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  • New study finds procedures treating spinal fractures associated with reduction in opioid use and decreased payer costs

    Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT), a global leader in healthcare technology, today announced the results of a study published in Osteoporosis International that demonstrate a decrease, and in some cases elimination of oral opioids, and decrease in payer costs following balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) or vertebroplasty (VP) procedures in patients suffering from spinal fractures, known as vertebral compression fractures (VCF).

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  • Back pain can be better localized using a newly developed technique

    While much prior research has looked at different spine structures as possible sources of pain, more attention is now being paid to the lower back muscles using MRI imaging.

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  • Osteoporosis Fractures: Treatment & Prevention

    Osteoporosis is a bone disease that causes decreased bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, which increases the risk of fractures. It is considered a silent disease, meaning there are no other symptoms until a fracture occurs. The increased risk of fractures with osteoporosis can make you more susceptible to chronic pain and disability.

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  • Back pain: Why exercise can provide relief and how to do it safely

    But while you might think you should rest your back if it hurts, being active can actually help relieve your pain and protect you from getting back pain again in the future. This is because our spines are designed to move, bend and lift.

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  • What is Todd's paralysis?

    Todd’s paralysis, or Todd’s paresis, happens after a seizure, and it usually affects people with epilepsy. It involves being temporarily unable to move all or part of the body.

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