Could mindfulness and meditation be more powerful than opioids for lower back pain?
The University of Queensland School of Psychology's Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives.
"Chronic pain is implicated in an estimated 20 per cent of suicides in Australia, and is experienced by millions nation-wide," Dr Day said.
Consuming more dairy products may raise the risk for total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis (OA) in men, according to a study published in the Journal of Rheumatology.
Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal are rumored to have undergone a relatively new treatment that involves injections of platelet-rich plasma. Proponents say the therapy offers cutting-edge treatment for previously debilitating injuries, including painful knee problems due to osteoarthritis.
Although investigators found improvements for function and pain, they discovered no significant change in weight after obese patients underwent transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
Depression linked with worse subjective outcomes after epidural steroid injection for spinal pathology
Investigators found that after lumbar epidural steroid injection for degenerative spine disease, patients with depression had worse absolute scores for patient-reported outcomes and higher disability compared with patients who were not depressed.
The knee joint is made up of several components that enable flexion and extension of the joint as well as limited internal and external rotation. This structural system facilitates movements such as squatting, walking, getting up and much more that is important throughout daily activities.
Although knee pain can be due to various causes, a torn meniscus is a common cause.
Majority of today's workforce is confined to an office chair behind a desk for long work hours. Only a few of these working adults know the extent of damage impacted on their spine from using an office chair that is destroying their posture.
When an individual damages the cartilage or a meniscus in the knee, they may have the problem corrected by undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery