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Acupuncture May Boost Effects of Standard Pain Care

Acupuncture combined with standard medical care is more effective than standard medical care alone for treating chronic pain, including back and neck pain, according to a meta-analysis published last year by British researchers.

Chronic Back Pain: Why Doctors Are Stepping Back from Opioids to Treat It

A recent study adds to the growing body of evidence that long-term use of opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain, including back pain, should be the exception rather than the rule.

FDA Warns Against Using Kratom for Pain, Opioid-Withdrawal Relief

If you suffer from back pain and have been taking opioids for pain relief, you may be thinking of trying kratom. This product has been reported to help relieve pain and ease opioid withdrawal symptoms. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that using kratom can be a risky proposition.

Yoga May Harm as Well as Heal

Yoga has been shown to improve neck, back, and knee pain, but about 10 percent of participants in a recent study reported that yoga caused pain, and 20 percent who already had pain said that the practice exacerbated it.

Don’t Let Sciatica Keep You Off the Road

For people who have sciatica-searing or stabbing pain radiating from the back or buttocks into the leg-driving a car can be especially uncomfortable and painful. If driving makes your sciatica act up, these tips might help make your drive more bearable.

Back Pain: Can OTC Devices Deliver Relief?

Can a daily dose of electricity ease back pain? That's the promise of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices that are now sold on store shelves and heavily marketed in television and magazine ads.

Back Pain: Can a Chiropractor Help?

Back pain is one of the most common-and debilitating-ailments people face. And finding the right pain relief is no easy feat. Many people choose to see a chiropractor about their back pain.

Got Low Back Pain? Skip the Pills

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit a doctor. But dont expect to walk away with a prescription. Youre likely to be told to try a nondrug treatment first.

Is Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Right for You?

The latest buzzword in back surgery is "minimally invasive." More and more medical centers promote minimally invasive surgery as a quick and simple alternative to traditional surgery. But is it really better?