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Tailbone pain: Causes, diagnosis, and relief
Tailbone pain or pain in the coccyx the lowest portion of the spine may occur suddenly after an obvious injury. It can also appear over time, with no apparent cause.
Medical News Today - Thu. Jul 6
Don't let lower back injuries take you down for the count
ROSEMONT, Ill. July 5, 2017 -- Nearly one in three competitive athletes experiences low back pain. According to a literature review in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons , lower lumbar back pain is a commonly reported symptom among the general population however, low back pain among elite athletes who play varsity or professional sports requires addi ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Reducing stress, optimizing coping strategies may diminish need for opioids fo...
ROSEMONT, Ill. July 5, 2017 --Helping patients to better manage stress and improve coping strategies related to pain may minimize the need for opioids following ankle fracture surgery, according to new research appearing in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons . The U.S. is facing an opioid epidemic, with millions of people dependent on or misusing pre ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Jul 6
Understanding the epidemiology of sarcopenia throughout the lifecourse
Sarcopenia is an age-related syndrome which is characterised by progressive and generalised loss of muscle mass and strength. How prevalent is sarcopenia As there is a lack of consensus in the operational definition used to characterized the disorder, estimates vary widely in different clinical settings, and depending on the definition used. Recent definitions have integrated information on muscle ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 1
Certain Parents More Likely to Skip Kids' Flu Shot
Children who see alternative health providers, such as acupuncturists or massage therapists, are less likely than other kids to get their annual flu shot, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 9,000 U.S. kids, those who d received certain alternative therapies were one-quarter to 39 percent less likely to have gotten a flu shot in the past year. The findings do not prove a cause-a ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
Study Ties Some Migraines to Artery Tears in Neck, Raising Stroke Risk
Some younger adults who suffer migraines may be at risk for tears in their neck arteries, which can increase the chances of a stroke, a new study suggests. Exactly what triggers these vessel tears is not clear, the researchers added. However, study author Dr. Alessandro Pezzini stressed that the probability that migraine sufferers would develop this condition -- called arterial dissection -- is st ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
'Mindfulness' Probably Won't Cure Your Back Pain: Study
Proponents of mindfulness-based stress reduction claim it can improve relationships, mental health, weight and more. But, one complaint it s unlikely to fix is lower back pain, researchers now say. Lower back pain doesn t respond to the programs, which embrace meditation, heightened self-awareness and exercise, according to a review of seven prior studies. Although short-term improvements were rep ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain
Chronic low back pain can be a challenge to treat, but new research suggests that massage therapy may provide some relief. Current medical guidelines actually recommend massage therapy prior to the use of opioid medications for lower back pain, explained William Elder, the study s principle investigator. Yet even with those guidelines, physicians and nurse practitioners are not recommending massag ...
Healthday - Wed. Jun 28
Does symmetry matter for speed? Study finds Usain Bolt may have asymmetrical r...
World champion sprinter Usain Bolt may have an asymmetrical running gait, according to data recently presented by researchers from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. While not noticeable to the naked eye, Bolt s potential asymmetry emerged after SMU researchers assessed the running mechanics of the world s fastest man. The analysis thus far suggests that Bolt s mechanics may vary between his l ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Jun 28
Study links immune responses to intestinal microbes with rheumatoid arthritis
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis RA , self-reactive T cell responses cause inflammation and progressive damage to synovial joints. Although genetic risk factors for RA have been identified, environmental causes are also thought to play a role in the onset of RA. Recent work suggests that the disease is initially triggered by immune responses to gut bacteria, but how autoimmunity of intestinal ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
What makes stem cells into perfect allrounders
Stem cells are considered biological allrounders because they have the potential to develop into the various body cell types. For the majority of stem cells, however, this designation is too far-reaching. Adult stem cells, for example, can replace cells in their own tissue in case of injury, but a fat stem cell will never generate a nerve or liver cell. Scientists therefore distinguish between mul ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jun 27
Pilonidal cyst: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
A pilonidal cyst develops in the cleft between the buttocks. Just as any other cyst, a pilonidal cyst can become infected and pus-filled.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jun 24