Mainstay Medical ReActiv8 device. The trial is intended to gather data...

Mainstay Medical ReActiv8-A sustains performance at one year in clinical trial

Mainstay Medical has announced the one-year results from the ReActiv8-A Clinical Trial, an international, multi-centre, prospective, single arm trial for ReActiv8 in people with...

F-MARC data “strongly depict” increased prevalence of low back pain in...

This year’s Spineweek meeting (Singapore; 16–20 May) featured a number of presentations from F-MARC, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Medical Assessment and...

Intralink-Spine report positive early patient feedback regarding Réjuve low back pain...

Intralink-Spine, is pleased to announce that early clinical study data has been obtained regarding the use of its Réjuve system for the treatment of...