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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