Nicole Joseph
Medical Writer
Chicago, IL

About Nicole Joseph

Nicole writes articles about everything from low back pain to osteoporosis. She has been writing about healthy living and chronic disease management for six years and has a passion for creating information that empowers patients to take control of their health.  Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in communications, both from Northwestern University.

Articles Written by Nicole Joseph

Meningitis Outbreak Linked to Spinal Injections

You may have heard about a recent outbreak of meningitis linked to spinal injections for back pain. We have the latest updates on the outbreak and recall, including which states have been affected and symptoms to look out for.

Your Weight May Affect Your Spine Surgery Success

A recent study explores whether obesity affects the outcome of lumbar spine surgery used as a treatment for spinal stenosis.

Why a Tailored Treatment Plan May Help Your Neck Pain

Learn about an approach in which the amount of treatment you need for your neck pain, is determined at the start of every doctor’s visit.

Want to Fix Your Back Pain?

How well you get along with your physical therapist may determine how much lower back pain relief you experience: read results on this interesting low back pain study here.

Is Acupuncture Effective in Treating Lower Back Pain?

A recent study set out to explore the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating low back pain. Read the latest findings on this topic here.

Is Your Job Hurting Your Back?

A recent study sheds light on the ways that low back pain may be caused by something you do every single day—going to work.

Should You Trust Online Spine Surgery Information?

In a recent study, researchers evaluated the quality of online information available to patients undergoing cervical spine surgery.

Does Drinking Alcohol Lead to Lower Back Pain?

Is there an association between a person’s alcohol consumption and their risk for developing lower back pain? Read the results of this recent study.

Should You Try Pilates for Lower Back Pain?

Researchers in Brazil set out to test the usefulness of Pilates in the treatment of lower back pain. Check out the results of this recent study.

To Ease Your Back Pain, Stop Smoking

In a recent study, researchers explored the effects of smoking on the amount of pain experienced by people with spinal disorders. Read the latest updates on this topic.

Tackling Ankylosing Spondylitis Complications

A new study published online in October 2012 confirms that people with ankylosing sypondylitis are at risk for complications such as sleep problems, depression, and anxiety. Learn how to get help.

Chronic Neck Pain? Try Yoga

In a recent study, researchers in Germany set out to explore whether yoga is effective in the treatment of chronic neck pain

Cold Weather Work May Raise Your Back and Neck Pain Risk

A recent study published online explored whether working in a low-temperature environment affected the risk of neck and lower back problems in construction workers.

Proper Backpack Habits

Teaching children healthy backpack habits can provide lasting benefits for their back health, according to the results of a recent study.

Back Pain Tips for Expectant Mothers

In a recent study, researchers set out to understand what types of treatments best benefit pregnant women and help reduce their levels of lower back pain.

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