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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

3 Quick Exercises for Back Pain

06/22/2011 -

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

06/08/2011 -

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?

05/25/2011 -

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?

05/11/2011 -

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

04/27/2011 -

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?

04/13/2011 -

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?

03/23/2011 -

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.

Simple Ways to Dodge Back Pain This Fall

10/27/2010 -

Read this article to discover how to avoid raking in back pain this season. Learn how to establish healthy habits that you can maintain not only in the fall, but all year long. Get all you need to know about sciatica in our sciatica video series.

National Spinal Health Month

10/13/2010 -

In honor of National Spinal Health Month, learn about some basic spine facts, as well as what a normal spine looks like. This week's expert, Floranne Ernste, MD, answers a question about DMARDs' effectiveness for treating rheumatoid arthritis.

6 Bad Habits that Could Be Hurting Your Back

09/29/2010 -

Running and degenerative disc disease - will I harm my spine if I continue to run? This question is answered by this week's expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, DNP, RN. Is Fibromyalgia a real disease? See what a recent study revealed about this condition.

4 Ways to Avoid Back Pain

09/15/2010 -

Can nerve blocks help reduce my back pain? This Week's Expert, Jocelyn L. Bush, MD, answers this question. Is your child's backpack too heavey? Find out why heavy backpacks can lead to chronic pain. Can substituting a stability ball for a chair at work help keep your back strong?

Living Well with Back Pain

08/25/2010 -

This Week's Expert, Amy Rice, MSPT, answers the question, "What Type of Exercise Should I Do to Help My Back Pain?" Will epidural steroid injections work for you? Find out when to visit a Pain Management specialist.

Spinal Self-care: Back Pain Stretches

08/11/2010 -

This Week's Expert, Amy Rice, MSPT, answers a question about exercising and physical therapy with spinal stenosis. Scoliosis raises a lot of questions: get the overview of scoliosis in the SpineUniverse Scoliosis Center. Back Pain Exercise Videos.