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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

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

10/26/2010 -

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

10/12/2010 -

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

09/28/2010 -

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

09/14/2010 -

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

08/24/2010 -

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

08/10/2010 -

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.

Exercises and Stretches for Back Injury Prevention

07/27/2010 -

Warming Up Before Teeing Off - Read an article for some easy stretches that will reduce your chances of injury and get your muscles in the game. New Quiz: Test Your Knowledge on Rheumatoid Arthritis. This Week's Expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, address a question about the different types spine surgeons—"Should a Neurosurgeon or Orthopaedic Surgeon Perform Your Spine Surgery?"

Neck Pain Recovery

07/13/2010 -

This Week's Expert, Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT, answers the question, "How to Have a Healthy Spine Surgery Recovery". Find out what everyone's talking about in Community Advice. Learn what conditions spinal manipulation treats and why it causes that "pop." Did you know that there are 2 types of chronic pain?

Keep Back Pain at Bay This Summer

06/22/2010 -

Happy Summer from SpineUniverse. Tips for the Pain-free Summer Traveler. This Week's Expert, Richard D. Guyer, MD, addressed what you need to know about artificial disc replacement in our Expert Q&A. View our sciatica slideshow to learn what it is and what gets rid of it.

Herniated Disc Treatments

06/08/2010 -

This Week's Expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, answers a question about what to expect after spine surgery. Got a question about back pain? Check out some of our recent Community posts.

Manage Your Spinal Arthritis Pain

05/25/2010 -

Healthy living with rheumatoid arthritis. This Week's Expert, Carol P. Dionne, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, Cert MDT, answers a question about exercises for ankylosing spondylitis. Registering on SpineUniverse takes only a few minutes and gives you total access to all the patient resources we have to offer.

Osteoporosis Awareness Month

05/11/2010 -

Keep Your Bones Healthy for Years to Come. How to Start Your Osteoporosis Prevention Plan Today. This Week's Expert, Isador H. Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCS(C), answers a question about Kyphoplasty Risks—Do They Outweigh the Benefits?

Neck Pain Treatment

04/27/2010 -

Do you know the best way to manage chronic back or neck pain? Take our chronic pain treatments quiz. This Week's Expert, Lawrence M. Kamhi, MD, answers a question about treating cervicogenic headaches.

Exercising after Spine Surgery

04/13/2010 -

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

03/23/2010 -

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.