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NEWS Placebo works for back pain—even when you know you’re taking it

October 17th 2016

A placebo can be as effective as a drug for reducing lower back pain—even when the person knows he’s being given a dummy pill. Back pain patients who are told they’re taking a placebo still report a 30 per cent reduction in pain and disability.

FEATURE Space age healing in your pocket

August 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 5)

This handheld device, created by the Soviets to heal cosmonauts while in space, is creating a revolution in pain treatment here on Earth. Cate Montana investigates

FEATURE The true cause of back pain

August 2016 (Vol. 1 Issue 6) /

One of the main reasons people see their doctor is for chronic pain, but modern medicine usually has no answers—largely because it’s looking in the wrong place, says Dr Mitchell Yass

FEATURE The end of back pain

July 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 4)

In this special issue of WDDTY, we offer a trio of articles to help you tackle back pain that results from our modern lifestyles. Biomechanist Katy Bowman offers the best positions for working at a desk, NeuroMovement® specialist Anat Baniel provides three exercises to combat sitting and our reporter Cate Montana investigates three new therapies that get to the root of the problem: faulty posture.

NEWS Stand up if you want to be more productive

June 1st 2016

Stand up at your desk if want to be more productive and effective in the office. Giving up the chair also reduces back pain and discomfort, a new study has found.

FEATURE Hysterectomy`s dirty little secret: Back Pain

December 2015 (Vol. 26 Issue 9)

There`s no question that our backs have become the parts of our body most likely to malfunction. Back pain is now a global epidemic and the second most common reason why people visit the doctor. It`s been called an epidemic even by government organizations like the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability & Risk at the University of Maryland.

NEWS It's the better-educated who know about alternative medicine

July 21st 2015

Interested in alternative medicine? Then pat yourself on the back: you're probably better educated and have a higher income

NEWS Osteopathy helps new mums cope with low back pain

July 14th 2015

Women who've recently given birth can get a big health boost from osteopathy

NEWS Paracetamol doesn't work for back pain or arthritis

April 2nd 2015

Most people suffering from back pain and arthritis reach out for the paracetamol-but the drug doesn't work, new research has found

NEWS Paracetamol no better than placebo for lower back pain

July 29th 2014

Paracetamol is the world's most popular painkiller for lower back pain-but a new study has discovered it doesn't work

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