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
Back pain can make even the simplest of things difficult. Not to mention put a serious strain on personal relationships. In fact, couples admit that they hold off from having sex when their partner has a serious back problem.
While this is a good idea, if your partner's is on the mend, (in other words, their pain is controllable), you might be ready to give sex another try.
When you do, fo... ››› more
Constipation, diarrhoea, cramps, gas, indigestion, bloating, nausea… Those are just some of the things you have to deal with when you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
But one frequently mentioned and seemingly, unrelated symptom is lower back pain, especially at night.
Read on to find out why your IBS could be behind it…
Two common reasons your back hurts when you ha... ››› more
Just because you have a bad back, there's no reason for you to stop travelling. But back pain does make it a little harder.
And that's why, in lieu of this weekend's Easter long weekend, we're giving you a few tips for making your trip more pleasant and on your back.
To manage your back pain while on holiday, try these seven tips:
Here’s what Chet Cunningham, author of Th... ››› more
Back pain? Give yoga a go.
Multiple studies that the stretching, strength, and flexibility that comes with a yoga class is exactly what you need to relieve back soreness.
And it's not mumbo jumbo either.
A study published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, showed that people who did yoga classes are twice as likely to cut back on pain medications for their back pain as peopl... ››› more
Chronic back pain is on of the leading causes for people missing work, high medical costs, disability and issues with quality of life.
And it's one of the most common ailments the general population suffer from.
But the reasons behind chronic back pain haven't been that well understood. Experts always thought it was because of disease, age or injury.
A new study, however, makes a conne... ››› more
Back pain… If you have it, you'll know there are few things that are worse.
But what if, like me, you only suffer from back pain in winter?
What's causing it?
Is it because you spend more time snuggled up on the couch under a pile of blankets?
Is it because you come home from a long day of sitting only to hunch over a rake to clean up the leaves that are in your driveway?
While ... ››› more
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