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Snow Bound X Two Weeks

Talk about an aching back...
Posted on January 31, 2014 | by in The Broken Mother

Cold weather is tough on me in general. Cold, wet weather is torture. My back just radiates pain all the way down to my legs.

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Is your mattress worsening your back or neck pain?

Think about how many hours a day you use your bed
Posted on January 27, 2014 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

If you are visiting spineuniverse.com, you already know how back or neck pain hampers the quality of your sleep. I always make a point to talk with every patient about their mattress and their pillow.

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RESOLVE for Better Spine Health in 2014

Banishing Back Pain with "Dual Purpose" Resolutions
Posted on January 08, 2014 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

I read an article recently that discussed the categories that most New Year's Resolutions fall into - and how most of us tend to ditch those New Year commitments by mid-January.

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Johns Hopkins pain management specialist recommends Calmare Therapy for RSD pain

Scrambler therapy can overcome severe neuropathy
Posted on January 03, 2014 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Three years ago, my team and I conducted an exhaustive search looking for a new drug-free therapy (with no patient side effects, which was FDA cleared) to help combat treatment-resistant chronic pain.

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10 Ways to a Happier, Healthier Back in 2014

Posted on January 02, 2014 | by in Everything to know about Stem Cells in Orthopedics and Spine

Back pain can be the epitome of degenerative morale. Thousands of people suffer daily from the agonizing crutches of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar discomfort. The field of orthopedics is grasping to provide a definitive option for treating such ailments.

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2014: Happy New "Healthier" Year!

Posted on December 31, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

The "New Year" has always been special to me. I not only celebrate the beginning of a new year, but also my birthday. As you can imagine, I have never had a borring birthday.

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Now is the time to de-stress and lighten the pain load

The holidays are almost here
Posted on December 18, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

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Christmas Greetings

Christmas can invoke different feelings in people; this one blessing I would like to share with you.
Posted on December 04, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

I know Christmas can invoke different feelings in people, it is a very emotional time. I struggle with this time of year myself. Not because of my childhood.

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If you have chronic pain, protect yourself from the holiday rollercoaster

You can't enjoy the season if your pain is off the charts
Posted on December 03, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

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The Future of Orthopedics

What role will stem cells play?
Posted on November 27, 2013 | by in Everything to know about Stem Cells in Orthopedics and Spine

Written by Kandace Stolz

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The Myth of the X-Ray

And what matters most when treating patients with back pain
Posted on November 19, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Over my course of years in practice, I have seen thousands of x-rays. Some have shown a mild or beginning stage of spinal degeneration, others have presented such severe damage that I've marveled at how the patient was even able to walk through my office door.

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You Can Lessen Chronic Pain with Exercise

The benefits of regular exercise can offer surprising results
Posted on November 18, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

From a doctor's perspective, treating chronic pain is one of the most difficult professional challenges. Every patient is completely unique and so is their body and mind's reaction to pain.

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An Alternative to Invasive Spinal Fusions

Dr. Kenneth Pettine Pioneers the Coflex Interlaminar Implant
Posted on November 14, 2013 | by in Everything to know about Stem Cells in Orthopedics and Spine

The increased dominance of back pain and swelling brought on by years of an active lifestyle takes a significant toll on our bodies.

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Progress to help women in pain is too slow

Medical professionals offen defer female pain as an emotional issue
Posted on October 23, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

About 25 percent of Americans experience chronic pain, and a disproportionate number of them are women. Women suffering from autoimmune diseases almost doubles that of men.

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The Circulating Life Force

That is Qi, or Chi, or Ki
Posted on October 21, 2013 | by in Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times: Your Guide to Holistic Wellness

It's all energy no matter how we slice it.  Doesn't matter if we call it molecular energy, atomic energy, life force, power, Spirit, it's all the same stuff.

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