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A study finds that smoking or being overweight makes it more difficult for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to achieve optimal control of inflammation and symptoms, despite standard of care treatment.
It is widely accepted that low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP) are best understood as biopsychosocial phenomena.
In studies on rats, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report new evidence that the predominance of the hormone testosterone in males may explain why women are up to 10 times more likely than men to injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in their knees.
Can an increased risk of chronic pain be transmitted from parents to children? Several factors may contribute, including genetics, effects on early development, social learning and more, according to a report in the journal Pain, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
New research provides insight into a long-observed but little-understood connection between chronic pain and anxiety, and offers a potential target for treatment.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Gallup study highlights the extent to which neck and back pain affect American adults, with one in four reporting that they have seen a health-care professional for significant neck or back pain within the past year and nearly two-thirds (65 per cent) saying they have done so at some point in their lives.
FREDERICTON – Researchers at the University of New Brunswick have launched a study to find out whether a protein drink can help build muscle – without exercise.
Instability is thought to be a clinical classification of LBP that clinicians should be aware of.
This Cochrane review summarizes the most current evidence on the effectiveness of acupuncture on acute, subacute and chronic neck pain.
A simple model consisting of four risk factors can help surgeons to predict the risk of complications after surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) – a common condition causing compression of the spinal cord in the neck, reports a study published in the July issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, published by Wolters Kluwer.
Scientists in Montreal have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to ''bone death'' or osteonecrosis of the hip, with the help of four young siblings who suffered from the debilitating disease.
LOUDON, N.H. – He was one of NASCAR's first superstars, but Fred Lorenzen's memories of his Hall of Fame career have dimmed as he battles dementia. His Daytona 500 victory, the wins he piled up to become NASCAR's first $100,000 driver, his life on the road, all have been largely extinguished.
OTTAWA – The Canadian military is trying out a "bionic" knee brace developed by a Halifax-based company.
Graft size, sex and age have a significant effect on the odds of an ACL re-tear post reconstruction with a hamstring graft, say researchers presenting their work at the recent annual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
A new study in zebrafish suggests that irregular fluid flow through the spinal column brought on by gene mutations is linked to a type of scoliosis that can affect humans during adolescence. Found in humans and zebrafish, these mutated genes damage the cilia – tiny hair-like projections that line the spinal canal and help move the fluid – and lead to a curvature of the spine.

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