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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

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.

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

05/27/2009 -

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

05/13/2009 -

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?

04/22/2009 -

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

04/08/2009 -

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?

03/25/2009 -

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

03/11/2009 -

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!

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