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Kristen Sturt
Medical Writer

About Kristen Sturt

Kristen Sturt is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health and wellness topics. Her work has appeared on Sharecare, Considerable, Oshi Health, Serious Eats, and elsewhere. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, their two little boys, and a very persistent groundhog.

Articles Written by Kristen Sturt

Ankylosing Spondylitis Center

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a form of inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine. In severe ankylosing spondylitis, the disease causes new bone formation causing bones in the spine to fuse together.

What to Expect From a Spinal Tap

Odds are you’ve heard of a spinal tap—but you may not know exactly what it entails. Also called a lumbar puncture, it’s a procedure performed in the lower part of your back to diagnose a health problem, administer medicine, or assist with imaging.

Surgery for Sciatica

If you’ve tried every conservative sciatica treatment under the sun with no relief, it may be time to consider surgery. Here’s how to prepare and how to recover from sciatica surgery.

Smart Ways to Ease Your Pregnancy Back Pain at Home

Although having a baby can be wonderful, back pain during pregnancy can cause misery. Luckily you can find relief right at home with these tips.

Should Your Spinal Hardware Be Removed? Here’s How to Tell

Many spine procedures use hardware like plates, screws and rods to stabilize your spine. But what happens when hardware breaks or gets infected? Find out here.

Can IBS Cause Back Pain?

Can IBS cause back pain? How are the two related? What are the treatments for IBS—and can those therapies help ease discomfort in your back? Find out here.

Is Chronic Back Pain Stressing You Out? Here’s How to Deal

When back pain comes with stress, anxiety or depression, it can make coping even harder. Learn how to manage both pain and mental health.

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