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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

Back pain disrupts life

11/14/2013 -

Sex and Back Pain; if you, or your partner, are among the 35 million people who have back pain, you know that back pain can disrupt your sexual relationship. Dealing with stress to deal with back pain.

Workplace back pain, risk factors to spinal fusion

10/22/2013 -

Is your job hurting your back? A study shows how your work may be the cause of much of your back pain. Overcoming risk factors to spinal fusion.

Cervical Spinal Cord Compression, Spinal Stenosis Resource, Spine Image Library

10/01/2013 -

Cervical Myelopathy and spinal cord compression. Check out the Spine Image Library, new on SpineUniverse.com for photos, x-rays, and MRIs of other patients.

Back Pain, Travel Tips and Whiplash

09/03/2013 -

In this issue: Back care on air planes—take care of your spine while traveling. Why should you read my scoliosis story? Corey McConnell explains what it was like for her—a 14-year-old girl—to go through scoliosis surgery.

Back and neck pain management

07/23/2013 -

View our pain management slideshow. Can Degenerative Disc Disease Cause Nerve Problems in the Feet? Dr. Juan Uribe, a neurosurgeon answers this question and explains how degenerative disc (DDD) disease may develop, and what patients say about their symptoms.

Sciatica slideshow: symptoms, causes, treatment

06/25/2013 -

Sciatica Slideshow–What Is It and What Gets Rid of It? What is Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Learn all about RA.

10 tips for spine surgery caregivers, patients

05/21/2013 -

This week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, offers 10 tips for patients considering spine surgery. Questions to ask your pharmacist or doctor about medications.

Spinal Fracture, is rest enough?

04/23/2013 -

This week's expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, answers a question about spinal pumps and their effectiveness for relieving back and neck pain. Strength training exercises can improve neck pain.

Will a Spinal Pump Work for You?

04/09/2013 -

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

03/26/2013 -

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

03/12/2013 -

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

10/23/2012 -

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

10/09/2012 -

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.