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Factors That Increase Risk for Degenerative Disk Disease.

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Disks degenerate when they become dehydrated, lose height, and the vertebrae on either side develop bony growths called osteophytes, which can cause or exacerbate lower back pain. In this study, researchers compared data concerning 160,911 degenerative disk disease (DDD) patients and 315,225 healthy controls and identified the following risk factors for the condition: tobacco use, hip/knee osteoarthritis, overweight/obesity, and diabetes.
Clinical Spine Surgery, July 2018

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Taking Breaks Can Reduce Back Pain Risk for Office Workers.

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If you work in an office, taking breaks can cut your risk for developing nonspecific lower back pain (NSLBP). In the study, researchers monitored the behavior and health of 669 office workers over the course of a year and found that those who took more frequent breaks had a lower risk for NSLBP, especially in light of more demanding work duties.

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, July 2018

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Sleep Quality Predicts Low Back Pain.

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Want to reduce your risk for back pain? Work on getting sufficient, quality sleep. A new study involving 405 working adults found that those with sleep problems had an elevated risk for one or more episodes of low back pain during the following two years. Based on this finding, the study authors suggest that difficulty getting sufficient quality sleep may be an early indicator for lower back pain.
Psychology, Health & Medicine, May 2018

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Manipulative Treatment Beneficial for Low Back Pain.

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In a recent study, researchers randomly assigned 68 patients suffering from non-specific chronic low back pain to receive either five manipulative therapy treatments or five sham treatments over a one-month period. Following the conclusion of care, the investigators reported that the patients in the manipulative treatment group experienced significant improvements in pain and disability that were not observed in the sham treatment group. The findings reveal the beneficial role that manipulative therapy treatments, such as those provided by doctors of ...

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Spinal Manipulation Benefits Common Low Back Conditions.

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A recent study investigated the effects of spinal manipulation of the lumbar and sacroiliac joints in twenty patients with lumbar disk herniation combined with lack of sacroiliac motion (hypomobility). The patients received five spinal manipulations over a two-week period, which led to significant improvements in back and leg pain that persisted up to one month following their final treatment. The results show that spinal manipulation can be beneficial in the management of pain and functional disability in patients with lumbar ...

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