MEDICAL NEWS





  • Treating pain with magnetic fields
    New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons.
  • How do you stretch out your tailbone?
    The tailbone is at the bottom of the spine and helps to support the pelvis. There are specific exercises that people can use to stretch this area of the body and increase flexibility. This can help with conditions such as tailbone pain, which is also known as coccydynia. Learn more about tailbone stretches here.
  • Home remedies for fast back pain relief
    Back pain is a widespread but potentially debilitating problem. Fortunately, there are a variety of home remedies to relieve back pain quickly and help prevent it in the future. In this article, learn about creams, stretches, and other techniques to alleviate back pain. We also cover when to see a doctor.
  • Can neck pain be a sign of something serious?
    The neck is a vital part of the anatomy that supports the head and allows it to move. Pain can occur in the right side of the neck. Most causes are benign, such as sleeping in an uncomfortable position, but others are more severe, including cancer. Learn about nine causes of pain in the right side of the neck here.
  • How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?
    Lower back spasms can be debilitating, but they are treatable. People can get immediate relief from muscle spasms by using home treatments, such as stretching and massage. For long-term treatment of chronic back spasms, doctors can prescribe muscle relaxants. Learn how to treat and prevent future lower back spasms.
  • Tending to the diaphragm may relieve chronic low back pain
    A new clinical trial tests the effectiveness of an osteopathic treatment with specific techniques on the diaphragm for relieving chronic low back pain.
  • How can disc desiccation be treated?
    The bones in the back have sponge-like discs between them. These discs can become dehydrated and lose flexibility, often as people age, resulting in desiccation. Treatment, that can include at-home therapy, depends on the severity of the desiccation, which can cause stiffness in the back and pain. Learn more here.
  • Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know
    Lower back pain and vaginal discharge are common on their own. When they occur together, this can point to specific medical issues. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of both lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also describe risk factors, diagnostic methods, and treatment options.
  • Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
    Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and whether they are effective. We also explore the possible risks.
  • What to know about hyperlordosis
    Hyperlordosis means excessive curvature of the lower spine just above the buttocks, which results in a C-shaped spine. It can cause pain and muscle problems. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatment of hyperlordosis. We also provide a series of exercises that may help to relieve symptoms.
  • Causes and treatment of lower back spasms
    There are many possible causes of lower back spasm, including poor posture, muscle overuse, and injuries. In some cases, the spasm may occur as a result of a more serious, underlying condition. Here, we look at the causes of lower back spasm as well as prevention, diagnosis, first aid for symptoms, and treatment.
  • What to know about shoulder subluxation
    Shoulder subluxation happens when the ball of the upper arm bone comes partly out of its socket. This is usually the result of trauma or sports injuries, and it is also common after a stroke. Exercises can help, but a person may need surgery. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of shoulder subluxation here.
  • Sitting positions for good posture
    A person's sitting position can have a significant impact on their posture and back health. Many people have to sit down for extended periods during the day and should take care to maintain a good posture, especially when working at a desk. Learn how to achieve good posture and improve back health here.
  • Can stomach problems cause lower back pain?
    The back is a sensitive part of the body, which has many nerves and organs nearby. This means that issues such as digestive conditions can occur at the same time as back pain. Back pain and bloating are common symptoms of injury, pregnancy, or gastrointestinal problems. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here.
  • Can inversion therapy help with back pain?
    Inversion therapy, where a person is held upside down for several minutes, is an alternative therapy for back pain. They may use gravity boots or an inversion table or chair to reduce the pressure on their spine. Evidence for the effectiveness of this technique is mixed. Learn more about the benefits and risks here.
  • What to know about trochanteric bursitis
    Trochanteric bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa in the hip. The main symptom of trochanteric bursitis is pain outside the hip at the tip of their thighbone. It can be very painful, especially at night, and can interfere with daily life. This condition can be treated at home, and in severe cases, with surgery.
  • How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?
    The latissimus dorsi is a large muscle that stretches from the middle to lower back. While overuse can lead to pain, some movement may provide relief. We describe exercises that stretch and alleviate pain in this muscle, also known as the lats. Here, learn to identify, relieve, and prevent pain in the latissimus dorsi.
  • How to treat a crick in the neck
    A crick in the neck is a widespread but uncomfortable experience. Most of the time, it is caused by muscle stiffness or injuries caused by poor posture or sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Other times, a crick or stiffness in the neck can indicate an underlying health problem, such as osteoarthritis. Learn more.
  • Why do I get a pain in my back after eating?
    A range of issues can cause back pain after eating, including poor posture, ulcers, and even a heart attack. Learn about symptoms and prevention here.
  • Middle back pain: Causes and relief
    Learn about 13 causes of middle back pain and discover techniques to find relief. Common causes include poor posture, arthritis, and herniated disks.
  • How do you relieve neck spasms?
    A neck spasm is a common complaint that has a range of potential causes and treatments. Included is detail on stretches and massage.
  • What can cause hip pain at night?
    Learn about several causes of hip pain at night. We also take a look at the steps that can be taken to reduce, treat, and prevent this pain.
  • Now too much standing is bad for us, says study
    Studies have long been telling us that too much sitting is bad for our health. Now, a new study claims that prolonged standing may cause us harm, too.
  • Could sciatica be causing the pain in your buttocks?
    A look at pain in the buttocks, a common complaint with many causes but often the result of sciatica. Included is detail on diagnosis and seeing a doctor.