The Lancet Low Back Pain Series revealed what isn’t working in wealthier nations, writes Dr. Dan Cherkin. Low- and middle-income countries may take note.
Kaiser Permanente researchers Drs. Daniel Cherkin, Karen Sherman, and Andrew Avins produced much of evidence in ICER report
Everyone from the Seattle Seahawks to Ellen DeGeneres does it. Linda Kiel explains why meditating is worth trying and how easy it is to start.
JAMA publishes research by Kaiser Permanente researchers, comparing mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and usual care for back pain.
Dr. Dan Cherkin reflects on three decades of research on relieving back pain, concluding a supportive, healing context is key.
A state-of-the-art review in The BMJ by Dr. Michael Von Korff and two colleagues describes an array of complications from long-term opioid use for chronic low back pain.
Back pain affects nearly everyone at some point—causing pain, anxiety, and disruption of your daily activities. Fortunately, research shows that low back pain is rarely caused by serious underlying disease, and there are things you can do to ease your pain.