The agent for Jared Sullinger downplayed concerns about his client's health issues on Monday, insisting that the Ohio State forward's NBA career won't be shortened as a result of a tight hamstring that has caused back problems.
NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony caught a Baron Davis entry pass in the first quarter, turned and knocked down a 7-footer before 15 seconds had bled off the game clock. It was one of nine shots in the quarter, 11 in the half and 20 for the game for Anthony, numbers that likely would have swelled had he not picked up a second foul late in the first quarter.
I have had severe, chronic back and sciatic pain for many years. My particular problems cannot be resolved surgically. Nerve blocks and other minimally invasive procedures have been partially successful in temporarily reducing the pain.
For two years after a hip surgery that didn't work out as well as he'd hoped, pain shot down Jim Heckler's leg like electrical shocks. Several doctors, eager to help Heckler feel better, prescribed various narcotic painkillers.
Last winter, my husband fell on some ice. Instead of landing on his backside, he landed on his left hip. He was in a great deal of pain in both the hip and lower back, and went to an ER for X-rays, which came back negative. The pain persisted for the following two weeks, and eventually he was referred to an orthopedic surgeon, who did MRIs and a bone scan (both negative). After a round of PT with no decrease in pain, he was referred to a physiatrist, who diagnosed traumatic facet syndrome.
Trent Northcutt, 42, a corporate executive in New York City, had been suffering from lower back pain and leg pain for about three years, to the point that he was "cautious about picking up the simplest thing," he remembers.
A popular pain-relief treatment that uses electricity to stimulate nerves isn't likely to benefit the millions of Americans who live with chronic low back pain and shouldn't be recommended for that purpose, new guidelines say.
It has been eight years since I have had my son through Caesarean section. During the last few days, I have been experiencing discomfort below my backbone right at the place where I got a shot for the Caesarean section. Is this a reason for concern, as I have not been able to sleep on my back for the last few days?
What can I do to help the pain in my back? I can't stand or walk for more than 15 minutes without sitting or squating down.My right leg has a numb spot that starts burning and stinging very badly.The pain seems to come from my lower back or my butt muscle on the right side.
According to a 2008 study from the University of Washington, expenses related to back and neck pain have increased to more than $80 billion a year, but functional disability and work limitations do not seem to be improving. In other words, patients are spending money on prescription pain medications, surgery and MRIs and other imaging studies on a problem that, in most cases does not require a doctor's care. Most patients would do just as well by waiting, exercising or taking over-the-counter pain medications before visiting the doctor.
LOS ANGELES -- Darren Collison shook his head as if he was hoping the scene was nothing more than a bad dream. As he walked toward UCLA's bench, down eight points to Stanford in the first half of the Pac-10 title game, he saw a grimacing Kevin Love sitting on the floor, getting treatment on his lower back in front of Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who was wearing a walking boot on his left foot.
A cure for lower back pain could be the next big business idea - at least that's what a panel of judges thought when they picked the winner of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School's business plan competition Tuesday.
Are you sitting up straight? Super -- because if you slump, slouch, or hunch through the day, you may join the 80 percent of Americans who will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Recent research confirms that what you do every day can trigger soreness or spasms. So whether you're at home Googling for a great deal on Jimmy Choos or sashaying down the street in those heels, you can save yourself some discomfort by babying your back. Here's how.
Whenever I tell friends that my mattress is decades old and that I have low-back pain, their eyes pop open. This repeated facial expression has prompted me to think that, yes, there could be a connection. Another clue is an experience I had recently when sleeping on a fabulously comfortable hotel mattress. My husband tried to pry my fingers from the mattress corners, but I wouldn't budge. I wanted to live there. Time for a new mattress.