MEDICAL NEWS





  • Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience
    Understanding chronic pain is challenging. A recent study examined the interplay between sociological, psychological, and neurological factors.
  • What causes pain in the lower left back?
    Pain in the lower left back often originates from muscle strains or kidney problems, but there are many other possible causes. We describe these causes and their treatments.
  • Exercises and tips for better posture
    Many exercises can help improve posture, including bridges, planks, and other yoga poses. In this article, we look at healthy posture when standing, sitting, and lying down. We also explore exercises and tips for maintaining good posture.
  • Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know
    People with ocular migraine experience migraine episodes with visual symptoms. These can occur with or without a headache. Learn more in this article.
  • What causes a hot back?
    Having a hot back can be uncomfortable and worrying, but it is usually treatable. The back may feel hot due to many different issues, including nerve pain and sunburn. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here.
  • Back pain when bending: What to know
    Many people experience lower back pain when bending over. This article looks at a variety of conditions that can cause this pain, as well as treatments, self-care tips, and how to prevent it.
  • What causes lower back pain when coughing?
    For some people, coughing can cause or exacerbate lower back pain. In this article, learn about the causes and treatment of this symptom and when to see a doctor.
  • Is there a link between back pain and incontinence?
    Back pain and incontinence can occur at the same time due to a single underlying condition, such as cauda equina syndrome. If they suddenly occur at the same time, it may signal a medical emergency. At other times, the conditions may develop for two separate reasons. Learn more about causes and treatment options here.
  • What can cause both lower back pain and diarrhea?
    Lower back pain and diarrhea are common and tend to be unrelated. However, a number of conditions can cause both symptoms. Examples include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney infections, and diverticulosis. Learn more here.
  • Are lower back pain and constipation related?
    Several health conditions can cause lower back pain and constipation to occur at the same time. Sometimes, one underlying condition will cause these symptoms, but other times, they will occur due to two unrelated conditions. Learn more about these conditions and when a person should see a doctor here.
  • 11 ways to treat back pain without surgery
    Doctors often find chronic back pain challenging to treat, but there are many nonsurgical options that people can try. We discuss 11 methods here, including chiropractic care, acupuncture, and exercises.
  • Causes of lower back pain when standing or walking
    Lower back pain, when standing or walking, can often be a symptom of muscle fatigue or poor posture. However, persistent or recurring pain may be a sign of an underlying condition, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, or hyperlordosis. Learn more about the causes and treatment here.