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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

4 Unusual Back Pain Treatments to Try Today

09/27/2011 -

This week's expert, Christopher R. Good, MD, answers a question about a snapping sound in a back pain sufferers back. Get fit this fall–there's no other time quite like the fall to get started on a healthy eating and exercise plan.

Do You Know What a Herniated Disc Looks Like?

09/13/2011 -

This week's expert, Juan S. Uribe, MD, addresses how degenerative disc disease damages nerves in feet. Find out the proper way a child should wear a backpack. Watch a video of disc herniating.

5 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

08/23/2011 -

This week's expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, DNP, RN, answers a question about the type of back pain treatments available for those that are overweight. Slideshow: 5 simple yoga poses for back pain.

Manage Your Stress, Manage Your Back Pain?

08/09/2011 -

Will I need another spine surgery? This week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, answers this question from a 41-year old with scoliosis.

Should You Consider Acupuncture for Back Pain?

07/26/2011 -

Will acupuncture work to reduce my stress and back pain? This week's expert, Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM, answers this question. Botox for chronic back and neck pain.

Is Your Neck Pain Serious?

07/12/2011 -

Can radiofrequency rhizotomy reduce neck and back pain? This week's expert, Christopher R. Good, MD, answers the question. More than just a pain in the neck? Should you be concerned about that nagging neck pain? Or should you wait until it goes away?

3 Quick Exercises for Back Pain

06/21/2011 -

This week's expert, Juan S. Uribe, MD, answers the question: "Can degenerative disc disease ever go away on its own—without any type of treatment?" Build core strength to reduce back pain. What happens to your spine as it ages?

7 Tips for a Pain-free Summer

06/07/2011 -

Does acupuncture work for fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis? This week's expert, Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM, answers the question. Cramped airplanes and long car rides can really take a toll on your back. Here are 7 things you can do to fully enjoy your vacation this summer

Could You Have Spinal Arthritis?

05/24/2011 -

Can Your Genes Cause Back Pain? This Week's Expert, Juan S. Uribe, MD, answers this question. Could spinal arthritis—also known as spondylosis and spinal osteoarthritis—be the culprit of your neck and back pain.

Are You Doing Enough to Prevent Osteoporosis?

05/10/2011 -

This Week's Expert, Christopher R. Good, MD, explains surgery may be necessary for herniated discs and sciatica. What is osteoporosis and how do you prevent it? Easier ways to ease RA symptoms.

Improve Your Golf Game with These Exercises

04/26/2011 -

Can whiplash lead to osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis? This Week's Expert, Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, explains what happens during a whiplash injury. Learn about common fibromyalgia treatments—and see what else you can try for your pain.

Stress and Back Pain: Is There a Connection?

04/12/2011 -

Is There a Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Stress? This week's expert, Floranne Ernste, MD, answers that question. Tame Stress to Reduce Neck and Back Pain. Introducing Practical Pain Management.

Can Weather Affect Sciatica?

03/22/2011 -

This week's expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, DNP, RN, addresses a question between weather and severity of pain. Mind and body treatments for back pain.

Manage Your Back Pain with Yoga

03/09/2011 -

Is Yoga Good for Your Spine? This Week's Expert, Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM, answers that question. March is National Nutrition Month! Read an article that explains why eating fruits and veggies alone just won’t cut it, and see the best ways to boost your nutrition—and your health.

Exercise to Ease Back Pain

02/23/2011 -

This Week's Expert, Reginald Q. Knight, MD, answers a question about pain after spine surgery. Watch our spinal stenosis video series and get 3 top stretches for spinal stenosis. Relieve your pain with the right pain treatments!

How Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Affect Your Spine

02/09/2011 -

This week's expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, answers a question regarding any recent studies on the use of spinal implants (such as X-STOP) for spinal stenosis surgery? Rheumatoid Arthritis, view an exercise slideshow.

What You Need to Know about Spine Surgery

01/26/2011 -

This Week's Expert, Reginald Q. Knight, MD, Answers the Question "Should I Have a Second Spine Surgery?" Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery for Back and Neck Pain. From Eating Healthy to Getting More Sleep, This Slideshow Shows You 5 Super Simple Ways to Help You Live Well With Fibromyalgia.

Happy Holidays from SpineUniverse

12/15/2010 -

Avoid holiday weight gain and back pain. This Week's Expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, answers a question about preventative measures for Spondylosis.

Tips to Maintain a Healthy Spine This Winter

12/01/2010 -

This Week's Expert, Floranne Ernste, MD, answers a question about alternative treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Get quick tips on how to shovel safely this season, so you can spend more time doing what you really love this time of year—pain free. How to stay fit this winter—aim for 30 minutes of physical activity a day.

Herniated Disc Treatments

11/10/2010 -

This week's expert, Carol P. Dionne, PT, answers a question about non-surgical herniated disc treatment options. Get quick tips on avoiding back pain this Thanksgiving. You're told that your disc has degenerated—but what does that look like? Go inside the body in this clear animation that shows how a disc degenerates and causes back pain.