10 months ago

Space travel: Going to space is a real pain in the back

Astronauts have been reporting back pain since the late 1980s, when space missions grew longer. Their flight medical data show that more than half of US astronauts have reported back pain, especially in their lower backs. Up to 28% indicated that read more...



10 months ago

Low back pain tied to flat feet: study | Reuters

By Kathleen Raven

| NEW YORK

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who walk with flat feet are 50 percent more likely than those with normal or high arches to have low back pain, a new study suggests.

"The key takeaway from the s read more...



10 months ago

How to avoid lower back pain during sleep

If you have ever used the phrase "I must have slept funny" to explain why you woke up with an achy back, you're not alone.

In fact, research shows one in three people experience back and neck pain after a single night's sleep.

Occasi read more...



11 months ago

Got back pain? Narcotic painkillers won't help, study says

Naproxen -- a drug available over-the-counter and by prescription -- appears to provide as much relief for low back pain as a narcotic painkiller or a muscle relaxant, a new study suggests.

The study compared the use of prescription-strengt read more...



11 months ago

6 Surprising Causes of Back Pain and Simple Steps for Relief

If you've ever had a bout of back pain, you're not alone: According to the National Institutes of Health, eight out of 10 people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Most of the time, back pain is set off by something totally m read more...



11 months ago

Exercises to prevent back pain

But preventing back pain, particularly a recurrence, might be more in our control than previously thought, research suggests. Through a review of studies that covered treatment methods for more than 30,000 participants, the study's authors found t read more...



11 months ago

6 Surprising Causes of Back Pain and Simple Steps for Relief

If you've ever had a bout of back pain, you're not alone: According to the National Institutes of Health, eight out of 10 people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Most of the time, back pain is set off by something totally m read more...