SpineUniverse Blogs

Cervical Spondylosis and Exercise

Will I have to Give Up My Gym Membership?
Posted on November 05, 2009 | by in Dr. Miglis' Memos

The patient is young and hasn’t experienced any symptoms but wonders whether exercising may worsen the condition.

Read More

I Have a Spinal Fracture—Is Rest Enough?

When to Seek Further Treatment
Posted on August 03, 2009 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

Spinal fractures warrant a visit to a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine specialist. Even with a brace, these fractures can progress and cause further damage.

Read More

I Had Surgery: Is It Too Soon for Sex?

Having Back Pain Doesn't Mark the End of Your Sex Life
Posted on July 13, 2009 | by in Back Pain Tips

This article describes special considerations concerning sex after spine surgery.

Read More

Fibromyalgia and Anti-depressants

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain
Posted on July 12, 2009 | by in Pain Coping Skills

Fibromyalgia has many symptoms, so it's best to take a multi-disciplinary approach to your pain. One of the ways to do this is by considering anti-depressants to curb the physical, mental, and emotional toll fibromyalgia may take on you.

Read More

Is Surgery the Best Scoliosis Treatment Option?

Early Detection is Key to Keeping Your Child Out of the Operating Room
Posted on June 14, 2009 | by in Guide to Spine Surgery

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis, and it can be treated in many ways.

Read More

Forteo Injections for Osteoporosis

Will They Prevent Fractures?
Posted on May 10, 2009 | by in How to Take Good Care of Your Bones

Forteo, the branded name of teriparatide, is a daily injection of a synthetic version of your body's own parathyroid hormone.

Read More

Will a Spinal Pump Relieve My Back and Leg Pain?

Posted on April 28, 2009 | by in Beating Back Pain

Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has many benefits. However, there are some important considerations you need to take into account.

Read More

At-Home Treatments for Neck Pain

Most Healing Happens Outside the Doctor's Office
Posted on April 28, 2009 | by in Chiropractic Chronicles

If you have a cervical bulging or herniated disc, there are treatments you can do at home to reduce your neck pain.

Read More

Spondylolisthesis Surgery for Children

Will Surgery Improve Your Child's Posture and Walk?
Posted on April 19, 2009 | by in Guide to Spine Surgery

"My fourteen-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with grade 4 spondylolisthesis and needs surgery to fuse her spine. After surgery, will her walk and posture improve?"

Read More

The Pros and Cons of Spinal Fusion Surgery

Posted on April 02, 2009 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

If you are having surgery to treat your back and/or neck pain, you will most likely have decompression surgery. But in some cases, a fusion is also necessary.

Read More

Testing for Herniated Discs: Straight Leg Raise

Posted on March 17, 2009 | by in Back Pain Tips

A physical exam, which may include a straight leg raise test, is usually quite simple and is an important part of figuring out what is causing your back and leg pain.

Read More

One Way to Get Rid of Sciatica: Centralization

Specific Exercises Can Reduce Sciatic Pain
Posted on February 13, 2009 | by in Graeme Keys' Corner

Through specific exercises, you can get your sciatic pain to centralize. A McKenzie practitioner explains this sciatica treatment option.

Read More

What is a Foraminotomy?

Posted on January 13, 2009 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

Sometimes, when you talk to your doctor, you end up more confused because of the big words. A neurosurgeon breaks down a foraminotomy, a surgical procedure for back or neck pain.

Read More

Scheuermann's Kyphosis: When Surgery is Needed

Posted on January 13, 2009 | by in Back Pain Tips

Scheuermann's kyphosis can be treated with surgery, but surgery isn't appropriate for every case. When is surgery necessary? Who is a good candidate?

Read More

The Psychology of Pain

Posted on November 26, 2008 | by in Pain Coping Skills

If you're referred to a psychologist, it doesn't mean your pain is imaginary. A psychologist explains what will happen in an appointment.

Read More