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Kelly Rehan
Medical Writer and Editor
Omaha, NE

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

What You Should Know About Exercising After Spine Surgery

Guidelines for safely exercising and resuming physical activity after neck or back surgery provided by an orthopaedic spine surgeon.

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.

Traveling with Sciatica: Tips to Ward Off Low Back and Leg Pain

Sciatica pain radiates through the lower body from the low back to the hips, buttocks, and down the legs. This means that flights and driving that anchor you to a seat can aggravate your sciatic nerve pain.

How Spine Surgery Treats Cervical Myelopathy and Deformity

A neurosurgeon explains his diagnosis and treatment of a patient with cervical myelopathy and deformity.

Smokers With Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease Have Surgery Earlier and More Often

Smoking and tobacco use disorder is tied to increased rates of spine surgery in people with cervical degenerative disc disease and myelopathy.

Fibromyalgia Tender Points

Fibromyalgia is known for painful tender points throughout the body. These tender points are often confused with trigger points, but this article clearly explains what these tender points are.

Cervical Disc Replacement Considerations and Surgery

Cervical disc replacement surgery is a minimally invasive spine procedure performed to relieve neck and arm pain.

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.

Durotomy in Malpractice Suits: What Spine Surgeons Need to Know

Malpractice and court rulings are explored in a retrospective study involving incidental durotomy and care that was delayed or improperly performed.

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.

Resources for People With Back or Neck Pain

Boost your knowledge and involvement in your own spine health—with the useful resource links found in this article.

Is Lumbar Disc Replacement a Valuable Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease?

The FDA approved total disc replacement as a treatment for lumbar degenerative disc disease. But how valuable is TDR compared to more established or traditional procedures?

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.

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.

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