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Back Pain and Neck Pain Tips from SpineUniverse

Becoming an Empowered Back Pain Patient

03/28/2012 -

This week's featured expert blog comes from Bill Paquin, CEO of Vertical Health (which runs SpineUniverse). As a chronic back pain patient, he knows exactly what you're dealing with. His insights may help you make better decisions as an empowered patient.

Should You Try this for a Healthy Spine?

03/14/2012 -

This week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, answers a question about what option is better, minimally invasive or open back spine surgery. Should you take vitamins or herbs—or both? Watch this short video on low back pain, and learn about the different causes and treatments for this common type of pain.

Try this Alternative Treatment for Back Pain

02/22/2012 -

This week's expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, answers a question about low back pain and pregnancy. A simple, yet effective neck pain stretch you can do even while watching TV: Try it out now! Massage not only helps reduce back pain, but it can also help ease stress and improve flexibility.

Is Spine Surgery Worth it?

02/08/2012 -

What to expect after minimally invasive spine surgery? This week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, answers this important question. The recovery phase: what you need to know about life after spine surgery.

What Does Good Posture Look Like?

01/25/2012 -

This week's expert, Reginald Q. Knight, MD, MHA, answers a question about whether surgery is needed for degenerative disc disease. Posture-friendly tips—Get a glimpse of what good posture looks like and learn how it can help prevent back pain. Scoliosis in kids: Find out how to spot it and how to treat it.

The #1 Way to Prevent Back Pain in 2012

01/11/2012 -

This week's expert, Jason M. Highsmith, MD, answers the question "If I Lose Weight, Will I Still Need Surgery for a Herniated Disc?" Stretches for a healthy spine. The #1 way to prevent back pain.

Indoor Exercise Ideas for Winter

12/21/2011 -

Should I have surgery for spondylosis? This week's expert, Reginald Q. Knight, MD, MHA, answers this serious question. Top tips for shoveling snow. 4 yoga poses for back pain.

A Stress Survival Plan for the Holidays

12/07/2011 -

Can exercise keep degenerative disc disease at bay? This Week's Expert, Mitchell F. Miglis, DC, answers this question. SpineUniverse launches expert blogs. See the SpineUniverse guide to surviving holiday stress.

The Holidays Don't Have to Add to Your Back Pain

11/16/2011 -

This weeks expert, Neel Anand, MD, answers the question: "How Active Can You Be after Spine Surgery?" Learn 3 neck stretches to prevent neck pain. 4 tips to prevent back pain this Thanksgiving.

Can This Prevent Your Back Pain?

10/26/2011 -

This week's expert, Floranne Ernste, MD, explains if an anti-inflammatory diet for rheumatoid arthritis will help. 5 vitamins for back pain.

The Neck Exercises You Should be Doing

10/12/2011 -

This week's expert, Mitchell F. Miglis, DC, explains how the McKenzie Method, also known as Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, may help your neck pain. 4 exercises to prevent neck pain.

4 Unusual Back Pain Treatments to Try Today

09/28/2011 -

This week's expert, Christopher R. Good, MD, answers a question about a snapping sound in a back pain sufferers back. Get fit this fall–there's no other time quite like the fall to get started on a healthy eating and exercise plan.

Do You Know What a Herniated Disc Looks Like?

09/14/2011 -

This week's expert, Juan S. Uribe, MD, addresses how degenerative disc disease damages nerves in feet. Find out the proper way a child should wear a backpack. Watch a video of disc herniating.

5 Yoga Poses for Back Pain

08/24/2011 -

This week's expert, Nicola V. Hawkinson, DNP, RN, answers a question about the type of back pain treatments available for those that are overweight. Slideshow: 5 simple yoga poses for back pain.

Manage Your Stress, Manage Your Back Pain?

08/10/2011 -

Will I need another spine surgery? This week's expert, Neel Anand, MD, answers this question from a 41-year old with scoliosis.

Should You Consider Acupuncture for Back Pain?

07/27/2011 -

Will acupuncture work to reduce my stress and back pain? This week's expert, Laurie Morse, LAc, MTOM, answers this question. Botox for chronic back and neck pain.

Is Your Neck Pain Serious?

07/13/2011 -

Can radiofrequency rhizotomy reduce neck and back pain? This week's expert, Christopher R. Good, MD, answers the question. More than just a pain in the neck? Should you be concerned about that nagging neck pain? Or should you wait until it goes away?

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.

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