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  • Hip steroid injections associated with risky bone changes

    Osteoarthritis patients who received a steroid injection in the hip had a significantly greater incidence of bone death and collapse compared with control groups, according to new research.

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  • What is dextroscoliosis?

    Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis.

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  • Visiting the doctor for low back pain? Expect something different now

    If you visit your family doctor with low back pain (LBP), you may be surprised at the treatment options they suggest now. Recent changes to major international guidelines for the management of LBP mean that general practitioners (GP) are now unlikely to recommend pain medicines which were previously the go-to treatment. Instead of pain medicines, GPs might suggest non-medicinal approaches including yoga, mindfulness and various types of physiotherapy and psychological therapies.

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  • Cancer patients not getting adequate pain relief

    Many terminal cancer patients are not getting adequate pain relief early enough, according to an English study. The researchers found that, on average, terminal cancer patients were given their first dose of a strong opioid such as morphine just nine weeks before their death.

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  • Researchers use novel imaging technique for precise assessment of spinal degeneration

    Research by a Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgery team on novel imaging technique assessment of patients with lumbar spine degeneration was published in the Aug. 28 issue of PLOS ONE.

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