Monthly Archives: March 2013

Research deepens questions about low back mri

Researchers reviewed records of 1,000 MRI’s taken of patients with low back pain and found that more than half were prescribed inappropriately. Continue reading

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Frailty Syndrome

Frailty is becoming a major concern of physicians treating the elderly. Discover some of the components of frailty that gerontologists are studying in this guest post provided by Laurie G. Jacobs, MD of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Continue reading

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Once Again Research Shows MRIs Not Helpful in Understanding Low Back Pain

Dutch researchers took MRI’s of people with sciatica and compared them with MRI’s taken one year later. Patients who had had surgery were less likely to have a bulging disc one year post-op. But what did that mean? Continue reading

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Dynamic Control of Movement is Key to Low Back Pain

Scientists now can test subtle details of trunk postural control and compare the movement skill of those with back pain and those without. Continue reading

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Degenerative Spondylolisthesis vs. Isthmic Spondylolisthesis

The distinctions between degenerative spondylolisthesis and isthmic spondylolisthesis. Continue reading

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Vertebral Compression Fractures

Vertebral compression fractures from osteoporotic bones affect more than half a million Americans each year. Other fractures occur from trauma or cancers spreading to the spine. Learn the risks and treatment strategies. Continue reading

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Do You Need Folate Supplements?

Facts about folate: its role in human metabolism, natural food sources, and the possible need for supplementation. Continue reading

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