SpineUniverse Blogs

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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In The Beginning...Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

An Ancient Medicine in Modern Times
Posted on August 26, 2013 | by in Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times: Your Guide to Holistic Wellness

Let's start at the beginning.  Some say Chinese Medicne has been around for 3000 years, others say 5000 years.

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Is it Time to See a Spine Surgeon?

Posted on August 26, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

If you've thought about visiting a doctor to address that nagging ache in your back, you're not alone. In fact, it's among the top reasons for physician office visits each year.

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The Little Monster

Posted on August 25, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

One day while steeping myself in pity, a little flutter of thought tickled my brain. Was I sabotaging myself with all that negative thinking and hate, calling it a monster? Doesn't my body respond to how I feel mentally?

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From Mystery Illness to a Spinal Cord Tumor Diagnosis

My Journey with a Spinal Cord Tumor
Posted on August 22, 2013 | by in The Broken Mother

The tumor was at T6 to T9, and they were confident that it was a Lipoma, a fatty tumor that is actually in the cord itself. I was fortunate that my surgeon did a great job of removing as much of the tumor as he could without damaging me.

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Tune in and turn down chronic pain

Pleasurable music triggers endomorphins, your body's built-in painkiller
Posted on August 22, 2013 | by in Defeating Chronic Pain Without Drugs

It is a safe, inexpensive way for chronic pain sufferers to get some relief and push the pain away for a while.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Scoliosis

Posted on July 05, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

An estimated 6 million people in the United States have some form of scoliosis, a condition in which the curves of the spine are abnormal, often causing strains on the body.

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5 Things to Look for in a Spine Surgery Facility

Posted on June 14, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

If you are exploring the possibility of spine surgery, you may find yourself intimidated by the countless options and questions in front of you.

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10 Tips for Spine Surgery Caregivers

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

Being a caregiver to a spine surgery patient is a commitment in time, energy, and resources, as well as a true test in patience and compassion.

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The Last Step in Chronic Back Pain Relief

Posted on February 09, 2013 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

If you're dealing with the symptoms of chronic back pain, you're not alone. It's a major cause of disability in the United States and throughout the world.

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The Ins and Outs of Recovering from Back Surgery

Posted on December 07, 2012 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Expert advice from Neel Anand, MD, a spine surgeon: What should you do after spine surgery to ensure a good recovery?

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Choosing the Spine Surgeon Who Is Right for You

Posted on November 05, 2012 | by in All About Artificial Disc Replacement

Dr. Blumenthal, a spine surgeon, blogs about how to choose the right spine surgeon. Full of useful tips to help you make the best decision for your spine health.

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Preparing for Spine Surgery: 5 Key Considerations

Posted on October 29, 2012 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Dr. Anand, a spine surgeon, offers his 5 best tips for preparing for spine surgery.

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Book Review: Secrets to Preventing Back and Neck Pain

Posted on October 04, 2012 | by in The Empowered Patient

Bill Paquin, SpineUniverse CEO, reviews a book with 60 tips for back pain prevention.

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When It Comes to Spine Surgery: Go with Your Gut

Posted on September 27, 2012 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Dr. Neel Anand, a spine surgeon, gives his expert advice on questions you should ask before having spine surgery.

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