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Lower back spasm: Causes, treatment, and prevention
There are many possible causes for lower back spasms, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and sprains and strains. People who experience recurring or worsening spasms or pain should see a doctor for an assessment.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jun 1
Hyperlordosis: Treatment, exercises, and diagnosis
Hyperlordosis is a condition in which there is an excessive spine curvature in the lower back.
Medical News Today - Fri. Jun 1
Cometh the cyborg: improved integration of living muscles into robots
Tokyo - The new field of biohybrid robotics involves the use of living tissue within robots, rather than just metal and plastic. Muscle is one potential key component of such robots, providing the driving force for movement and function. However, in efforts to integrate living muscle into these machines, there have been problems with the force these muscles can exert and the amount of time before they start to shrink and lose their function. Now, in a stud ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Stem cell-based phase I trial to repair spinal cord injuries produces encourag...
Writing in the June 1 issue of Cell Stem Cell , researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that a first-in-human phase I clinical trial in which neural stem cells were transplanted into participants with chronic spinal cord injuries produced measurable improvement in three of four subjects, with no serious adverse effects. The primary purpose of this first trial was to assess safety. And no procedure-related complications w ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
New study finds pitcher injuries increase as pitch count rises
More than half of high school baseball pitchers report experiencing pain in their throwing arms during the season. To better understand the cause of these injuries, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted a new study to determine when and why overuse injuries are occurring. We found that the number of injuries peaked early--only about four weeks in--and then slowly declined until the end of the season, said James Onate, ass ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jun 1
Back pain and bloating: Causes, symptoms, and treatments
Back pain and bloating can be a miserable and frightening experience when they occur together. However, the most common causes of back pain and bloating are usually due to relatively harmless, underlying conditions.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 28
Sitting positions: Posture and back health
Adopting the correct sitting position is essential for maintaining good posture and a healthy back and spine. Most people can improve their sitting posture by following a few simple guidelines.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 28
Shoulder subluxation: Symptoms, treatment, exercises, and recovery
A shoulder subluxation refers to a partial dislocation of the shoulder joint. This occurs when the ball of the upper arm bone, called the humerus, partly comes out of the glenoid socket in the shoulder.
Medical News Today - Mon. May 28
Early physical therapy benefits low-back pain patients
Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims. The study, published in Health Services Research , found that those who saw a physical therapist at the first point of care had an 89 percent lower probability of receiving an opioid prescription, a 28 percent lower probability of having advanced imaging services, and a 15 percent lower probability of an emergency department visit ...
EurekAlert - Mon. May 28
Chiropractic Has Role to Play in Easing Lower Back Pain: Study
Chiropractic care can help ease low back pain when added to a comprehensive treatment plan, a new clinical trial has found. Active-duty military personnel reported having fewer back problems when they visited a chiropractor along with receiving usual medical care, the researchers said. This study provides the strongest evidence to date that chiropractic is safe, that it s effective and that it can be integrated into a multidisciplinary health care setting, ...
Healthday - Fri. May 18
Treating muscle wasting improved cancer survival
Researchers from the University of Jyv 228 skyl 228 in Finland have found that continued treatment of muscle wasting with a soluble growth factor receptor protein, produced at the University of Helsinki, improved survival in a pre-clinical cancer model without affecting the tumour size. This effect was not found when the mice were treated with the recombinant protein only prophylactically before cancer. These findings, together with a few earlier rodent st ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18
Expert consensus finds that higher protein intake benefits adult bone health
A new expert consensus endorsed by the European Society for Clinical and Economical Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Diseases ESCEO and the International Osteoporosis Foundation IOF has reviewed the benefits and safety of dietary protein for bone health, based on analyses of major research studies. The review, published in Osteoporosis International , found that a protein-rich diet, provided there is adequate calcium intake, is ...
EurekAlert - Fri. May 18