New therapeutic approaches to repair herniated discs in the lumbar spine using novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies have shown promising outcomes in preclinical studies and target the underlying problem of disc injury or instability, unlike current nonsurgical and surgical treatments.
Motivation to move: Study finds mild exercise helps decrease pain and improve activity level in older adults
A low-impact exercise program in senior centers in New York City’s Chinatown and Flushing, Queens communities helped decrease pain, improve mobility and enhance quality of life for many participants, investigators found.
Researchers presenting results at the Radiological Society of North America claim that minimally invasive treatment provides relief from back pain.
Levoscoliosis is a form of scoliosis where the spine abnormally twists or curves to the left, sometimes making a 'C' shape.
From a side view, the spine typically curves to some extent at the neck and lower back, forming a wide "S" shape. But from the back and front view, the spine usually appears mostly straight.