Arthritis & Rheumatism

Back pain link to 24-hour body clock revealed

New research by University of Manchester scientists has for the first time shown that our spinal discs have 24-hour body clocks which when they malfunction, can contribute to lower back pain.

Health

Yoga aids chronic back pain sufferers

Yoga can provide more effective treatment for chronic lower back pain than more conventional methods, according to the UK's largest ever study into the benefits of yoga.

Medical research

Implant jab could solve the misery of back pain

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Manchester scientists have developed a biomaterial implant which could finally bring treatment, in the form of a jab, for chronic back pain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

For back pain, spinal manipulation holds its own

If you're suffering from chronic lower back pain, a new review of existing research finds that spinal manipulation − the kind of hands-on regimen that a chiropractor might perform on you − is as helpful as other ...

Neuroscience

New study maps the effects of acupuncture on the brain

Important new research about the effects of acupuncture on the brain may provide an understanding of the complex mechanisms of acupuncture and could lead to a wider acceptability of the treatment.

Medical research

Stem cell therapy -- a future treatment for lower back pain?

Lower back pain affects many people and may be caused by degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae. Treatment for the condition using stem cells may be an alternative to today's surgical procedures. This is the conclusion ...

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