Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately two to three per cent of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity. One in 500 children today require treatment using spine braces and one in 5,000 need spinal surgery.
That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A study at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that the "runner's high" phenomenon is also caused by dopamine, an important neurotransmitter for motivation.
Studies of asymptomatic individuals with no lifetime history of low back pain (LBP) have indicated that 40 to 70 per cent report clinically significant LBP after a two-hour standing protocol. This induced (but transient) LBP paradigm has allowed characterization of neuromuscular differences between individuals who develop LBP when standing compared with those who do not.
The Institute for Work and Health (IWH) is now accepting abstracts for presentation proposals for the 19th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (Premus 2016).
A new study suggests children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exercise regularly may have a less active disease. The research is published in the August 12, 2015, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Improving medical assessments for low back pain is the subject of a research study currently being conducted at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont.
Beet juice is a dietary source of the molecule nitrate. When converted in the body, nitrate can dilate the blood vessels and increase blood flow, both important factors for exercise performance.
Study title: Back pain in children and adolescents
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