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Proven Smart Underwear Prevents Back Stress with Just a Tap

Unlike other back-saving devices, this one was tested with motion capture, force plates and electromyography.

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Ergonomics, Caregivers, Caregiving, workplace injury, Wheelchair, patient handling

When Push Comes to Injury: What Pushing a Wheelchair Does to Your Back

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When asked to push a simulated wheelchair against increasing resistance, study participants typically exceeded the recommended limits to avoid back injury by nearly 20 percent before they decided to quit.

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Back Pain, Opioids, pain, Prevention, Ergonomics, Spine, Posture, Chiropractors, Chiropractic, Health Care

Back to Basics: Chiropractors Offer Evidence-Based Care for Back Pain

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and chiropractors nationwide will observe National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM) this October by sharing information on back pain prevention and the value of a conservative approach to treatment with the theme “Back to Basics.”

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New Study Recommends Alternative Pain Relief for Knee Replacement Patients

A new study led by researchers at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and the University of Warwick has recommended an alternative method of pain relief for patients undergoing knee replacement surgery.

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Mind-Body Therapies Immediately Reduce Unmanageable Pain in Hospital Patients, New Study Finds

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After participating in a single, 15-minute session of one of these mind-body therapies, patients reported an immediate decrease in pain levels similar to what one might expect from an opioid painkiller. This study is the first to compare the effects of mindfulness and hypnosis on acute pain in the hospital setting.

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Patients Taking Opioids Prior to ACL Surgery More Likely to Be on Pain Medications Longer

More than 130,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgeries take place each year with the majority of patients not requiring pain medication after three months post-operatively. However, researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting today in Toronto, Ontario, Canada found that those patients who were filling opioid prescriptions prior to surgery were 10 times more likely to be filling prescriptions five months after surgery.

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Backpacks Send Thousands to the Doctor: Prevent Back Injuries This School Year

It’s that time of year again: parents are beginning to buy their children school supplies for the upcoming school year. But what parents may not know is that one particular item is sending thousands of children to their doctors' offices every year—backpacks.

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Arthritis, osteoarthritic knee pain, Arthritic big toes, Pain Managament, Radio Frequency Ablation

Tuning Out Arthritis Pain with Radio Energy

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Pain medicine specialists at Rush have helped develop, and are among the first in the country to provide, a noninvasive treatment for knee arthritis that uses cooled radio energy to target and interrupt pain signals.  Known as “Coolief,” the procedure can provide several months of relief from chronic arthritis pain for patients for whom surgery is not an option.







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