84% of 18 to 24-year-olds reported experiencing back pain during the past year, according to a survey conducted by U.K. health provider Simplyhealth. Young adults lost 1.5 more days of work on average due to back pain than older adults. Slumping shoulders, a slouching middle and a lower back that’s constantly compressed from sitting: It’s… Continue Reading ‘iPosture’ Blamed for Surging Back Pain Among Young Adults
A recent article in the “Clinical Journal of Pain” describes a rigorous effort to settle the question as to whether yoga truly helps chronic pain—in this case chronic low back pain. The researchers systematically reviewed randomized controlled trials comparing yoga to control conditions in patients with low back pain, with the goal of trying to… Continue Reading Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain
Undersize school chairs, low desks and overweight backpacks are contributing to chronic back pain in adolescents, according to a study from researchers in Portugal to be published in the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Ana Assunção and colleagues in the Biomechanics and Functional Morphology Laboratory, at the University of Lisbon, carried out a… Continue Reading School Desks and Chronic Back Pain
We all know that working out is good for your body, but it also can make aging more comfortable and prevent back pain. More than one-third of adults 65 and older fall and injure themselves each year in the U.S., and falls are the most common cause for hospital admissions in older adults.
Spinal compression fractures are an often overlooked, but common cause of back pain. These small fractures in the bones that form your spine are frequently caused by osteoporosis. Fortunately, spinal compression fractures can be treated with pain medicine and bed rest. Some patients may wear a back brace or undergo physical therapy. In patients with… Continue Reading Spinal Compression Fractures – A Common Cause of Back Pain