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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

Can Chiropractic Reverse Cervical Disc Degeneration?

07/07/2009 -

This week's expert, Mitchell F. Miglis, DC, Cert. MDT, answers a question about chiropractic care for reversing disc degeneration in the neck. Summer and the Spine – Vitamin D can reduce back pain so soak up the sunshine to cut chronic pain. Lift weights, lose pain study: Push sore muscles for back pain relief.

An Emerging Treatment for Herniated Discs?

06/23/2009 -

If you suffer from a lumbar herniated disc, there may be some good news on the horizon. This week's expert, Christopher R. Good, MD, answers a question about scoliosis and surgery. Summer and the Spine – Before you throw the luggage in the truck, read this article to refresh your memory on the importance of seat belts and airbags in spine health.

Can Spinal Pumps Relieve Back and Leg Pain?

06/10/2009 -

This week's expert, Edward J. Kowlowitz, MD, answers about spinal cord stimulators for back and leg pain. Ensure proper hydration during exercising in the upcoming summer months.

Treating Back Pain: Minimally Invasive Techniques, At-home Tips

05/26/2009 -

What you need to know about minimally invasive back surgery. This Week's Expert, David B. Tuchinsky, DC, answers a question about treating neck pain at home before first seeing a doctor.

Osteoporosis Awareness Month Special Edition

05/12/2009 -

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. This is a special edition of spineadvisor all about osteoporosis. This Week's Expert, Daniel J. Toft, MD, PhD, answers a question about forteo injections for osteoporosis.

Will Surgery Improve My Child's Posture?

04/21/2009 -

This Week's Expert, Christopher R. Good, MD, answers a question about spine surgery in children. Every Wednesday at 2:00 pm EST/1:00 pm CST, HealthRadio.net streams SpineUniverse Radio. This engaging program is aired live, with podcasts of archived shows also available for download. Take a SpineUniverse survey for a chance to win an 8GB iPod Nano.

Introducing SpineUniverse Radio

04/07/2009 -

Every Wednesday at 2:00 pm EST/1:00 pm CST, HealthRadio.net streams SpineUniverse Radio. This engaging program is aired live, with podcasts of archived shows also available for download. This Week's Expert,Jason M. Highsmith, MD, addresses the pros and cons of spinal fusion surgery. Topical Drugs for Back and Neck Pain.

Will Sitting on a Stability Ball Relieve Back Pain?

03/24/2009 -

This Week's Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, answers a question about diagnosing herniated discs. Featured Treatment: Biofeedback therapy can help you better understand how you react to certain stressors and strengthen your body’s defense against back and neck pain.

Why Age Doesn’t Always Determine Back Pain Diagnosis

03/10/2009 -

This Week's Expert, Arn Strasser, DC, answers a question about whether chiropractic treatment for degenerative disc disease is good or bad. Current Back Pain Research: A recent study found that an anti-cholesterol drug may improve surgical outcomes in younger candidates. How did the McKenzie Method come about?

Understanding Chronic Back Pain. Will This Get Rid of Back Pain?

02/25/2009 -

This Week's Expert, Graeme Keys, PT, Dip MDT, COMT, answers a question from a sciatica sufferer about "centralizing" leg pain. Find out if therapeutic massage is a good option for your back pain.

What Can straighten My Back? Our Q&A is Back

02/11/2009 -

Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, This week's expert, answers a question from a 25-year-old with Scheuermann's kyphosis. Are surgeon & medical device company relationships too close for comfort? Take our online survey for a chance to win a 16GB iPod touch!

Drugs and Medications that Work to Relieve Back Pain

01/30/2009 -

Have a look over this list of medications that are often used for back pain. Have you tried what's on here? Tell us what you think about SpineAdvisor, our free bi-weekly eNewsletter for neck and back pain sufferers.

No More Back Pain in 2009

01/14/2009 -

Working towards a healthy lifestyle—good food, low stress, balanced exercise plan, restful sleep, etc.—also helps you work towards a healthy spine. Three common "Resolutions" to keep healthy. Our Q&A expert, Jason Highsmith, MD, explains what a foraminotomy is in layman's terms.

Not very jolly: Santa's got back pain; Happy Holidays from SpineUniverse

12/17/2008 -

Find out why we aren't asking for anything in our "Letter to Santa". Avoid Holiday Weight Gain This Year. This Week's Expert, Alina M Clavijo-Passik, PhD, answers a question from one of our readers about psychology and chronic pain.

Avoid Back Pain During Thanksgiving

11/26/2008 -

This special issue provides helpful tips on how to keep a healthy spine during the busy Thanksgiving holiday.

Fibromyalgia Study: It's a Real Disease; Avoid Weight Gain When You Have Back Pain

11/12/2008 -

Learn more details about the tudy and what this means for fibromyalgia sufferers. Our Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, answers a question about a broken surgical screw in the spine and addresses whether or not it should be removed. Real help for pregnancy-related back pain

Leaf Raking and Back Pain; Interview with Sen. Obama on Health Care

10/28/2008 -

Sen. Obama Explains His Health Care Plan with SpineUniverse! Our Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, Tells us that No Question is Stupid. View Results From our Latest Survey: How Do We Fix Americans' Back Pain?

Stress and Back Pain in the Market; Our Expert Answers the Question: Make my sciatica go away!

10/14/2008 -

Our Expert, Erik van Doorne, PT, DPT, COMT, Cert. MDT, FABS, Answers a Question About Chronic Sciatia. Newsflash: Spine Treatments. Stress and Back Pain in the Market; Read this for stress-relieving tips.

Does Chiropractic Work? Failed Back Surgery - Our Expert Addresses Failed Fusion

09/23/2008 -

Our Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP , Answers a Question About Failed Spinal Fusion Surgery. Take Our Quick Survey on Back Pain in America. Get History, Treatments, and Theories Behind Chiropractic Care.

Aging and Your Spine. Common Causes of Neck Pain. Easy Fix to Spine’s Curve?

09/09/2008 -

Our Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP , Answers a Question About the Spine's Curve. For Healthy Aging, You Have to Stay Active and Keep Exercising—No Excuses. The DuraGen Plus® Clinical Trial is for Patients Who Will Undergo a Spine Operation Because of a Ruptured or Slipped Disc. Do you Qualify?

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