Although weight loss surgery is a highly effective treatment for obesity, it can be detrimental to bone health. A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that exercise may help address this shortcoming.
The tailbone, or coccyx, is the bone at the very bottom of the spine. A bruised tailbone can be very painful, but various treatments can help relieve the pain.
A study presented as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education Experience has found that topical steroids administered during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery help reduce swallowing difficulties following the procedure. The findings were presented by lead investigator Todd Albert, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA.
Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common treatment option for many forms of lower back pain and leg pain. They have been used for decades and are considered an integral part of the nonsurgical management of sciatica and lower back pain.
When arthritis affects the lower back, this is known as lumbar arthritis. The most common cause of lumbar arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA).