SpineUniverse Blogs

Cigarette Smoke and Spine Surgery Recovery

Should You Avoid Second Hand Smoke?
Posted on July 09, 2010 | by in Back Pain Tips

Most people understand that smoking cigarettes will interfere with a healthy spinal fusion recovery, but second hand smoke can also impair your body's ability to heal after spine surgery.

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What Should I Expect after Spine Surgery?

There Are No Usual Expectations
Posted on April 26, 2010 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

"My husband is very healthy and fit. But after a recent accident in the garden, he has lost the ability to do many of the activities he's used to because he has numbness and weakness in his knees."

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Kyphoplasty Risks

Do They Outweigh the Benefits?
Posted on April 26, 2010 | by in Spine Surgery Notes

Kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure that treats spinal compression fractures caused by osteoporosis. Read about the pros and cons of this procedure in this article.

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Exercises for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Low-impact Activities for Pain Relief
Posted on March 23, 2010 | by in Through the Eyes of a Physical Therapist

Article explains some beneficial exercises to reduce ankylosing spondylitis (AS) pain. Low-impact exercises are best, as they won't worsen your pain.

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How to Have a Healthy Spine Surgery Recovery

Can Exercise Interfere with Healing?
Posted on March 23, 2010 | by in Through the Eyes of a Physical Therapist

"I am recovering from cervical spine surgery. Healing seems to be going well, and I am wearing a brace. I am anxious to start exercising again because I know it's important that my muscles stay conditioned, but will neck exercises interfere with my healing?"

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Artificial Disc Replacement

What You Should Know about This Surgical Technique
Posted on March 23, 2010 | by in How to Deal with Disc Pain

"I want to learn more about artificial disc replacement surgery. It seems like this is a fairly new technique, but are there any updates I should know about?"

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Neck Pain and Headaches

Treating Cervicogenic Headaches
Posted on March 17, 2010 | by in Manage Your Pain Now

Neck pain can cause headaches, and your doctor may call them cervicogenic headaches. These types of headaches have different treatments than other types of headaches.

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Can Alternative Treatments Help after Spine Surgery?

Posted on December 14, 2009 | by in Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times: Your Guide to Holistic Wellness

Informative description about how traditional Chinese medicine might fit into a back pain treatment regimen.

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What to Look for When Choosing a Chiropractor

Posted on December 09, 2009 | by in Dr. Miglis' Memos

The task of choosing a chiropractor can be simplified by using a series of steps to narrow down the candidates.

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How Do You Treat Drop Foot?

Posted on December 09, 2009 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

Drop foot is a nerve and muscle disorder that prevents you from lifting the front of your foot.

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Lumbar Spine Cysts

Is Surgery the Only Option?
Posted on December 09, 2009 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

There are many kinds of cysts that occur near the lumbar spine. The causes and treatments for each are different.

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Exercising after Spine Surgery

Let Comfort Be Your Guide
Posted on December 09, 2009 | by in Back Pain Tips

Gradually working activity back into your post-operative routine is important to a successful recovery.

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Standing or Sitting? Which Is Better for Degenerative Disc Disease?

Posted on December 04, 2009 | by in Graeme Keys' Corner

Spine expert blog from SpineUniverse discusses the best way to deal with degenerative disc disease at the office.

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Preventing Recurring Osteoporosis Fractures

Lifestyle Habits and Surgical Options
Posted on November 23, 2009 | by in Spine Surgery Notes

"My mother has osteoporosis-related spinal compression fractures. She has developed multiple fractures from simple things, such as getting out of bed. What can she do to stop the recurring fractures?"

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Spondylolisthesis and Pregnancy

Exercise Before Helps Prevent Pain During Pregnancy
Posted on November 09, 2009 | by in Back Pain Tips

Article includes ways to improve your health before getting pregnant.

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