Dawn Ferchak

About Dawn Ferchak

Dawn Ferchak is a freelance health and medicine writer. 

Articles Written by Dawn Ferchak

Spinal Surgeries: Laminotomy versus Laminectomy

Laminectomy and laminotomy are types of spinal decompression surgeries that involve full or partial removal of the lamina, the vertebrae's bony plate that protects the spinal canal.

Expert Tips for Avoiding Back Injury at Work

It’s not just high-impact labor jobs that cause back pain. Do you sit all day and use a computer? You’re at risk too. See our expert tips for avoiding back injury at work.

Breasts and Your Back: Why Breast Size Can Affect Back Pain

Large breasts can cause chronic neck and back pain. Consider breast reduction for back pain relief if that’s what’s causing your pain.

What Hurts? 3 Types of Back Pain

Musculoskeletal pain—usually what you think of as back pain—comes in a couple of flavors, and knowing which is which will help you get the right treatment.

Belly Dance Your Back Pain Away

Belly dance can be an effective if unconventional way to help your lower back pain, while getting some exercise and improving your posture. Plus, it’s fun! Read on.

Enjoy Your Hobbies Without Back and Neck Pain

Everyone needs hobbies; you can’t just work all day every day. But make sure your hobbies are safe for your spine by following this guide.

PT and the Pandemic: Physical Therapy at Home

The coronavirus pandemic has changed how healthcare is practiced and delivered, and physical therapy is no exception. Learn how you can get your PT done safely and effectively in your own home.

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