• Ankylosing spondylitis back pain treatment

    Back pain is the main symptom of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a form of arthritis that affects the spine. The pain typically affects the lower back or hips, where the spine and pelvis join up. It may get worse after periods of inactivity, such as after sleeping.

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  • Which medications are best for treating acute low back pain?

    Acute low back pain is a common cause of disability. An analysis in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research examined which non-opioid drugs are best for treating this condition.

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  • What Is a Diffuse Axonal Injury?

    A diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a type of brain injury that causes tears in the brain's long connecting nerve fibers, called axons. This injury occurs due to a blunt injury that causes the brain to rotate and shift rapidly inside the skull.

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  • Polluted Air May Speed Osteoporosis Bone Loss

    Exposure to elevated levels of air pollutants is associated with bone damage in postmenopausal women, according to a new study that said the effects were most evident on the lumbar spine.

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  • Fractures, strains, and falls: How to prevent winter back injuries

    Winter weather can be treacherous for your back. Whether it's a lumbar strain from shoveling wet, heavy snow or taking a spill on a slick sidewalk, winter conditions can seriously affect your back health.

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Useful Links

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • North American Spine Society