To Stretch or Not To Stretch, That Is The Question! Low back pain is a very common problem affecting millions of people at any given time. The economic toll of chronic low back pain (three months or longer) has been estimated to be between $12 to $90 billion from loss of work productivity, cost of…
Roughly 80 percent of men experience back pain, but now there’s hard-core pain relief. An abs workout may help your achy back, say researchers in Brazil. After cyclists with lower-back pain completed a core-strengthening program, 44 percent reported less pain.
Now that winter is over, it’s time to get back out in the garden to prepare for another growing season. There is a lot of heavy work to be done at this time though, from a general tidy up after a few months of neglect to digging the borders or vegetable patch.
At Becker’s 11th Annual Orthopedic Spine and Pain Management-Driven Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) Conference in Chicago, Dr. Kube will give a presentation titled “Moving Spine Procedures to ASCs – Key Business and Clinical Issues.”
Medication is a frequent first line of defense in chronic pain, but true multidisciplinary pain management goes well beyond simply numbing the pain — and research has shown that somewhat alternative methods of treatment, like yoga and Tai Chi, can help reduce chronic pain and improve quality of life.