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How Do Sit-ups Help My Spine?

Posted on February 26, 2008 | by in Physical Therapy Tips

Doing sit-ups and other abdominal exercises to strengthen your core muscles in the front of your body can actually help relieve your back pain.

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Spine Acts Its Age with Spondylosis

Posted on February 06, 2008 | by in How to Keep a Healthy Spine

"I went to the doctor last week and learned that I'm in the early stages of cervical spondylosis. I'm approaching retirement, and I'm wondering how this condition will affect me. Will it progress quickly?"

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Pain Management 101: Epidural Steroid Injections

Posted on January 22, 2008 | by in Manage Your Pain Now

If your doctor has recommended epidural steroid injections to treat your low back pain, is more than one injection needed?

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Can I Exercise after Spine Surgery?

Posted on January 03, 2008 | by in Back Pain Tips

"I'm a very active 65-year-old woman: How will I be able to keep up my exercise routine while recovering from surgery?"

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Holiday Football Game is a Pain in the Neck!

Dealing with a Neck Strain
Posted on December 10, 2007 | by in Back Pain Tips

Neck sprains and strains are common injuries whether resulting from a friendly game of touch football or car accident. The question is, when is it time to see the doctor?

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Low Back Herniated Discs and Strengthening Exercises

A Good or Bad Combination?
Posted on November 20, 2007 | by in Dr. van Doorne's Viewpoint

Therapeutic exercise, under the direction of a physical therapist can help decrease low back pain, increase mobility - strength - endurance and flexibility.

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Quit Smoking to Improve the Outcome of Your Spinal Fusion Surgery

Posted on November 02, 2007 | by in Back Pain Tips

"I know this may be hard for you to hear, but it really is true: it's absolutely necessary for you to quit smoking before your spine surgery."

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When is Childhood Scoliosis Treated with Bracing?

Posted on October 18, 2007 | by in Back Pain Tips

"My 9-year-old son has scoliosis. The doctor says the curve is mild and nothing needs to be done now. However, I'm concerned about his future. When might he need brace treatment and can you tell me more about it?"

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How Can I Relieve Neck Pain Caused by Whiplash?

Posted on October 02, 2007 | by in Back Pain Tips

"My car was rear-ended at a stop sign last week. Since then, my neck hurts, feels stiff, and I have upper back pain. My wife says it is whiplash and I should see a doctor."

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What Can I Do to Manage Low Back Pain and Sciatica?

Posted on September 21, 2007 | by in Back Pain Tips

Low back pain alone can be difficult to manage, but add sciatica and just about any activity becomes painfully difficult!

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