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Back pain is common in highly active older adults

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, many well-functioning and highly active older adults experienced back pain, which was linked with poorer perceived and observed walking endurance. Source: Science Daily Read more

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Arachnoiditis: Symptoms, diagnosis, and outlook

Arachnoiditis is a neurological condition that causes pain in the back, perineum (the space between the genitals and the rectum), legs, arms, and feet. Arachnoiditis can also affect a person’s vision, sight, and mobility. Source: Medical News Today Read more

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Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

Federal research evaluators say there’s some good evidence acupuncture can help some patients manage some forms of pain. But they also have described the benefits of acupuncture as modest, and say more research is needed. Source: Medical Xpress Read more

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New study suggests hormone therapy helps reduce curvature of the spine

The Women’s Health Initiative found that hormone therapy (HT) use was associated with a reduction in vertebral fracture risk. A new study shows these same benefits may also guard against a woman’s risk of developing hyperkyphosis, an exaggerated curvature of the spine that creates a forward stooped posture. Study results are published online today in┬áMenopause, […]

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Lidocaine seen as useful component for balanced anesthesia during spinal surgery

During multilevel spinal fusion, lidocaine may be used for balanced anesthesia with little impact on the monitoring of motor-evoked potentials and somatosensory-evoked potentials, according to results from a recently published study. Source: Healio Read more

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  • Morristown Medical Center
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Scoliosis Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery