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How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?

Lower back pain not only affects a person’s daily life but can also disturb their sleep. Furthermore, poor bed posture can worsen or even cause backache. So, what are the best sleeping positions for lower back pain?

Source: Medical News Today

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Quadratus lumborum pain: Symptoms and causes

Quadratus lumborum pain involves discomfort in the muscle that is located deep in the lower back on both sides of the spine.

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Arachnoiditis: Symptoms, diagnosis, and outlook

Arachnoiditis is a neurological condition that causes pain in the back, perineum (the space between the genitals and the rectum), legs, arms, and feet. Arachnoiditis can also affect a person’s vision, sight, and mobility.

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Back pain is common in highly active older adults

In a Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study, many well-functioning and highly active older adults experienced back pain, which was linked with poorer perceived and observed walking endurance.

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Minimally invasive treatment provides relief from back pain

The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back pain and sciatica, according to a new study.

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All you need to know about levoscoliosis

Levoscoliosis is a form of scoliosis where the spine abnormally twists or curves to the left, sometimes making a ‘C’ shape.

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What is dextroscoliosis?

Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis.

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Durotomy: A common complication of spinal surgery and an important factor in some malpractice cases

Incidental durotomy small tears of the outer membrane of the spinal cord are a common occurrence in spinal surgery, and may lead to litigation. Most malpractice cases associated with dural tear end in a ruling in favor of the surgeon, reports a study in the journal Spine.

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Obese patients at greater risk for infection after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction

Patients who underwent posterior spinal fusion for the correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and were obese had a greater risk for postoperative infection, according to results published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.

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Yoga in the workplace can reduce back pain and sickness absence

Back pain is the single leading cause of disability in the world. In the US, four out of every five people experience back pain at some point in their life. In the UK, back pain is one of the most common reasons for visits to the doctor, and missed work. In fact, absence from work due to back problems costs British employers more than 3 billion every year.

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