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Study finds aerobic exercise spurs endorphins, relieves low back pain

Aug. 5, 2020—Six weeks of aerobic exercise can lead to sustained increases in endogenous opioid function and significant relief for chronic low back pain, according to a randomized controlled trial by Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Stephen Bruehl, PhD, and colleagues, reported in Pain.

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More recovery, less disability focus of new musculoskeletal research center

Jul. 18, 2019—A new research center is aimed at improving patient outcomes and preventing disability after muscle and skeletal injuries and surgery.

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Protocol shortens hospital stays for back surgery patients

May. 4, 2017—Patients undergoing lower back surgeries had shorter hospital stays and fewer complications after a team at the Vanderbilt Spine Institute identified best practices for perioperative care and implemented them under a standardized protocol.

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Osher Center offers multiple back pain treatment options

Mar. 9, 2017—The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt offers most of the treatments in the new guidelines for back pain recently recommended by the American College of Physicians, but misconceptions about those treatments remain a barrier to care.

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Vanderbilt’s Osher Center offers Gentle Yoga for Back Care

Sep. 30, 2016—About a third of adults report having back pain in an average year, and the search for relief can take many paths. Sometimes the best approach is to treat with medications, topical applications, or even in a small number of cases, surgery. Amanda Wentworth, who teaches at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt,...

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