September 13, 2012 |
Acupuncture eases some kinds of chronic pain - and it's not just a placebo effect at work, researchers who looked at data from nearly 18,000 patients found. An estimated 3 million American adults get acupuncture treatments annually; still, there “remains considerable controversy as to its value,” the researchers wrote in a study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine. But they found that for back and neck pain, chronic headache, osteoarthritis and shoulder pain, acupuncture works better than no treatment and better than “sham” acupuncture - done, for example, with needles inserted superficially or with needles that retract into the handles instead of going into the skin.
April 13, 2012 |
Ted Lilly has waited for more than a week to make his season debut. To him, it's felt substantially longer. "It's not like I missed a ton of starts, but it feels like I missed a few," Lilly said. He's missed one, to be exact. Lilly will make his season debut Saturday against the San Diego Padres. "It's been fun watching us win," Lilly said. "At some point, we'd all like to be a part of what's going on. " A stiff neck threw off Lilly's throwing program in spring training, which, in turn, forced the left-hander to start the season on the disabled list.
March 1, 2012 |
The Masked Mamba remained out of sight. Kobe Bryant sat out Thursday's practice to receive treatment, just a day after posting a near triple-double against Minnesota while nursing neck pain and wearing a plastic mask to protect his swollen nose. Coach Mike Brown said he didn't talk with Bryant about his condition. Nor did Bryant speak after practice with reporters. But it's safe to pencil in Bryant to play Friday against Sacramento. It remains to be seen, however, how much more precaution Bryant must take to ensure he remains symptom free from a concussion he suffered Sunday after Miami guard Dwyane Wade delivered a hard foul in the NBA All-Star game.
February 29, 2012 |
Kobe Bryant played against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. Exactly how did it happen? He suffered a concussion Sunday in the All-Star game but his symptoms two days later were related to neck trauma, not a concussion, said Bryant's neurologist, Vern Williams . Williams held a brief news conference before Wednesday's tip-off to clarify his findings and detail Bryant's sometimes unsteady path after taking a hard foul from...
October 5, 2011 |
A little more frustration was added to safety Tony Dye's season Wednesday: a neck roll for his shoulder pads. Dye, a senior, sat out the last two games because of neck pain caused by a nerve problem, something that has bothered him since training camp. It has robbed the Bruins of their leading tackler from a year ago. The neck roll was designed to protect the area. And … "I found out today it does not help," Dye said. "It was irritating. I couldn't turn my head left or right.
September 11, 2011 |
Reporting from San Francisco -- Well, you can't win 'em all. The Dodgers received a shellacking Sunday, as Hiroki Kuroda was ineffective and the bullpen was downright awful in an 8-1 defeat to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The loss was the Dodgers' first in six days. Plagued with command problems, Kuroda gave up three runs and eight hits in a season-low 42/3 innings. Considering how he pitched, the damage could have been far worse. Kuroda said the neck problems that bothered him in previous seasons have resurfaced in recent weeks.