Most Popular Back Pain and Neck Pain Articles Patient information from SpineUniverse 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. 4777 Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:05:00 -0400 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. 3691 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:53:46 -0400 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. 4025 Tue, 02 May 2017 13:48:14 -0400 Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease <!--paging_filter-->Degenerative disc disease is a progressive age-related disorder that can cause a disc to bulge or herniate, and contributes to development of spinal stenosis. 3797 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:56:30 -0400 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. 3624 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:31:17 -0400 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. 3725 Tue, 13 Mar 2018 09:35:16 -0400 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. It also touches on scoliosis because some patients with kyphosis also have scoliosis.</p> 3386 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:24:03 -0400 References 1-50: Understanding Neuropathic Pain <!--paging_filter-->References 1 through 50 to Dr. Steven Richeimer's article "Understanding Neuropathic Pain". 3418 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:47:02 -0400 References: 51-103: Understanding Neuropathic Pain <!--paging_filter-->References 51-103 to Dr. Steven Richeimer's article about neuropathic pain. 3419 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:45:38 -0400 2008 Presidential Election: The Candidates on Health Care <!--paging_filter--><p>Health care is one of the top issues in the 2008 election. 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> 3483 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:32:55 -0400 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! 3495 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:34:39 -0400 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. A large amount of alkaline phosphatase can be found in the blood when the cells that form bone tissue are very active. 3626 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:36:44 -0400 Questions and Answers About Bone Cancer <!--paging_filter-->Bone cancer is a malignant tumor that develops from the cells of the bone. Primary bone cancer is rare. 3627 Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:36:44 -0400 Spondylolisthesis: Diagram of L5 vertebra sitting correctly on the sacrum <!--paging_filter--><p>Spondylolisthesis: diagrams of L5 vertebrae sitting correctly and incorrectly on the sacrum.</p> 3704 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:25:59 -0400 Spondylolisthesis: An x-ray of a healthy spine without Spondylolisthesis <!--paging_filter--><p>Spondylolisthesis, an X-ray showing a healthy spine without spondylolisthesis.</p> 3705 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:26:01 -0400 Spondylolisthesis: An x-ray of a spine with a slippage at L5-S1. <!--paging_filter--><p>Spondylolisthesis; x-ray of a spine with a slippage at L5-S1.</p> 3706 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:26:03 -0400 Spondylolisthesis: Picture of a typical brace used in treating spondylolisthesis <!--paging_filter--><p>Spondylolisthesis; picture of a typical brace used in treating spondylolisthesis.</p> 3707 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:26:04 -0400 Spinal Muscles <!--paging_filter--><p>The spinal muscles, along with the supporting system of ligaments, control the spine's ability to maintain balance and stability when a person stands or moves.</p> 3731 Mon, 15 Feb 2010 18:14:30 -0400 Structural Components of the Spine <!--paging_filter--><p>To understand what causes back pain, here is a short anatomy lesson. This overview will help you understand your spine specialist's treatment recommendations.</p> 3732 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 22:26:17 -0400 Bone Basics <!--paging_filter-->Bones serve as storehouses for minerals and fats. Approximately a quarter of a bone's weight is fluid. Minerals make up the remaining weight along with other nutrients. 3735 Mon, 15 Feb 2010 17:26:46 -0400