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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

Why Age Doesn’t Always Determine Back Pain Diagnosis

03/10/2009 -

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!

Drugs and Medications that Work to Relieve Back Pain

01/30/2009 -

Have a look over this list of medications that are often used for back pain. Have you tried what's on here? Tell us what you think about SpineAdvisor, our free bi-weekly eNewsletter for neck and back pain sufferers.

No More Back Pain in 2009

01/14/2009 -

Working towards a healthy lifestyle—good food, low stress, balanced exercise plan, restful sleep, etc.—also helps you work towards a healthy spine. Three common "Resolutions" to keep healthy. Our Q&A expert, Jason Highsmith, MD, explains what a foraminotomy is in layman's terms.

Not very jolly: Santa's got back pain; Happy Holidays from SpineUniverse

12/17/2008 -

Find out why we aren't asking for anything in our "Letter to Santa". Avoid Holiday Weight Gain This Year. This Week's Expert, Alina M Clavijo-Passik, PhD, answers a question from one of our readers about psychology and chronic pain.

Avoid Back Pain During Thanksgiving

11/26/2008 -

This special issue provides helpful tips on how to keep a healthy spine during the busy Thanksgiving holiday.

Fibromyalgia Study: It's a Real Disease; Avoid Weight Gain When You Have Back Pain

11/12/2008 -

Learn more details about the tudy and what this means for fibromyalgia sufferers. Our Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, answers a question about a broken surgical screw in the spine and addresses whether or not it should be removed. Real help for pregnancy-related back pain

Leaf Raking and Back Pain; Interview with Sen. Obama on Health Care

10/28/2008 -

Sen. Obama Explains His Health Care Plan with SpineUniverse! Our Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, Tells us that No Question is Stupid. View Results From our Latest Survey: How Do We Fix Americans' Back Pain?

Stress and Back Pain in the Market; Our Expert Answers the Question: Make my sciatica go away!

10/14/2008 -

Our Expert, Erik van Doorne, PT, DPT, COMT, Cert. MDT, FABS, Answers a Question About Chronic Sciatia. Newsflash: Spine Treatments. Stress and Back Pain in the Market; Read this for stress-relieving tips.

Does Chiropractic Work? Failed Back Surgery - Our Expert Addresses Failed Fusion

09/23/2008 -

Our Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP , Answers a Question About Failed Spinal Fusion Surgery. Take Our Quick Survey on Back Pain in America. Get History, Treatments, and Theories Behind Chiropractic Care.

Aging and Your Spine. Common Causes of Neck Pain. Easy Fix to Spine’s Curve?

09/09/2008 -

Our Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP , Answers a Question About the Spine's Curve. For Healthy Aging, You Have to Stay Active and Keep Exercising—No Excuses. The DuraGen Plus® Clinical Trial is for Patients Who Will Undergo a Spine Operation Because of a Ruptured or Slipped Disc. Do you Qualify?

Back to School with No Back Pain. Find Out Which Exercise is Good for Your Back Pain?

08/26/2008 -

Our Expert, John J. Fitzgerald, MD, answers a question about arachnoiditis, a very painful condition that affects your spinal nerve roots. Be sure to choose the "right" backpack for your child. The way your child does homework could be causing back pain. You may be surprised to find out which type of exercise is helpful for your back pain.

SpineUniverse Exclusive: Airline Seat Survey Results. Spinal Cord Stimulation: Is it Safe?

08/12/2008 -

Our Expert, Edward J. Kowlowitz, MD, addresses the safety of spinal cord stimulation. How to Find a Good Medical Professional. Airline Seat Survey Results: See How Much People are Willing to Pay for Comfortable Seats.

Massage for Back Pain Relief? See What our Expert Says - Low Vitamin D Levels Can Lead to Chronic Pain

07/22/2008 -

Our Expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, RN, RNFA, NP, addresses back pain during surgery and offers tips on getting relief. Birth control and low back pain – Scientists find a link between duration of oral contraceptives and low back pain. Tips for eating well.

Back Pain After Surgery - What's a Laminotomy - Ideal Exercises for Back Pain

07/08/2008 -

Our Expert, Edward J. Kowlowitz, MD, addresses spinal cord stimulation for patients still experiencing pain after surgery. See which aerobic exercises are recommended for back pain. Laminotomy versus Laminectomy. Neck pain tips.

Expert: Is the Doctor Wrong? Check Your Child for Scoliosis

06/24/2008 -

Varying treatment options in cousins diagnosed with scoliosis at the same time raise questions. Simple explanations of scoliosis treatments. Summer is a great time to check your child for scoliosis.

Expert Question: Is Radiofrequency Rhizotomy the Answer for Neck Pain? Visit our Back Pain Condition Center!

06/10/2008 -

Visiting the SpineUniverse Back Pain Condition Center should be your #1 priority as you figure out treatment options and how to get rid of your pain. Learn about available surgical options for your cervical spine.

Expert Question: Can Degenerative Disc Disease Spread? Back Pain Stretches

05/27/2008 -

Spinal Cord Stimulation Treatment for Chronic Pain. Mattress Selection and Back Pain Reduction.

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

05/13/2008 -

This is a special spineadvisor all about Osteoporosis.Ask the Expert Question -Test Time: Osteoporosis Screening. Do You Really Want to Take a Risk on Osteoporosis? Eating to Avoid Osteoporosis.