Health

It's crunch time

(HealthDay)—Toned abs don't just look great, they're also vital for good posture and avoiding lower back pain.

Medications

Depressed patients more likely to be prescribed opioids

A new study shows that patients with low back pain who were depressed were more likely to be prescribed opioids and receive higher doses. Understanding these prescribing patterns sheds new light on the current opioid epidemic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Mindfulness' probably won't cure your back pain: study

(HealthDay)—Proponents of mindfulness-based stress reduction claim it can improve relationships, mental health, weight and more. But, one complaint it's unlikely to fix is lower back pain, researchers now say.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Proper movements in Muslim prayer ritual can reduce lower back pain

Five times a day, roughly 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, bow, kneel, and place their foreheads to the ground in the direction of the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, as part of the Islamic prayer ritual, the Salat. The ritual ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Personalised physical therapy brings relief for lower back pain

Impaired movement control may result in chronic lower back pain. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the combination of manual therapy and exercise is an excellent way to combat movement control ...

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