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Yoga for Your Aching Back
Yoga may effectively ease chronic lower back pain, according to a new study.
Lots of Kids May Have Aching Backs
Lower back pain in school-aged children may be common, according to a new study.
The Price of Complementary Health Approaches
Americans spent $30.2 billion on complementary health approaches in a year, according to a recent analysis.
Work It Out for Low Back Pain
Lower back pain is one of the most common health conditions worldwide. But a little exercise may be able to help.
This Rx Wasn't Much Help for Back Pain
One steroid thought to help some patients with back pain may not be all that helpful.
Surgery Vs. Physical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you may eventually be faced with a decision about whether to have surgery. However, you might be just as well off with physical therapy.
These Factors May Raise Your Back Pain Risk
Lower back pain can be irritating at best and debilitating at worse. For some, simple lifestyle changes may make a huge difference.
Back Pain and Testing: Getting the Whole Picture
Tests that let doctors look for clues inside the body may help solve medical conditions that cause back pain and other symptoms. However, balancing risks, benefits and costs for each procedure is the key to getting the best medical care.
Another Reason to Quit: Smoking and Back Pain
Of all the parts of the body smoking can damage, the back doesn't seem like it would be one of them. Many smokers with lower back arthritis, however, may beg to differ. Smokers with this condition may not respond as well to treatment as nonsmokers.
Treating Women’s Pain: Rose Oil, Yoga and Music
Women, when it comes to pain, don’t just grin and bear it. Plenty of treatments have been shown to work.