Medical Research

The latest in medical developments (traditional and alternative), clinical trials, research, rehabilitation and pain management.

Research shows effectiveness of hypnosis to treat back pain

Research shows effectiveness of hypnosis to treat back pain

Recent international research has compelling evidence that clinical hypnosis may be a viable way to treat back pain. The research has found that hypnosis is a safe, low-cost treatment, and...

Pain and ageing: Getting older doesn't mean we need to live with pain

Pain and ageing: Getting older doesn't mean we need to live with pain

The Sunday Express newspaper from the UK has reported an unsettling trend where mature persons are choosing to delay medical treatment for pain for more than a year - specifically...

Back pain and irritable bowel syndrome: how they're linked

Back pain and irritable bowel syndrome: how they're linked

Anecdotal evidence is showing there is a link between back pain and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Although around 1 in 5 Australians are thought to have IBS, a small percentage...

Sound therapy: does it really work for back pain?

Sound therapy: does it really work for back pain?

A new practice of sound therapy is conservative in a medical sense, but radically shakes up our perceptions of healing and the role we can all take in someone’s recovery...

Melbourne scientists break through the pain receptor barrier

Melbourne scientists break through the pain receptor barrier

Melbourne is home to a new discovery that promises to change the development of pain-relief drugs that target intense and chronic pain. Scientists from Monash University, representing the diverse disciplines...

Does pain really increase with cold weather?

Does pain really increase with cold weather?

Do you remember your grandparents ever telling you that it was about to rain, not because the weather report, but because they felt the coming rain in their bones? Feeling...

Brain training being tested as a revolutionary treatment for back pain

Brain training being tested as a revolutionary treatment for back pain

A Sydney-based research organisation named Neura is behind a trial aiming to test whether brain training is an effective treatment for back pain. Aptly named, RESOLVE, this medical trial is testing...

Australian researchers closer to interrupting chronic back pain

Australian researchers closer to interrupting chronic back pain

Researchers at Sydney’s Royal North Shore hospital are moving closer to interrupting chronic back pain with an exciting new innovation, which is currently in trial stages. The trial centres on the...

New study shows link between back pain and anxiety

New study shows link between back pain and anxiety

2016 is going to be the year the treatment of back pain changes forever. A study by Dr Victor May from the University of Vermont confirms what researchers have long...

New Melbourne trial on using antibiotics for back pain

New Melbourne trial on using antibiotics for back pain

The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne is recruiting participants in a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of treating back pain with antibiotics. The trial, which will be run by Monash University’s...

New Australian research shows depression can cause back pain

New Australian research shows depression can cause back pain

Research results just released from the University of Sydney shows that depression can cause back pain. This new research uncovers a deeper level of the relationship between pain and depression...

The bionic spine: scientific research brings mobility to paralysed limbs

The bionic spine: scientific research brings mobility to paralysed limbs

Melbourne scientists have found a way to return mobility to paralysed limbs. The futuristic technology is known by the term, bionic spine.  The bionic spine is a small electrode device...

Healing back bones without surgery

Healing back bones without surgery

Knocks, scrapes and broken bones are all part of growing up. But what happens when it’s not an arm or a leg that is broken. It is the back. It...

Regenerative medicine holds the key to tissue repair

Regenerative medicine holds the key to tissue repair

In order to overcome the limitations associated with preexisting treatments for musculoskeletal injuries, regenerative medicine has emerged as a promising strategy for developing functional tissue constructs. With the ability to...

Roundworm could be the answer to treating your nerve injury

Roundworm could be the answer to treating your nerve injury

Scientists from the University of Queensland have discovered the molecular mechanisms that allow severed nerves in roundworms to fuse back together may hold the secret to treating nerve injuries in...

Research shows arthritis most common in under 65s

Research shows arthritis most common in under 65s

More than half of people with arthritis are under 65 years of age, and nearly 6000 children live with juvenile arthritis, according to new research.  Where osteoarthritis is more commonly...

The link between back pain and depression

The link between back pain and depression

More than 50% of Australians living with back pain develop mental health issues after having chronic pain, according to a leading orthopaedic surgeon from the Western Australian Institute for Medical...

Back pain and antibiotics: Latest research finds link between back pain and bacteria

Back pain and antibiotics: Latest research finds link between back pain and bacteria

Multiple research projects across the globe are linking back pain to certain types of bacteria, and finding promising results in the treatment of back pain with antibiotics. In a recent...

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