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The History of Artificial Disc Replacement

How Long Has This Spine Procedure Been Used?
Posted on September 10, 2012 | by in All About Artificial Disc Replacement

The first spine surgeon to use artificial discs in the US writes about the history of this innovative spine surgery device.

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The Do's & Don'ts of Exercise for People with Spinal Deformities

Posted on August 22, 2012 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Neel Anand, MD, a spine specialist, writes about taking good care of your back -- with exercise. Helpful do's and don'ts for exercising smartly.

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Lifestyle Factors That Can Seriously Hinder Your Chances for Spine Surgery Success

Posted on July 14, 2012 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

What can patients do to help ensure a good spine surgery outcome and recovery. There are things you can do before surgery that will help you after: learn what they are in this spine expert blog.

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Are Victims of Spinal Trauma Candidates for Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Posted on June 17, 2012 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

Is minimally invasive spine surgery an option for people with spinal trauma (from a car accident or a fall)? A spine surgeon tackles this question and explains your surgery options and goals in this blog post.

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Healthcare Insanity: It's All About You

Treating Disease vs. Promoting Health
Posted on June 07, 2012 | by in The Empowered Patient

What makes us healthy? Why don't we do those things (eating well, exercise, quitting smoking, etc.) that we know will make us healthy and prevent chronic pain (including chronic back pain)? SpineUniverse's CEO takes on this healthcare question.

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Scoliosis: Separating Myth from Fact

Posted on May 19, 2012 | by in Spine Surgery Advice

An orthopaedic spine surgeon tackles 5 myths about scoliosis: get a clear, trustworthy explanation of scoliosis in this spine expert's blog.

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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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