While not common, certain back pain symptoms are a sign of a medical emergency that may become life threatening or result in disability without prompt attention from an experienced physician. Patients who experience any of the following symptoms should seek medical attention as quickly as possible:
People with chronic low back pain may want to try taking to the yoga mat to relieve their symptoms, a small new study suggests. Researchers from the University of York in the United Kingdom found that back pain sufferers who participated in a group yoga program for 12 weeks had fewer medical costs and fewer… Continue Reading Yoga Could Decrease Costs, Sick Days For People With Chronic Back Pain
Dr. Kube was featured in Becker’s Spine Review in a feature titled, “Ask Spine Surgeons.” It is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. Dr. Kube discusses practicing defensive medicine.
This week’s addition to our series of posts about nonsurgical treatments for back pain is about meditation and ‘movement’ therapy. Complementary and alternative medicine includes a wide range of healing beliefs, approaches, and therapies that are not widely taught in medical schools, used in hospitals, or covered by health insurance. Always remember that not all… Continue Reading Nonsurgical Treatments — Meditation and ‘Movement’ Therapy
In continuing our series of posts about nonsurgical treatments for back pain, today we’re reviewing magnet and massage therapy.
Magnet Therapy: Most claims regarding the healing power of magnets are from the manufacturers of products that contain magnets. Manufacturers claim the products can relieve various health problems, including chronic pain, by stimulating the body’s natural electrical field. Continue Reading Nonsurgical Treatments — Magnet and Massage Therapy