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Lower Back Pain Chiropractic Management for Prosthetic Limb Users

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Back pain is more prevalent among amputees compared to the general population. A study found that 52% of the amputee subjects reported having persistent and bothersome back pain, with 17% saying that their back pain was the worst pain they’ve ever experienced. This seems to be particularly true in lower-limb amputees.

Chiropractic intervention can help prosthetic limb users manage their lower back pain.

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Solar-Powered Skin Mimics Sense of Touch

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Scientists at the University of Glasgow have developed a solar-powered synthetic skin that mimics the sense of touch. It does so without using expensive touch sensors that are used in more conventional prosthetic limbs. And everything is processed through the embedded solar cells and tiny LEDs.

Scientists developed a solar-powered skin that can mimic the sense of touch.

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Data from National Limb Loss Registry Expected to be Online in 2021

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Initial data from the National Limb Loss and Preservation Registry—a project expected to generate the first comprehensive repository of statistical data about limb loss—is scheduled to go online at some point this year.

Initial data from the National Limb Loss Registry will be online in 2021.

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Bodybuilder Flex Wheeler Recognized for Embodying Courage

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Ken "Flex" Wheeler received the Olympia Inspiration and Courage Award at the 2020 Mr. Olympia for exemplifying courage when facing adversity.

Flex Wheeler received the Olympia Inspiration and Courage Award at the 2020 Mr. Olympia.

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Self-Repairing Synthetic Skin Could Be Used in Future Prosthetics

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Firm, elastic, and highly sensitive skin that can repair itself up to 5,000 times has been developed and could be used in future prosthetics. Researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have developed the electronic skin or e-skin.

This synthetic skin that can repair itself up to 5000 times can be used in future prosthetics.

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