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Tags: back pain

11/30/2018

Independent source injects caution into a HeathDay story on ‘nerve zap’ for back pain

10/18/2018

HealthDay touts nerve device as ‘more effective,’ but data is from unpublished study with no control group

2 9/19/2018

One woman’s account of spinal cord stimulator skips realities of medical device safety in U.S.

4 4/19/2018

Can ‘thinking differently’ help sooth chronic back pain? Hard to tell from HealthDay’s fuzzy reporting

12/6/2017

Outside experts help round out NBC’s report on minimally invasive back pain procedure

6/23/2017

CBS News says ‘yoga as good as physical therapy’–OK, but what does ‘good’ mean?

1 1/10/2017

Medical evidence for lumbar support runs counter to claims made in U.S. News & World Report story

1 3/25/2016

WaPo leans hard on news release for story on meditation and back pain