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Placebo and valium are equally effective for acute lower back pain in the ER

Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according


DePuy Synthes launches ViviGen Formable™ Cellular Bone Matrix

DePuy Synthes, in collaboration with LifeNet Health, launched ViviGen Formable™ Cellular Bone Matrix in February, a second generation cellular allograft used to assist in the formation of bone during spinal


Spinal cord injury patients face serious health problems besides paralysis

Paralysis is just one of the many serious health problems faced by patients who suffer spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord patients also are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease; pneumonia;


Personalised physical therapy brings relief for lower back pain

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the combination of manual therapy and exercise is an excellent way to combat movement control impairment in the lower


The back pain drugs don’t work

Commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, used to treat back pain provide little benefit, but cause side effects, according to new research from The George Institute for Global


Spinal mobilisation for chronic mechanical neck and back pain – an update

Nick Richards first undertook a retrospective case study looking at the effectiveness of the Springback treatment for restoring spinal function in patients with chronic low back pain in 2009, where


Meeting preview – BASS 2017; Manchester

The 2017 BASS meeting is taking place on 15–17 March 2017 at the Lowry Theatre, set in a magnificent waterside location at the heart of the redeveloped Salford Quays, Media