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Kelly Rehan
Medical Writer and Editor
Grimes, IA

About Kelly Rehan

Kelly has more than 10 years of consumer and trade editorial experience, much of which has focused on health and wellness.

Kelly’s interest in health care communications stems from her belief that everyone should have access to credible and understandable medical information. She enjoys learning from medical professionals and translating their expertise into content that encourages readers to engage in their own health.

Articles Written by Kelly Rehan

Tai Chi: Harnessing the Power of Body and Mind to Combat Back Pain

"In 2009, I had back pain for a long time. I tried many types of therapy, but nothing worked. My friend said, ‘Try tai chi, it is a gentle exercise.’ I refused at first because my back was sore, but eventually I tried it." It helped relieve my back pain.

Many Pediatricians Shy Away From Treating Chronic Pain

Children can experience debilitating chronic pain just like everyone else. But a study revealed that most pediatricians do not believe it's their main responsibility to treat chronic pain. Read what researchers say must be done to reverse this trend.

How to Support a Loved One with Chronic Spine-Related Pain

I’m writing to tell you how you can be a good friend and supportive ally to me throughout my journey with chronic back and neck pain. Years ago, without choice or cause, I was thrust into another world. It’s a complicated place, where physical abilities and mental challenges abound....

Low Back Pain Treatment Guideline Highlights Exercise and Stress Reduction

The American College of Physicians recently published its non-surgical treatment guideline for various types of low back pain—from short-term bouts of pain to debilitating chronic pain.

5 Chiropractic Services to Question

The American Chiropractic Association and the Choosing Wisely campaign released a list of 5 spine care procedures and tests to question.

Chiropractic Eases Low Back Pain in Military Members

Evidence-based study outcomes show care by a chiropractor improves low back pain in soldiers with cross-over to civilians.

Update to FDA Warning: Some Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Drugs Not Linked to Cancer Risk

Regarding common drugs prescribed to treat juvenile idiopathic arthritis, the FDA warning did not acknowledge the impact of these medications on cancer risk, or that JIA alone increases cancer risk.

One Test Isn't Enough to Accurately Diagnose Herniated Discs

Having only a single test performed during a physical exam isn't enough to accurately diagnose a herniated disc, according to 2010 findings. Learn more about why multiple tests best determine the cause of back pain and how it impacts treatment.

Avascular Necrosis: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment

Avascular necrosis of the spine is called vertebral osteonecrosis or Kummell disease. It is a rare condition usually affecting the thoracic spine.

Scoliosis and the Swimmer: How Robotic Spine Surgery Kept a Teen’s Olympic Dreams Afloat

Adolescent scoliosis did not end this swimmer’s quest to fulfill dreams of swimming at the Olympic Games. How robotic spine surgery facilitated her scoliosis surgical procedure.

Avascular Necrosis: What is it?

Kummel disease is a rarely occurring variation of avascular necrosis that can affect the spine’s vertebrae, usually the thoracic spine (mid back) region.

Klippel-Feil Syndrome: Short Neck and Congenital Cervical Spine Disorder

Klippel-Feil syndrome occurs when two or more cervical vertebrae in the neck are abnormally fused together causing a short neck and limited ability to bend and twist the neck. The genetics, causes, symptoms and treatments of this rare congenital disorder are explained.

Stiff Neck, Crick in the Neck and Relief

Is a stiff neck the same as having a crick in the neck? Learn about the symptoms, causes and home remedies and treatments.

Osteoporosis and Erectile Dysfunction in Men

The connection between osteoporosis and erectile dysfunction (ED) is confirmed by research. Men with osteoporosis should be evaluated for ED and men with erectile dysfunction should be screened for low bone mass density.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is genetic condition that may cause sacroiliac joint hypermobility, potential joint dysfunction and low back pain.

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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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