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Strong link found between back pain and mortality
A prospective analysis of back pain and rates of disability may help explain the association between back pain and mortality.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
Kyphosis: Symptoms, causes, exercises, and treatment
Kyphosis is an abnormal rounding of the upper back. It is a relatively common condition that often develops in adolescence or young adulthood.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
Stiff neck: Causes, treatment, and when to see a doctor
The neck contains muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. These work together to support the head and allow it to move in many directions. The neck may become stiff or painful when overused or injured.
Medical News Today - Mon. Jan 14
Canagliflozin not associated with increased risk for fracture
1. Canagliflozin not associated with increased risk for fracture Abstract http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M18-0567 Editorial http annals. org aim article doi 10. 7326 M18-3550 URLs go live when the embargo lifts Compared with a glucagon-line peptide-1 GLP-1 agonist, canagliflozin was not associated with an increased risk for fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes at relatively low risk for fracture. Findings from a multidatabase cohort study a ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Hormone therapy may be best defense against knee osteoarthritis
CLEVELAND, Ohio January 7, 2019 --There is an ongoing debate regarding the relationship between knee osteoarthritis and hormone therapy HT , with small-scale studies providing mixed results. A new large-scale study from Korea shows that women receiving HT had a significantly lower prevalence of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis compared with women who did not take hormones. Study results are published online in Menopause , the journal of The North American M ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Finger joint enlargements may be linked to knee osteoarthritis
Heberden s nodes HNs are bony enlargements of the finger joints that are readily detectable in a routine physical exam and are considered hallmarks of osteoarthritis. A new Arthritis Rheumatology study found that the presence of HNs may also indicate structural damage associated with knee osteoarthritis. In the study of 395 patients with HN and 188 without, there were significant associations between the presence of HN and imaging measures of knee osteoart ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Ultra-sturdy bones, with a surprising origin, suggest new osteoporosis approach
A handful of brain cells deep in the brain may play a surprising role in controlling women s bone density, according to new research by UC San Francisco and UCLA scientists. In a study published January 11, 2019 in Nature Communications , researchers showed that blocking a particular set of signals from these cells causes female but not male mice to build extraordinarily strong bones and maintain them into old age, raising hopes for new approaches to preve ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jan 14
Can back pain be a symptom of prostate cancer?
Chronic back pain can sometimes be a symptom of advanced prostate cancer. However, there are many other possible causes of back pain.
Medical News Today - Mon. Dec 31
Study analyzes clinical trials of medications to control knee osteoarthritis p...
Bottom Line Managing osteoarthritis requires long-term treatment for symptoms such as pain and changes in joint structure that can lead to disability. This study analyzed the combined results of 47 randomized clinical trials that lasted at least 12 months for 33 drug interventions and 22,000 patients with knee osteoarthritis. Researchers report uncertainty around the long-term effectiveness of medications to control pain for patients with knee osteoarthrit ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31
A new 'atlas' of genetic influences on osteoporosis
A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute LDI at the Jewish General Hospital JGH has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone mineral density BMD , one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis. The paper, published in Nature Genetics , identifies 518 genome-wide loci, of which 301 are newly discovered, that explain 20 of the genetic variance associated wit ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Dec 31
Study shows massage helps ease arthritis pain, improve mobility
DURHAM, N.C. -- Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health. The finding, appearing online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine , suggests that massage could offer a safe and effective complement to the management of knee osteoarthritis, at least in the short term. Osteoarthritis is ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20
Is early physical therapy associated with less opioid use in patients with mus...
Bottom Line The use of early physical therapy in a study of nearly 89,000 U.S. adults with musculoskeletal pain of the shoulder, neck, knee and low back was associated with a lower likelihood of subsequent opioid use in an analysis of health insurance claims from 2007 to 2015. For patients who did use opioids, early physical therapy was associated with reduced opioid use for shoulder, knee and low back pain but not neck pain. The findings suggest early phy ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Dec 20