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Treatment for back pain: 84% increase in success rate

If a therapy for chronic back pain is tailored specifically to a patient’s individual requirements, the chances of success are far greater than with standard forms of treatment. Accompanied by


Reasons to take back pain in children seriously

Back discomfort is frequent in elderly people, although it is not commonly thought of as a childhood illness. When your child complains of back discomfort, you may question if it’s


Treating sciatica – are there alternatives to surgery?

Dan Plev, Consultant Spinal Neurosurgeon at The London Clinic, discusses sciatica treatment options   Sciatica is a term used to describe a pain experienced in the nerves, which leaves the


Tackling unresolved back pain

Michael Furlong, Clinic Director, Balance Health Centre, Liverpool, discusses pain management of the lower back   It is rare for someone to get through life without an episode or two


Increased activity not always the best advice for neck and back pain

The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Human Affairs recommends more physical activity and less sitting time. But that isn’t the right approach to managing neck and back pain for everyone,


Results of the largest independent randomised controlled trial of a digital therapy against chronic pain

In the largest independent randomised controlled trial (RCT) of its type, a multimodal app-based digital therapy programme for patients with non-specific low back pain has outperformed standard-of-care treatment across all


Physio tech company steps in to tackle COVID-19 lockdown neck and back pain emergency

Millions of workers operating from home could be creating a backlog of neck and back pain complaints which the NHS will struggle to cope with. Now physio therapy experts at


Patients experience more than 7 years delay to diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis due to incorrect referrals

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is associated with chronic back pain. Although the first symptoms frequently occur at an early age, often many years pass until the correct diagnosis is made. This


The development of a 3D-printed headset to promote recovery from spinal injury

Reva Jane discusses how 3D printing is transforming spinal cord injury recovery While back pain and spinal injuries are usually associated with strenuous physical activities, long periods of inactivity can


Most surgeons in pain after surgery, Mayo research finds

Almost two-thirds of surgeons reported an increase in neck pain after performing surgery, and one-quarter rated their neck or lower back pain as clinically significant, a new Mayo Clinic study has found.