As people start improving their posture, they may gain a greater awareness of their body. A person may begin noticing when their muscles feel tense and become more attuned to misalignments in various areas.
While lower back pain is a widespread symptom, some people only experience it when bending over.
During laser back surgery, a laser is used to remove portions of tissue located around the spinal cord and nerves of the back. Unlike the other types of back surgery, it may only be appropriate for very specific conditions, such as when nerve compression is causing pain.
TU/e spin-off NC Biomatrix BV is developing a biomaterial that will help to treat intervertebral disc degeneration in a non-invasive way.
Scoliosis causes the spine to curve sideways, causing pain, weakness, and changes in the way a person walks. Exercise and stretching are vital components of treatment.