16 December 2013

World-first trial gives spinal cord hope

Australian trial will ‘freeze’ injury to prevent any further damage  Regaining arm and leg movement for spinal cord injury victims...

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16 December 2013

Save our spines

Animal study shows basic fibroblast growth factor protects injured spinal cord motor endplates  In current studies, the degeneration and protection...

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16 December 2013

Spinal tool helps back surgery

New technique measures pressure in the spinal cord   Researchers in Perth, Australia, have discovered a new way to find...

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16 December 2013

Compelling evidence supports back braces

American study confirms benefit of back braces in treating adolescent scoliosis   For years, adolescents instructed to wear back braces...

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31 May 2013

Steroid injection does little good for stenosis

For patients with spinal stenosis, epidural steroid injections (ESI) may actually lead to worse outcomes, whether or not the patient...

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31 May 2013

Little support in treating bone conditions

People in the UK living with a range of rheumatological musculoskeletal conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and non-diagnosed back pain...

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31 May 2013

Gap in the market for cervical total disc replacement

New technology has evolved to tackle degenerative spinal disease, but is enough post-surgery data available to make claims on the...

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31 May 2013

Operative risk increases with obesity

While obese patients are more likely to have surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation than non-obese patients, obesity increases operative...

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