Health

Add neck problems to reasons not to smoke

(HealthDay)—Here's yet another reason to snuff out that cigarette: Smoking can damage the cervical discs in your neck, a new study contends.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Booster massage dose may be helpful in chronic neck pain

(HealthDay)—For patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain, a booster dose of additional massages may be effective for reducing pain and dysfunction, according to a study published in the Oct. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study suggests worsening trends in back pain management

Patient care could be enhanced and the health care system could see significant cost savings if health care professionals followed published clinical guidelines to manage and treat back pain, according to researchers at Beth ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental disorders as risk factors for chronic pain in teenagers

One in four young people have experienced chronic pain and a mental disorder. According to a new report in the Journal of Pain, the onset of pain is often preceded by mental disorders: an above-average rate of incidence of ...

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