Home > Medical > Backache > News News All sections in Backache » About Backache » Back Operations » Causes of Backache » Back exercises » FAQs » Good Posture » Health Tips » Interesting Facts » Multimedia » Backache News » Preventing Backache » Treatment Options Lower back pain may lead to disability A new study finds that people suffering from severe, short-term lower back pain are at increased risk for long-term pain and disability. Stepping out of a wheelchair in a bionic walking suit Spinal cord injured South Africans find hope at new rehab centre, just walk bionics. Doctors ignore back pain guidelines Many doctors ignore guidelines about the treatment of back pain and make extensive use of scans like MRIs and the most addictive painkillers, new research finds. Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Addicted to painkillers? » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Join Body Talk » 10 ways to manage back pain The great guide to good posture Conservative guidelines for back pain disregarded Despite guidelines to treat back pain conservatively, the proportion of people prescribed powerful painkillers or referred for surgery has increased, according to a new study. Jet crash survivors suffer from spine injuries Spinal injuries show how violently US jet crash survivors were jolted, despite wearing seat belts. Back manipulation may help relieve chronic pain Osteopathic manipulation may modestly reduce symptoms for some people with chronic low back pain, a new study suggests. Moderate exercise helps prevent back pain Just half an hour of moderate aerobic exercise three times a week guards against back pain, according to new research publised. Back surgery not always the answer A new study suggests that getting back surgery to fix fractures may not be any more beneficial than more conservative treatments. Stem cells to relieve low back pain? Early study says maybe, but experts say much more research on treatment is needed. Steroid shots disappoint in back pain study Older adults who get steroid injections for degeneration in their lower spine may fare worse than people who skip the treatment, a small study suggests. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.