August 18, 2017

How to avoid unnecessary tests & treatments.

"In this episode you'll find up to date information about some surprising ways osteoarthritis can be prevented, how unnecessary tests and surgery can be avoided, and advice on what treatments work."

Listen to the conversation at Radio...

August 18, 2017

30-50% of those with severe osteoarthritis have no pain. Time to realize most pain is due to modifiable factors.

Read the article from PAIN Journal.

August 17, 2017

Frozen shoulder is a common condition that is highly disabling for a period of a few months to even a year or 2. Corticosteroids are often recommended. However, they only give short-term partial relief & do not hasten recovery.

Read the article at NCBI.

August 17, 2017

"Existing evidence on the use of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain (CLBP) is limited, and demonstrates significant risk of adverse effects with no benefits on pain relief, according to a meta-analysis published in PLOS Medicine by Harsha Shanthanna from McMaster Universit...

August 16, 2017

"There is evidence that asymptomatic findings are the norm with imaging and may not be predictive in the development or prognosis of LBP..."

"Traditionally, a pathoanatomical approach has been used in medicine in order to guide treatment intervention; a specific pathology is ide...

August 16, 2017

Performing strength training 2x/week reduces the chances you will develop back pain. 

Read the study from Spine Journal.

August 16, 2017

Guess what, exercise doesn't cause arthritis. Lack of exercise plus processed food does. According to a study published in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"Conventional wisdom is that osteoarthritis of the knee results mostly from wear and tear, whic...

June 8, 2015

"Believe it or not, there are a few cultures in the world where back pain hardly exists. One indigenous tribe in central India reported essentially none. And the discs in their backs showed little signs of degeneration as people aged."

Read the article at NPR

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