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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

Exercising after Spine Surgery

04/14/2010 -

This Week's Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, NP, answers a question about returning to exercising after back surgery. April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. Enrolling your child in sports is a great way to instill healthy habits early on. Learn the basics of pinched nerves in our Pinched Nerves Slideshow.

Simple Exercises to Reduce Your Neck Pain

03/24/2010 -

Check out these quick exercises to reduce your neck pain. Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery—what you need to know? Clinical trial for degenerative disc disease.

Tips on Choosing a Chiropractor

03/10/2010 -

This Week's Expert Mitchell F. Miglis, DC answers the question "What should I look for when choosing a chiropractor?". Nutrition and Back Health.

Become a Better-informed Patient

02/24/2010 -

You may have noticed some changes on SpineUniverse. And in this special issue of the SpineAdvisor, we want to introduce you to these new patient features including: Community Advice, eAlerts, and Exercise and Condition Videos.

Tips on How to Work When You Have Back Pain

02/11/2010 -

This week's expert Graeme Keys, PT, Dip MDT answers the question "Standing or Sitting? Which is Better for Degenerative Disc Disease?". Research and treatment updates.

Introducing SpineUniverse Community Advice – Pilates for a Healthy Back

01/27/2010 -

SpineUniverse introduces the new Community Advice feature of the website. Post a question about your condition or share your comments—get started today. Pilates Workouts for a Healthy Spine. This Week's Expert, Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM, answers a question about alternative treatments after spine surgery?

Make 2010 the Year of No Back Pain

01/13/2010 -

It's a new year and a new decade—so embrace your clean slate and make this your best year yet. This Week's Expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, answers a question about how to treat Drop Foot. View our back pain exercises and stretches to make a dent in your back pain.

Digging Through Winter with a Healthy Spine

12/16/2009 -

Obese Children at Risk for Spinal Disorders. Preventing Recurring Osteoporosis Fractures. Tips for Snow Shoveling.

Thanksgiving Without a Pinch of Back Pain

11/25/2009 -

Holiday Back Pain Hot Spots—The Kitchen, Table, and Couch...Learn how these hot spots are associated with back pain—and what you can do to prevent it. Healthy and Festive Eating—Get this healthy recipe for the holidays.

Avoid Back Pain While Leaf Raking

11/11/2009 -

This week's expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, answers a question about Spondylolisthesis and pregnancy. Smoking causes a multitude of health problems, most notably lung cancer. But did you know that smoking can have a harmful impact on your back?

Happy Halloween from SpineUniverse

10/28/2009 -

This week's expert, Jack Stern, MD, PhD, answers a question about the risks involved with cervical epidurals. Great Pumpkins, Greater Pains. Autumn: The Season to Shape Up Cool Temps, Fresh Fare, and Healthy Habits.

How the Economy Hurts Your Back. Waking Up with Neck Pain

10/14/2009 -

This week's expert, Mitchell F. Miglis, DC, Cert. MDT, addresses Cervical Spondylosis and Exercise. Did you wake up with neck pain? Find out if you should you just let time work its healing magic, or if there is something more you should do.

What's the Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis? Debunking Opioids

09/23/2009 -

This week's expert, Edward C. Benzel, MD, explains the difference between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. Get the real facts about opioids for relief of back pain.

Back Pain Imaging Tests: MRI vs. Myelogram

09/09/2009 -

This week's expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, answers a question from a patient about the benefits and complications of a myelogram

Will Spine Surgery Ruin Your Sex Life?

08/26/2009 -

This week's expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, answers a question from a patient about how long to wait before having sex. Research Findings: Acupuncture Reduces Back Pain Better than Mainstream Methods

Tips for Pain-free Travel

08/12/2009 -

This week's expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, answers a question about spinal fractures. To fully enjoy your summer destination, read this article to know how to protect your back during the journey.

A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Chronic Pain: Fibromyalgia and Anti-depressants

07/22/2009 -

This week's expert, Alina M Clavijo-Passik, PhD, answers a question about the treatment of anti-depressants for Fibromyalgia. Build a back-strengthening fitness routine to rid yourself of back pain.

Can Chiropractic Reverse Cervical Disc Degeneration?

07/08/2009 -

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?

06/24/2009 -

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?

06/11/2009 -

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.