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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

Exercises and Stretches for Back Injury Prevention

07/28/2010 -

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

07/14/2010 -

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

06/23/2010 -

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

06/09/2010 -

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

05/26/2010 -

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

05/12/2010 -

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

04/28/2010 -

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

04/14/2010 -

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.