Most Popular Back Pain and Neck Pain Articles Patient information from SpineUniverse https://www.spineuniverse.com Recovery from Scoliosis Surgery <!--paging_filter-->If you're getting ready for scoliosis surgery, read these recovery tips from a spine surgeon. You'll learn what will happen at the hospital just after surgery and what will happen at home. https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/scoliosis/recovery-scoliosis-surgery 4777 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:05:00 -0500 Exams and Tests for Spondylosis <!--paging_filter-->To make an accurate diagnosis of spondylosis, your doctor will do physical and neurological exams. You'll need to have x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs, too. https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/spondylosis/exams-tests-spondylosis 3691 Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:17:51 -0500 Drugs and Medications for Spinal Fractures <!--paging_filter-->Spinal fractures may cause pain, so to help you deal with that pain, you may need to take medications. Your doctor will work with you to figure out the best medications and dosages for your pain. https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/spinal-fractures/drugs-medications-spinal-fractures 4025 Tue, 02 May 2017 12:48:14 -0500 Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease <!--paging_filter-->As we grow older our bodies change, and the spine is not immune to changes at its cellular level. https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/degenerative-disc/causes-degenerative-disc-disease 3797 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:41:51 -0500 Physical Therapy for Whiplash <!--paging_filter-->In whiplash, the soft tissues in your neck are damaged. A physical therapist can work with you to restore proper function to those tissues. https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/whiplash/physical-therapy-whiplash 3624 Tue, 04 Jul 2017 08:33:57 -0500 Facts and Tips about Spondylolisthesis <!--paging_filter-->True or false? Spondylolisthesis is a common cause of back pain in teenagers. Article provides facts and tips about spondylolisthesis. https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/spondylolisthesis/facts-tips-about-spondylolisthesis 3725 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:00:25 -0500 In-Depth Review of Kyphosis <!--paging_filter--><p>This review from the Scoliosis Research Society gives an excellent overview of the types of kyphosis, including Scheuermann&rsquo;s disease and congenital kyphosis. 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SpineUniverse asked Senators Obama and McCain 5 questions about their health care plans. Learn how their plans will affect you as you make treatment decisions for your back and/or neck pain.</p> https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/back-pain/2008-presidential-election-candidates-health-care 3483 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:32:55 -0500 A Letter to Santa from SpineUniverse <!--paging_filter-->Dear Santa, SpineUniverse is worried about how your extra weight affects your back. Try our back pain prevention tips! https://www.spineuniverse.com/conditions/back-pain/letter-santa 3495 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:34:39 -0500 Bone Cancer: Questions and Answers Continued <!--paging_filter-->The diagnosis of cancer may include a blood test to determine the level of an enzyme called alkaline phosphatase. 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