Kamiah A. Walker
Medical Writer
Wheaton, IL

About Kamiah A. Walker

Kamiah gets a kick out of grammar and proofreading, and she enjoys the challenge of taking a complex idea—like spine surgery—and making it understandable to people who don't have an MD after their name. 

She's a published author of travel stories and various essays, in addition to being an avid runner and reader.

Articles Written by Kamiah A. Walker

Chiropractic Research Shows Positive Benefits

It's smart to do your own research on back pain or neck pain treatment options. Article reviews research on chiropractic, and it's a good place to start when you're trying to figure out if chiropractic care is right for you.

Botox for Chronic Back and Neck Pain

Botox is FDA-approved for cervical dystonia, but it isn't approved for back pain or neck pain. Read up on if you can use Botox to treat your chronic pain. Article includes insight from a pain management specialist.

What Is Chiropractic Care?

Learn the basics of chiropractic, including how chiropractors determine if chiropractic care is best for you. Covers spinal manipulation and explains how chiropractors can address your back pain or neck pain.

Tips to Avoid Back Pain at the Table

The meal is the highlight of Thanksgiving, so it makes sense that we spend hours around the table. Watch your posture as you're sitting and talking. Also, find out why it's best to pace yourself while eating the big meal.

The Economic Crisis and Back Pain

Americans aren't good at dealing with stress, and with the current economic crisis, we're all stressed out. Stress leads to more back and neck pain as we start to feel that we're carrying the weight of the world. Learn stress-relieving tips.

Spine Treatments in the News

Can you trust what you hear on the TV about back pain treatment options? Research and cutting edge treatments do make the news, so it's up to you to do your own research after hearing a news segment about spine treatments.

Sciatica Prevention and Relief

What can you do to prevent and relieve sciatica? These 9 wellness tips may help you to prevent an episode of sciatica or piriformis syndrome.

Americans in Pain: Part 1

When Americans were asked about back pain, a national health care issue, they responded along party lines. Who should fix this pervasive problem? Democrats say the government; Republicans respectfully disagree. Read other intriguing survey results.

Trusted Osteoporosis Resources on the Web

When first diagnosed with osteoporosis, many people turn to the Internet to find out more information. What websites do you trust? Who has the most thorough information? Recommendations for good osteoporosis resources.

Americans in Pain: Part 3

Survey results: America should invest in more research in order to prevent back and neck pain. Other ideas include universal health coverage (that's what Democrats think would fix our backs) and encouraging weight loss (so say Republicans).

Americans in Pain: Part 2

Survey results: Americans say that work is the #1 cause of back and neck pain. Our career-focused lifestyle seems to promote poor posture and a lack of good ergonomic principles. Includes tips on how to avoid back pain and neck pain at wo

Americans in Pain: Part 4

Survey results: who should pay to fix America's pervasive back and neck pain issues? The country is split. Some say the government; some say insurance companies. Any other ideas?

Full Results for SpineUniverse Back Pain Treatment Options Survey

SpineUniverse presents their survey results from early 2008 where website visitors rated non-surgical back pain treatments on a scale from very dissatisfied to very satisfied.

100+ Reasons You Can Trust SpineUniverse

The SpineUniverse Editorial Board is made up of more than 100 spine experts: they truly care about presenting high-quality, trustworthy, accurate information to help you treat your back pain. Learn more about the role of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board (and why it matters to you).

The Olympics Caused My Back Pain

I didn't know watching the Olympics could be so painful...for my spine. For four hours I sat slumped on the couch, and my bad posture led to back pain. Here's some back stretches and exercises I should've done to help prevent muscle tension.

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Author's Statement

I, the undersigned, declare that neither I nor members of my immediate family have a financial interests or affiliation with commercial companies whose products and / or services may be mentioned in the materials I have authored, edited or reviewed for presentation on Vertical Health, LLC’s websites.
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