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Treating Degenerative Disc Disease with Chiropractic Care

Posted on May 16, 2012 | by in Dr. Miglis' Memos

I'm in my late 50s, and I have neck pain caused by degenerative disc disease. Can chiropractic care help me? Which chiropractic techniques will my chiropractor use?

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Can Pilates Improve My Posture and Help Prevent Upper Back Pain?

Posted on May 16, 2012 | by in Physical Therapy Tips

An expert explains how Pilates can help you maintain good posture and prevent back pain.

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Chiropractic Care for a Herniated Disc: Should You Try It?

Posted on May 03, 2012 | by in Dr. Miglis' Memos

"My doctor recently diagnosed me with a herniated disc in my lumbar spine. I want to try chiropractic care, but I’m nervous because I’ve never tried it before. Will chiropractic care work for me?"

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What Has Pain Taught You?

Posted on May 03, 2012 | by in The Empowered Patient

SpineUniverse's CEO has chronic back pain, and it's taught him many life lessons. What have you learned from your back pain?

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Pilates for Low Back Pain: Should You Add It to Your Exercise Routine?

Posted on March 22, 2012 | by in Physical Therapy Tips

"I'm 36, and I've had low back pain caused by spinal stenosis for the last few years. I recently read that doing Pilates can help reduce back pain. Should I be incorporating Pilates into my workout routine?"

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5 Strategies to Help You Take Control of Your Pain

Posted on March 20, 2012 | by in The Empowered Patient

I've come to terms with the fact that chronic pain is a part of my life and will probably be a part of it forever, but I REFUSE to let chronic pain own me.

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Fight Pain Back. Become an Empowered Patient!

You may not control your pain, but you can control your response to it
Posted on March 15, 2012 | by in The Empowered Patient

I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and facet arthropathy at the age of 35. Ironically, this was the same year I became the CEO of SpineUniverse, now Vertical Health.

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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Scoliosis: Is It Right for Me?

Posted on March 09, 2012 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

I’m 59, and last week my doctor told me that I’ll most likely need spine surgery to treat scoliosis. I was first diagnosed with scoliosis in my late teens, but the curve in my thoracic spine has progressively gotten worse.

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Is Pregnancy Causing My Low Back Pain or Is It Something Else?

Posted on February 15, 2012 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

I'm a 29-year-old woman in my second trimester with my first child. I've had low back pain for several years, and I've never actually received a diagnosis. What could be wrong with me, and how do I make my back pain go away? I'm worried about my health and the health of my baby.

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Recovery from Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

Will the Flexibility in My Back Return to Normal?
Posted on February 03, 2012 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

It has been 9 weeks since I had minimally invasive spine surgery for spinal stenosis, but I still don’t feel like I have much movement in my back. Will the flexibility in my back ever return to normal, or do I have to learn to live with restricted movement?

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Will I Eventually Need Surgery for Degenerative Disc Disease?

Posted on January 19, 2012 | by in Dr. Knight's Notes

I'm 60, and I just found out that I have degenerative disc disease (DDD). Since it's a degenerative condition, I assume it'll just get worse as I get older. What's the likelihood of me needing surgery for DDD?

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Weight Loss to Treat Herniated Disc Pain

Will I need back surgery if I lose weight?
Posted on January 05, 2012 | by in A Surgeon's Perspective

I'm overweight, and I've had severe back pain caused by a herniated disc. If I lose weight can I avoid spine surgery?

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Should I Have Surgery for Lumbar Spondylosis?

Posted on December 15, 2011 | by in Dr. Knight's Notes

I’ve had lumbar spondylosis for the last 4 years and have found zero relief with physical therapy, exercise, and medications. The pain is consistently about an 8 out of 10. I’ve just started to research surgery for spondylosis. Could surgery help me?

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Exercise and Degenerative Disc Disease

Can exercise keep DDD at bay?
Posted on September 09, 2011 | by in Dr. Miglis' Memos

Can exercise and stretching keep degenerative disc disease at bay? This article explains how a gentle, regular exercise routine can help you manage degenerative disc disease symptoms, including back pain.

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Does the McKenzie Method Work for Neck Pain?

Posted on September 08, 2011 | by in Dr. Miglis' Memos

The McKenzie Method—a physical therapy technique—is a comprehensive approach used to assess, treat, and prevent your pain. But how does it effectively help you cope with neck pain? This article shows you how.

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