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A guide to the spinal cord: Anatomy and injuries

A guide to the spinal cord: Anatomy and injuries

The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves and cells that extends from the lower portion of the brain to the lower back. It carries signals between the brain and the rest of the body. This article covers the key anatomy of the spinal cord and its functions. It also provides some information about […]

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What can cause back pain and nausea?

What can cause back pain and nausea?

Some common causes of back pain and nausea include: Stomach virus or food poisoning Share on PinterestA person with back pain and nausea may be experiencing a stomach virus or food poisoning. Gastroenteritis causes pain and inflammation in the stomach as the result of an infection. Several different types of infection can cause gastroenteritis, including […]

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Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain

Key brain protein may be what maintains chronic pain

A new study in rodents reveals a key protein that may explain why chronic pain persists. The findings may lead to therapeutic agents that could “disrupt the maintenance of pain.”‘ New research in mice may help explain why chronic pain persists in humans. Chronic pain affects over 20% of the adult population in the United […]

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What are the possible causes of neck pain?

What are the possible causes of neck pain?

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Strong link found between chronic headache and back pain

Strong link found between chronic headache and back pain

A review of 14 studies found that people with persistent headache or back pain were twice as likely to experience the other disorder as well. New research finds a strong association between headaches and lower back pain. Chronic headaches and persistent back pain are both debilitating conditions. New findings suggest a link between the two, […]

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‘Wasabi receptor’ may advance treatments for chronic pain

‘Wasabi receptor’ may advance treatments for chronic pain

Scorpion toxin targets the “wasabi receptor,” a specific receptor in nerve cells that helps humans react to wasabi, cigarette smoke, and environmental pollutants. According to new research, the toxin’s unusual mechanism of action means that it could help scientists learn more about chronic pain. New research furthers scientists’ understanding of chronic pain. Researchers from the […]

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What causes pain in the lower left back?

What causes pain in the lower left back?

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Exercises and tips for better posture

Exercises and tips for better posture

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Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know

Ocular migraine: Everything you need to know

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What causes a hot back?

What causes a hot back?

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