Back Pain

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Pitt Researchers Studying How To Keep Back Pain From Becoming Long-Term Problem

Just about everyone has back pain at some point in their life.

02/25/2015

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New Pittsburgh Product Offers On-The-Go Back Pain Relief

Wanting to remain active, Highland Park resident Helen Volkov Behn, with the help of local designer Jen Rocket, has developed a simple but revolutionary way to control back pain.

02/18/2015

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New Generation Of Spinal Cord Stimulators Could Help Banish Pain

In 2004, a horse fell on Paul Hoag’s right leg and broke his ankle. The fractures healed, but Paul was left with swelling, discoloration, and chronic pain.

02/13/2015

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Simple Device Helping To Relieve People’s Pain, Tension

Imagine being able to get relief from migraine pain and even muscle spasms in the comfort of your own home.

01/13/2015

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Study: Short-Term Back Pain Could Signal Problems Down The Road

Just about everyone has back pain now and then. But, what does that indicate about how your back will feel years from now?

08/22/2013

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Fix Your Disc With Dr. Rafferty

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Dr. Richard Rafferty of the Disc Institute of Pittsburgh was with KDKA Radio’s Robert Mangino to discuss back health. Most back issues are treated wrong, and that is because they treat the […]

05/23/2013

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Local Doctor Explains Origin Of Back Pain

Dr. Richard Rafferty of the Disc Institute of Pittsburgh was with Rob Pratte in studio to discuss back health.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–04/14/2013

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New Pictures In Motion Technique Helping Back Pain Sufferers

Like many Americans, Patrick Overking had so much back pain, he couldn’t walk.

KDKA-TV–02/25/2013

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People Turning To Halsa Mat For Pain Relief

Some people will try anything to relieve pain, which includes sleeping on a new-age bed of nails. It may sound counterproductive, but two local women gave it a shot.

05/21/2012

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New Device Could Relieve Back Pain In Certain Patients

Last year, 100 million work days were lost in the United States due to back pain alone. If you or someone you know suffers from it, you know the pain can be debilitating and even devastating in some cases.

05/14/2012

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Consumer Reports Rates Alternative Therapies

Millions of Americans every year try alternative therapies to avoid going under the knife. Some include acupuncture and chiropractic treatments, but how helpful are these and other alternative treatments?

07/21/2011