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Why placebo and sham surgeries work

September 19, 2019

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For a number of years research has been coming out on sham surgeries. Background: We long ago discovered our thoughts can influence our biology. Thus, with drugs we always want to give placebo pills so we can figure out how much of the benefit is from that mysterious mind of ours. With surgery a placebo is […]

Morning low back pain- cause and solution

February 16, 2018

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Sleep elongates the spine. On the left is a spine before bed rest; on the right is the same spine after bed rest: Notice the discs bulging more on the right, as well as how the spine is longer. This is why we’re taller in the morning. That elongation also means a lessening of our […]

What daily factors increase the risk of lower back pain in young athletes?

December 8, 2017

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Our reference, –Evaluation of factors associated with severe and frequent back pain in high school athletes We looked at a bunch of potential factors. Which ones correlated to having highly intense and frequent back pain in athletes 14-20 years old? When we say a bunch of potential factors, we mean a bunch. Association (χ2) and […]

Exercising in space- when spinal DEcompression is a concern for lower back pain

February 3, 2016

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I think space is awesome. I think going to Mars is awesome. I think it’s important to do. I’m not going to make an argument why, but you can see one here. A problem for human spaceflight is countering the negative impacts of moving in an environment where gravity is less than Earth’s. This is the […]

Looking at weather and back pain

October 21, 2015

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I’m a little late to this, but last year the following study was published, –Effect of Weather on Back Pain: Results From a Case-Crossover Study I was at a lower back pain conference recently, and actually ended up sitting next to one of the authors of this study, Chris Maher. Chris wrote a summary of the […]