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Researchers at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, found epidural steroid injections do not improve health or avoid surgery in the long term for patients with back pain, according to a Thomas Jefferson University news release.
Published in Spine
Robert Uteg, MD, a neurosurgeon at The Bonati Spine Institute in Hudson, Fla., discusses diagnosing and treating degenerative cervical spine conditions with minimally invasive surgery.
Published in Spine
The National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded St. Paul-based spine care center Summit Spinecare recognition for its back pain program, according to a practice news release.
Published in Spine
The Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care Institute for Quality Improvement recently released the data from a survey on performing low back injections in surgery centers. The survey gathered data from 45 organizations that perform more than 55,000 procedures annually.
Published in Pain Management
Patients who have received a higher education have better improvement with nonoperative treatment than patients who have not completed higher education, according to a report published in Spine.
Published in Spine
Low back pain patients who undergo a self-management group intervention are more likely to experience success than patients who undergo individually-administered physical therapy, according to a report published in Spine.
Published in Pain Management
Robert Gruber, DO, director of spinal diagnostics and therapeutics for Laser Spine Institute's Tampa, Fla., facility received recognition from Tampa Bay Business Journal as a leader in healthcare, according to a Laser Spine Institute news release.
Published in Spine
Scottsdale-based Arizona Pain Specialists have been selected to participate in an FDA-cleared adult stem cell study on advanced treatment for chronic low back pain, according to a practice news release.
Published in Pain Management
Friday, 04 November 2011 09:40

Lower Back Pain Correlates With Height, BMI

A large study presented at the North American Spine Society annual meeting has found a correlation between lower back pain and height and weight of patients, according to a NASS news release.
Published in Pain Management
A group of spine surgeons and researchers have found that ablation of the basivertebral nerve could provide patients with lower back pain relief without undergoing major spine surgery, according to a news release from the North American Spine Society.
Published in Pain Management
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