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A Closer Analysis Part 2: NFL Defensive MVP J.J. Watt Re-injures Spine after Returning to the Field Following Microdiscectomy Surgery

Expectations vs. Reality in Spine Surgery Recovery
Posted on October 10, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

After undergoing microdiscectomy surgery to repair a herniated disc in July of 2016, JJ Watt suffered a season-ending setback when he reinjured his back last month after playing just three games to

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Garlic for Back Pain: Does it really work?

Test it out yourself! Spaghetti, Garlic and Oil. Buon Apetito!
Posted on October 03, 2016 | by in Back to Life

In my endless quest to learn everything I can about how to reduce back pain, I conduct research online frequently.

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A Closer Analysis: NFL Defensive MVP J.J. Watt Undergoes Microdiscectomy Surgery to Repair Herniated Disc

Posted on August 28, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

As NFL star JJ Watt, recovers from surgery to repair a herniated disc, a spine specialist explains what's involved in this minimally invasive procedure for a common back problem.

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Yoga for You and Back Pain

Yoga increases flexibility and strength, but some find it to be a spiritual experience that brings peace and joy.
Posted on August 02, 2016 | by in Back to Life

I attended my first yoga class when I was 21 years old.

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Spine Surgery Recovery - The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Posted on August 01, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

I had a follow-up appointment with a patient recently, who is convinced that part of the reason her spine surgery recovery progressed more quickly than she anticipated is that I added aquatic or hydrotherapy to her physical therapy regimen.

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What we Can Learn from a Pro Athlete's Journey to Neck Surgery

MLB third baseman David Wright undergoes surgery for herniated cervical disc
Posted on July 01, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

In light of the recent news that New York Mets' third baseman David Wright elected to undergo neck surgery to repair a herniated disc, there has been a buzzing discussion on the impact of such a decision on Wright himself, the team, and the season.

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My Commencement Speech to Future Spine Surgeons

Posted on June 08, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

To make it as a spine surgeon, you must have a true passion for this field of medicine. It is a great field, but it isn’t enough to just be good at it. You must love it.

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Gratitude and My Back Pain

Taking a positive approach to healing made a significant difference in Dana's recovery and life.
Posted on June 02, 2016 | by in Back to Life

Blogger Dana Fawcett explains how recovering from a back injury lead to having more gratitude in her life.

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Yoga That's Safe for My Spine

An experienced physical therapist has the advice you need
Posted on May 20, 2016 | by in Physical Therapy Tips

An experienced physical therapist explains the benefits of Yoga for patients recovering from injury or an accident. Learn if Yoga might be right for you but be sure to get your doctor's approval first.

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My Life on Pause

How I Faced My Fears and Started Moving Again
Posted on May 03, 2016 | by in Back to Life

Living with chronic back pain isn't easy. Blogger Dana Fawcett describes what happens when you're so afraid of pain you don't move at all. 

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Osteoporosis and Rising Fracture Rates

Prevention is Key
Posted on April 25, 2016 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

A recent study published in the journal Bone indicates that bone fracture rates are likely to increase in the coming decades.

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How to Explain Your Pain to a Doctor

An experienced chiropractor has tips to help you get the care you need at your next appointment
Posted on April 15, 2016 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Expert tips from a chiropractor who explains the best way to communicate your pain to a doctor.

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Nutrition as Ammunition

Eating Certain Fruits and Veggies Reduced My Chronic Back Pain
Posted on March 15, 2016 | by in Back to Life

Nutriton can be ammunition for healing chronic pain, according to blogger Dana Fawcett. Learn how she changed her diet and started feeling less pain. 

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4 Principles for Pain-Free Workdays

Posted on February 24, 2016 | by in Posture Pointers by Esther Gohkale

Four principles from Esther Gokhale about how to have pain-free workdays. Pictures help illustrate how to improve your posture.

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All Hail Turmeric

Posted on February 24, 2016 | by in Back to Life

Is the herb turmeric really the new wonder drug? Or is it just that recent scientific studies have shown North Americans that there really may be something to the claims.

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