• Resveratrol boosts spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome

    Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine and grapes, increased spinal bone density in men with metabolic syndrome and could hold promise as a treatment for osteoporosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Resveratrol is one of a group of plant compounds known as

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  • FDA clears world’s first patient-specific spinal rod

    The MEDICREA group, a company that specializes in the development of personalized implants produced for a patient’s specific need in the treatment of spinal pathologies, has announced the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for UNiDTM, the world’s first patient-specific spinal osteosynthesis rod. The technology will be premiered

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  • Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome

    Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study. Patients with depressive symptoms had a weaker functional capacity post-surgery even five years after surgery. “The results indicate that attention should be paid to even mild depressive symptoms both before and after the surgery. This would allow

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  • Spinal manipulation sessions help lessen lower back pain

    Several sessions of spinal manipulation from a chiropractor may lessen lower back pain more effectively than minor massage, but not significantly so, according to a study. Researchers studied the effects of spinal manipulation therapy on 100 participants with chronic low back pain. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either 0, 6, 12 or 18 sessions

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  • Spinal pain not a rare occurrence in adolescents

    In a prospective, school-based cohort study, researchers found that spinal pain was most common in children between the ages of 11 and 15; however, some children were more susceptible than others. The study included 1,348 fifth and sixth graders from 14 schools in the southern region of Denmark. Data were collected in 2010 and again

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