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Thomas Ciccone
Medical Writer
Long Branch, NJ

About Thomas Ciccone

Tom has been a medical writer for a number of years, contributing to various professional and consumer publications, including Practical Pain Management, DiabeticLifestyle.com, EndocrineWeb.com, SpineUniverse.com and the Times of Trenton.

Tom’s writing focuses on breaking news and research topics in health care, combining timely reporting with critical analysis of the latest developments in modern medicine. He also has spent time as a reporter at large, working abroad in Sterling, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia interviewing local health care professionals on new research developments.

Tom is a member of the American Medical Writers Association, the International Journalists’ Network, the Knight Digital Media Center, and The Poynter Institute. He is based out of Long Branch, New Jersey.

Articles Written by Thomas Ciccone

Acupuncture for Pediatric Back Pain

Study results show acupuncture could be a viable nonpharmacological option to improve back pain in pediatric patients.

Early Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Shows Modest Benefits

Low back pain is common among many Americans, and even as health care spending increases, so does the prevalence of poor outcomes associated with it.

Acupuncture for Children With Back Pain

Can pediatric acupuncture help treat chronic pain caused by spinal conditions?

How Often Is Chiropractic Needed for Low Back Pain?

For acute low back pain, 6 to 12 sessions over the course of 2 to 4 weeks is standard. These initial treatments do emphasize the "passive" (nonexercise) approaches of manual therapy to relieve pain and improve function.

Chiropractic Care: What Are the Real Risks?

Chiropractic procedures may appear dangerous or intimidating, but the reality is far from the rumor.

Chiropractic Care to Manage Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain is not necessarily an acute problem that goes away within 6 weeks.This can require patients to receive additional chiropractic care, along with any other medical services they may need.

Chiropractic Care for Low Back Pain

Seeing a doctor of chiropractic, otherwise known as a chiropractor, chiropractic physician or DC, can be a beneficial step towards effectively treating low back pain.

Adult Native Vertebral Osteomyelitis Clinical Guideline

A summary of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s (IDSA) recently published clinical practice guideline for treating native vertebral osteomyelitis, with commentary by Jeffrey Gudin, MD.

Weight Loss with Low Back Pain: Finding the Right Program

Weight loss can have a positive and significant impact on reducing back pain. Fining the weight loss program that is right for you is crucial. Learn how here.

Financial Disclosures

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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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