AI-Powered Motion Tracking Technology for Back Pain and COPD: Interview with Rutger Flohil, US CEO of Kaia Health

Kaia Health, a health technology company based in New York City, has developed a smartphone app that can guide users through exercises to help with back pain and COPD. The technology uses AI powered motion tracking techn...
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Persistent Headache or Back Pain ‘Twice as Likely’ in the Presence of the Other

Researchers suggest the possibility of an underpinning biological relationship between people with persistent headache and back pain, which could be a target for treatment.  Full story.

Best Treatment for Herniated Disc

Researchers from the Mechanical System Engineering Lab at Empa and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh were now able to show that the vertebrae do not move linearly during movement. This...
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The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) Approach to Management of Low Back Pain in General Practice: A Pragmatic Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

Effective and cost-effective primary care treatments for low back pain (LBP) are required to reduce the burden of the world's most disabling condition. This study aimed to compare the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to LBP (intervention) with usual general practitioner (GP) care (control).

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Lower Back Pain? Self-Administered Acupressure Could Help

A recent study in Pain Medicine finds that acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can improve chronic pain symptoms in the lower back. 

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FDA Market Clears Erchonia’s FX 635 Laser for Chronic Low Back Pain

Erchonia Corporation announces another successful clinical trial that has resulted in the granting of an FDA 510(k) market clearance for chronic low back pain of musculoskeletal origin. This grants another first for Erchonia, which started the low-level laser category in January 2002. That year, the FDA issued its first 510(k) market clearance for any low-level laser based on Erchonia's clinical trial for chronic neck and shoulder pain.

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First Utahns Treated in Nationwide FDA-Allowed Clinical Study of Locally Developed Cell Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

A clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing regenerative cell-based therapies that alleviate pain and restore function in patients with degenerative diseases of the spine, today announced the first Utahns have been treated in its nationwide clinical study of IDCT, a locally developed injectable disc cell therapy for degenerative disc disease (DDD).

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Does Disordered Sleep Moderate the Relationship Between Pain, Disability, and Downstream Healthcare Utilization in Patients with Low Back Pain? A Longitudinal Cohort from the US Military Health System

The purpose was to evaluate the influence of disordered sleep on the relationship between pain and healthcare utilization (HCU) and pain-related disability and HCU in individuals with low back pain (LBP).

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Mindfulness-based Dance/Movement Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

 Study Description: Brief Summary: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and credibility of a mindfulness-based dance/movement therapy(M-DMT)protocol; to assess and improve methodol...
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Improvements in Chronic Low Back Pain after Basivertebral Nerve Ablation

Patients who decreased opioid use after undergoing basivertebral nerve (BVN) ablation were found to experience greater relief of chronic low back pain than those who increased opioid use, according to a study published i...
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