The neuroscience of placebo effects: connecting context, learning and health

The neuroscience of placebo effects: connecting context, learning and health

Placebo effects are beneficial effects that are attributable to the brain–mind responses to the context in which a treatment is delivered rather than to the specific actions of...

5 tips on how to de-stress just in time for National Stress Awareness month

5 tips on how to de-stress just in time for National Stress Awareness month

After launching in 1992, National Stress Awareness Month takes place every April. Throughout the period experts raise public awareness about stress, offering tips on how to...

Chronic non-specific low back pain – sub-groups or a single mechanism?

Chronic non-specific low back pain – sub-groups or a single mechanism?

Abstract Low back pain is a substantial health problem and has subsequently attracted a considerable amount of research. Clinical trials evaluating the efficacy of a variety of...

6 Ways To Improve Back Pain Post Pregnancy

6 Ways To Improve Back Pain Post Pregnancy

I could talk (write) for hours about all the different things women experience postpartum but back pain seems to rank high on the list for new mom’s. Not really surprising at...

Are Your Back Pain Medications Ruining Your Sleep?

Are Your Back Pain Medications Ruining Your Sleep?

Can you relieve your spine pain and get a good night’s rest? Sure, but some drugs get in the way. Prescription medications are among the most recommended nonsurgical treatments...

How to Make Physical Therapy Part of the Story: The Pitch

How to Make Physical Therapy Part of the Story: The Pitch

Here’s the situation: Through your media relations efforts, you heard through the grapevine that a writer, journalist, producer or the like is interested in telling a story with...

Find Your Dream Pillow to Banish Back and Neck Pain

Find Your Dream Pillow to Banish Back and Neck Pain

When’s the last time you thought about your pillow? When it comes to sleep and back pain, your mattress probably gets most of the attention. But, think about it: Your pillow...

Who Should Treat Your Back Pain?

Who Should Treat Your Back Pain?

Like many people, you may be confused as to which type of doctor to see for your back pain. Every person is different, and so the answer depends on your specific situation and...

Robotic Spine Exoskeleton Measures Torso Stiffness in 3D

Robotic Spine Exoskeleton Measures Torso Stiffness in 3D

A Robotic Spine Exoskeleton (RoSE) developed by Columbia University researchers is reportedly the first device able to measure 3D stiffness of the human torso. The researchers,...

Stretching Could Help Improve Blood Flow to Muscles in Those with Limited Mobility

Stretching Could Help Improve Blood Flow to Muscles in Those with Limited Mobility

Muscle stretching, performed on a daily basis, could help improve blood flow to the muscles in the lower legs, which could bring health benefits to elderly people and others...

The 10 biggest back pain mistakes you’re making

The 10 biggest back pain mistakes you’re making

Nothing's worse than when your back's in pain, and unfortunately 3.7 million people in Australia live with some form of back pain, making it the most common type of pain in the...

Early Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Effective in Both Outcome and Cost, Researchers Note

Early Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Effective in Both Outcome and Cost, Researchers Note

Low back pain patients who underwent early physical therapy reportedly had better outcomes than those who did not. Early physical therapy was also more cost-effective, according...