Orthopaedist Dr Mark Knaub, of Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania, says that approximately eight in every 10 people suffer from back pain at some point.
According to Dr Knaub, ligament, tendon and muscle strains or soft tissue injuries top the list of the most common causes of back pain.
When you twist, bend, fall or lift heavy objects, these injuries can occur.
People who... ››› more
While bloating is very common, painful bloating can also be a sign of more serious health problems such as lactose intolerance, celiac disease, gastro oesophageal reflux disease or irritable bowel syndrome.
If you think you may be suffering from one of these gut problems, don't fret - you can easily reverse over time them by tweaking your diet and lifestyle. In the meantime, you can relieve the... ››› more
You have severe back pain again, so you decide to consult your doctor. He prescribes you opioids - a drug that acts on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. You've taken them for pain many times before, so you know they work well. So there's no harm in taking them again, is there?
To tell you the truth, there is...
While it may not seem like a big deal to pop opioids to relieve ... ››› more
Are you part of the 80% of our population who suffers from severe back pain? Do you think that the pain is inevitable just because it's so common - especially in older adults? Well, then, you've got it all wrong...
Orthopaedist Dr Mark Knaub, of Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania in the USA, has confirmed that will approximately eight in every 10 people will suffer back pain at l... ››› more
Ouch! There's nothing worse than back pain. And while it's common in older people, it's never any fun. The condition, which is caused by damage to the muscles and ligaments of your back, can put serious pressure on your spinal nerve roots, causing severe pain in your back and sometimes even legs as well.
Luckily, for back pain sufferers, there's a quick-fix solution - back surgery. If you suffe... ››› more
Some time ago, I read an advice of a military doctor about how to keep your joints in good condition and at the same time eliminate many of the problems associated with them. I checked it on myself, my friends and convinced myself that this recipe was really - a miracle!
If you have problems with pain in the joints, back, legs, or neck, this is the recipe for you!
The "miracle" recipe that h... ››› more
Do you suffer from back pain and not understand why? It could be a spine infection, according to new research. The infection - called vertebral osteomyelitis - could lead to paralysis or even death if left untreated.
And here's the scary thing: Doctors OFTEN miss this rare infection. Read on to find out more.
Why doctors often overlook spine infections
The new study, published in the jou... ››› more
This week, the largest and most in-depth study of global health trends to date found that more than 95% of the world's population has health problems, with more than a third of us experiencing five or more conditions.
Lead study author Professor Theo Vos, of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle in the US, set out with his colleagues to calcul... ››› more
If you suffer from back pain or osteoarthritis, reaching for paracetamol has probably become a reflex.
But researchers out of Australia are warning that you shouldn't do it.
Because not only do these common over-the-counter medications do NOTHING to alleviate your pain, they're putting your liver at risk too!
Here's what the study found…
Paracetamol: Useless for lower back p... ››› more
40% of people suffer from nerve irritation in their lower back that cause pain to surge through your buttock and the backs of your legs when you move in a certain way.
The common term for this is sciatica pain, and it involves a type of pinched nerve in your back.
It can be very painful when you do certain tasks, and it can leave you unable to do anything further until the pain subsides an... ››› more
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