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Too Much Too Soon? Over-treating Back Pain

Posted on October 21, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

As a patient, have you ever been surprised or disappointed by the treatment recommendations your physician has given you?

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Surprise Reactions

Posted on October 17, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

The other day I decided to put the country music station on my TV so I could listen to the music my friend loved so much. I was not even ready for the reaction I had to watching that video!

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Avoid neck and back pain when you're strapped to a desk

My interview this week with Entrepreneur Magazine
Posted on October 10, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

In this day and age, many of us are sitting at computers from dawn to dusk (and often later). Day after day, sitting in a rigid position, under stress, and pounding on a keyboard, will eventually take its toll on the body.

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Hello SpineUniverse!

It's an honor to discuss spine care through this forum.
Posted on October 09, 2013 | by in Perspectives on Spine Care under Obamacare

Thank you SpineUniverse for the opportunity to blog on your site and for Readers for reading! It is with great enthusiasm that I embark on my blog titled "Perspectives on Spine Care under Obamacare."

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The Bus Stop

Posted on October 08, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

My first accomplishment as a broken Mother was taking my son to the bus stop for the first day of kindergarden.

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Help Me My Brain Thinks I'm Falling

Twisted Signals
Posted on September 26, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

So far nothing has happened the way most of my doctors said it would or should or maybe could?

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How to Take an Active Role in Your Spine Health

Posted on September 25, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

If you're alive and reading this article, chances are you've experienced some level of back pain in your life. Chronic backaches can be frustrating, especially when the cause isn't obvious.

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Signs you need to see a pain management specialist

When is it time to find a specialist to treat your pain condition?
Posted on September 24, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Chronic pain can sneak up on you. Suddenly you are faced with this disease / condition and before you know it, months or even years have passed and you are still living with the pain

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Out For a Drive

first time behind the wheel alone
Posted on September 16, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

Learning how to adjust just about everything in my life for my new self was daunting. Driving was always in the back of my mind, but I knew it would be awhile before I could face it and I had more healing to do.

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Chronic pain sufferers find valuable support from online chat groups

Even people socially isolated by pain can use the Internet to connect
Posted on September 12, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Many of our patients are enthusiastic users of Facebook groups, Twitter and other disease-specific sites where people living with neuropathy or specific medical conditions can interact and give and receive support and encouragement.

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Bad Day

what to do?
Posted on September 09, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

I just had a bad day, very bad day. Pain was so overwhelming that I was falling off my own feet.

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The Pain Exhibit offers forum for artists living with chronic pain

Remarkable outlet for self expression by people in pain
Posted on September 03, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

Many of my patients are socially isolated due to their medical conditions related to chronic pain. As a result, many are incredibly creative artistically and use it as a way to express how they feel.

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CareTakers

Posted on September 03, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

I came to admire my husband because when it seemed no one else in the world believed me, he did. He trusted my word. My instinct that something was terribly wrong.

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What Does Nature Have to Do With Pain?

Microcosm and Macrocosm
Posted on September 02, 2013 | by in Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times: Your Guide to Holistic Wellness

Imagine a mountaintop peeking out of a blanket of mist, the mountain stationary to the rolling movement of the mist. An opening appears in the mist revealing a ledge in which half dozen Chinese wise men sit with teacups in their hands discussing and debating nature.

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Walking to Ease Pain

One step at a time
Posted on August 28, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

The last thing my surgeon told me when I was leaving the hospital was that walking was the best thing I could do for my back.

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