Spinal fusion is a highly invasive surgery where an implant is placed in the spine to prevent movement between bones. The treatment has a high failure rate after only five years, however Te Whare Wānanga o Waitahi | University of Canterbury researcher and lecturer Associate Professor Debbie Munro has spent the last 20 years finding a way to change this.
With age comes wisdom and experience. Unfortunately, aches and pains tend to tag along for the ride. Spinal aging may be a fact of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to grin and bear it.
Spine misalignment can cause several symptoms, including pain and impairment of the spine’s range of motion. It can affect a person’s quality of life.
Osteoporosis is a primary cause of fractures in postmenopausal women and older men. It can affect any bones, but is most frequently seen in the hip, spine and wrist bones.
The study examined the critical connection between the brain and pain for treating chronic pain. The study examined the critical connection between the brain and pain for treating chronic pain. Specifically, they looked at the importance of pain attributions, which are people's beliefs about the underlying causes of their pain, to reduce chronic back pain severity.