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How to Keep Your Spine Happy While Working – or Learning – at Home

With many students learning remotely this fall, a focus on maintaining spine health is essential. With the COVID-19 pandemic still a significant consideration throughout the U.S., many students are attending school online. Whenever humans engage with screen technology, proper posture and spine health are invariably put at risk depending on use. That spine health and back…
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3 Back Pain Causes in Men

Though male and female spines possess the same anatomical structure, the issues a man experiences may be different.
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4 Smart Spine Remedies & Avoiding the ‘Snake Oil’

There are countless back pain ‘remedies’ available today – but how effective are they? As is the case with many “miracle” lotions, potions, and gadgets touting claims to restore health, most back pain “cures” on the market today aren’t worth the money, hassle, or headache. As a spine specialist, I know all too well the…
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How to Take a Road Trip – Minus the Spine Pain

Leave back pain and spine issues in the dust when you hit the road this summer. WITH PARTS OF THE U.S. still under various forms of public restriction during the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans are forgoing air, boat or train travel plans and hitting the open road. Indeed, motor home sales and rentals are on the rise…
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Dangers of the Smartphone ‘Slouch’

Smartphones, as with anything revolutionary, are bound to have some drawbacks – including neck pain. There is little debate that smartphones have revolutionized the way people communicate. These devices have brought a plethora of benefits to the world. However, they have also brought specific health concerns, including those that seriously affect the spine. Here’s what…
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Preventing and Alleviating Back Spasms

These tips can result in major benefits to your spine. MANY PEOPLE SUFFER FROM painful back spasms – those seemingly out-of-nowhere jolts to the spine that can stop you in your tracks. Not only are back spasms painful, but they’re also annoying and stressful, and can lead to missing days at work or school and…
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Spinal Tumors: What to Know

They're rare, but more treatment options are available when they're identified early. SOMEWHERE IN THE vicinity of 80% of Americans will ...
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Back Pain – When is it Time to See a Specialist?

What to consider when the at-home treatments aren’t providing relief. Most bouts with occasional back pain can be well-managed with ...
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On Tiger Woods and the Snowball Effect of Spine Problems

Unaddressed injuries in one part of the body can put the health of other body parts at risk. The inspirational ...
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Understanding Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

When spinal conditions require surgery to correct them, knowing how they work is important. Artificial disc replacement surgery involves replacing ...
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