Monthly Archive:: November 2013

20 Minutes of Exercise Cuts Back Pain Risk

Going on a daily 20 minute walk can decrease your risk of back pain by up to 32% if you’re overweight, according to new research. Earlier studies have shown that being overweight, obese, or inactive

Avoiding Fast Foods Over the Holidays

Busy holiday schedules may make parents more likely to stop at Wendy’s or McDonald’s for a quick bite to eat, but that practice may come at a cost for you or your children. Eating

Clinicians Contribute to Negative Back Pain Beliefs

Despite research showing otherwise, many patients continue to believe that bed rest and avoiding certain activities is an adequate model for recovery after a back injury. A new study sought to examine how patients

Many Americans Unaware They’re Overweight

More than two thirds of Americans have a high BMI, but only half are aware of it, according to a new survey from the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and The Obesity Society (TOS). The

Younger Patients Have Worse Fibromyalgia Symptoms

While it may seem counterintuitive, new research shows that younger patients with fibromyalgia have a poorer quality of life and worse symptoms compared to their older counterparts. The Mayo Clinic study was presented at

Climbing Rates of Arthritis

Nearly 1 in 10 adults say joint pain limits their daily activities. The number of adults with arthritis is growing by nearly 1 million every year, according to a new report released from the

Pleasure Brain Signals Disrupted in Fibromyalgia Patients

Patients with fibromyalgia have been shown to suffer from hyperalgesia, or increased pain sensitivity, that exacerbates their existing symptoms. Now new research suggested that hypersensitivity to pain may be related to how their brain

Exercise Treats and Prevents Depression

We all know physical activity can do wonders for lifting the mood, but new research shows that regular exercise may actually prevent the onset of depression. Although earlier research has demonstrated the positive effects of

Pelvic Pain Underreported and Untreated

A new study suggests that pelvic pain is grossly underreported among young women in their late teens and early 20s. Researchers from the University of Florida conducted the first-ever study on the prevalence of

New Ligament in the Knee Discovered

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. The ligament is believed to play a critical role in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. Many patients with ACL injuries continue to experience problems