Back and Neck Pain News
June 24, 2019

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Man Develops Severe 'Thunderclap' Headaches After Eating World's Hottest Chili Pepper

Taking part in a hot chili pepper eating contest might have some unexpected consequences, highlight doctors in a recent case ... read more

Don't Hold Your Nose and Close Your Mouth When You Sneeze, Doctors Warn

Pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze isn't a good idea, warn ... read more

That Feeling in Your Bones

Rainy weather has long been blamed for achy joints and back pain. Past research has yielded mixed results. New analysis tracking visits to the doctor with daily rainfall found no relationship between ... read more

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 new ... read more
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Personalized Medicine: Testing Therapies on Mini-Tumors of Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that often recurs, despite patients undergoing harsh treatments. Researchers have succeeded in growing mini-tumors (or organoids) of head and neck ... read more

Promising Treatment for Shoulder Pain in Wheelchair Users With Spinal Cord Injury

Researchers have reported the first case of successful, long-term relief of chronic refractory shoulder pain in a wheelchair user with spinal cord injury following a single injection of autologous, ... read more

Hormone Produced During Pregnancy Repurposed to Treat Painful Joint Condition

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have investigated whether relaxin's joint-loosening properties could be applied to alleviate symptoms of arthrofibrosis. The team found that multiple ... read more

High-Intensity Interval Training Increases Injuries, Research Shows

People who engage in high-intensity interval training are at greater risk for injury, especially in the knees and shoulders, a new study has ... read more

Women Call Ambulance for Husbands With Heart Attacks but Not for Themselves

Women call an ambulance for husbands, fathers and brothers with heart attack symptoms but not for ... read more

In Their DNA: Rotator Cuff Stem Cells More Likely to Develop Into Fat Cells

Why are fat deposits more likely to occur after tears of the shoulder's rotator cuff, compared to other types of muscle injuries? An increased propensity of stem cells within with rotator cuff ... read more

Men and Women Remember Pain Differently

Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain -- the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden -- appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research ... read more

Computers Can Be a Real Pain in the Neck

Many people slouch or strain their necks while working at the computer. A new study shows how jutting the head forward to read more closely compresses the neck and leads to neck and shoulder ... read more

Brain Activity Predicts Fear of Pain

Researchers applied a machine learning technique that could potentially translate patterns of activity in fear-processing brain regions into scores on questionnaires used to assess a patient's ... read more

Treatment Shown to Improve the Odds Against Bone Marrow Cancer

Hope has emerged for patients with a serious type of bone marrow cancer as new research into a therapeutic drug has revealed improved outcomes and survival ... read more

Early Physical Therapy Can Reduce Risk, Amount of Long-Term Opioid Use, Study Finds

Patients who underwent physical therapy soon after being diagnosed with pain in the shoulder, neck, low back or knee were approximately 7 to 16 percent less likely to use opioids in the subsequent ... read more

Women Having a Heart Attack Wait Longer Than Men to Get Help

Women are being urged to call an ambulance immediately if they have heart attack symptoms, following research showing they wait longer than men to get ... read more

Artificial Joint Restores Wrist-Like Movements to Forearm Amputees

A new artificial joint restores important wrist-like movements to forearm amputees, something which could dramatically improve their quality of ... read more

Back Pain Shows Significant Association With Mortality Among Older Women

Researchers found that frequent, persistent back pain is associated with earlier death in a study of more than 8,000 older women who were followed for an average of 14 ... read more

Protecting Against Vaccine Administration Injury

A recent study reiterates the need for health care professionals, including pharmacists, to take certain precautions to minimize the risk of their patients suffering shoulder injury related to ... read more

Pain Disruption Therapy Treats Source of Chronic Back Pain

People with treatment-resistant back pain may get significant and lasting relief with dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation therapy, an innovative treatment that short-circuits pain, a new study ... read more

Simple, Cost Effective Treatment Following Failed Back Surgery Shows Promise

Failed back surgery (continued low back and leg pain after surgery) is relatively common. With each reoperation, success, as defined by pain reduction, becomes less likely and most patients do not ... read more

Sexes Differ When It Comes to Comfort During and After Exercise, Study Finds

A new study highlights sex differences in thermal behavior and could one day inform the development of new athletic ... read more

Can Chiropractic Care Disrupt Vision?

For those in the habit of getting their neck adjusted by a chiropractor, there's an interesting case to know about: High velocity neck manipulation has been shown to create stress on the eye and ... read more

New Gene Variants Associated With Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is the number one cause of years lived with disability worldwide. Medical researchers have now identified three novel genetic variants associated with chronic back ... read more

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