Spine

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Manual-thrust manipulation boosts short-term benefit in LBP

(HealthDay)—For patients with low back pain (LBP), manual-thrust manipulation (MTM) is associated with greater short-term reductions in disability and pain than mechanical-assisted manipulation (MAM) or usual medical care ...

Oncology & Cancer

Case series addresses spine tumors in pregnancy

(HealthDay)—For most pregnant patients with benign spine tumors, surgery can be postponed until after delivery, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of Spine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetic studies and MRI scans shed light on low back pain

By delving into the mysteries of low back pain, scientists have identified three genes linked to chronic back pain and proposed the order in which pathological changes to the spine lead to low back pain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Myofascial therapies help treat gastroesophageal reflux

Researchers from the Departments of Physical Therapy, Medicine and Surgery of the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera of Valencia (Spain), have developed and successfully tested a pioneering myofascial therapy for the treatment ...

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