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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

How Fashion Ergonomics Helps Your Spine

How fashion ergonomics impacts the spine, and how you can use it to help you look good and feel even better.

Patient Opinions About Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) help patients partner with their doctors. Read the results of a study that polled patients’ opinions about this resource.

Spine Surgery Success Story: Fire Chief Back at Work After Cervical Fusion

This fire fighter’s spine surgeon explains cervical myelopathy and the surgical procedure that put his patient back to work.

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.

Obese Children at Risk for Spinal Disorders

A new study suggests that obese children are at risk for developing lumbar spine (low back) disorders. The study found that children with high body mass indexes tend are more likely to have spinal disorders than those who are a healthy weight.

How Pope Francis Manages His Sciatica Pain

Reports reveal that Pope Francis has been receiving spinal injections and massage therapy to help manage his sciatica.

Assessing Lumbar Conditions in Elite Athletes

Study explores the common lumbar conditions affecting this elite athletic patient subgroup and how treatment impacts return to play.

Back Pain and Pushing a Wheelchair

The Ohio State University’s Spine Research Institute’s study shows that pushing patients in a wheelchair may cause low back injury. Are you at risk?

Backpack Safety Tips for Back and Neck Health

Expert provides 6 backpack safety tips to help you prevent back and neck pain, plus advice about packing your backpack.

Review Examines the Role and Disparities of Rehabilitation After Lumbar Fusion

Starting physical therapy later and incorporating psychosocial elements have support according to a literature review published in the JNS: Spine.

Surgery Shows Measurable Benefits for Patients with Adult Spinal Deformity

This study is among the 10 winners of CNS’ inaugural Paper of the Year awards, which honor the best-in-class papers published in Neurosurgery.

Minimally Invasive Decompression Lowers Reoperation Rates

The study questions one of the long-held beliefs of many spine surgeons: When patients need surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis and spondylolisthesis, they will benefit most of a decompression and fusion procedure.

High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Manages Back and Leg Pain Better than Low-Frequency Counterpart

CNS 2017 Paper of the Year Award. Integral to securing regulatory approval of HF10 therapy and ensuring more people have access to treatment.

What You Need to Know About Sciatica Now

Sciatica pain is bad—there’s no way around that—but is it really that common? Are nonsurgical treatments really effective against such debilitating pain? Does your job play a role in whether you’ll develop sciatica?

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.

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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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