Can inversion therapy help with back pain?
Source:Medical News Today
Inversion therapy is where a person is suspended upside down for several minutes with the aim of relieving back pain or similar ailments. Some evidence supports the use of inversion therapy for short-term management of back pain.
First-in-world robot-assisted spinal surgery
Penn neurosurgeons and otolaryngologists performed the first robot-assisted spinal surgery. The robotic arms made it possible for the team to successfully remove a rare tumor in the patient’s neck.
One third of people aged 40-59 have evidence of degenerative disc disease
Researchers have reported that one-third of people 40-59 years have image-based evidence of moderate to severe degenerative disc disease and more than half had moderate to severe spinal osteoarthritis.
Back pain is common in highly active older adults
In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, many well-functioning and highly active older adults experienced back pain, which was linked with poorer perceived and observed walking endurance.
Spondylosis: What is it & How Do I Treat it?
“Spondylosis” sounds like it could be a type of plant or cute underwater creature. However, it actually has to do with spinal pain. Unless you’ve been diagnosed with spondylosis, chances are you probably won’t know what it means (or have even heard of it). If your physician has suggested you have spondylosis, it could still be confusing!
Minimally invasive treatment provides relief from back pain
The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back pain and sciatica, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).