News tagged with chronic back pain

Smoking is a pain in the back

If you want to avoid chronic back pain, put out the cigarette. A new Northwestern Medicine® study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain, and dropping ...

Nov 03, 2014
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Risk reduction in epidural procedures

Thousands of epidurals are performed by doctors every year. The procedure is commonly used for pain-relief during childbirth, the treatment of chronic back pain or as a means to provide anaesthesia during ...

Jan 29, 2014
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Predicting who will have chronic pain

Abnormalities in the structure of the brain predispose people to develop chronic pain after a lower back injury, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. The findings could lead to changes in the way physicians treat ...

Sep 17, 2013
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