back pain

Scoliosis can seem unbearable – but there are ways to manage the pain

Today is Scoliosis Awareness Day. For some scoliosis sufferers, this is a pretty accurate description of most days. In fact,…

Lyrica

Popular sciatica drug found to be pointless

A common sciatica drug has been found to be no more effective than a placebo, according to a study published…

back pain

Ibuprofen isn’t great for back pain, but it’s not useless either

Ibuprofen is only a little better than a placebo in relieving back pain, according to a study at the George…

yoga

Robust evidence is in: yoga helps to ease chronic back pain

Doing yoga can relieve chronic back pain, according to a major review published by the Cochrane Library. The ancient practice,…

Here are five easy stretches that can reduce lower back pain

Many people suffer from lower back pain. I’ve had to deal with it myself. It is a consequence of being…

Opioid painkillers ‘show little benefit for back pain’

Common and regularly prescribed painkillers are ineffective against back pain, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal…