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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

Will a Spinal Pump Work for You?

04/10/2013 -

This Week's Expert Edward, J. Kowlowitz, MD, answers a question about whether or not a spinal pump can relieve lower back pain. 9 tips for neck pain prevention.

One Easy Way to Reduce Back Pain

03/27/2013 -

This week's Expert, Juan S. Uribe, MD, answers a question about degenerative disc disease and if it can go away on its own. See the best medications for neck pain.

The Best Way to Deal with Back Pain at Work

03/13/2013 -

This Week's Expert, Graeme Keys, PT, Dip MDT, talks about which is better for degenerative disc disease–sitting or standing. See the best medications for your low back pain.

Surprising Neck Pain Cause (and What to Do About It)

02/27/2013 -

In his latest blog post, this week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, talks about first exploring all appropriate options to help alleviate back pain before opting for surgery. See tips for snow shoveling.

4 Tips for Reducing Lower Back Pain Today

02/13/2013 -

Have a herniated disc but don't want surgery? This week's Expert Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT, addresses alternatives to surgery.

How to Deal with That Back and Leg Pain

01/23/2013 -

This week's expert, Nicola Hawkinson, DNP, RN, answers a question about why sciatica flares up in colder months. What to do about back pain during pregnancy.

3 Tips for a Healthy New Year

01/09/2013 -

What are the ins and outs of recovering from back surgery? This week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, provides insight. Reduce your chance of a spinal fracture by maintaining a healthy weight.

Tips to Protect Your Child's Back

12/12/2012 -

Secrets to Preventing Back and Neck Pain: A book review by Bill Paquin, CEO of Vertical Health, the company that publishes SpineUniverse.com. Proper backpack habits; help your children protect their backs.

Get to Know Your Physical Therapist to Relieve Your Back Pain

11/28/2012 -

This week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, talks about 5 key considerations for spine surgery. Want to fix your back pain? Get to know your physical therapist.

How Kicking the Habit Can Help Your Back

11/14/2012 -

Smoking has been linked to a host of back and spine problems, from degenerative disc disease to low back pain...

How to Improve Your Spine Surgery Results

10/24/2012 -

Considering spine surgery? This week's expert, Neel Anand MD, explains why going with your gut may be the best decision. Watch a degenerative disc disease animation. What does your weight have to do with a successful spine surgery? Find out what a recent study says about this.

Important Update on Back Pain Treatments

10/10/2012 -

Manage your spine health the way you would your finances; This week's expert, Vertical Health CEO Bill Paquin, talks about approaching your spine pain like your finances. Spinal injection safety–get the latest information on the recent outbreak of meningitis.

Back Pain Prevention Tips for Right Now

09/26/2012 -

In his most recent blog post, Scott L. Blumenthal, MD, talks about performing the first artificial disc replacement in the US and a short history of ADR. This fall, learn how to avoid back pain while raking leaves.

What's Your Pain Feel Like?

09/12/2012 -

The do's & don'ts of exercise for people with back pain; this week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, answers a question from a Twitter follower in this week's Ask the Expert. Preventing backpack syndrome, taking care of your child's back.

Tried This for Your Pain Yet?

08/22/2012 -

This week's expert, Edward J. Kowlowitz, MD, answers a question about implanted, spinal cord stimulation devices. What's going on with your back pain? Watch this video to get an idea of what's causing your back pain.

What Caused Your Back Pain?

08/08/2012 -

What can you do for low back pain when you're pregnant? This week's expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, DNP, RN, answers this question in our featured Expert Blog post. Are you planning to spend many hours watching the Summer Olympics? Get tips on how to avoid back pain from too sitting too many hours in front of the TV.

Are You Hurting Your Chances for Good Spine Treatment?

07/25/2012 -

Lifestyle factors that can seriously hinder your chances for spine surgery success; new blog post by Neel Anand, MD. See spine surgery in action in this informative video.

Can You Have Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

07/11/2012 -

This week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, answers a question about minimally invasive spine surgery if you've experienced spinal trauma. Do lower back, hip, buttock and/or pelvic pain disrupt your sleep?

Should You Be Worried about This Spine Condition?

06/27/2012 -

Healthcare Insanity: It's All About You: Bill Paquin, Vertical Health CEO, talks about bearing responsibility for the state of our health. What are the different types of arthritis that can affect the spine?

Step into Summer with these Exercises

06/13/2012 -

Treating degenerative disc disease with chiropractic care. Weight lifting and back pain. Nick Shamie, MD explains the facts about low back pain and SI joint-related pain.