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NEWS Low back pain is common—but medicine has few answers

April 12th 2017 /

Low back pain is one of the most common ailments, and half of those afflicted suffer with it their entire adult lives—but conventional medicine has no real answer.

NEWS A tailored exercise plan could be the answer to low back pain

February 20th 2017

Following on from a report last week that painkillers don’t help with low back pain, researchers have found that a tailored exercise programme undoes many of the bad habits of poor posture that caused the problem in the first place.

NEWS Taking painkillers for low back pain may do more harm than good

February 15th 2017 /

People often turn to painkillers such as ibuprofen when they have low back pain—but the drugs don’t work and could cause unwelcome side effects. In other words, the risks outweigh the benefits, a new study has found.

FEATURE Back in action

January 2017 (Vol. 27 Issue 10) /

Fitness fanatic David Roach was told he’d never exercise again after a back injury. But a therapy called myofascial release gave him his life back.

FEATURE 24 ways to beat arthritis

December 2016 (Vol. 27 Issue 9) /

For each day of Christmas, we’ve created an advent calendar of 24 alternatives with solid evidence of success in treating arthritis. Count down the days to being pain-free

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 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.

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